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View Poll Results: Why did you leave NYC/CHI/LA/SF
Cost of Living 29 82.86%
Crime 0 0%
Schools 3 8.57%
Lack of Land 1 2.86%
Family Reasons 1 2.86%
Noise, pollution 1 2.86%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-21-2017, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Other: job opportunity.
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I left greater LA mostly for cost-of-living and different weather. All of the other reasons had no bearing on it.

I've lived in Denver for the last 10 years. It wasn't expensive when I moved here. I bought at the right time. Natives/long-term residents are now leaving because of COL, and I'm sure it is scaring some prospective movers away as well.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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LOL, that makes you feel great doesn't it?
Because he's right?

And you live in DC. You should know how much of a revolving door that place is. Young people flock there, spend a few years, and grow tired of the traffic and insane COL.

I've met a crap-ton of people in Tampa who are either from that area or have lived there for a stretch. Every single one has said the same - that it was too expensive, and too crowded. A few didn't like the winters there, but they're a cakewalk compared to what they used to be.
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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I left greater LA mostly for cost-of-living and different weather. All of the other reasons had no bearing on it.

I've lived in Denver for the last 10 years. It wasn't expensive when I moved here. I bought at the right time. Natives/long-term residents are now leaving because of COL, and I'm sure it is scaring some prospective movers away as well.
If I could get in the wayback machine and do it over, I would have listened to my heart and gone to Denver in 2011, bought a house, and been swimming in equity. My best friend bought a little rambler in Englewood then. It's worth half a mil now; twice what he paid. And it's a POS!
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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because he's right?
+1!
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:16 AM
 
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Because he's right?

And you live in DC. You should know how much of a revolving door that place is. Young people flock there, spend a few years, and grow tired of the traffic and insane COL.

I've met a crap-ton of people in Tampa who are either from that area or have lived there for a stretch. Every single one has said the same - that it was too expensive, and too crowded. A few didn't like the winters there, but they're a cakewalk compared to what they used to be.
COL is entirely dependent on who you're comparing. It is known that NYC and SF are considerably more expensive than Orlando. It's also known that Orlando is more expensive than Jackson, MS. This applies to Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Philadelphia as well. They're all "expensive" in comparison to Jackson, MS, but they're a hell of a lot more affordable than NYC, SF, DC, Boston, Seattle, Denver, etc.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
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I lived in the Chicago area for 20 something years of my life. Once my company gave me the opportunity to work remotely, I was out! I moved out to Scottsdale 9 years ago and never looked back. It is much cheaper to live here and the weather is great. The long winters and endless cloudy/rainy days were very depressing for me.
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Tampa
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COL is entirely dependent on who you're comparing. It is known that NYC and SF are considerably more expensive than Orlando. It's also known that Orlando is more expensive than Jackson, MS. This applies to Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Philadelphia as well. They're all "expensive" in comparison to Jackson, MS, but they're a hell of a lot more affordable than NYC, SF, DC, Boston, Seattle, Denver, etc.
Uh yes, we know that.
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Old 03-21-2017, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Because he's right?

And you live in DC. You should know how much of a revolving door that place is. Young people flock there, spend a few years, and grow tired of the traffic and insane COL.

I've met a crap-ton of people in Tampa who are either from that area or have lived there for a stretch. Every single one has said the same - that it was too expensive, and too crowded. A few didn't like the winters there, but they're a cakewalk compared to what they used to be.
He had a prior post that people who left SF/NYC/LA were essentially not tough. It was abasurd. And his COL comment confirms his thoughts.
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Old 03-21-2017, 01:37 PM
 
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Uh yes, we know that.
That's why I'm saying the poll options are less than stellar, lol. COL is not an issue across the board for these places. NYC and SF are unjustifiably expensive. Los Angeles is expensive, but it's a level beneath NYC/SF. Chicago is expensive compared to Jackson, MS, but not so much when compared to Houston/Dallas/ATL/etc.
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