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Old 03-12-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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Thank you so much for all of the information, everyone - I will look into all of these locations!
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Old 03-12-2017, 10:29 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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News alert. Roaches can be anywhere.
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Old 03-13-2017, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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One of my best friends is an electrical engineer with the DOD. He works out of the decommissioned air force base on the westside of Jax. Down towards St Augustine, about 15 min south of Jax, there's a large Northrop Grumman facility. As Kyle mentioned, plenty of other defense related businesses, as well as a space port, in Jax. Tech companies are not so abundant...it's a growing scene here and not totally devoid, but more or less in line with our metro size (40th largest in the US) . In any case worth a look as 250k housing budget goes pretty far.

I was also thinking of Huntsville, AL as they are known in the aerospace industry and I also had a friend working for Raytheon out there. Roaches will be found in all these places but you don't have to ever see them if you live in the right building with good pest control.
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hampton Roads, assuming you're not trying to live in Virginia Beach. Even then, a house there for ~250k isn't unreasonable.
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Old 03-18-2017, 09:57 AM
 
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Albuquerque meets the four criteria. It can be a bit of a culture shock and is somewhat isolated, but has defense contracting work and other national labs/military work, a good climate, few bugs, and houses in your price range. There are also good cultural activities and good access to nature/recreation.
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Old 03-18-2017, 11:09 AM
 
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Hampton Roads, assuming you're not trying to live in Virginia Beach. Even then, a house there for ~250k isn't unreasonable.
This was going to be my suggestion.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Albuquerque meets the four criteria. It can be a bit of a culture shock and is somewhat isolated, but has defense contracting work and other national labs/military work, a good climate, few bugs, and houses in your price range. There are also good cultural activities and good access to nature/recreation.
I was going to say this too, except that you can't be squeamish about bugs in the desert...although you won't see any roaches if you live near a prairie dog colony.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs Colorado.

Military contracting jobs are common.

Mild climate. We do get more than a couple feet of snow per year, but it doesn't hang around long after it falls.

Bugs are small.

Houses and taxes are reasonable.
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