Where to Retire

Where Will You Settle?

Three Ideal Dream Home Locations

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You know that you want to build your dream home and one day retire there. You may even have the master bath or kitchen pictured in your mind. But have you taken the time to imagine what the view out the kitchen window is going to look like? For many, deciding where to actually build your dream home is the hardest decision of all. If you’re tired of the hustle and bustle, you might want to seek some solitude in the country. If you’ve got a large family, you might opt for someplace centrally located and easy to visit. The truth is, there’s no right way or place to retire. To help you begin to wrap your mind around the dream home location conundrum, we’ve compiled a short list of different settings that are perfect for those deciding where to create their perfect dwelling.

1. Lake House

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While there’s no right place for everyone, you can’t ignore the appeal of the classic lake house. Whether you enjoy sailing, fishing, or just simply watching the sunset over the water, it doesn’t get more peaceful or inviting than a lake house. There is almost always some amount of infrastructure available nearby, so you don’t have to worry about the availability of restaurants, grocery stores, or medical services. The popularity of waterfront properties can come at a cost if located near a metropolitan area, but don’t let potential expense put you off if a lake house is your dream home locale of choice. Quaint towns and suburbs alike offer peaceful, lakefront neighborhoods, and looking farther afield is a way to find a more affordable property.

2. Small Town

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If you’re currently living in or close to a big city, you might be looking for a change of scenery for your dream home. If this is you, say goodbye to traffic and high taxes and move to a good old fashioned small town. While it’s true that many small towns are being enveloped by suburban sprawl, there are still a great many genuine small towns that have a lot to offer. Many small towns have been around for more than a hundred years, so unlike many of our modern suburbs, they have a more organic feel. Stay in shape into old age by walking because nearly all have a centralized main street with everything you need within a mile or so. While many assume small towns are only for those looking at older homes, the fact is property surrounding small towns is often less expensive and plentiful, which is perfect for those interested in some open space for their dream home.

3. Cabin in the Woods

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The cabin in the woods option is not for everyone, but if the scent of cedar and the glow of fireflies warms your heart, this might just be the right option for you. A cabin or country house offers solitude on the weekends and into retirement. Isolated and wooded areas are usually free of corporate annoyances and neighbors generally keep to themselves. But don’t think that you have to become hermit in order to build in a quiet location. Once you get outside highly populated urban areas, land tends to open up. Find a small town on the cusp of a state forest and you have the peace and quiet you deserve only a short drive away from main street.

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