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Old 05-05-2017, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Bremerton, WA
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Metro Atlanta and Nashville would be great options for your age and career opportunity.


Thank you! I will look into them.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:19 AM
 
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A sleeper may be Columbia SC, which has been growing and is still quite affordable. It also allows for access to mountains and the coast within a short drive.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I moved from Boston to Nashville, granted I already went to college and had connections in Nashville but the pay to cost of living is outstanding at least for me in my field. I had a modest house in MA for 900k and got a similar priced house in TN that is 3 times as big and the taxes are less here. Lot of native NYers live in my neighborhood so the adjustment might not be as drastic as you think coming from the Northeast. If you do not like it here maybe try Orlando or Atlanta. If you do not like the South you could try Cincinnati or Indy.
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Bremerton, WA
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I moved from Boston to Nashville, granted I already went to college and had connections in Nashville but the pay to cost of living is outstanding at least for me in my field. I had a modest house in MA for 900k and got a similar priced house in TN that is 3 times as big and the taxes are less here. Lot of native NYers live in my neighborhood so the adjustment might not be as drastic as you think coming from the Northeast. If you do not like it here maybe try Orlando or Atlanta. If you do not like the South you could try Cincinnati or Indy.


Nashville did look a little pricier as far as rent goes, however I'll definitely look into what my pay would be there to see if it matches up. Any info on Chattanooga at all? I was also looking there it looked to be less expensive.
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Old 05-05-2017, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Bremerton, WA
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A sleeper may be Columbia SC, which has been growing and is still quite affordable. It also allows for access to mountains and the coast within a short drive.


I'll look into it! Thank you!
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Old 05-05-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I was just about to suggest Chattanooga as an option. It's small but growing fast and offers a nice QOL. Des Moines might be useful if you wish to switch from selling insurance to working at corporate.
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Old 05-06-2017, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Not so much anymore as cities like Miami, Orlando, Houston and Austin are no longer "cheap" and lead the nation in terms of income inequality (average salary to average rent).
Here's a two bedroom apt in Houston, looks ok, 1000.00 a month: https://houston.craigslist.org/apa/6109578900.html
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Bremerton, WA
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I was just about to suggest Chattanooga as an option. It's small but growing fast and offers a nice QOL. Des Moines might be useful if you wish to switch from selling insurance to working at corporate.


Awesome, thank you!
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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Nashville did look a little pricier as far as rent goes, however I'll definitely look into what my pay would be there to see if it matches up. Any info on Chattanooga at all? I was also looking there it looked to be less expensive.
Chattanooga is a pretty good choice plus it is close to Atlanta and Nashville you could visit anytime you want.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:14 PM
 
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What! no one has mentioned Asheville yet? Its contract must have expired.

Lots of mentions of Nashville but for an affordable location???
Since Nashville is facing a lawsuit over their affordable housing initiative, they might rethink promoting themselves so hard.

You'll continue to hear about Chattanooga and while it has a lot going for it, remember the OP will be wanting a good school system in 2-3 years. Some of its suburbs will meet that need, though.
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