I'm selling my house because 4 acres is too much for me to handle. It seems like all my time is spent cutting grass, picking up and burning dead branches, pruning trees and shrubs, caring for landscaping, maintenance on house, etc. I'm 69+ and this is not how I want to spend my final years. I'm single, no kids, so I am free to do whatever I want, as long as it is financially reasonable. One doctor recommended and another concurred that I would probably be healthier if I lived much farther South where there are fewer months with low sun exposure. As I lived in Louisiana as a teen, I thought that would be a good place to move. I'd like to move to that same town (about 8,000 pop), but the houses are about $10k-$20k more than I want to spend. A town about 35 miles away (about 12,000 pop) has several houses in my price range. I think the difference in price is primarily based on closeness to I-10. I have relatives (cousins) and old high school friends in town I grew up in and I wouldn't know anyone in the other town. The main thing I don't know how to handle is getting older! I want a small house (about 1000 sq ft), with a small yard; but I don't want to be crammed between 2 other houses. A small house and yard is something I can take care of myself for at least the next 10 years, assuming I live that long. How do I take into account getting older, probably having serious health issues of both short and long durations, maybe being unable to drive, unable to do maintenance on house and cut the grass, etc. I realize you can pay for someone to do all these things, but what good is it to live in a house where you don't get the benefits anymore? I checked on senior apartments and they seem quite expensive. I don't like living in apartments, but it's something I have to consider. I'm not that concerned about a nursing home because if I ever get to that point, it really won't matter that much. Any ideas are appreciated, but maybe I just needed to write this down to see if it triggered any ideas. I guess if I could rent a decent house at $500-$700 a month, that might work. Problem is rent will go up faster than my savings. But if anything was to happen to me, getting out of a rental is easier than selling the house.