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Old 03-08-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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Ok, maybe I should have asked, if your tired of the midwest, is there any other part of the US that a measly 50-60K a year can give you a decent standard of living?

ehhhhh...

I think that guy was talking about beachfront property or "exclusive" communities. Modest homes in the coastal region of Georgia and NE Florida aren't terribly expensive. Check out around the Brunswick, Ga area for a good idea of what I'm talking about. That's right next to St. Simons and Jeckyl Islands.
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:31 PM
 
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The Floridian Panhandle. For the beaches, and not for the cultural amenities, that's for sure.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Ok, maybe I should have asked, if your tired of the midwest, is there any other part of the US that a measly 50-60K a year can give you a decent standard of living?
If you're only supporting yourself and renting, you can easily live anywhere. Even here in absurdly expensive NYC, you could very easily live perfectly fine on 50-60k if you lived outside of Manhattan. Personally though, I would still opt for someplace cheaper so you could save more money.

Excluding the Midwest and based on your salary, these are my considerations:

Big Cities: Philly, Seattle, Denver
Mid-Sized Cities: Portland, Austin, New Orleans, Pittsburgh
Small Cities: Tucson, Burlington, Asheville, Savannah
Small Towns: The Oregon Coast and Rockies.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Ok, say you had a 100% telecommute job with a salary in the 50K-60K range and you were tired of the Mid-West. Where in the US would you live? A beach in Florida? A town high in the Rockies? The Pacific Northwest?
I'd live in a penthouse in Manhattan.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Either Eastern Washington, or Interior Alaska.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:18 PM
 
Location: The City
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Ok, say you had a 100% telecommute job with a salary in the 50K-60K range and you were tired of the Mid-West. Where in the US would you live? A beach in Florida? A town high in the Rockies? The Pacific Northwest?

well that salary would not cut it, but assuming it would I would probably pretty much keep my current situation (I work from home or travel probably 4 days a week as it is)

House in Rittenhouse and Shore House - the best benefit for me would be more time in the summer at the beach house
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:23 PM
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Location: Ohio
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I have some friends who chose to telecommute from Chicago, because of the big-city entertainment options there and the ease of getting direct flights to their office when they needed to. It might not be affordable to live well in Chicago on the salary you listed.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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The foothills just west of Denver, Where I was before I had to move to get a job in my field . For me it was perfect weather and location next to but not right in Denver and next to the mountians and surrounded by hiking trails.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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Orange County, CA (certain areas)
San Diego
California Central Coast (Monterey to Santa Barbara Counties)
Coastal Pacific Northwest
Austin
Houston
Fort Worth
New Mexico
Chicago
Maybe Savannah or Charleston
Maybe the Applachian areas of southern West VA, Virginia, NC, or Georgia.
Maybe the Inland Empire just east of L.A.

Previously, I would've added the SF Bay Area, but I live here now and find many of its people to be extremely unpleasant.

I can make it well on $50K-60K, even in California.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Ok, say you had a 100% telecommute job with a salary in the 50K-60K range and you were tired of the Mid-West. Where in the US would you live? A beach in Florida? A town high in the Rockies? The Pacific Northwest?
I think I would move as close to the actual place of business as possible, preferably within sight of the building. I think the irony of that would leave me in a constant state of amusement.
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