U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-20-2017, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Earth
32 posts, read 29,227 times
Reputation: 26

Advertisements

Me and my wife both telework and we are looking for an ideal place to resettle (can be anywhere in the continental US). We are looking at the following criteria when choosing a place (none of these items except the last one is an absolute though).


1) Low Taxes - preferably a place with no income tax.

2) Cool Climate - wife hates the heat.

3) Decent suburb/exurb of a city metro - preferably a place that is not congested (the city proper can be crowded just not our suburb/exurb).

4) Place where diversity is accepted.

5) A fairly well educated populace.

6) Upscale environment - We do not mind a higher cost of living just as long as it is not insane.

7) Scenic environment.

8) Place with easy access bike trails and other forms of physical activity.

9) MUST HAVE - Good internet connection (either cable or fiber optic).


Any ideas guys? Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-20-2017, 02:28 PM
 
56,800 posts, read 81,149,048 times
Reputation: 12563
Would you take a place that may have higher taxes, but a lower overall COL over a place with lower taxes, but a higher overall COL? I think considering other aspects in terms of costs may be as important as taxes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
4,206 posts, read 938,735 times
Reputation: 3693
Seattle area fits most of your list.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2017, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
6,324 posts, read 6,994,449 times
Reputation: 3504
I'm thinking suburbs of Seattle or suburbs of Portland in WA state (Vancouver, WA for example).
Perhaps Chattanooga TN although I don't know it well. But it has had a recent resurgence, is a mini-tech hub of sorts, boasts google fiber, no state income tax and I believe pretty scenic.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2017, 06:13 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
2,097 posts, read 1,534,048 times
Reputation: 2315
Seattle or Portland seem to be ideal, checks everything off the list. Both have some great suburbs, scenic area, plenty of biking options etc... Good luck!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2017, 06:18 AM
 
21,228 posts, read 30,461,228 times
Reputation: 19701
You might take a look at Reno/Lake Tahoe NV which is beautiful and fulfills your wish list. It's attracting a lot of tech companies (Tesla for one) and expats from more expensive markets like SF or Seattle.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2017, 07:48 AM
 
56,800 posts, read 81,149,048 times
Reputation: 12563
An outside of the box place could be Anchorage AK.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2017, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Earth
32 posts, read 29,227 times
Reputation: 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
Would you take a place that may have higher taxes, but a lower overall COL over a place with lower taxes, but a higher overall COL? I think considering other aspects in terms of costs may be as important as taxes.

Maybe. We have a high household income but do not splurge a lot. Therefore living in an area with no income/low property tax would be ideal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
2,097 posts, read 1,534,048 times
Reputation: 2315
Quote:
Originally Posted by kyle19125 View Post
You might take a look at Reno/Lake Tahoe NV which is beautiful and fulfills your wish list. It's attracting a lot of tech companies (Tesla for one) and expats from more expensive markets like SF or Seattle.
Unless they don't want to deal with snow, Lake Tahoe gets a ton in the winter. Reno doesn't get much so that would be an option, but it does get pretty warm in Reno

Lake Tahoe is an amazingly beautiful place, but it's definitely more seasonal (unless you work from home). And home prices are actually somewhat decent compared to the Bay Area, same goes for Reno
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-27-2017, 10:46 PM
 
2,558 posts, read 1,652,340 times
Reputation: 2038
I second Reno as well
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top