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Old 05-06-2010, 07:17 AM
 
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I love Vermont, we have family there that we visit from time to time. However, I love it in the summer. From what they tell us of winter, with several feet of snow drifts, as much as 40 below temps, spring mud season, etc., no thanks! Once we went up in August, and it was SO cold at night....and the leaves had already started changing color.
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Old 05-06-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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I used to live in Vermont and I loved it. My big problem with it is that jobs are seriously scarce yet the housing prices match many places in CT (excluding Ffld. County of course). Unless you can work from home or are fortunate enough to actually find a decent paying job there (or are independently wealthy), you are out of luck.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: New England
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...I was contemplating a possible move to the Burlington, VT area. One thing I was shocked about there given it's small size is that housing was very expensive (not Fairfield County expensive, but not GA or NC either).
It's the New York/Southern New England effect.

Many well off people purchase second homes there and think 300K is a steal for a cabin in the woods.

Then they also demand services etc and taxes head up high.

The problem is, the locals get pushed out and can't afford to live in their own hometown. The same thing has happened in many parts of Maine. Used to be, you could afford to get a house near the coast. Now? Forget it.
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Old 05-07-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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2 foot snow drifts? Perfect. 40 below temps? Bingo. Thats my spot. Seriosuly. I feel like I melting these past couple days here.

No work? No worries. Propser.com, trading stocks, collecting rent, and everyone needs electric in their home or updates or add ons..I'm sure there's "some" jobs there.

$300k for a cabin? Forget it. Wrong place. I need all senarios above but for under $100,000!
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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You would have to be pretty far from civilization to find a place like that for under $100,000, at least in the northeast. Jay
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:25 AM
 
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my friends in vt have a wonderful vegetable garden every summer.
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Old 05-08-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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You can buy an abandoned 10 acre farm in Upstate NY for $30K, in a remote area. One problem: Good luck finding work.

As much as I like Stowe, it's not a hotbed for big salaries IMO.
Where in Upstate NY?
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: New England
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Where in Upstate NY?
Oh goodness...by now I really can't remember. I was on a website something like 1800upstatenyproperty.com or something and they had a bunch of stuff listed.
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Old 05-09-2010, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Cheshire, Conn.
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Oh goodness...by now I really can't remember. I was on a website something like 1800upstatenyproperty.com or something and they had a bunch of stuff listed.
Most likely along the Southern Tier Expressway (Route 17 and soon-to-be I-86) in Chautauqua County (where Jamestown is located).
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Old 05-09-2010, 06:37 AM
 
Location: CT
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Snowman,

You can thank me later; I've found your shangri-la... South Pole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has everything your looking for- cold temps, deep snow and isolation. Cant speak to the cost of living there though!

Good luck!

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