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Due to family considerations (elderly) we're seeking to relocate to either E.-SE Ohio or Mid or E. Tenn. Looking for a private or lake community, small town, etc. with good family environment. Have a family business which makes moving a little trickier. Very serious about our intentions and willing to pay a finder's fee to anyone who offers direct assistance with efforts. All responses will be strictly confidential.
-- Wm. Crowm (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 22, 1999
This might seem a bit odd but the folks at Imperial Diesel (imperialdiesel.com) hail from Tenneesee and are great people. Sure they would be willing to be of help.
-- BigDog (BigDog@duffer.com), April 22, 1999.
Mr. Crown...what type of business and how moveable is it? This will affect your location tremendously. Tennessee is great country but be careful of what part you seekfor relocation. Just like Kentucky, some of the backwoods (that are soooo pretty) can be a trap for outsiders. (Harlan County Kentucky comes to mind). Same for West Virginia, SE Ohio, Western Virginia. Very tight group family based folks. If you are an 'outsider', you will NOT live well or long if TSHTF. I was born and raised in the backwoods of WVa and I know of what I speak. Down around Clayton GA is good, Helen Ga is good. Except for the corrupt government in Ga state circles, the base is good.
I live in Greenville, SC. Nice community of about 45,000 up against the Blue Ridge foothills. Property is relatively cheap, neighbors are usually pretty nice. Many amenities (both personal and business). Hartwell lake property is horridly expensive but mountain property is about 4500-8000 per acre--no zoning except for permits for septic and building permits. Drawbacks--too far back in the woods is the same as all the other states. Too close and you might as well stay where you are.
Please feel free to email me for info. (No, I'm not a real estate broker....and I have nothing to sell you.) I might be able to save you some time.
-- Lobo (email@example.com), April 22, 1999.
Another place you may wish to consider is midMissouri. We moved here from the D.C. area last November. Small town (500 people)but only 12 mi. to Sedalia for shopping, medical needs. House with 3 or 4 lots for sale here average $35,000 to $45,000. Cost of living is very reasonable. I'd be happy to send more info if this area would not be too far away from your elderly family members.
-- Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 23, 1999.