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General Chat Thread, Where shall we retire to? in General; Originally Posted by dhicks Have you considered the Bournemouth / Christchurch area? David Hicks See my points about the New ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Have you considered the Bournemouth / Christchurch area?
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    See my points about the New Forest, but in Spades!

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    Retire to Norfolk lovely place, thats where i plan to retire in..............42years time lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Retire to Norfolk
    You might find the road network a little lacking outside of Norwich to get in/out of the Norfolk & Norwich hospital in a hurry. Norwich itself could be a perfect place for you, though - airport in town, hospital too, and you can earn decent money if you have a property renting rooms to students.

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    I think Hampshire would be too expensive and busy. I did consider Norfolk but with rising sea levels I'd like to be at least 50m above sea level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    I think Hampshire would be too expensive and busy. I did consider Norfolk but with rising sea levels I'd like to be at least 50m above sea level.
    Hampshire - "expensive" yes, "busy", not really. Even Bournemouth on Saturday night seemed a rather lacklustre affair, and outside the main town and north of Christchurch is all picturesque cottages, etc. Pricey, though.

    You could always buy a finger mooring on the Wensum or Yare (used to be about £15,000 freehold a relatively few years ago) and get a Dutch barge or similar. That way if sea level rises you rise with it. It would actually give you a remarkably traffic-free route straight into the centre of Norwich, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    You could always buy a finger mooring on the Wensum or Yare (used to be about £15,000 freehold a relatively few years ago) and get a Dutch barge or similar. That way if sea level rises you rise with it. It would actually give you a remarkably traffic-free route straight into the centre of Norwich, too.

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    What about tsunamis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    What about tsunamis?
    Finger moorings are typically built on cement pontoons, floating on the water and held still by pilings which they can slide up and down upon, so a rise (or drop) in water level is no real issue. A tsunami on the open sea isn't actually much of a threat, just another wave to go through, it's when they hit the beach and start to throw trees, rocks, etc around that the trouble starts. You'd be okay on inland waters, though.

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    Norfolk would get my vote, but I'm biased as I've lived here all my life. Why do you have to live in Norwich. You can get to the airport from anywhere in Norfolk in about an hour. There's good rural hospitals around and King's Lynn has a big hospital. Sandringham is not far either if you like to see the Royal Family. Amazing Coastline running from Hunstanton all around to Suffolk. Cromer, Wells, Cley being stunning any time of the year. Lots of old National Trust and English Heritage properties to visit. Good train service into London running from Norwich or King's Lynn. There's very few hills as well!!

    Norwich to Faro is serviced by FlyBe.

    If you want to get out of Norfolk though once you are in the roads are all 'A' roads but very little in the way of Dual Carridgeways.

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    Norfolks, Okay. Personally I miss the hustle and bustle of London. I live in Norwich at the mo and to be honest it has all the charms of a big Town but compared to a big City - it's missing something.

    I suppose most people wouldn't see London as a retirement location though

    Personally, if I haven't managed to find a way to do it before hand, I'd like to travel the world when I retire. Sell up, everything, house, car, the lot, and just go. No planes. Entirely overland. Complete trip around the globe.

    But thats just me

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    compared to a big City - it's missing something.
    Tourists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    compared to a big City - it's missing something.
    CO2?

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