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Old 05-06-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: Buffalo
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Leaving a state with few taxes for NY ? I'd rather transfer to Dalhart,TX than back to Buffalo Big D and that is saying something. If you want to deal with taxes but have 10 times the options year around as Buffalo, move to San Diego.
Thanks for the advice I guess. I pay plenty of taxes here in Tx and get very little from it. I think you forget I lived in WNY for 25 yrs and TX for 12.
The cost of living is virtually identical when comparing DFW vs WNY. I have provided in depth analysis here before.
If anything I will have a nicer middle class life in WNY, based on my in depth experience with both areas.
You hate Buffalo and we all know that. No problem. I'm here to tell you this southern transplant can't wait to get back. Grass isn't always greener. I travel all over the US and I love Buffalo and im not ashamed to say it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice I guess. I pay plenty of taxes here in Tx and get very little from it. I think you forget I lived in WNY for 25 yrs and TX for 12.
The cost of living is virtually identical when comparing DFW vs WNY. I have provided in depth analysis here before.
If anything I will have a nicer middle class life in WNY, based on my in depth experience with both areas.
You hate Buffalo and we all know that. No problem. I'm here to tell you this southern transplant can't wait to get back. Grass isn't always greener. I travel all over the US and I love Buffalo and im not ashamed to say it.
I hold nothing against you personally and wish you the best Big D. What I respect about you is consistency. You have your take and I have mine. Consistency is a sign of a man with character who does not waver. I will go to the grave and say 20 years in WNY was a waste. To each their own. Like I told the LI kid earlier tonight, I managed my affairs so my hatred had nothing to do with unemployment or destitution in WNY.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:06 AM
 
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I will also tell you that Arizona has finally given me answers to my wife's ongoing medical issues which were never answered back east, and likely have taken years off her life. Primary's in WNY give you BP and basic blood work and farm you out to specialists. In AZ, when you get a physical, they do everything. Bloodwork and thorough upper and lower body along with all other tests done on site at the Primary which in WNY you get farmed out to "specialists" for. Somehow, WNY as recently said my wife was fine with stage 1 kidney failure. Some 6 months later, I have her at the Mayo Clinic as a late Stage 3 with dialysis soon to come. So understand, I have very strong disdain towards WNY. Roswell which she dealt with in the past addressed her ovarian cancer. However, they didn't do thorough diagnosis on her kidney's. WNY may be growing medically, but they are decades behind Phoenix educationally and technologically.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:30 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice I guess. I pay plenty of taxes here in Tx and get very little from it. I think you forget I lived in WNY for 25 yrs and TX for 12.
The cost of living is virtually identical when comparing DFW vs WNY. I have provided in depth analysis here before.
If anything I will have a nicer middle class life in WNY, based on my in depth experience with both areas.
You hate Buffalo and we all know that. No problem. I'm here to tell you this southern transplant can't wait to get back. Grass isn't always greener. I travel all over the US and I love Buffalo and im not ashamed to say it.
I believe that the Phoenix area has a higher COL as well. So, people have to keep more than taxes in mind.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Lubec, ME
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Leaving a state with few taxes for NY ? I'd rather transfer to Dalhart,TX than back to Buffalo Big D and that is saying something. If you want to deal with taxes but have 10 times the options year around as Buffalo, move to San Diego.
For a renter, NYS taxes aren't bad. Income tax on $20k can range from $0-600, depending on deductions. Big whoop. The lower cost of living (as far as I know, DFW has a higher cost of living) will make such a move negligible financially.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Lubec, ME
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I hold nothing against you personally and wish you the best Big D. What I respect about you is consistency. You have your take and I have mine. Consistency is a sign of a man with character who does not waver. I will go to the grave and say 20 years in WNY was a waste. To each their own. Like I told the LI kid earlier tonight, I managed my affairs so my hatred had nothing to do with unemployment or destitution in WNY.
So if I'm a consistent bigot does that make me a good person? Consistently ain't nothing to write home about if it involves irrational thought or lack of compromise to experiential or objective truths. OP seems to have an experiential truth we can all learn from.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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I would go Black Rock before I went Riverside, at least in terms of crimes reported in the paper. Plus you have a much healthier business strip in Amherst Street than Tonawanda Street.

On the other hand, I'm told you simply can't beat the sunset view from a second floor apartment on Niagara Street.
This is true. I think it boils down to Buffalo doesn't have good/bad neighborhoods; just good/bad streets

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The cost of living is virtually identical when comparing DFW vs WNY. I have provided in depth analysis here before.
From my experience in DFW, the cost of living is quite a bit higher there, than in WNY, due to the requirement to drive, because of the sprawled layout there.

I have no numbers to back that up, however, it was my impression from living in central Texas for 6 years.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:51 PM
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Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Thanks for the advice I guess. I pay plenty of taxes here in Tx and get very little from it. I think you forget I lived in WNY for 25 yrs and TX for 12.
The cost of living is virtually identical when comparing DFW vs WNY. I have provided in depth analysis here before.
If anything I will have a nicer middle class life in WNY, based on my in depth experience with both areas.
You hate Buffalo and we all know that. No problem. I'm here to tell you this southern transplant can't wait to get back. Grass isn't always greener. I travel all over the US and I love Buffalo and im not ashamed to say it.
Hey, I live in Niagara Falls Canada and I love Buffalo. It holds no end of interest for me.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Hamburg, NY
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Leaving a state with few taxes for NY ? I'd rather transfer to Dalhart,TX than back to Buffalo Big D and that is saying something. If you want to deal with taxes but have 10 times the options year around as Buffalo, move to San Diego.
You really are blinded by your hated of WNY. San Diego is one of the most expensive places in the US & the pay is only marginally higher than in areas with a much lower COL. Don't get me wrong, I love SD & it was one of the places we considered when we decided to leave Texas ........... and then we found out how expensive it was & that our pay would be basically the same in SD as it would in NY.

Its great that you & your wife are happy in AZ but everything ain't for everybody. My wife & I make more $$$ here than we did in Austin, our house was cheaper, property taxes are basically a wash & the school district here is much better. Add in the fact that we don't have to deal with 100 degree temps from May until October, we get to enjoy 4 seasons & usually have plenty of snow in the winter and I don't for see us ever moving.
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:22 AM
 
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I agree about San Diego. They call it the sunshine tax out there. You would think that salaries would be adjusted there. Their not! I lived there for 5 years.
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