- to be able to find a family doctor and have a hospital not too, to far away; we are getting older
- have a library close by
- a post office close by
- a grocery store by
- a dentist close by
- ploughed roads in winter
- friendly community and a community centre
- not too, to far from the kids and grandkids; though we are still capable drivers
- not in a new subdivision
- and the most important......INTERNET SERVICE!!!
Now I think there are probably lots of other little things that would be handy to have but with most things available online nowadays, as long as there is the internet, postal service and courier companies, we are all set.
We did talk to a real estate agent in the area, and he gave us some good pointers about the area, which was helpful. As I said we are not anywhere near to moving yet, but it's best to learn as much about an area as possible before moving. For example we have found out the property taxes in one county we were looking at were twice the price than an adjoining county. That in itself would save us around $1,500 a year, which makes a big difference when living on a fixed income.
Lots of things to think about......
Thought there were some good ideas here for party balloons, most I had never seen or thought of before.