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Q: Where should I relocate? ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   7 Comments )
Subject: Where should I relocate?
Category: Business and Money
Asked by: jojo-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 23 Apr 2002 13:06 PDT
Expires: 30 Apr 2002 13:06 PDT
Question ID: 3193
I need to live no more than 10 miles to a veterans hospital. Driving has 
becoming a problem. I need country atmosphere to enjoy life. I do not have 
family to help or ask. Also, I have been advised I need to swim everyday. I do 
not enjoy humide tempertures. My home is for sale now and I do not want to be 
in a position of being homeless. I want to purchase a home.

Clarification of Question by jojo-ga on 23 Apr 2002 15:15 PDT
I live in Asheville VA.

Clarification of Question by jojo-ga on 23 Apr 2002 18:15 PDT
1-2 Bedrooms. 100k max

Clarification of Question by jojo-ga on 24 Apr 2002 08:26 PDT
I would consider another country if it has a town with a veterans hospital.
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
Answered By: skis4jc-ga on 25 Apr 2002 11:32 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Dear Jojo,

Hello!  Thank you for your inquiry!

It seems like being near a Veterans Medical Center would be a priority
to you, that’s why I chose these 6 cities as opposed to many other
locations in the U.S. that have Veterans Clinics (Clinics don’t have
the full hospital facilities that the Medical Centers do). 
Unfortunately, because Veterans Medical Center’s are not located in
especially rural areas, it might be hard to have a truly country
atmosphere.  However, I was able to locate 6 cities where there are
Veterans Medical Center’s, country land nearby yet decent public
transportation, low humidity, either public pools or gyms/YMCA’s with
pools, and real estate under $100k.

1. Sacramento, California
Sacramento VA Medical Center  
10535 Hospital Way
Sacramento, CA 95655
(916) 366-5366

2. Boise, Idaho
Boise VA Medical Center  
500 West Fort Street
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 422-1000

3. Grand Junction, Colorado  
Grand Junction VA Medical Center 
2121 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 242-0731
4. Cheyenne, Wyoming
Cheyenne VA Medical/Regional Office Center  
2360 E. Pershing Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82001

5. Phoenix, Arizona 
Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center        
650 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 277-5551

6. Hot Springs, South Dakota
The VA Black Hills Health Care System   
500 North 5th Street
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Helpful websites:
Department of Veterans Affairs
City of Sacramento
Grand Junction
Hot Springs
Hot Springs Newspaper

Search terms used:
Veterans hospital
Real estate
Weather humidity

Thank You and Good Luck!

Best Regards,
jojo-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks that was very helpful!

Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: charlie149-ga on 23 Apr 2002 14:17 PDT
Where do you live now?
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: jojo-ga on 23 Apr 2002 15:14 PDT
Asheville VA
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: b10g7-ga on 23 Apr 2002 16:58 PDT
how many bedrooms/baths? price range?
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: malteser-ga on 24 Apr 2002 00:19 PDT
Would you consider another country?
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: johnfrommelbourne-ga on 24 Apr 2002 08:48 PDT
Why not come to Australia. Your veterens benefits are transferable in some 
cases and you could purchase a house in a climate something similar to Southern 
California not far from a veterens hospital. Our dollar which was greater than 
your by double 30 years ago and equal too 10 years ago is now half yours at 
just over 50 cents. On this basis you could buy a really excellent house in say 
Dunnolly in the state of Victoria for around US$25,000 which would be no more 
than 35 minutes from such a hospital required in large city of Bendigo,( where 
the Californian gold diggers  settled in 1851 in fact and whose descendants are 
still there).  Dunnolly  would be only 1.66 hours away from second largest city 
in  Australia being Melbourne with near 4,000,000 people and supposedly the 
worlds largest casino. I in fact live across the street from this massive 
monument to the gambling dollar. Your mate ex -president Clinton loves the city 
and the casino both and was here just a few weeks back as you may have known.

  What say you to this proposal???????????
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: jojo-ga on 24 Apr 2002 09:17 PDT
Wow, that would be great if the benefits would transfer.
Subject: Re: Where should I relocate?
From: yumbrad-ga on 18 Jun 2002 13:41 PDT
I'm from Grand Junction, Colorado, and would recommend there as a
great location :).... it does have a country atmosphere, even within
10 miles of the Veterans Hospital (which is located right next to the
municipal golf course, 9 holes), and is a popular area for retirement.
 It is a good compromise between conveniences and small town feel, and
the community is nice.  It's never humid.  The area is beautiful, with
red rock canyons on the west, and pine covered mountains to the east,
and hiking, biking, skiing, rafting, etc.. available nearby.  It as a
mall and pleasant downtown area, but like I said, rural atmosphere on
the fringes.  Downsides: cold in the winter, can get very hot in the
summer.  Because more people are moving there, traffic can actually be
a problem sometimes in the city proper.  Let me know if you have any
questions.  Or perhaps you've already moved! :)

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