In our 70's, want to move to another state
We are long retired, living with our 60 acre property with a creek running through the middle. We love the solitude and I love to garden --- plenty of space for that and my husband loves to hunt.
BUT - In IL, property taxes are one of the highest states, cost of living is high. Barely affordable for us. We could move to a southern state and eliminate our mortgage and pay a fraction of property tax. We could have the acreage and solitude we have now but be 10 hours farther from kids/gkids. We are currently 2 hours from the kids and thought that would be doable for visiting but with all the activities gkids now have, we seldom see them. We visit them but have animals so can't do an overnight.
So, we put our property on the market and are looking in the Jackson area of TN. It could take a long time to sell this place so we probably have plenty of time to investigate areas.
Haven't told the kids yet -- that should be interesting.