Where to move when the kids are grown?

  1. I am looking at where I want to go when the kids are out of high school. I don't like it too hot in the summer or too much winter. I do like some sun, so would the Oregon Pacific Coast be too rainy, too cold and overcast? The ocean would be a bonus, and the old growth forest, hiking is what I need. Or Rusty, what is it like where you live?

    How about Western North Carolina mountains. I hav heard it is not too hot in the summer. What d'ya think?

    Austin. lots of music, looks like a great town. Too hot in the summer?
    I'd love to hear what my allnurse sibs like about where they live or where they want to live! I have four years to plan, I want to visit a few places first.
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Seattle, if you can handle rain. No real temp extremes here. But you gotta like rain.....lots of misty, cloudy days......8 or 9 mo of the year. It's not for everyone, but I like not sweltering in summer heat and high humidity or freezing my butt all winter (Chicago transplant here, can't stand midwestern weather!)...anyhow...

    Good luck finding your dream place. The Carolinas would be BEAUTIFUL I think.
  4. by   CATHYW
    Western North Carolina, or northernmost central Georgia-my idea of heaven! Warm in the summer, cold and often snowy in the winter, and views to spare. The AT runs 100 yards from my front door.
    You might want to ask Ted about W. NC. They have been vacationing there.
  5. by   cargal
    Bumpin back to the top. Where do you want to live when you can move about? Why?
  6. by   live4today
    Hi Carrie

    There is only ONE place that I am soooooooo craving to live in again, and that is Sunny California in my very own beachfront home. Anywhere else just won't do, but I tend to "make it do" since I can't afford to live in CA.......unless I win the lottery.....lots of moolah......CA is soooooo expensive....even for single people.

    I have lived in many states, and even overseas. I loved living in Augsburg, Germany.......did not like Frankfurt, Germany. I liked living in a lot of different places, but those places were only for a period of time via military orders for our family. I wouldn't want to settle down anywhere other than CA....and now Indiana because I've been told that place is awesome to live in....have a kid and some friends living there now, and they love it there.

    I do NOT like a hot, humid, muggy, mosquitoe infested state.......such as TX.....TX.......TX!!!

    I don't care to ever pass through TX again.
  7. by   OHmom2boys
    Personally, I plan to follow my children wherever they go!

    My husband says they are getting luggage for graduation....I THINK NOT!!!!
  8. by   cargal
    Originally posted by OHmom2boys
    Personally, I plan to follow my children wherever they go!

    My husband says they are getting luggage for graduation....I THINK NOT!!!!
    What if they are in different parts of our great land? I thought at one time that when I retire I will sell my house and get an RV and go , go, go then park it in my kids driveway, taking turns and grandchildren with me when I'm ready to go!

    Blessings,
    Carrie
  9. by   TheLionessRN
    carrie, you sound like me! my son is 13 and I am almost counting the days!

    Maryville Tennessee is my idea of heaven. It is only about 25 min to the Smokey Mtn State Park, and you can see the mountains from your house. The cost of living is incredibly affordable and the town itself is just great. It is also only about 30 minutes from Knoxville.
  10. by   cargal
    Originally posted by TheLionessRN
    carrie, you sound like me! my son is 13 and I am almost counting the days!

    Maryville Tennessee is my idea of heaven. It is only about 25 min to the Smokey Mtn State Park, and you can see the mountains from your house. The cost of living is incredibly affordable and the town itself is just great. It is also only about 30 minutes from Knoxville.
    I'm a rarin to go! Sounds lovely. Tell me when you want to go if you ever need a travel bud! Thank you Lioness!

    Blessings,
  11. by   Aussienurse2
    O.K. Honey, I think everyone has missed the point here! The kids are LEAVING HOME!!!!! This is what you need to do

    1) Sell the house, doesnt matter what you get for it, just sell, now!
    2) Next step, buy yourself a Winnebago, big one your going to be calling this place home now.
    3) Get a cell phone that only rings out, this way they can't call you but you can check on them at any time. Even in the middle of the night!! Revenge is a dish best served cold.
    4) Then hit the open road baby!!! Think about it, they're grown, you can have a life on your terms, no babysitting if you don't feel like it, no more midnight phone calls to come and pick them up, no more parties while your out...... BLISS!
  12. by   deespoohbear
    Oh, I have been to Maryville, TN and just loved it!! When we are retired, I want to move to TN. I love the mountains!! I haven't been to TN in several years (except for a quick shopping trip to Nashville two years ago) and am longing to go back.

    Renee-Even though our weather here in Indiana is not like Texas, we definitely have our share of hot, muggy days. Just don't want you to be disappointed!
  13. by   mattsmom81
    My dear hubby dreams of hitting the road when our son is done with college ...but this mama doesn't know if she can leave her baby either. ((sniff sniff)))

    Love the Winnebago idea but I'd probably need an apt somewhere.. a permanent nest of sorts.

    I guess I lucked out...visited the Seattle area in late August..no rainy days. A few foggy mornings but sunshine later. LOVED the weather and the sound views farther up the coastline. I never wanted to leave Oak Harbor.

    I wouldn't mind retiring in those parts at all. Country Tennesee is gorgeous...I enjoyed the visit there too.

    I agree Renee..Texas weather is harder on me as I age...er...season.
  14. by   whipping girl in 07
    I want to move back to Arkansas to raise the kid(s). Not sure where to go after. Florida looks good, although there are some weird people down there who think fostering children is a BUSINESS! Hehehe. Wherever I decide to go, I'll have to drag my parents along since I'm the only child. They say their willing to go, though, and they're looking for land near ours in Arkansas.

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