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Best places in the country to live

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by trib, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    trib

    trib [OP] Well-Known Member

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    If you could move anywhere in the country, and you had a job that follows you, where would you move?

    Thats the decision I am facing now. I'm single and just tired of southern california. Orange County in particular is where I live. I want to find a place that has more affordable cost of living--where home prices aren't 400-500k for an entry level home--and in general where people are more friendly and less materialistic. I'm pretty active and into mountain biking and I'm a big water person, be it surfing, paddle boarding, wakeboarding, anything with oceans, rivers, or lakes. I'd also like to find some place with a developed local economy and some high-tech industry. I have a small independent Internet business that I run, but it is portable so I can work from anywhere in the country. At the very least I think I'm going to try to get out of OC. I figure also if I move out of state I can also benefit from lower taxes out of state (California is about 10% income tax and 9% sales tax).

    What do you guys think? What parts the of the country do you guys like?
     
  2. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    tacoma92

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    Alabama has some of the lowest taxes but humidity is horrible in summer if u hate the heat.
     
  3. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:33 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    Mission Viejo is great.
     
  4. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    Trapper6speed

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    Houstons heast and humidity sucks but were one of the last places I can think of that has been busy.
     
  5. Oct 16, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    I say stick with the southwest. Depends how much you will miss the ocean.
     
  6. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:06 PM
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    trib

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    I've done some traveling over the west. I've taken mountain biking trips that have given me the opportunity to Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Montana, and Wyoming and Idaho.

    I think I could do without the ocean but not without lakers or rivers. For example I was thinking about moving to Prescott, AZ, because the riding there is awesome and home prices are cheap, but there are no lakes you can go swimming or boating in. The have resevoirs set up for municipal water, but you can't swim in them.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    yamaha73

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    california? i know people dont like it to much but hey, theres the beach, lakes up and down the state everywhere, snow for the skiers and snowboarders, ohv parks up and down the state for offroading, hmmm san diego weather is great, so is pismo weather lol but then again ive never lived anywhere else besides washington and its to cold and rainy to much of the year for me
     
  8. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:32 PM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    I love Maui way to much to ever leave.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    achirdo

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    Texas has lower costs on homes and cheaper cost of living. Tx has one of the best economies in America right now also. Lots of good country side and lakes also. pretty much a great mix of everything
     
  10. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:40 PM
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    Unknown

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    The only thing wrong with cali is the high cost of living
     
  11. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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    the Bay Area has all the high tech jobs you're looking for but cost of living is skyhigh!! Socal has all the beaches. the midwest or the south probably has all the non-materialistic and nicest people. but i dont know if theres one place that has all the things you want
     
  12. Oct 16, 2010 at 11:45 PM
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    that is very true

    i agree midwest has the nicest people ive met, went on a college visit to illinois and wow are they friendly, people coming up to me asking how my day was and stuff like that, just wierd lol
     
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    i am in the navy and have been all over the country and the world as a matter of fact. I grew up in pa and absolutely love it but oppertunity isnt so great there anymore. I was stationed in florida illinious been in and out of san diego countless times, but by far seattle take the cake. The four months of summer here are amazing and if you can deal with a bit of rain here and there this is it. this place is amazing
     
  14. Oct 17, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    San Diego FTW! its like a vacation on your days off. wish i lived there... :mad:
     
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    I like Atlanta a good bit...not sure I'll ever leave. I'm used to the traffic though. I like that I get a fairly large city, have 6 (big) lakes within two hours drive, a river, mountains just over an hour away, not far from the gulf, a great airport (for everything else), decent sports teams, reasonably low cost of living. We get snow every once a year for a few days and hot summers.

    I wouldn't mind living in new york or miami though before I get older.
     
  16. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:14 AM
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    Colorado! Denver!!!
     
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    I have lived all over the U S....................... So Cal, Utah, Idaho, Texas (Dallas, Houston, and Austin) Oklahoma, Florida, Ohio, Nevada,Virgina, and Alabama........ ........I would have to say Dallas TX is one of the nicest places I have lived........not to mention affordable living and nice people as well.............I also really enjoyed Austin as well............
     
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    Sandpoint, ID. Or anywhere in the northwest with snow, mountains and actual seasons. You know, spring, summer, fall and winter? I grew up in southern MN and went west to the mountains ALL THE TIME. Simply gorgeous. Not to mention nice people most of the time. Oh and better drivers. IMO. I've lived in the south NC and GA for 8 years now thanks to the Army and every year I die a little more inside. But that's me. I'd trade humidity, heat, cities, traffic, rude people, the whole 9 yards for a lake in the mountians any day of the century. Oh and western MT is amazing too. and WY.
     
  19. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:35 AM
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    memario1214

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    Western Montana FTW! If my profession can keep me here I will live here my entire life.
     
  20. Oct 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    Make it a poll, I vote north Texas :D
     
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