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Old 02-20-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: yeah
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Isn't Sacramento a ways from water?
Ocean water? Lake water? River water? Tap water?
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:58 AM
 
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I said equal to or lower than Wilmington temps. I meant lower in terms of further South. That was confusing.

Termperature-wise, Houston does look pretty good, close airports, BIG water.
Can anyone get more specific about the area between Houston and the Gulf?

Thanks.
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Old 02-20-2008, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Ocean water? Lake water? River water? Tap water?
Obviously I'm referring to the ocean. The OP stated that he wanted to be near a big body of water. The lakes around Sacramento hardly qualify.
Smartie...
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Isn't Sacramento a ways from water?
Well,
the OP said rivers and what not-not just oceans.

Sacramento sits at the confluence of 2 large rivers, The American River and Sacramento River. Also there are lots of creeks and what not. Not to mention Folsom Lake which is huge-and the massive California Delta is in Sacramento's southern extremities. Not to mention San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean and Lake Tahoe are not far at all.

Me thinks there's water near Sac?
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Old 02-20-2008, 06:39 PM
 
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Thanks for the Sacremento input. I don't think California is the place for me.

I've been to Houston-- concrete city-- and that place was HOT and HUMID, not in a good way. But I'm talking about downtown. I assume the surrounding area is not that bad?

SOMEBODY lives around there... . Tell me, what do you like/not like?
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:41 PM
 
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And Sacramento definitely doesn't have low cost of living.
Due to the forclosure thing, Sacramento is actually really affordable right now. I was looking at housing averages for 2007, and the average for a 3-bedroom home was only around $340k. Not too much more than anywhere else in the country.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Due to the forclosure thing, Sacramento is actually really affordable right now. I was looking at housing averages for 2007, and the average for a 3-bedroom home was only around $340k. Not too much more than anywhere else in the country.
$340,000 for a 3 bedromm home isn't expensive?! Yikes! I've seen brand new ones in Denver and Minneapolis for around $200,000.
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Old 02-20-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Compared to the CA usual of $500k or $600k, no, I don't think $340k is too bad.

The thing to keep in mind too is that salaries are costs-of-living inflated. People in CA make more to compensate for high housing costs.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:11 PM
 
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Hi MAybe Wilkes-Barre or Scranton Pennsylvania. We do have cold but mild winters. Although Wilkes-BArre has two university and Scranton has 2 also including Wilkes, Marywood, Scranton U and Kings College and Miseracordia. The crime rate is low we are right on a beautiful river the Susquahanna and many beautiful lakes around. Scranton has a zoo and this town is only 1 and 1/2 hours from Ny city and our area contains the Ny yankees farm team. Crime is low and homes are beautiful and pretty inexpensive so
I would definelty recommend Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, Pennsylvania the state of independence.
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Old 02-21-2008, 07:19 PM
 
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I think Tampa is an excellent option.
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