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Old 06-17-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If you're able to brave the heat and humidity, you can find everything you're looking for in the Houston and New Orleans areas.
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Yep, they should move to Dover....they are within an hour of 3 major cities and the ocean is veeerrrryyy close. The weather of course would be similar to NJ but it should be alright.
True, but maybe even a degree or 2 warmer in the Winter and less snow than most of New Jersey.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:59 AM
 
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Were you thinking Wilmington DE or NC? DE would have more older neighborhoods. Also consider Richmond VA.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:02 PM
 
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Anyone who breaks free from NJ deserves a medal in my book.
Or people who stay put in AZ and don't move on after a few years...
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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The OP is looking for somewhere without extremely hot summers or harsh winters. Although, some of the places listed are a good choice, it gets really hot in the summer or quite a bit of snow. I think that eliminates a lot. VA or NC is going to be the best options. Big city would mean Richmond, VA or Raleigh, NC so it's not too far to the coast. It's still going to be 2 hours to the coast. IT pretty much is a direct route though. The other option is to live in the suburbs outside of the coast but no big city. (VA Beach, Wilmington, NC, Charleston , SC) DE may put you closer to the water.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Rockaway Queens, walking distance to boardwalk, you can get a deal on a bank REO, sandy damaged bungalow or inexpensive coop/condo for under 200k. And NY property taxes are dirt cheap. Some of the condos that have abatements go for as little as $800 bucks a year and small bungalows like $1,500 a year.

If you are near subway to city dont even need a car. If you get a cheap coop heat, how water and property tax and insurance included in maint
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:50 PM
 
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That may work. A few hours to Charlotte, but an easy drive or an easier flight.
Wilmington is 3.5 hrs from Charlotte, but less than 2 hrs from Raleigh. Super easy drive, too.
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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The OP is looking for somewhere without extremely hot summers or harsh winters. Although, some of the places listed are a good choice, it gets really hot in the summer or quite a bit of snow. I think that eliminates a lot. VA or NC is going to be the best options. Big city would mean Richmond, VA or Raleigh, NC so it's not too far to the coast. It's still going to be 2 hours to the coast. IT pretty much is a direct route though. The other option is to live in the suburbs outside of the coast but no big city. (VA Beach, Wilmington, NC, Charleston , SC) DE may put you closer to the water.
Thank you, yes we were thinking those exact areas. Looks like a road trip vacation is in order.
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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Wilmington is 3.5 hrs from Charlotte, but less than 2 hrs from Raleigh. Super easy drive, too.
I would prefer to be less than an hour away from the beach, since I can drive 4.5 hrs to San Diego or 2hrs south to Mexico.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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I would prefer to be less than an hour away from the beach, since I can drive 4.5 hrs to San Diego or 2hrs south to Mexico.
Right. Wilmington is on the coast, and you said you'd prefer to be near a major city. If Wilmington isn't big enough for you, you're an easy drive from Raleigh, which is considerably larger.
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