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Old 01-06-2013, 12:55 AM
 
Location: The South
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My electric bill here in Connecticut is $60 to $65 per month, so it doesn't seem the South is inexpensive in that regard.
It's not necessarily less expensive in the South.

Also, don't forget to factor the cost of food (more expensive here in the South) and the cost of transportation...
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:05 AM
 
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....bd growth too...sprawl. God help you if you don't own a car....which is an expensive commodity these days. if you want to have to drive every where (and we aren'tbtalking about a few miles), move to the South. Some cities, the Charlotte region, are trying to build less automobile dependent cities, but overall, perpare to drive...a lot. Speaking of Charlotte, of all the cities we've lived in in the South, Charlotte had the most benign weather....not too hot, too cold, or too stormy.
Charlotte not too hot? oh no..i can't agree with that. Summer is a fry an egg on the sidewalk heatfest...as is the rest of the south.
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: The South
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Charlotte not too hot? oh no..i can't agree with that. Summer is a fry an egg on the sidewalk heatfest...as is the rest of the south.
Apparently you haven't lived in Charlotte or Asheville, Boone, Roanoke, etc.. Some places in the South have lower average high temperatures than places like, say, Bridgeport and lower humidity.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Apparently you haven't lived in Charlotte or Asheville, Boone, Roanoke, etc.. Some places in the South have lower average high temperatures than places like, say, Bridgeport and lower humidity.
This is definitely not accurate.

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Old 01-07-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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This is definitely not accurate.

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I wasn't gonna even bother...thanks... 3 of those cities are in the mountains..of course they are cooler. Charlotte is not and trust me, its hot.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:06 AM
 
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Actually despite being in the mountains, those locales are both warmer and more humid compared with BPT.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:36 AM
 
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Actually despite being in the mountains, those locales are both warmer and more humid compared with BPT.
Oh, i know..they are just closer. The difference between Asheville and Charlotte is quite large.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:59 AM
 
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HI All,

For the last 5 or more years, we have been thinking of moving South, mainly because we believe we can buy a bigger house for less money. But lately, I have been thinking, we not just stay in CT, and try to buy a bigger and newer house (our house was built around 1947). , instead of moving my business, and basically starting over in FL, TX, NC, SC, or the GA coast.

Also, maybe we can get a good deal if we buy a house in pre-forclosure or forclosed? Of course, some of the states I mentioned don't have a State Income Tax.

So, just curious what the rest of the posters think, is it worth it to move South just for a bigger and newer house?
Many Americans are moving to states with no state income tax and/or right to work states and/or Southern states, because the cost of living is much less and you have a higher standard of living.

Californian businesses and taxpaying individuals are fleeing the state for WA, NV, TX, and the South because of the anti-business environment. Public sector unions, environmental zealots, and illegals (costing CA $21 billion/year) run this state. Thankfully CT is nowhere near as terrible a state as CA.

Economic freedom is the solution.

Some states have it. Most of these are in the South. Hence why so many go to be free from nanny-state Statists (e.g. the Michael Bloomberg types)wanting to control every single aspect of every Americans' life.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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Many Americans are moving to states with no state income tax and/or right to work states and/or Southern states, because the cost of living is much less and you have a higher standard of living.
Really? Because every statistic I've seen has pointed to the southern states having a far lower standard of living than any state in the Northeast.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Western NC
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I don't think that first chart is quite right. Asheville's temps were in the mid-high 90's this summer and last. We have no a/c in the house we live in and had to buy 2 before this last summer because 2011's was so hot and we were sweating our butts off. I had both a/c's on high ALL summer long and only took them down in Oct.

Humidity was high making it feel like temps were in the 100's.

I do have to say when I was back in CT about 2007, I could not believe how hot it was. We were staying in Farmington and at the time I was living in SC near Columbia and it over 100-115 there. I was very shocked at the heat in CT.
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