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Old 07-09-2017, 04:05 PM
 
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Probably wrong thread, but curious on people's thoughts on these 2 areas. We come from New England. Where we currently live housing prices vary. If in the City homes are below $200K. Tax rates are 70% of assessed home value in City so can expect to pay close to $10 grand in taxes. Most Cities are a bit aged so they don't have natural gas or alternative heat sources like suburban town's. Solar is however starting to pick up in the cities. Most heat is electric if not careful can rack up a $600 or more heating bill.

The towns catch you assessment is a relatively low rate of 20 to 30 percent, some in the 40's. The catch is looking at $250K homes to a million in some area's. More rural farmland areas, very small job market, have homes that are inexpensive with low property taxes.

Gas has been inexpensive lately fluctuates hit about $2.50 for regular gas, but around $2.20. Groceries can be tad expensive; I know from visiting the South it's expensive. Sales tax is close to 7% right now.

Income tax is about 6% think a little more for those who make between $50K to $100K. Around 5% where we are income wise.

Winter's are a pain in the but. Wouldn't want to give up winter, but could manage without seeing more than 20 inches a year. The cold freezing rain is a buzzkill and probably a bigger pain in the but than snow.

With the two cities what are pros and cons?

Trying to see out of the two areas which is is best for: Hiking, running, kayaking, swimming, and so forth most of the year. Where homes don't break the bank and not over $500K.

Any feedback...
Thanks.

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