Just to play a little devil's advocate here--- could the folks who
want to live in Manhattan still walk to work, where they are paid top
dollar in their fields, and after work stop into an endless supply &
variety of eateries. . . then catch a Broadway show before walking
back home. Remember these folks neither drive, or cook.
I can only take 2-3 days in a row in any city- but I understand the
draw for some folks. Those that would pay anything to live in
Manhattan would not be happy in the boonies at any price. [unless it
is just to spend their 2-3 days & return home]
Well stated !!! I live in a rural, wilderness area in Texas on a
lake, and we have people who occasionally move into the area
from towns like Dallas or Houston ( not manhattan by a long shot)
and the first thing they want to do is have all the deer shot,
cut down all the trees, and put in golf courses....... They usually
aren't happy here when they find they are up against a county
government full of "good ole boys" who like things just like they
are. To me, it's a retirement paradise --- to them, well, they
should live in a condominium somewhere within a couple miles
of decent shopping.....
I suggest that anyone thinking about such a change go to
the area and rent a house for a year first. They may save
themselves a lot of time and money.
It takes a LOT of money to be able to be comfortable
in a "dirt poor" lifestyle .... :>))))
Andy in Eureka, Texas
That's definitely true. When my parents retired they moved from NY to NC and
they rented a house for the first year, just to make sure they liked it
there. They picked a development which was still being expanded and once the
year was up they liked it so much they built a house on one of the last (and
most remote) lots.
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