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View Poll Results: Which state would you prefer to live in?
Texas 38 20.88%
North Carolina 51 28.02%
Virginia 48 26.37%
Massachusetts 45 24.73%
Voters: 182. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Yeah, western Mass has some nice spots. Northampton is great, and I go there at least once a year. It's just a fun little city with tons of excellent cultural restaurants, etc., without feeling overcrowded or overwhelming. Springfield is a disaster, but I believe it has potential. They are building an $800 million casino in the downtown area as we speak. Another cute little city is actually Pittsfield. And Great Barrington. But for practicality, they are probably too small to want to live in, and there are almost no good paying jobs.

Worcester is alright. Definitely better than Springfield though.
I love Great Barrington. Very cute town--very beautiful.

I've been to Pittsfield. I didn't dislike it, but I didn't see anything to like it either. I'd consider living there because it's an easy drive away from all the cute towns in Western Mass, and it's only like a half hour from Albany, NY too.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Also, Westfield, MA is seeing some renaissance. The entire downtown area has been mostly revitalized.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Also, Westfield, MA is seeing some renaissance. The entire downtown area has been mostly revitalized.
I'll be in Western Mass the week after next for a friend's birthday in Northampton. I'll check out downtown Westfield. I've never been there before. I've always just assumed it was a suburb of Springfield--like Holyoke...Bad for me to assume.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Out of those four I'd probably pick Virginia. I've already lived in Texas, and it's not all it's cracked up to be. Property taxes are outrageous and the summertime weather in Dallas-Fort Worth sucks rocks.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I'll be in Western Mass the week after next for a friend's birthday in Northampton. I'll check out downtown Westfield. I've never been there before. I've always just assumed it was a suburb of Springfield--like Holyoke...Bad for me to assume.
Yeah, Westfield is in a different category. It's still a middle class city, but the crime is fairly low. Holyoke, Chicopee and Springfield are a mess.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:42 PM
 
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Live in CT way too expensive that's why I an looking to leave. Paying taxes and taxes never ends. Usually paying about $500 a month in taxes in CT. Trying to find full time work, but the market is tough. Starting to go back to college, but college is expensive more expensive I feel than Mass in CT. Rent is high can not find anything $800 or lower in CT where I live unless in a very rural area.

Reason's kind of want to leave CT and explore other state's.
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Live in CT way too expensive that's why I an looking to leave. Paying taxes and taxes never ends. Usually paying about $500 a month in taxes in CT. Trying to find full time work, but the market is tough. Starting to go back to college, but college is expensive more expensive I feel than Mass in CT. Rent is high can not find anything $800 or lower in CT where I live unless in a very rural area.

Reason's kind of want to leave CT and explore other state's.
Yeah I understand your comment about the property taxes in CT. They are extremely high indeed. But shouldn't you have known that or budgeted for that BEFORE you purchased a property?
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Old 11-02-2015, 06:51 PM
 
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Lived in CT all my life haven't left yet. Rented for a few year's, but lost my job so renting a room now for $300 a month. Trying to head back to college and get into a career like nursing so I can move around the U.S.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Depends which part.

If Northern Virginia near DC, then Virginia. If not, then North Carolina.
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Old 11-02-2015, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I picked Texas, and I'm still there.
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