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Thread: Best Places to Retire to for LF

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    Best Places to Retire to for LF

    So for us nature lovers who are obessed with imaging a wide diversity of land, sea, and sky (including wildlife via digital), and particularly looking for at least 3 of 4 good seasons and relatively comfortable cost of living, upon retirement where would you choose to live?

    Locations outside the US are sought as well.


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    Land-Scapegrace Heroique's Avatar
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    Nov 2008
    Seattle, Wash.

    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    Portland, Oregon!

    A little rainy in fall and winter, but no place is perfect.

    Plus the best thing – Seattle is just up the road!

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    San Joaquin Valley, California

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    All the cool kids retired in Carmel, CA.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

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    Unwitting Thread Killer Ari's Avatar
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    Ottawa, Canada

    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    Dare to be different.

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    Asheville NC

    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    Western North Carolina is hard to beat. Asheville makes for a central location with incredible day trips to Linville Gorge, Chimney Rock/Hickory Nut Gorge, Tallulah Gorge, Georgia Guidestones in Elbert GA. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through the edge of town and a photographer could spend a lifetime on this subject alone. Fall color is spectacular (tourist income peaks with the color). Winters, with the exception of this past one are usually mild. Spring comes early and summer is a delight.
    Bill McMannis

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    Groton, Connecticut

    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    I'm planning on the Southern Black Hills of South Dakota. You can still find reasonable property prices, lots of scenic views including the Badlands, Needles, Custer State Park. Wildlife too! Remote? Yup.

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    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    Anywhere but Florida.
    There's nothing here but mosquitoes, snakes, alligators, and divorce lawyers, none of which should be shot with a big camera.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Richard Johnson

    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    Someplace where you can have pets and friends live near by, the rest is irrelevant as there are wonderful landscapes wherever you are, it all depends on your attitude.

    A good healthcare system and doctor count too.

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    2 Bit Hack
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    Re: Best Places to Retire to for LF

    NOT S. Georgia for the same reason as Wilhelm, plus a whole list of monotonies.
    Perhaps back home in Northern Arkansas or Mammoth Lakes, CA region.
    Then again Durango, CO might be a nice central location with varied landscapes within a days drive.


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    Switzerland - scenery everywhere you can catch public transport to...

    Marc Morel

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