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Old 01-19-2011, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Not sure why these folks would recommend Chapel Hill, N.C. for someone with low income. Chapel Hill is by far the most expensive place in The Triangle (Raleigh-Durham- Chapel HIll) and probably in the state of N.C. Just not realistic today. Finding A DECENT PLACE TO LIVE IN THIS BUDGET WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND.

Now Raleigh and Durham are a different story ALL TOGETHER. Just because these 3 areas are put together as an area does not mean they have anything in common other than proximity.
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Old 01-19-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Try one of those Braddock, Penn. type towns.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I know they are further west than you would prob like and they are cold, but the cheapest housing in America is in places like Indiana and Michigan. Since you dont need a job, the low cost of living in the midwest cannot be competed with. Grand Rapids Michigan would be a good place for someone like you, its big enough to have public transportation, much of the city is safe and the cost of living is low. There is nowhere out east that offers the cheap living that you can find here. The only positive thing that has come from the bad economy here is that ANYONE with an income can find housing. Good luck.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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I know they are further west than you would prob like and they are cold, but the cheapest housing in America is in places like Indiana and Michigan. Since you dont need a job, the low cost of living in the midwest cannot be competed with. Grand Rapids Michigan would be a good place for someone like you, its big enough to have public transportation, much of the city is safe and the cost of living is low. There is nowhere out east that offers the cheap living that you can find here. The only positive thing that has come from the bad economy here is that ANYONE with an income can find housing. Good luck.
I was thinking Upstate NY as well, but the weather was a factor. Economy issues depends upon one's skillset, education, etc.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Outer Space
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Louisville or Lexington might be something to look at.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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Try one of those Braddock, Penn. type towns.
You could certainly live cheaply there, but there's not much else to say for the area.
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