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Old 02-17-2009, 12:37 AM
 
Location: las vegas
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Default Best city for poor people to live? A non-professional guy here..

I currently work in a non-profit industry, officially I am a 'kennel tech", I clean kennels. Traditional its a low paying industry anyway.. I am looking for a very poor-friendly city to move to in the usa.... Any suggestions? I am open to any and all ideas. I currently reside in las vegas, nv... And need a more poor-friendly city(or large town), in america to move to. I am in my mid 30's, and enjoy a quiet place(if possible). I don't need culture, just a cheap place to live, and lots of lower paying jobs.... Please, some suggestions! Thanks...

 
Old 02-17-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Winston, Oregon check it out at www.michellesehouseforsale.blogspot.com
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check out Douglas County, Oregon. The main city is Roseburg. I live in Winston (in fact, my house is posted on the classified forum here). But back to your request. Logging and health care are the main industries, its largely rural and most people and places are"poor-friendly" in my opinion. There are lots of outdoor things to do that don't require any/much money, many jobs opportunities are geared towards the no college degree required end of the spectrum and most people enjoy a laid-back lifestyle that isn't dependant upon having the latest this or the most expensive that. The winters are relatively mild and the summers don't even begin to compare to Las Vegas heat. Let me know if you want more info.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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Try San Antonio Texas or a city in North Carolina or Alabama. You might have to compete with illegal immigrants for work wherever you go though.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Look in Oklahoma or Louisiana. Both have quite low cost of living.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:08 PM
 
Location: PA (work in NJ)
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Avoid the Northeast. We generally have a high to very high cost of living. But there are lots of low-paying jobs.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Any small/medium sized town in the midwest. Try Iowa. 2 bedroom house for rent on 2 acres $300/mo. Lots of low wage jobs. But when your rent is only $300, who cares if you have a low wage job. You'd probably still have a better quality of life than some of the yuppies in the suburbs are right now!
 
Old 02-23-2009, 08:39 PM
 
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Oreb, Utah -http://www.bestfriends.org/
- they are a non-profit animal shelter that takes in animals that other shelters cannot - they might have some openings and you would be in a beautiful and cheap area. You must be an animal lover -
 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:33 PM
 
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Any small/medium sized town in the midwest. Try Iowa. 2 bedroom house for rent on 2 acres $300/mo. Lots of low wage jobs. But when your rent is only $300, who cares if you have a low wage job. You'd probably still have a better quality of life than some of the yuppies in the suburbs are right now!

DANG 300 a month... ####, i might even move there....lol
 
Old 02-24-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: PA (work in NJ)
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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful idea. I send them money every year, and wish I could visit. I'm sure they can't afford to pay people well, but the people who work there do it for the love of the animals. Not sure about the cost of living in Utah.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: atlanta,ga
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Indianapolis, indiana has a relatively low cost of living and is a large city....also try any southern city like Birmingham, or Nashville (atlanta might be a little high, though...as well as south florida)
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