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    • dietdemon
    • By dietdemon 15th Apr 12, 10:03 AM
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    50 years of age -relocate to the country??
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    • 15th Apr 12, 10:03 AM
    50 years of age -relocate to the country?? 15th Apr 12 at 10:03 AM
    My children are grown up and left home now and OH and I are in the enviable position of being able to consider living where we want within reason, budget, and somewhere within commuting distance to work for us both! (I currently commute for 3 hours a day anyway!)

    We have been looking into this for a while and want to live somewhere that is rural but with some facilities such as local shop, pub.

    We will be constrained by a modest budget but have seen properties within our price range. We still have a mortgage.

    Currently our house is in a nice area in a city but we do love the countryside and want to "live the dream". Has anybody on the forums relocated to the country, particularly at our age! I would love to hear of your experiences.

    Are we to old to consider relocating?

    Any thoughts welcome.
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    • ognum
    • By ognum 15th Apr 12, 6:50 PM
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    I have lived in a village now live close to the centre of a city and would never, never move back to a village.

    I never shop in a supermarket, I have specialist shops on my doorstep. I can walk/bike to the cinema, concerts or theatre.

    I love the Sunday papers!

    I do more exercise in town than I ever did in the country just on everyday life.

    We have great neighbours, we hardly use any petrol. Life is good.
    • mjdh1957
    • By mjdh1957 15th Apr 12, 7:21 PM
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    I've recently moved to a small village in West Yorkshire. The village has two pubs, a tearoom and a post office/small shop, with a regular bus service to Hebden Bridge and Halifax. I can walk down the hill to Hebden Bridge in about 15 minutes (longer going uphill coming home) where there are small shops, more cafes, a cinema, library and buses and trains to more destinations.

    People are friendly and welcoming, with a large number of incomers like me and my partner (I'm 54 and he's 47 and commutes to Manchester by train).

    We moved from the Manchester area and the only regret is not having done it years earlier!

    Mortgage-Free since 27 May 2011.
    Retired in 2015.
    Moved to Ireland September 2017
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