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Old 05-08-2017, 07:21 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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Old 05-08-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Woodland, CA:

A small rural farming community about 20 minutes from Sacramento and 90 minutes from San Francisco. So you get the benefits of small town living and have two large cities to run to if you occasionally need some big city amenities. I can't speak for the critter situation but I lived in Davis south of Woodland and we had somewhat of a rat and cockroach problem but nothing major. You can also consider Davis but its cost of living is like 50% higher than Woodland.

Abilene, TX:

Somewhat larger than Woodland but further from major metro areas (closest is Dallas, about 2 hours away.) Cost of living is maybe 75% of Woodland's and the job market might be a little better. The critter situation is probably worse though (I hear there are giant spiders and rattlesnakes but it shouldn't be a problem if you live in a fairly populated part of town.)

Lubbock, TX:

Similar to Abilene but a bit trendier.

Carson City, NV:

The state capital of Nevada, albeit a small town. I'm not sure how cold it gets in the winter and/or if it gets a lot of snow but it's pretty warm in the summer.
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Bremerton, WA
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I think I have decided on Washington rather that going south. Anyone have any suggestions on towns in western WA?
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Old 05-09-2017, 09:29 AM
 
Location: DFW
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I think I have decided on Washington rather that going south. Anyone have any suggestions on towns in western WA?
Vancouver, WA? It's a suburb of Portland and you can take advantage of both the zero sales tax of OR and zero income tax of WA which may help keep your cost of living down. It's no small town but it's no bustling city either.
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