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Old 04-17-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: SGV
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West of the Rockies? Cheap? Probably small towns in Nevada and Arizona are the only options. There is nothing cheap in Washington, Oregon, or California.

Technically, Arizona doesn't really count as west of the Rockies, but it is geographically in the western states and some of the smaller towns are pretty reasonable and there are some attractive areas.
I'm guessing he meant a view of the Rockies and dry air. So basically Denver and all points west.
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Old 04-19-2016, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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[quote=GraniteStater;43700079]NH does not have an income tax, does tax interest and dividend income, however.
TN does not have an income tax, does tax investments.[/QU



I think NH is the only state that has no income or sales tax. The revenue maker in that state is high property tax.
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Old 04-20-2016, 12:09 PM
 
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[quote=775;43700481]Washington state extends far beyond the strip of land west of the Cascades. You do not have a high cost of living in SE Washington state. Check out the homes in Colton, Wash., where you can go north or south or northwest and get work easily enough. They even have fiber in Colton and zip for crime.
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Old 07-17-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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I'm gonna revive this old, tired thread (guess the original op finally found what they were looking for, thank goodness), and ask:

What US cities have cheap rents (never mind taxes, that's of no interest to me) and are located in places where you won't freeze during the winters, AND aren't ultra conservative? The last one pretty much leaves out most of the Olde South, a region where I am from but have no interest in returning to unless the town was cheap and liberal, and good luck on that one.

So many places that I used to live, the cost of housing has gone sky high, so even if I wanted to return somewhere I couldn't afford it anymore. All I keep coming up w/ are places that most people wouldn't want to move to, which is why they're cheap I guess. Cheap to me is renting a big studio or 1 bdrm in a liveable part of town for $400-$500 a mo.
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:02 PM
 
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Cost of living is low in many cities that suck sorry to say, such as Birmingham, but has a state ICT, Memphis sucks in so many ways but has no ICT, but there are smaller towns in Florida like Ocala, Winter Haven, Dunedin, Port Charlotte that are good options.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Seven U.S. states currently don't have an income tax: Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wyoming.

Yep.Limiting.
Tennessee has a tax on dividend and interest income above a certain threshold, but no tax on earned income.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:34 PM
 
Location: IN
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Tennessee has a tax on dividend and interest income above a certain threshold, but no tax on earned income.
New Hampshire is the same as Tennessee in that regard, it has a tax on dividend and interest income, but not on earned income if you work for an employer.
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Old 07-17-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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I'm gonna revive this old, tired thread (guess the original op finally found what they were looking for, thank goodness), and ask:

What US cities have cheap rents (never mind taxes, that's of no interest to me) and are located in places where you won't freeze during the winters, AND aren't ultra conservative? The last one pretty much leaves out most of the Olde South, a region where I am from but have no interest in returning to unless the town was cheap and liberal, and good luck on that one.

So many places that I used to live, the cost of housing has gone sky high, so even if I wanted to return somewhere I couldn't afford it anymore. All I keep coming up w/ are places that most people wouldn't want to move to, which is why they're cheap I guess. Cheap to me is renting a big studio or 1 bdrm in a liveable part of town for $400-$500 a mo.
You can live in a bad neighborhood in Philly for that price
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:26 PM
 
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I'm gonna revive this old, tired thread (guess the original op finally found what they were looking for, thank goodness), and ask:

What US cities have cheap rents (never mind taxes, that's of no interest to me) and are located in places where you won't freeze during the winters, AND aren't ultra conservative? The last one pretty much leaves out most of the Olde South, a region where I am from but have no interest in returning to unless the town was cheap and liberal, and good luck on that one.

So many places that I used to live, the cost of housing has gone sky high, so even if I wanted to return somewhere I couldn't afford it anymore. All I keep coming up w/ are places that most people wouldn't want to move to, which is why they're cheap I guess. Cheap to me is renting a big studio or 1 bdrm in a liveable part of town for $400-$500 a mo.
You'll have to define what you mean by "cities".

Because smaller cities and towns have much lower rents than large cities.

And there are a great many smaller places that fit your criteria.

So, how urban are you? Could you live in a city or town with a population under 150,000??? If so, what kind employment do you need to find? That will narrow your options down.
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Old 07-17-2016, 11:45 PM
 
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I'm gonna revive this old, tired thread (guess the original op finally found what they were looking for, thank goodness), and ask:

What US cities have cheap rents (never mind taxes, that's of no interest to me) and are located in places where you won't freeze during the winters, AND aren't ultra conservative? The last one pretty much leaves out most of the Olde South, a region where I am from but have no interest in returning to unless the town was cheap and liberal, and good luck on that one.

So many places that I used to live, the cost of housing has gone sky high, so even if I wanted to return somewhere I couldn't afford it anymore. All I keep coming up w/ are places that most people wouldn't want to move to, which is why they're cheap I guess. Cheap to me is renting a big studio or 1 bdrm in a liveable part of town for $400-$500 a mo.
Tucson and Las Vegas.
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