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Best Place for an Old Car Guy to Retire?


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12 minutes ago, alsancle said:

I understand Florida.  I honestly don't understand Mass.

If you want to be more befuddled I'm talking an hour from  Allentown, not exactly a cultural and commercial mecca.........Bob

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Thanks for the comments Dave, Stretch & Bryan. My wife & I just got back from a 10 day stay in Greenville. Looked at houses and neighborhoods all over Greenville and most of the surrounding towns including Anderson. I’m no stranger to the south as my wife was raised in NC and she went to school in SC. She has family from MD to NC. We’ve also vacationed at the outer banks summer and Thanksgiving for many years. We’ve explored TN also. Being a few hours from the beach and close to the mountains is a big plus for us. We have a son in school in Salt Lake City and he’ll be finished there next year. He likes the area we’re looking in as well and hopefully will move near us. It appears there are good job opportunities in and near Greenville. I have a good friend who lives near Winston-Salem who can help me get dialed in to the car guy scene once we’re there. No idea where to start with that I’ve been in the Twin Cities for so long. Also no idea how to get the cars as well as the piles of parts 1200 miles.

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I can say that the car hobby is alive and well here in Southeastern North Carolina. House prices have shot up quite a bit here, but we still have plenty of people moving here. Wilmington is a hot real estate market with many people relocating here over the past few years. Traffic is worse than it used to be but nothing to compare to a lot of other places. There are other smaller towns in the area which would probably be great choices if you are seeking a smaller town. I would recommend visting several areas to see how well they match what you are looking for.  

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Mark, Aiken is about 80 miles from Beaufort, 2 hours from Atlanta, savannah, and Charlottesville, 20 miles from Augusta. So access to larger cities without the hassle is good. Housing cost went up for a while but have still been reasonable. Our place is 2400 sq ft, 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath on a 1/4 acre in a gated golf community for under $300k. 
As far as the car community check the AACA chapters I believe there is one in Greenville or very near it. Closest to me is about 50-60 miles I believe. As far as getting the cars down here if you have a pickup rent a car trailer from haul. Then what I did was put the car in a storage garage for a month before we closed on the house. We made a few trips doing that but we were a lot closer than you are in MN. Good luck and maybe we will see each other at some event. 
dave s 

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On 3/17/2022 at 10:51 AM, Bhigdog said:

If you want to be more befuddled I'm talking an hour from  Allentown, not exactly a cultural and commercial mecca.........Bob

Well, they did close all of the factories down. 

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Maryland is not a bad state to retire. There has been some moves to stop taxing retires for certain things.  If I would recommend what area of MD to retire it would be the eastern shore and or western MD.  Plenty of destinations to drive your car and enjoy. Always a handful of cars shows and cruise in every weekend. Car clubs abound. 

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4 hours ago, avgwarhawk said:

Well, they did close all of the factories down. 

I has come back a bit but it's a shadow of what it was when Big Steel was at it's prime. ...........Bob

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