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Old 05-09-2015, 09:29 PM
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Arizona has a very negative view towards illegals as a whole, which I'm sure you've heard about. Read up on Sheriff Joe Arpaio. However, Arpaio is not allowed to operate in every county in the state. For an example, he is not allowed to have operations in Maricopa County, which holds most of Phoenix MSA. However, he has extensive work against illegals, something you may or may not like. Since you are right-winged, there is a chance you will like him. Arizonans love or hate him... it's a mixed bag. Arizona does have e-verify as well.

I still think Phoenix is your best option as long as you are OK with our heat. It fits all of your qualifications. If you have any questions concerning Phoenix, feel free to ask me.

Old 05-10-2015, 03:52 AM
Location: Washington State
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Originally Posted by Escape from Los Angeles View Post
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.
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?[/quote]

I prefer downtown near Main Street and some areas near Augusta Road although those are not really suburban. The best schools are on the east side in areas that are more suburban are along Roper Mountain Rd., off of Pelham Rd, Hudson Rd.
Old 05-10-2015, 05:31 PM
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if I were you, I'd head to Virginia...cities around DC area, and forget about illegals, politics, religion and just do your own thing whatever is comfortable for you and your beliefs, hold off buying a home right away, etc. and just enjoy your life for awhile. You've lost both your parents and I'd recommend just rtaking some time off and work on your career. Lots of people your age there with lots of different views of things. Greenville will be too small for you at your age and it's full of retirees. You have lots of time to settle down somewhere.
Old 05-10-2015, 08:59 PM
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Greenville isn't a retiree town. The downtown is big enough for most people. Young people move here just for the downtown.
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