I have a theory. The best place to live would be a town where one could walk to take care of one’s daily needs: grocery, bakery, butcher shop, coffee shop, pub, friendship, banking, news, and all the other little things we don’t actively think about. That town would have good bus service to and from a near by train line that runs between fairly major cities. This town would have things like city water and sewer as well as decent electrical and gas service.
And, oh, did I mention? the climate should be mild all four seasons with no outrageous extremes and there should be water close by. Water could be fresh or salt or it could be a river, stream, ocean or sea.
Now that I’ve laid out my specifications let me throw a curve: there should be liveable but old housing stock. One should be able to buy a simple place to live for less than €100,000; where would that be? How about less than €50,000; where would that be? The monetary unit could have any name; euros were used as they are fairly universal. The language could be almost any language.
please send suggestions to thelma scudi at out look dot com. Oh, did you notice? I have taken back my maiden name.