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Old 05-09-2015, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Austin comes automatically to mind. Someone mentioned Greenville and I have to say I lived there and would recommend as well though maybe smaller than your target.

 
Old 05-09-2015, 06:57 AM
 
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Try moving to South Florida or Central Florida it may be a good fit for you maybe even Las Vegas, NV area.
My brother lives in South Florida. I am not a fan of the areas general seediness.
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Sounds like Phoenix, Arizona. I can tell you my parent's 4/2 house in the suburbs was no more than 150k. Huge presence of young people thanks to ASU. And believe me, Arizonans are not very fond of immigrants in general. Phoenix has a pretty decent economy I would say. Also, if you prefer living amongst the religious, if you look more at outer-ring suburbs like Queen Creek, Gilbert, Surprise... there are more Mormons than how many there are closer to town but, there are religious people all over Arizona. Crime here is also in certain neighborhoods so as long as you don't live in those neighborhoods, you are good.

As someone who lived in Phoenix for 20 years and has visited Southern California often, I would say Phoenix resembles San Diego more than LA. Though there are many differences even then. Also, you won't experience a "culture shock" if you move to Phoenix.
I don't know where you're smart comments in regards to "immigrants" became warranted. I love immigrants and I am not white. I said that I do not like illegals, calling them immigrants is like calling a squatter a homeowner and is a big spit in the face of people with integrity.

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This is just a wonderful description of Arizona. What great religious values you've got out there. The only time you'll ever see me in a church or a synagogue is for a wedding or a funeral. Otherwise I steer clear for all the obvious reasons....
Your rude comments about religion are unwarranted, this is not a thread to showcase your agenda. It is childish for you to hijack my thread into some anti-Christian diatribe. I don't see folks doin this on the 10k threads looking for "a progressive and liberal area" or "somewhere with lots of black culture". Please do not try to desperately inject your agenda into everything it makes you look like a angry child who is red faced that someone would have the audacity to disagree with you.
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Austin comes automatically to mind. Someone mentioned Greenville and I have to say I lived there and would recommend as well though maybe smaller than your target.
Yes, Greenville is nice but quite small. Do you think that suburban Charlotte would work?
 
Old 05-09-2015, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Your rude comments about religion are unwarranted, this is not a thread to showcase your agenda. It is childish for you to hijack my thread into some anti-Christian diatribe. I don't see folks doin this on the 10k threads looking for "a progressive and liberal area" or "somewhere with lots of black culture". Please do not try to desperately inject your agenda into everything it makes you look like a angry child who is red faced that someone would have the audacity to disagree with you.
I am not anti-Christian. I simply don't like intolerance of any kind whether it is a pretend Christian or a Satanic cult member. Your dislike of immigrants and liberals is clear. That is not quite the same as someone qualifying they want to be in a diverse area. Have fun with your hate. I was best man at my best friend's wedding (he is a libertarian, a real one). Have total respect for him. I won't be back to this thread. I agree Northwest Arkansas looks good for you. Good luck to you.
 
Old 05-09-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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I am not anti-Christian. I simply don't like intolerance of any kind whether it is a pretend Christian or a Satanic cult member. Your dislike of immigrants and liberals is clear. That is not quite the same as someone qualifying they want to be in a diverse area. Have fun with your hate. I was best man at my best friend's wedding (he is a libertarian, a real one). Have total respect for him. I won't be back to this thread. I agree Northwest Arkansas looks good for you. Good luck to you.
I don't dislike immigrants, I dislike illegals. I also don't dislike liberals, I disagree with them.
 
Old 05-09-2015, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Yes, Greenville is nice but quite small. Do you think that suburban Charlotte would work?[/quote]

Yes, I like Charlotte also and their economy is stronger than Greenville. But Greenville, SC has an outstanding downtown and Main Street area that make it a very pleasant place.

I don't recall what your vocation is but it's likely going to be difficult to get a salary in Greenville or Charlotte equal to an OC County salary. However, my company was headquartered in OC and also had a large office in Greenville. So when they transferred people to Greenville from the Irvine office, they never wanted to leave as their salary was set to SoCal and they were able to live quite well in the very inexpensive city of Greenville.
 
Old 05-09-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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Yes, Greenville is nice but quite small. Do you think that suburban Charlotte would work?
Yes, I like Charlotte also and their economy is stronger than Greenville. But Greenville, SC has an outstanding downtown and Main Street area that make it a very pleasant place.

I don't recall what your vocation is but it's likely going to be difficult to get a salary in Greenville or Charlotte equal to an OC County salary. However, my company was headquartered in OC and also had a large office in Greenville. So when they transferred people to Greenville from the Irvine office, they never wanted to leave as their salary was set to SoCal and they were able to live quite well in the very inexpensive city of Greenville.[/quote]

I'm currently not working but before I lost my mom I was a manager at a bank. I am not too concerned as long as I can make a living wage. I will be purchasing my home cash (or with a small loan for the tax write off) with my 3rd of the profit from the sale of my parents home. So I don't need to go for the biggest salary, just one that will pay my utilities, property taxes, car payment etc. the biggest expense is housing and for me that will be covered!

I am reading good things about Greenville. Can you recommend a nice area that I can "walk throug" on Google street view and look at real estate?
 
Old 05-09-2015, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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And can you tell me why?

I have also read great things about NW Arkansas
Oklahoma is full of tornadoes and Arkansas doesn't fare so well either although NW AR is quite lovely. I moved from Burbank, CA many years ago to Texas and I'll take the quakes any day to what comes out of the sky. I truly want to move from Texas and get out of the south and am looking into Boise, Idaho or southern Utah when I retire in three years. I would move back to Burbank in a heartbeat, but I can't afford the housing. I sold my home in 1978 for $68,000 and last year, it sold for $769,000. I may be stuck in Texas forever as housing here is quite inexpensive. Of course, at my age, forever isn't that far away. I wish you the best of luck.

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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I would stay west of the Rockies for climate and social reasons. Reno NV. Portland OR. Colorado Springs CO. Albuquerque NM. or Boise ID. end of my list.
 
Old 05-09-2015, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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OP, I'm sorry to hear that people have been saying hurtful things to you, but I don't see anything inappropriate on this thread. It seems like folks are giving you a lot of really solid, thoughtful advice.
 
Old 05-09-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
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Raleigh or Austin
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