Hi everyone! My name is Jeff...am in a long term same sex relationship. We're both 66 and planning to retire and have zeroed in on DR, with no idea where to settle. We are not looking for gay bars or anything like that, just regular nice friendly people who would like to be in a city where we would not face hostility due to our status. Beach area is nice, but not mandatory. Would like to live in (or very close to) a downtown area with markets, services, etc so can possibly avoid having a car and instead walk or take local transportation (taxi or bus).
I speak a LITTLE Spanish, not fluently, Richard speaks none, but he will learn, LOL.
Budget would be max approx $2,000 USD a month including rent, utilities, food, medical insurance, etc, and going out for lunch or dinner a few times a week. Is all of this doable on such a budget?
Any suggestions on where to live (especially in view of above) would be greatly appreciated.
We're originally from New York City and have been living in Ft Lauderdale Florida for past 12 years. We own a small business here (pet grooming) but are just about ready to pack it in and retire, which cannot afford to do here. Have thoroughly enjoyed reading all your posts and would love your input!