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Old 11-17-2016, 12:14 PM
 
Location: A van down by the river
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You could try looking into Omaha. They (suburbs) have great schools and is somewhat conservative for a mid-sized city. They have a somewhat decent sized health care industry. In the end that might be the deciding factor for you. You could also look into Minneapolis or Pittsburg. I'd also consider Chicago, KC or Cleveland.
Omaha is a great town and a lot of California transplants do live there. I know a few and they love it, but understand after living in Cali your whole life the weather anywhere but Hawaii is going to suck to you. You will have to adjust. Me personally I'm from the south and I've lived in the Midwest for 3 years and LOVE the cold and snow, my mother hates it however.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I read somewhere that Californians as a group are the least traveled Americans. A lot of that has to do with everything being there. You got the beach, mountains, Hollywood, theme parks, major cities, Lake Tahoe, and farmland. There's less motivation to get out and see what else is out there than almost anywhere else.

If you do leave California you will meet other Californians anywhere you go. I've been to about 30 states and lived in 5. I've met Californians almost everywhere I've been, good folks.

Don't sleep on my home state, North Carolina. It's beautiful and we both beaches and mountains too and a pretty big city albeit nothing compared to the LA or Bay Area in Charlotte.
That might be true. I find that most of the people here, from my personal experience, have done more international travel than domestic.

One of the first places I looked into was both North and South Carolina but was unsure of employment there.
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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You could try looking into Omaha. They (suburbs) have great schools and is somewhat conservative for a mid-sized city. They have a somewhat decent sized health care industry. In the end that might be the deciding factor for you. You could also look into Minneapolis or Pittsburg. I'd also consider Chicago, KC or Cleveland.
Thanks for the list! It would be amazing if my employer implemented work-from-home but until then, employment is definitely an important factor so thank you
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Old 11-17-2016, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Omaha is a great town and a lot of California transplants do live there. I know a few and they love it, but understand after living in Cali your whole life the weather anywhere but Hawaii is going to suck to you. You will have to adjust. Me personally I'm from the south and I've lived in the Midwest for 3 years and LOVE the cold and snow, my mother hates it however.
Thanks for a second vote on Omaha The weather would definitely be something I would need to adapt to and I am open to sacrificing that since my desires for the other things (low cost living, employment, my daughter) outweigh the weather.
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Old 11-18-2016, 12:59 AM
 
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One of the first places I looked into was both North and South Carolina but was unsure of employment there.
Raleigh-Durham NC and Charleston SC are on par with places like Austin or Dallas with similar unemployment rates (around 4%) and a lower cost of living generally speaking.
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Raleigh-Durham NC and Charleston SC are on par with places like Austin or Dallas with similar unemployment rates (around 4%) and a lower cost of living generally speaking.

Agreed. I moved from Raleigh-Durham, NC a year ago and along with Charlotte, NC and a couple of other NC, SC metros all have great climates and nice people and decent proximity to beach and mountains. Now in Texas which is a very easy to like place and people are winning everywhere. Atlanta and Huntsville also might be worth looking at .
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Old 11-18-2016, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I left California back in 2008 for the libertarian paradise of Missouri (I left because of family, not politics). Owned a House by a lake with 1/2 acre of land... I hated living there so much that I returned to California 2.5 years later.

living was cheap, but there is a reason for that.
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Raleigh-Durham NC and Charleston SC are on par with places like Austin or Dallas with similar unemployment rates (around 4%) and a lower cost of living generally speaking.
Thanks, I'll look into those!
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Old 11-19-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Agreed. I moved from Raleigh-Durham, NC a year ago and along with Charlotte, NC and a couple of other NC, SC metros all have great climates and nice people and decent proximity to beach and mountains. Now in Texas which is a very easy to like place and people are winning everywhere. Atlanta and Huntsville also might be worth looking at .
I heard of Huntsville too on another thread so I should look into it as well. Thanks!
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Old 11-19-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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I left California back in 2008 for the libertarian paradise of Missouri (I left because of family, not politics). Owned a House by a lake with 1/2 acre of land... I hated living there so much that I returned to California 2.5 years later.

living was cheap, but there is a reason for that.
Where did you move back to in California?
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