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Old 11-25-2012, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I am sick of the east coast in general. It seems kind of the same mentality throughout. Of course, even to go out west and investigate new areas mean spending money on travel and such. I think I need to make an itinerary of some areas and get there in the summer.
Well keep in mind Indianapolis is a direct drive on I-70 and only about 9 hours away from the east coast *depending where you are on the east coast and in New Jersey*
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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California would be the best choice...the least judgemental people in the country.
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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California would be the best choice...the least judgemental people in the country.
Everything I read points to people and business fleeing CA and in big numbers!!

I'd vote for upstate NY someplace like Rochester.

For those of you who moved out of California -
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The cost of housing in California is a big knock against it (this is true of most of the west coast). Places like Denver or Minneapolis have a similar laid back mentality but people with moderate incomes can afford to buy houses in decent neighborhoods.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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I am sick of the east coast in general. It seems kind of the same mentality throughout. Of course, even to go out west and investigate new areas mean spending money on travel and such. I think I need to make an itinerary of some areas and get there in the summer.
Yeah, but the investment pays for itself through LOWER cost of living.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:17 PM
 
Location: New York metropolitan area
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Why dislike religion?!

You should look into Pacific NW region...
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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i've lived in New York since I was born and I'm only 19.. but i've been a few places in the past 10 years.. I'm sick of there being nothing to do, I'm sick of the depressing weather we get for most of the winter, but honestly the only great part of new york is the Adirondacks and up north A-bay and so on... if my family did not live in NY i'd never come back to this state again, New york city on the other hand is a fun place, at least theres stuff to do.
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Why dislike religion?!

You should look into Pacific NW region...
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Yeah, but the investment pays for itself through LOWER cost of living.
But the COL in the West and the PNW is higher. The OP will not find much moderate housing or jobs in that part of the country.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:09 AM
 
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But the COL in the West and the PNW is higher. The OP will not find much moderate housing or jobs in that part of the country.
Exactly. Much of the Midwest/Plains States are enjoying low unemployment rates and a low cost of living. That's where I would look, especially if one is looking for a more friendly environment as well.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:50 AM
 
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I'll echo the sentiments of everybody who already said Minneapolis/St.Paul.

Highly educated, extremely literate, super clean, super green (in the summer anyway), tech savvy, super progressive. Along with Chicago, it's pretty much THE place to be in the Upper Midwest. Big downtown(s), decent and improving public transportation, an amazing airport, great shopping (MoA), plentiful museums, one of the best theater scenes in the entire country, and people so nice they'll apologize for you bumping into them.

Take it from a fellow Jerseyite, at least go for a visit in the Spring/Summer. You won't be disappointed. Except for the few days of the year the temperature dips low.
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