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    Move to Elsah, Illinois

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    unbelievable low price for 2 charming properties in the tiny quaint river town of Elsah, IL.

    i wonder if the price is wrong.

    i love love love Elsah, but, …
    1. .it is in the state of Illinois, a problem state
    2, it is a tiny burgh and if you aren't Christian Scientist you probably have even more limited social opportunities
    I am not a serious person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
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    unbelievable low price for 2 charming properties in the tiny quaint river town of Elsah, IL.

    i wonder if the price is wrong.

    i love love love Elsah, but,
    1. .it is in the state of Illinois, a problem state
    2, it is a tiny burgh and if you aren't Christian Scientist you probably have even more limited social opportunities
    It looks just like Galena!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tybee View Post
    It looks just like Galena!
    Somebody suggested it was so cheap because it sits on the river flats, and it will flood. I suppose that’s true, but both properties have been there for 100 years so far so even though they were flooded, they’re still standing,
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    One positive of IL is that they don’t tax retirement income.

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    Maybe the flooding explains the new flooring

    They probably can’t get insurance, so that’s why it’s so cheap? I don’t know.
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    Wow! two houses for $210,000?? Holy cow! And they are both adorable!! Crazy! If I weren't so tied to the NE and had no family, I would jump on that. I could get along with Christian Scientists. I could even become one.
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    Very cute but I would never live that close to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catherine View Post
    Wow! two houses for $210,000?? Holy cow! And they are both adorable!! Crazy! If I weren't so tied to the NE and had no family, I would jump on that. I could get along with Christian Scientists. I could even become one.
    I can see you becoming a Christian scientist. You are a clean living non-hedonistic healthy person! . I don’t think I could become a Christian scientist. Even though I can’t drink at the moment (well, I can’t drink much tho I spent $79 on a bottle of wine yesterday that I plan to savor over several weeks, hope it lasts) I am probably not someone they want in their midst.
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    I would not want to live in an enclave of these dangerously irrational people, even if the house was free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosarugosa View Post
    I would not want to live in an enclave of these dangerously irrational people, even if the house was free.
    i’ve known a few Christian Scientists casually and they are pretty live and let live people. In my city neighborhood we had a son of Elsah who was active in our neighborhood for a while. We had a Christian Science meet up in our tiny business district. Elsah is a strong hold of Christian Science because they run the college up the hill called Principia College. It has stunning architecture. Thevwhole place is like a place time forgot .

    but yes, Christian Science isn’t exactly “science. “
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