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Old 04-12-2018, 11:45 AM
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The wife and I are just starting to think about locations to retire.

We love Texas, but the property tax is getting insane...

I like the Tennessee, Georgia area and that is on the list of places to check out.

If you know of any nice airpark communities could you please let me know?

grass or paved is fine.

We would like to spend the next year or two making weekend trips to check out some places, then find some land to build on eventually for retirement.

Thanks,

-Dan
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:04 PM
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Hey Dan, I live on Signal Mountain just outside of Chattanooga. Several of my friends have their own strips in the Sequatchie Valley. You might want to check out this valley. Lots of farm land for sale and nothing more beautiful. The towns of Dunlap , witwell, and pikeville are in this valley.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:06 PM
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Property taxes will depend on the city/town, so it pays to shop around. Do a Google search of Texas Airparks, then talk to those local realtors.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:13 PM
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There are several nice Airparks in NC, at least 4-5 near me in central NC. I have lived in one, and visit the others frequently.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:22 PM
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We love Texas, but the property tax is getting insane...
Thanks,
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Actually property taxes in Texas are controlled by the county, not the state.
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Old 04-12-2018, 12:36 PM
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I'm based at KFFC, Falcon Field, Georgia. 25 Miles south of Atlanta in a golf community. We have over 117 members of the Falcon RV Squadron based at KFFC with over 43 flying RVs with tons of social and Squadron activities.

Within a few minutes of our field are numerous fly in communities. Alexander Memorial (Peachstate) GA2, Flying N at Luthersville, Mallards Landing at Locust Grove, Cedar Ridge and Brookbridge at Brooks, Kinley, Big T at Senoia, and others.

Fly over to KFFC and get a tour! Plenty to chose from!
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:15 PM
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Eagle Neck (1GA0) is a nice private, paved strip near where I live outside Savannah. Lots of history along with summer heat, humidity and sand gnats
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:26 PM
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We presently live in North Alabama and would like to move a few miles north into Middle Tennessee after we retire. I can't specifically recommend an airpark community in Tennessee although I believe there are some near Nashville.

I will tell you that if you plan to buy land to build your own runway, do your homework. There are some Tennessee counties whose commissioners have enacted laws which forbid building a private runway on personal property. I can't say anyone has contested this, so a "word to the wise is sufficient." I would think buying into an existing airpark would be the better option than getting into a legal battle with the "bluebloods" who rule the county.

Good luck. Check back in with us when you make the move. Your experience could be valuable to some of us.
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Old 04-12-2018, 01:31 PM
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Thanks guys, lots of good suggestions already!

You are correct that the property tax is set locally, but with no state income tax, it is going up at an alarming rate in most of the state. Mine has gone up 10% (legal max allowed) each of the last four years, and they have raised the rate on top of that...

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Old 04-12-2018, 01:38 PM
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There are several nice Airparks in NC, at least 4-5 near me in central NC. I have lived in one, and visit the others frequently.
I went to College at NC State, so N.C. could be an option. How are the taxes?

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