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Old 12-27-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Haters gonna hate. Meanwhile, people keep moving here, building their lives, growing their families, putting down roots, and enjoying the sun and warmth (not to mention the music, the food, the history, and the friendly natives!).
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:00 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Haters gonna hate. Meanwhile, people keep moving here, building their lives, growing their families, putting down roots, and enjoying the sun and warmth (not to mention the music, the food, the history, and the friendly natives!).


As usual, you are right on.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Haters gonna hate. Meanwhile, people keep moving here, building their lives, growing their families, putting down roots, and enjoying the sun and warmth (not to mention the music, the food, the history, and the friendly natives!).
I would rep you if I could.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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FWIW, the number 1 and often only important reason everyone (not exaggerating) I know from New Jersey and New York moved South (sometimes to retire, sometimes to not) was because it's cheaper. You can get a big house for less than you can here and taxes are lower. Number 1 reason. Even above weather.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:44 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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FWIW, the number 1 and often only important reason everyone (not exaggerating) I know from New Jersey and New York moved South (sometimes to retire, sometimes to not) was because it's cheaper. You can get a big house for less than you can here and taxes are lower. Number 1 reason. Even above weather.

Of course why would anyone want to live in this horrible place if it was not for cheap housing. I mean everything else here is so miserably horrible only fools would want to move here. My, my, my. And the damn fools are coming by the thousands monthly. Are they in for a surprise.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:50 PM
 
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Of course why would anyone want to live in this horrible place if it was not for cheap housing. I mean everything else here is so miserably horrible only fools would want to move here. My, my, my. And the damn fools are coming by the thousands monthly. Are they in for a surprise.
I'm not saying it's horrible, I'm just sharing the experiences of everyone I know who has chosen to move South - usually NC, but sometimes SC, Florida, VA outside DC area, and Texas. Number one reason was always cost. The South is notorious around here for being so cheap. Everyone knows you can get a large, usually new home, in a development often, for super cheap compared to what we're used to - list price and taxes. Many people know at least one family/person who have decided to make the move for that reason. Sometimes people don't even care about weather.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Of course why would anyone want to live in this horrible place if it was not for cheap housing. I mean everything else here is so miserably horrible only fools would want to move here. My, my, my. And the damn fools are coming by the thousands monthly. Are they in for a surprise.
How shocking that word hasn't gotten out since the early 50's!

I thought this internet thing was supposed to speed up communication?
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm not saying it's horrible, I'm just sharing the experiences of everyone I know who has chosen to move South - usually NC, but sometimes SC, Florida, VA outside DC area, and Texas. Number one reason was always cost. The South is notorious around here for being so cheap. Everyone knows you can get a large, usually new home, in a development often, for super cheap compared to what we're used to - list price and taxes. Many people know at least one family/person who have decided to make the move for that reason. Sometimes people don't even care about weather.
Everyone's experience is different.

All of the people I know from the NE were either transferred here by their jobs, or moved here for new ones. And none of them want to go back.
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Old 12-27-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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I'm not saying it's horrible, I'm just sharing the experiences of everyone I know who has chosen to move South - usually NC, but sometimes SC, Florida, VA outside DC area, and Texas. Number one reason was always cost. The South is notorious around here for being so cheap. Everyone knows you can get a large, usually new home, in a development often, for super cheap compared to what we're used to - list price and taxes. Many people know at least one family/person who have decided to make the move for that reason. Sometimes people don't even care about weather.


I don't know about anyone else, but as far as I am concerned( and most people I know) would not move to a place that I don't think I would like even if they gave me a free new house. I don't understand that frame of mind. If I loved New Jersey I would not leave for a cheaper house. It has to be more than that.
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Old 12-27-2014, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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FWIW, the number 1 and often only important reason everyone (not exaggerating) I know from New Jersey and New York moved South (sometimes to retire, sometimes to not) was because it's cheaper. You can get a big house for less than you can here and taxes are lower. Number 1 reason. Even above weather.
And a quality of life that is just as good, or better, than the place they left behind. You forgot that part of the equation.
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