James Pierce wrote:I will be retiring in about 10 to 15 yrs and I am looking to retire on 5 or 10 acres somewhere in the Western United States. I have been in the chimney of Idaho and the Western part of Montana, both places I really like. Any suggestions of a state and town with low taxes and farmer friendly?
James Pierce wrote:Hi Miles,
Thank you for the welcome and reply to my question. I was born and raised in North Louisiana which has a lot of Pine trees. I have be thru Arizona, Nevada, and New Mexico on the I 40 corridor. I do like the desert areas, but I need trees. I dream of some vacant land, but not to sure how will be my psychical abilities will be then. I still want to build my dream house with a lot of passive heating and cooling systems in place. My mind changes daily on living in the mountains or the high desert. I just would like to start buying some land and have it paid off when I retire. All I know is I do not want retire in Southwest Oklahoma and I want to be near some type of mountains.
I hope this is a start to answering some of your questions.
... I need trees.
James Pierce wrote:Thanks Oddo Da for the different prospective of moving out West. As I little kid and as an adult I have always wanted to move out West. Maybe it is the Grizzle Adams in me. It might be silly of me, but I hate paying to use a toll road. That is one of the reasons I have not explored Eastern Oklahoma. I believe it is time for me to adjust my thinking on that and explore that side of the state. You are correct, taxes are not that bad and cost of living is pretty cheap compare to some parts of California where I used to live. It probably be easier to move my life partner to Eastern Oklahoma that up in Northern Idaho where the winters are tough.(He has not experience snow deeper than 2 inches. He has already him and 6 to 10 feet of snow is not going to work.)
I took a quick glance at your web page. Do you offer tips on the proper food to eat to lose weight? I fell down a flight of stairs yesterday and relyzed I am not as young as I believe I was. I do need to loose about 50 lbs and get back into my yoga to keep my mind and body in balanced. Any suggestions would be helpful.
Mick Fisch wrote:One of the prettier areas I've been was Arizona along the Mogollon Rim. Places like Pine or Strawberry. Lots of pine and oak forest, bear, elk, all 4 seasons. Ground water is sometimes problematic though, so look that over closely.
Rufus Laggren wrote:James
> couldn't take the cold...
I've _visited_ NC and was gob-smacked by the heat! And humidity. Not at all sure I'd have made it as one of those people jumping off the boat from Scotland into the swamps.
James Pierce wrote:Thank you for the suggestion Stephen. I have been through Oregon on the I-5 corridor and the views are amazing. If I could find a piece of land and someone to work with we to buy it, that would be great.
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