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Old 10-22-2016, 12:33 PM
 
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Hello everyone,


I'm a single guy creeping up on 50 and living in VA. A few years back I had a heck of a time with unemployment with some health issues. Here in VA, and during tough times, there is no such thing as medical assistance. This got me thinking of some "what ifs". Well, I managed to get well on my own and have gainful employment. I work in the property maintenance field and I'm not a high income earner but I think I can find reasonable employment most anywhere. Thus far in my research, Mississippi and Kentucky appear to be the cheapest states to live in. I do have some pre requisites and of course some wants.

For pre-reqs: Low property tax, affordable housing, available insurance in an unfortunate event, low crime and hopefully with some development.

For wants: country, country, country but without being scorned by the locals, fire arms friendly( not a lunatic, just like to shoot now and then) The four seasons would be nice as well.

I know, seriously? thats what most people want. I'm looking to move in a couple years, maybe sooner. I hoping to come across some individuals who might have experienced such places in their travels.

Tall order huh..Thanks for reading...
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Tennessee...Nashville. Nashville is getting expensive because of the explosive growth but you can still find affordable housing around. Also, country, firearm friendly, and 4 seasons. Lots of development happening and low property taxes too. Crime is about average.
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Old 10-22-2016, 02:12 PM
 
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Ohio or parts of Kentucky immediately come to mind.
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Old 10-22-2016, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Minnesota has excellent health care, rural areas have a low cost of living, low property tax. The health care system is also usually rated as one of the best in the country.

I would say in general smaller Minnesota cities would be good if you can stand the cold.

Duluth, Mankato, Winona and St. Cloud would likely have alot of property maintenance jobs as there are alot of apartment complexes.

The Twin Cities are not cheap, but most of the smaller cities in Minnesota are very affordable as long as it isn't lakefront property. Property taxes are very reasonable in the state.

South Dakota has very low taxes, some of the lowest costs of health care in the country and lowest-cost health exchanges, the cities are well-run and well-planned with sort of a no excessive frills mentality about them.

South Dakota also has a severe labor shortage at the current time supposedly with the lowest unemployment rate in America. The state also is fairly conservative politically.

In general, I think the combination of good healthcare if needed, low property tax, low healthcare and health insurance costs with good quality and low unemployment rates with a labor shortage would be something that the northern plains states like Minnesota, South Dakota and Iowa would be best.
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Old 10-23-2016, 01:48 PM
 
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A personal thanks! Appreciate your thoughts.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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Thank you! will research further.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What might be affordable today may not be in even a couple of years when you move. Just something to think about.
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Old 10-23-2016, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Tennessee east of Knoxville has low property taxes, no income taxes, and is 2nd amendment friendly. Indiana is cheap too outside of the nicer parts of Indianapolis or right around Chicago. Look in southern IN
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Old 10-24-2016, 10:55 AM
 
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Ozarks might fit if you enjoy the outdoors
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Old 10-24-2016, 05:06 PM
 
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Arkansas maybe
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