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Old 02-08-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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I'm looking for a FL lifestyle (water sports, tennis, mild winters) without the crime, high insurance and RE taxes so I'm considering something along the east coast from GA to NC. I'll probably rent before buying. I don't need to be on the water just a reasonable distance (10-20mi). Employment is not an issue. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 02-09-2009, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Asheville
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If I didn't have to worry about a job, and I could live anywhere on the East Coast I wanted, with the good weather and other requirements you have, three places come to mind. But you will have to check into the crime rates at this website for each of them before you put any on your list. Also, keep in mind I'm biased for various reasons, and also remember that each state has its own style of government.

I'd live in a nearby small town to, or in the suburbs of, or downtown: Wilmington NC, Charleston SC, or Savannah GA. Charleston, just for its downtown ambience (but the historic homes are very costly) and the weather, is my personal favorite of those three.
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