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View Poll Results: what state should i move to?
Manchester, NH. 8 26.67%
Worcester, MA. 8 26.67%
Portland, ME. 14 46.67%
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:32 PM
 
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I am getting my son back so good schools for him are imperative.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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A smaller city with job opportunities and less expensive. NYC was great for a season but not to go to college and start a family or even date. I'm hoping to have made a decision by February 2016...so very soon.
It will depend on the type of work you can do and the market in the area you are interested in. Within the Northeast, in terms of COL, you will have to look inland for a low(er) to average overall COL though.

Is there anything else you are looking for or would have to consider?
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:31 AM
 
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Cheap rent, good schools, transportation and restaurants.
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Cheap rent, good schools, transportation and restaurants.
What do you consider to be "cheap" rent?
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Old 12-21-2015, 01:21 PM
 
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500 to 700 a month.
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Old 12-21-2015, 02:06 PM
 
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500 to 700 a month.
Whoa.....I'd say that if you want to be in the Northeast with that budget, you are likely to be looking at areas in the Interior Northeast. Pittsburgh and Buffalo may be areas to consider, as both have multiple options for public transportation and may have some decent rentals within that budget and maybe in at least solid school districts. Some of the other areas in PA, Upstate NY and maybe western MA or NE/NW CT may work as well.

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Old 12-21-2015, 02:25 PM
 
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Well I'm in new York city now so...I feel anything is possible. But I know that cheap apartments are everywhere. I know there are cheaper places in new England compared to NYC...I'm in Tribeca now.
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Old 12-21-2015, 02:30 PM
 
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I suggest you find a place to live temporarily for a year, and then use that year to look at the different cities you're interested in before making a permanent move. I haven't lived in any of these places in a long time (7-25 years, depending on the city), but people's advice is all over the map. I have lived in Portland, ME, also New Haven and New Bedford, and I am very familiar with Springfield, less familiar with Worcester. These are very different places! You can't evaluate them long distance. I do think you can find a place for $500-700 in New Bedford still (might be wrong!) and maybe Springfield. Elsewhere if you look. A lot of what you will find in these different cities is only being treated superficially here. Best.
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Old 12-21-2015, 02:31 PM
 
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Well I'm in new York city now so...I feel anything is possible. But I know that cheap apartments are everywhere. I know there are cheaper places in new England compared to NYC...I'm in Tribeca now.
Are you looking specifically just in New England?
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Old 12-21-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Cheap rent, good schools, transportation and restaurants.
If you can only afford $500 for rent, I wouldn't have restaurants on my list of priorities.
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