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Info...Considering Relocating to West VA/VA Area

Discussion in 'South East' started by 1L2L, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Sep 30, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    1L2L

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    I am hoping I can get a little help, my wife and I want to move to the east coast for work... and to get away from our home area. She may be doing a 2 year intern in Maryland, but afterwards we want to settle in the West Virginia or Northern Virginia area.

    Could I get some information on good cities to raise a family. I have a daughter, and hopefully another on the way soon;) We are looking to get into federal government or private careers. Any information on personal property taxes and local state taxes?? I am coming from IL, so not much property tax except house and vehicle registration, but gas and everything is pretty high compared to other places. Also, veteran friendly... though I know the entire east coast is really. Anything else that may help. I did research, but who better to ask than locals. Thanks much everyone.

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  2. Sep 30, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    Monster Coma

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    If you plan to retire in the area, PA doesn't tax your retirement
     
  3. Oct 1, 2013 at 6:30 AM
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    Drainbung

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    WV doesn't tax retirement either if that's a concern. Jefferson and Berkeley Counties are located in the eastern panhandle within commuting distance of DC. WV taxes are bit cheaper than MD, not sure about VA.
     
  4. Oct 1, 2013 at 6:32 AM
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    Stay out of MD, ridiculous tax rates.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2013 at 7:52 AM
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    Drainbung

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    Oh yeah, Marty O'Malley's "Rain Tax"... Glad on the right side of the Potomac.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:43 AM
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    Property tax on your vehicles every year, vehicle inspections, and state income tax in VA...
     
  7. Oct 3, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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    My personal property tax was just over $300 this year for two vehicles and a utility trailer. The annual inspection is a bit of a pain but it's only $12, hardly worth the time to do the paperwork. They're going to get in your pockets no matter where you live.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2013 at 11:24 AM
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    property taxes on your home right now in WV are (+/-$100) 750.00 per 100k of house valuation.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    well if you like paying taxes and don't like guns Maryland is the place to be.
    rain tax, flush tax, 9% tax on alcohol, vehicle registration on dodge caravan for 2 yrs=$187, 6% sales tax, property tax- don't know the exact rate but for 1600sq ft house on just under 3 acres around $3200/yr. lost track of the gas tax, but it went up another 4cents/gal over the summer. Oct 1 new law that prohibits the sale of "assault weapons". finger prints & rectal examine just to think about purchasing a handgun. and the list goes on. And why am i still here...family.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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    Thanks Mad Monk, but I do love guns, and not too excited about Maryland's taxes specifically. Lol, thanks for the info.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    WV,

    Thanks, where I am now property taxes in WV are VERY decent. For a $80,000 house in IL you can pay upward of $3,000 and more is not unusual. Thanks makes a huge part of my decision. I think the other surrounding areas are entirely too expensive. Martinsuburg and Morgantown, including surrounding areas, seems like my two choices so far.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2013 at 10:45 AM
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    Lol, thanks. I will make that a point. Maybe just going there to work will not be so bad, but not residency. I am sure they are taxing out of state employees like crazy too though.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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    Thanks everyone, I think we have narrowed our choices between Morgantown or Martinsburg areas. It seems that WV is a lot more cheaper in living fees. The Martinsburg/Charlestown areas are pretty close VA for a work commute, considering traffic there is horrible anyway. MD... yea, out of the question as far as living. Thanks for all the responses.
     
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