This response is for Michael specifically.
Michael, you are awesome to offer to do that but that goes well beyond the call of duty here. Thanks so much for offering tho. Reply and I'll close this one out. JD
Ok, I appreciate it. Here's what I'll do. I'm going to close this question so you get credit for it. But below are the things I will be looking for in my ideal home and community. If you find time and are so inclined I'd love your thoughts. That work for you? Can you contact me once I close the inquiry?
My home - will be small. One bedroom. Big kitchen though - with an island we can sit at. No dining room. Fireplace, front porch preferred. Wooded lot. And my dream would be near a brook or stream. The area: I too love a good rain now and then but did my time in snow and not looking to go back to it. Maybe winters in 40's summer high's in 80's. I like small town but not run down. If you've seen Under the Dome - like that. Or where Julia Roberts lived in Sleeping with the Enemy. I keep thinking it must be the western side of North or Sout Carolina - probably southeast. But like maybe the mountains between Vegas and Phoenix - or somewhere in California with weather like San Diego but more suburb or rural.
Ok. Let me know it it's ok to close the inquiry. Thank again - you're awesome! - JD