Sheesh, my post about a more relaxing life got me all sorts of input, from literally hundreds of suggestions to several invitations to come visit. A couple of issues need to be addressed, however.
Because I’ve lost well over half a million dollars (failed businesses, cancer treatments, etc.) over the past dozen-odd years, wherever I end up would be as a renter. Suggestions, therefore, of cheap real estate or great deals are of little value.
That said, I have found many wonderful places where rental property is not only inexpensive, but in fairly decent areas — i.e. not on the scuzzy side of town where my gun would often be called on, but not for recreation.
Here’s one such example: a little town outside Morehead KY, which features scenery such as this:
And little single-storey 2BR 2BA apartments like this:
…which on the whole cost less than half of what we currently pay for our Plano apartment of similar size.
I should also point out that all this is way in the future, if we decide to do it at all. Dallas is where (most) of my kids live, and New Wife’s kids — well, Australia and South Africa are just not gonna happen.
Thankee for all the suggestions and advice. I should add, however, that if we ever move, it will be away from the Texas heat, so all the suggestions concerning the Hill Country etc. are for nought.
And now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to look at maps and such.