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Old 06-27-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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Curious, why not? I can list a few cool places there
Honestly, a few reasons.

1. The few places I've lived there have had an influx of immigrants (many of which I know are illegal because of the line of work I'm in) and I witnessed the rise in crime.

2. Pollution. Even in "beautiful San Diego" the sky wasn't as blue as it should be.

3. California's allures just are not worth the cost of living in my opinion.
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Old 06-27-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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Prescott, AZ.
Thanks. That's actually high on my list. Plus there's a Trader Joe's there. A small city with a Trader Joe's is a big sell for me
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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Medford-Ashland, OR could be a fit.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Flagstaff AZ
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Tri-Cities, WA. Dry, inexpensive, some cold days during the winter, some hot days during the summer.
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Old 06-27-2015, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Honestly, a few reasons.

1. The few places I've lived there have had an influx of immigrants (many of which I know are illegal because of the line of work I'm in) and I witnessed the rise in crime.

2. Pollution. Even in "beautiful San Diego" the sky wasn't as blue as it should be.

3. California's allures just are not worth the cost of living in my opinion.
You just didn't go far enough north.

But, you could add southern or coastal Oregon to your list.

I have an idea, why not use the Trader Joe's location list to figure out where you want to live? LOL! Hey, why not?

http://www.traderjoes.com/pdf/Trader-Joes-Stores.pdf
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Old 06-28-2015, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Do check out Santa Fe. With your housing budget, and your portable job, you'd have a lot of options here. Housing cost and lack of jobs are the primary barriers to entry here. You're not going to have that problem.
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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Thanks. really great ideas here.

I'd like to go a bit under-the-radar... I like Prescott, but I'm afraid with its hype, it's going to start booming like some of the other small cities in which I lived.

One small mountainous town I lived in became so popular that they suddenly had a water shortage!
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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I want a golden goose, daddy!
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Old 06-28-2015, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Thanks. really great ideas here.

I'd like to go a bit under-the-radar... I like Prescott, but I'm afraid with its hype, it's going to start booming like some of the other small cities in which I lived.

One small mountainous town I lived in became so popular that they suddenly had a water shortage!
I had to chuckle at this. I had an old hippy friend who had bought land and built a house on it in WA, but just a couple hours from Portland OR. In time, the area became a popular area for rich people to move to, because it was so beautiful, and close enough to the big city.

He said, "What am I going to do? When this great little town gets unbearable?" I said, "You'll sell at a great profit, and then move to Alaska."

So, what's so bad about buying in an area that's growing? Isn't that a good investment?

Or are you just determined to be unhappy in any situation? If so, there's no help for that.
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