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Old 10-11-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: equator
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First 30 years in SoCal and loved it. Tried CO, MT, WY, MN, OR, VT, then UT. Could not afford to go back to SoCal, then we discovered the overseas option, after aging out of our jobs.

Turns out we could afford to live oceanfront here, so we shipped on down. 70 to 85 all year long.

So the motivation was finances and the ocean/weather. Family had nothing to do with it, but it's nice that I have several cousins/niece here.

 
Old 10-11-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: equator
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LOL. Forgot that memorable 18 months in terrific TX.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 05:11 PM
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Let's take my multiple moves.

1) Moved from TN to IA at 25 in 2012. Job offer paid about a third more than what I made at the time for the same work.
2) Moved back to TN from IA a year later. I didn't like the job and I didn't like Iowa. In hindsight, I should have never moved to IA, but should not have moved back to TN later either.
3) Moved from TN to IN. Doubled my income.
4) Moved back to TN from IN. Kept my IN income.

I'm now looking to a move to the Carolinas. Probably Charlotte, Greenville, Raleigh, or Columbia. Possibly the Triad. I want to be in a bigger metro with more going on than where I am. All of my other moves have been strictly for employment and not quality of life.
Lucky! Lucky! I have accepted that I am not meant to have money. Sigh! I think you should stay in TN and travel.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 05:14 PM
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Why did I move from Pa to Fl ? One word...…………...SNOW.
Weather is another big one.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Born and raised in MA, got married and moved to the Midwest and raised the children there. Retired to Coastal Georgia.
I’m an Ohioan by temperament and Ohio fits like a comfortable slipper.
 
Old 10-11-2018, 05:17 PM
Status: "Gaining Stability." (set 7 days ago)
 
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First 30 years in SoCal and loved it. Tried CO, MT, WY, MN, OR, VT, then UT. Could not afford to go back to SoCal, then we discovered the overseas option, after aging out of our jobs.

Turns out we could afford to live oceanfront here, so we shipped on down. 70 to 85 all year long.

So the motivation was finances and the ocean/weather. Family had nothing to do with it, but it's nice that I have several cousins/niece here.
Wow!
 
Old 10-11-2018, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Lucky! Lucky! I have accepted that I am not meant to have money. Sigh! I think you should stay in TN and travel.
I’m around $65k. That’s not “having money.”
 
Old 10-11-2018, 05:57 PM
 
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It's "in the works". Hopefully by the end of the year. Thanks for asking!
We have a similar situation. Our move back is in the works too!
 
Old 10-11-2018, 10:20 PM
 
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Retired and relocated to live on a beautiful lake with the Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. Beautiful weather, great people, and low cost of living. Found my “happy place” and it’s in my backyard!
 
Old 10-12-2018, 01:11 AM
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I’m around $65k. That’s not “having money.”
For NYC or CA, no. TN or IN, yes. You should be confortable unless you have a lot of debt.
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