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Old 10-12-2018, 01:14 AM
Status: "Gaining Stability." (set 7 days ago)
 
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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!
Sounds like heaven. Nice people? What an interesting concept.

 
Old 10-12-2018, 08:52 AM
 
Location: East Coast
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Moved because of the unfriendly death tax and probate in PA for people who don't have direct heirs (ie children).
Left a very provincial, divisive, insular area where even after two + decades we were still outsiders. Now in a college town with more diversity, where people are open minded and accepting of newcomers.
You could avoid these taxes by putting everything into a trust and adding those people to whom you want to leave your fortune as beneficiaries of the trust.

Don't blame the state for something you could easily avoid if you really wanted to. It certainly wouldn't be cause, in and of itself, to move.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 09:23 AM
 
Location: FW, Indiander
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Relocated from NJ to PA in 2012 by no choice. By next year I'm moving far away from the Philthy area as I can, whether it's the other side of the state, Ohio, Indianapolis or the Carolina Triad. blue collar job opportunities/lower COL are the 2 reasons.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 11:38 AM
Status: "could've~would've~should've used 'have', not 'of'" (set 15 days ago)
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Most of my moves (and there have been a lot) were for jobs, a few for relationships. My last move, to northeast TN, the one that was strictly for ME, was based on climate/outdoor activities available/reasonable COL.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 11:54 AM
 
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I moved for the job. I wasn't tied down and could move wherever I wanted. Same state, just from Charlotte area to Raleigh area.

If my job changed or the situation required me to find something else, I think I'd be happy with anywhere in NC/SC/GA. I love RDU, CLT, Greenville SC, and Atlanta all the same. Enough opportunity to support my career and the fringe suburbs / exurbs' prices haven't exploded to where it's like the west coast yet.

I'm happy in the SE.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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Were hopefully headed to Michigan to be close to family. The move is better for our family in every way. Financially, emotionally, everything. We can sell our house here for $900k and get a new one for $250k. The girls and I have wanted it for years, Hubby is finally ready. He hates his job, he has an opportunity for a better one with more pay. The only reason it hasn’t happened is because hubby is afraid of change. It’s finally reached the point where we can’t afford to stay, so he doesn’t have a choice.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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First I moved for education. I wanted to go to a good University and moved to Chicago. I liked my home state of South Dakota. It's a completely unfair comparison, but when it was the only anecdote I had to run on. I did a campus visit to the local state school with the program I wanted. Cool guys had paintball teams, did camping trips and had lots of clubs for various interests. The overnight in Chicago yielded a bunch of dudes all with internships making real money, doing real work with companies that I'd heard of. The move requirement was obvious.

Fast forward to 2007 and I had a very full life. Friends, great place, great roommates, threw good parties, traveled the world for work in a job I was awesome at...but I never had time to chase something big down. I wanted to throw my full work potential at something, save a few quiet groups and to meet a nice girl I didn't meet at a party/club. I had some options in the suburbs, but I just didn't want to go there yet. Plus, I was in manufacturing and was worried about the future. The writing was all over the walls in 2007 that everyplace was going to get hit hard, so I wanted to see what would pop up the best afterwards and the fastest. Then I moved to Silicon Valley. Perhaps I didn't like finding out how the hot dogs are made, but it was the right call.

So I guess in summary, the driving force for relocating for me was expectation of opportunity both now and in the future. However, in both of those cases, I was still poor and I didn't want to stay poor. I do expect that I'll move again in the future, but I would imagine I'll be more interested in being close to a major airport for proximity to friends and family, someplace inherently interesting, a solid medical community, a solid community structure, fun events, easy local transportation etc.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 04:45 PM
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Relocated from NJ to PA in 2012 by no choice. By next year I'm moving far away from the Philthy area as I can, whether it's the other side of the state, Ohio, Indianapolis or the Carolina Triad. blue collar job opportunities/lower COL are the 2 reasons.
Center City is nice.
 
Old 10-12-2018, 04:46 PM
Status: "Gaining Stability." (set 7 days ago)
 
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Most of my moves (and there have been a lot) were for jobs, a few for relationships. My last move, to northeast TN, the one that was strictly for ME, was based on climate/outdoor activities available/reasonable COL.
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