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Old 07-03-2015, 02:24 PM
Location: Auburn, New York
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It's fresh water, but Lake County, Illinois or Kenosha County, Wisconsin would be a good fit. Don't underestimate the size, beauty, and beaches of Lake Michigan.

While Illinois gets more snow than Jersey overall, it rarely gets big snow storms. Rarely anything like the Nor'easters that plague the Atlantic coast.
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:50 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Originally Posted by Pyroninja42 View Post
The Eastern Shore has barely anyone in it.
Which is why it's awesome! East coast living without east coast traffic!
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Old 07-03-2015, 04:58 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Yup, I've had my share of humidity in NJ. Even here, when it rains and during monsoon season (which just happens to be during our hottest months July-Sept). 105 degree and humid is no picnic. It isn't always a dry heat like everyone thinks.

The problem with Florida is, I don't think I would care for summer all year round. Do kids even pick I pumpkins around Halloween there?

I am willing to give up my flip flop year round weather and take on a colder winter (inches of snow, not feet) to be closer to the ocean.
I grew up in Florida, and fall there sucks. While the rest of the country is enjoying cooler weather in the 60s and 50s, we're still in the mid-80s. Last October 2 of my pumpkins rotted before Halloween October is my favourite month too! This year I'll have a real fall in north Texas with temperatures ranging from the 70s to the 40s in October. I think autumn is the best part of living in the northeast, it's more beautiful there than anywhere else.

Also regarding flip flops, I hate them. I hate toes in general, think they're nasty lol but flip flops are uncomfortable and the only reason I wear them is to avoid the hot sand on the beach or if I absolutely must, like at a public pool before I get in the water.

I think you should try out eastern VA, MD or DE. You get milder winters than NJ but still some snow and definitely four seasons. I feel you can get 4 seasons in many places besides the very deep south, the desert and coastal California. Northern Georgia, North Carolina, Northern Texas, Arkansas etc. have 4 seasons with mild winters with still the occasional snow day or two, but don't really feel anything like NJ, except maybe NC but only because it's on the coast, not because of way of life.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:18 AM
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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It won't be quite the "NJ feel" without that high cost of living, hehehe.
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Old 07-04-2015, 05:32 PM
Location: IN
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Originally Posted by NCOriolesfan View Post
I'm going with those who say take a look at Delaware. Wilmington, NC isn't really close to any big city. I live in Raleigh and although there are a lot of people living here it isn't a big city, if you know what I mean. With Dover you have the ocean, DC, Baltimore (my favorite city), and Philly within 2 hours. Even New York is only like 3 hours away.
Oh, forget New Hampshire. The property taxes would send you into shock.
That is a broad brush statement regarding property taxes in NH. It varies SUBSTANTIALLY on a town by town basis. The Lakes Region has reasonable property taxes but is a bit further of a drive to jobs (30-45 minutes).
What do you consider steep property taxes anyway? I don't think $2-3K a year is unreasonable in a desirable town that has amenities that is kept up well.
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