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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by adriaticum View Post
    I'd find some place Mennonites or Hutterites live and buy something close buy.
    They really live self sufficiently for the most part.
    They will outlive us.
    This not advice I would follow lol

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    This not advice I would follow lol

    Why not?
    What experience do you have?
    I'm curious.
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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by Mudsey View Post
    Little Fort and Clearwater, not a lot of services but not too far from Kamloops. Also really like Smithers.
    With the recent canfor mill closure, this might be a practical place. Has a hospital, but a shortage of doctors although Kamloops is not too far away. Close to some real good fishing at Bridge and Sheridan Lakes. Wells Grey Park out the back door. Not too far to the head end of Adams Lake. Probably has the best potential for those entering into retirement now.
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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by adriaticum View Post
    Why not?
    What experience do you have?
    I'm curious.
    My present location has a large German Mennonite population and I would not recommend it as a retirement location do to poor medical services, you also lack trades and many other services so you must be fit and capable of your own problems, and overall unless you have friends or family in the community to help as a senior help/goods/services are lacking. Straight from the Mennonite’s in my area they colonized this are because of cheap farmland nothing more

    As someone who has lived around both Mennonite and Hutterites(actually employed the son of the head of an Alberta Hutterite colony in the past) they don’t thrive because of what the location provides and actually avoid areas that attract people. They are only successful because they are a tight community that rely on one another and depend on their ability to work together

    The true trend with these two groups is they usually choose areas that provide cheap farmland and limit their contact with people that can influence their people so they can preserve their beliefs and way of life not prime locations for comfort and services

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild one View Post
    My present location has a large German Mennonite population and I would not recommend it as a retirement location do to poor medical services, you also lack trades and many other services so you must be fit and capable of your own problems, and overall unless you have friends or family in the community to help as a senior help/goods/services are lacking. Straight from the Mennonite’s in my area they colonized this are because of cheap farmland nothing more

    As someone who has lived around both Mennonite and Hutterites(actually employed the son of the head of an Alberta Hutterite colony in the past) they don’t thrive because of what the location provides and actually avoid areas that attract people. They are only successful because they are a tight community that rely on one another and depend on their ability to work together

    The true trend with these two groups is they usually choose areas that provide cheap farmland and limit their contact with people that can influence their people so they can preserve their beliefs and way of life not prime locations for comfort and services

    That's what I was thinking.
    They are self sufficient.
    They don't need government services.
    This is what I like.
    Land away from the flock. Don't care about what the location provides in terms of "comfort and services".

    They keep their nose clean, don't look for government handouts and probably have some exemptions so government leaves them alone.
    They don't have comfort and service and yet they keep going just fine.
    Other than their "religiosity", I have respect for these groups.
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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by saskbooknut View Post
    Think carefully about medical services when choosing a retirement location. Inevitably, as we age, we need more and more access to hospitals and good specialists.
    Having to travel to Kelowna from Nelson for heart issues, as happened to a friend of mine, sucks big time.
    Just what I was thinking. I believe the main centres are Victoria, Vancouver and Kelowna (for heart and cancer related). A recent brush with atrial fibrillation (and my eyes) brought that reality home!

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Quote Originally Posted by adriaticum View Post
    That's what I was thinking.
    They are self sufficient.
    They don't need government services.
    This is what I like.
    Land away from the flock. Don't care about what the location provides in terms of "comfort and services".

    They keep their nose clean, don't look for government handouts and probably have some exemptions so government leaves them alone.
    They don't have comfort and service and yet they keep going just fine.
    Other than their "religiosity", I have respect for these groups.
    It’s a lot more complicated than that and things are more corrupt than it appears. In the case of Hutterite’s colonies net work between eachother to accomplish what they do as well. I will stop their because this has little to do with the OP ?

    Either way unless you are one of them you won’t experience any benefit living near them because you will be an evil outsider that will not experience the same treatment

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Spuzzum is nice this time of year
    If you can pack it in, You can pack it out !!!

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    Re: Retirement towns

    Clearwater and valmont real estate prices should be quite attractive now with the mill shutting down.....

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    Surrey. Your stuff will slowly get ripped off making the estate easier to manage for your kids......

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