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Old 06-09-2014, 05:54 AM
 
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I will be selling my house on Long Island, NY in the near future. Would like to move to an area which has affordable housing, good shopping, etc. Any suggestions? Would like to stay east (not Florida) but I am considering the southwest.
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Old 06-09-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Somebody tell me, what the hell does "good shopping" mean? How dreadful does your life become if you live in a place that lacks "good shopping"? What are some things that you might need to buy, but can't if the shopping is not good? Aside from that and "affordable housing", what does "etc." mean? Give me an example of a city that is sadly deficient in etc.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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What a vicious reply!! Good shopping means not having to drive 10 miles for a loaf of bread. Etc., means nearby restaurants, banking, gas. Things one does as part of the daily living. Excuse my inexperience, but this is the first time posting for me and I thought I might get some positive insight not insults
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:57 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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What do you consider "affordable"? And are you looking for urban or suburban? Do you have to consider the job market and schools, or are you retired or empty-nesters? Looking for tranquility or excitement? An emphasis on outdoor activity or more indoor stuff like the arts? Are there political preferences? Nobody can really answer your question w/o a bit more detail about you and what you want.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:15 AM
 
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To be honest, you may have to move inland in the Northeast or South.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I will be selling my house on Long Island, NY in the near future. Would like to move to an area which has affordable housing, good shopping, etc. Any suggestions? Would like to stay east (not Florida) but I am considering the southwest.
The Philadelphia suburbs in Pennsylvania are nice and affordable.

Plus, there is the King of Prussia mall.
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:45 AM
 
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Oklahoma has affordable housing
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:32 PM
 
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Compared to Long Island, anywhere south of northern Virginia I guess.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What a vicious reply!! Good shopping means not having to drive 10 miles for a loaf of bread. Etc., means nearby restaurants, banking, gas. Things one does as part of the daily living. Excuse my inexperience, but this is the first time posting for me and I thought I might get some positive insight not insults

Vicious? You haven't seen vicious, let me welcome you to internet forums.

My apologies, I had not noticed that you were a first time poster. But it is very common on this site for even long-active posters to ask where they can find "good shopping", which is as vague and subjective as "good books" or "good bars", but not quite as vague as "etc." If I replied and said "the area I live has good shopping, etc", would that by itself have been helpful to you?

If you want people to cooperate with your post, you have to make an effort to help out a little bit. Define the things you are asking about. There is a thread started almost every day in which someone asks respondents to be mind-readers, and my remarks were directed at all of them, not just you.

I hope you find what you're looking for, but spell out a bit more detail about what it is, please.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I have some friends who live in Long Island. I remember when they saw the housing prices down here in Arizona... they almost had a heart attack! My friend and I had the same square footage and amount of bedrooms and bathrooms, pretty comparable houses. Mine was 110k, and hers was more than 400k! With that being said, from what you are used to, the entire Southwest will be affordable. Except maybe Sedona.

My friend did return to Long Island after being unable to adjust to the Southwest. Many New Englanders do, I see it all the time. Usually Midwesterners are the ones who manage to stick it out over here by my anecdotal evidence.

It was 110 today in Phoenix. Could you handle that? I guess there is a reason why Phoenix is cheaper...

I do think you can find what you are looking for over in your corner of the country. You need more specifics though.
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