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Old 06-01-2015, 09:21 AM
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Hi Friends,

I am looking to make a drastic move and get out of S.Fla. Its just too hot all year round and no seasons. I'm in Sales so i can basically go anywhere (within reason---lol).

ANYWAY...looking for some tips on moving and what to look for and AVOID. In other words the Pros and Cons of Moving to another state, etc.
  • -State Income Taxes
  • -Weather conditions
  • -Demographics
  • -Crime
  • -Jobs
  • -Single Life (since i'm single)
  • -Activities

What are some of the Best places to Live that have
  • -4 seasons
  • -Jobs
  • -Ops for Growth
  • -Relatively low Living Costs / per Income Ops

What's the most important thing to look for when Considering a Move to another State ?
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Old 06-01-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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I live in Florida too and get your desire to move out of the state based on our endless summers alone. Check out some of the fairly affordable yet prospering cities in the upper Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region where there is a more moderate four season climate. Specifically places like Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta or Nashville would be my recommendations.
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Old 06-01-2015, 01:13 PM
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Ok Kyle...thank you!

Not sure about staying in the east though...trying to avoid the humidity if I can.

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I live in Florida too and get your desire to move out of the state based on our endless summers alone. Check out some of the fairly affordable yet prospering cities in the upper Southeast and Mid-Atlantic region where there is a more moderate four season climate. Specifically places like Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte, Atlanta or Nashville would be my recommendations.
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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relatively low COL and not in the East makes me think of TX, prarie country and the midwest.
For all the things you want, I guess stick to the big cities in those areas:
Chicago, Minneapolis (if you can handle the cold)
Cleveland and Cincy (if they have jobs in your industry)
Louisville, OK City, Omaha (if you don't mind a little smaller)
Dallas
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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relatively low COL and not in the East makes me think of TX, prarie country and the midwest.
For all the things you want, I guess stick to the big cities in those areas:
Chicago, Minneapolis (if you can handle the cold)
Cleveland and Cincy (if they have jobs in your industry)
Louisville, OK City, Omaha (if you don't mind a little smaller)
Dallas
Stay away from Chicago if you're looking for a low cost-of-living area. We're moving because it's too expensive here. 3.5-5% income tax, some of the highest property taxes in the country, etc. We can get a comparable house for half the cost elsewhere. It's a great place to visit, not to live.

Check out the heat map on property taxes:
Property taxes: How does your county compare? - CNNMoney.com

Sales tax is at 9.25% too.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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I would recommend Austin and Nashville but they have a lot of same weather.. very hot and humid weather like Florida but unlike Florida both cities do get a bit of a winter and have 4 seasons just a longer summer and shorter winter. They both have everything you are looking for and no state tax and extremely friendly people. Women in Nashville are gorgeous and will talk to you, unlike South Beach.. people are less superficial in TN in general than South Florida, bit more of a church crowd but its getting more progressive and liberal with all the transplants moving in. My advice pick 3 cities you like visit them and compare them to see how you like them.
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Old 06-02-2015, 05:11 AM
 
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Ok Kyle...thank you!

Not sure about staying in the east though...trying to avoid the humidity if I can.
Bear in mind the "humidity" you're looking to avoid in all of those moderate four-season places lasts all of about 2 to 3 months, and in terms of what we're accustomed to in Florida....about 4 to 6 weeks. Be sure when considering that against other areas where winter typically lasts 4-5 months, and/or sunshine isn't as prevalent much of the year.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:31 PM
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Bear in mind the "humidity" you're looking to avoid in all of those moderate four-season places lasts all of about 2 to 3 months, and in terms of what we're accustomed to in Florida....about 4 to 6 weeks. Be sure when considering that against other areas where winter typically lasts 4-5 months, and/or sunshine isn't as prevalent much of the year.
Hey Kyle....

Not sure what you mean about 4-6 wks in Florida. Florida has high humidity all year round. Occasional dry days between Dec-Feb...BUT THEY are far and few between.

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