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Old 06-13-2010, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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We moved to change jobs. Our kids moved for education, and will probably stay in their respective states when they complete their educations.
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:08 PM
 
Location: mn
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Thanks for all the responses!!
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Old 06-13-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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Most people move out of NJ because of the COL. (High property taxes/housing value)
Weather is a factor too.
I'd say weather isn't so much a factor when moving away because of a high COL as it is what determines where your going. Overall, I'd say that it's Jobs, COL, family, and weather/health reasons (being near doctors, having a bad back and leaving an area with snow, etc).
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Old 06-14-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Jobs is the biggest reason followed by cost of living (tied into jobs as well) and family reasons (can be a reason people don't move as well). The first one is not applicable to retirees obviously and there are alternate sets of priorities if they move way.
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Old 06-16-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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The number one reason that people move or stay is family.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:23 AM
 
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Different people have different reasons for moving. You can't say everyone moves for a certain reason or that _____ is the biggest reason why people move.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The number one reason that people move or stay is family.
I tend to disagree. If a person can't find a suitable job in their field in their city, and instead lands a good job somewhere else, then they will likely move away from family.
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I tend to disagree. If a person can't find a suitable job in their field in their city, and instead lands a good job somewhere else, then they will likely move away from family.
There was a thread about this a long time ago and I posted the same thing with a source. If I can find it or another I'll show you.
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:05 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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I tend to disagree. If a person can't find a suitable job in their field in their city, and instead lands a good job somewhere else, then they will likely move away from family.
yeah have to say that is true... cheap air travel made this much easier decision. I got out of where I grew up b/c of jobs, opportunities, and cultural stuff.

I originally stayed closer to home and went to university close to home, if had to do it over again, I probably would have left even sooner and gone somewhere else out of state in New York or Boston or something, which were cities I was highly interested in at the time...
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:14 PM
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cost of living. I'm near Boston and I have a pen pal in Indiana. The houses are so cheap where she is. I see a $200,000 house and don't think twice about it. You might find something here like that, but it doesn't mean it's a nice house, or even big. She sees $200k and says are the kitchen cabinets lined in gold? Her sister got a fix er upper for $80K. Those prices haven't been like that here in over 20 yrs.
You can find that in Upstate NY, actually.....
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