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Old 12-01-2017, 04:07 PM
 
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Not for anything that's in a dense "urban" neighborhood or anything desirable.
Charlotte has a wide variety of housing, including "dense urban" neighborhoods in and around the downtown area that are pretty nice.
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Old 07-16-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Are there any others that come to mind in terms of cities/neighborhoods?
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Old 07-16-2018, 12:17 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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If your job is as transferable as you say, I’d try a few of the cities mentioned. At your age I wouldn’t buy right away, you have plenty of time to find the right city to law down roots. Nothing would be worse than buying a house in Buffalo just to take a short roadtrip to find out you like Cleveland more, or Detroit, etc. Good luck.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:51 PM
 
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If your job is as transferable as you say, I’d try a few of the cities mentioned. At your age I wouldn’t buy right away, you have plenty of time to find the right city to law down roots. Nothing would be worse than buying a house in Buffalo just to take a short roadtrip to find out you like Cleveland more, or Detroit, etc. Good luck.
The "wild card" with this is Buffalo's location. There is a region of about 9 million people across the Niagara River(the Golden Horseshoe - inc. Toronto, Niagara Falls, etc.) and another 1 million person metro adjacent to its metro to the east(Rochester). So, while the metro is about 1.2 million, there are about 10 million other people within a somewhat continuous area and short/reasonable drive from the city.


However, are there any other cities that would fit or at least places within a bigger metro area that would fit in regards to the original post?

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Old 07-16-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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The "wild card" with this is Buffalo's location. There is a region of about 9 million people across the Niagara River(the Golden Horseshoe - inc. Toronto, Niagara Falls, etc.) and another 1 million person metro adjacent to its metro to the east(Rochester). So, while the metro is about 1.2 million, there are about 10 million other people within a somewhat continuous area and short/reasonable drive from the city.


However, are there any other cities that would fit or at least places within a bigger metro area that would fit in regards to the original post?
I arbitrarily used Buffalo as an example, that’s why I included Detroit along with Cleveland. It honestly could be any two cities listed, I was just trying to make a point about not buying until they have a chance to explore more at their young age. Sorry, didn’t mean to have it come off like they wouldn’t like Buffalo.

I use to occasionally join one of my friends from Buffalo and watch the Bills games with 200+ fans here in San Diego. I got to know many of them, and they’re great people. My wife also got her B.S. at SUNY Buffalo, I have nothing but respect for that city.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:37 PM
 
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I arbitrarily used Buffalo as an example, that’s why I included Detroit along with Cleveland. It honestly could be any two cities listed, I was just trying to make a point about not buying until they have a chance to explore more at their young age. Sorry, didn’t mean to have it come off like they wouldn’t like Buffalo.

I use to occasionally join one of my friends from Buffalo and watch the Bills games with 200+ fans here in San Diego. I got to know many of them, and they’re great people. My wife also got her B.S. at SUNY Buffalo, I have nothing but respect for that city.
No sweat, man...I actually think Detroit(parts of the city and metro) may get underestimated and with Buffalo, people may not realize how many people live nearby. So, sometimes aspects about the cities/areas mentioned may get overlooked and could appeal to some people without realizing it.
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:39 PM
 
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Some Kenmore listings: RealtyUSA - Property - Property-List

Dormont listings: https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...rice-na-150000

All are under $150,000.
Dormont property tax rates are crazy. Corrupt little municipality.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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There's a direct relationship between cost of living and available jobs and salaries. You can find areas that are cheap to live in but the jobs won't pay anything or may be impossible to find. Just about any city in the country has suburbs where rent is affordable and housing can be had for $300K or less if you are willing to commute. I don't see why you would want to buy a house at your age. If you get married you would have your wife's income and probably could afford twice what you do now.
Not true. The salaries in California do not come anywhere close to making up for the much higher housing costs in SD, LA, and SF.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:34 AM
 
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This isn’t necessarily true anymore. Cities like Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Dallas have a plethora of high paying jobs and have retained a relatively low cost of living.
Low cost of living in Chicago? Property taxes on a typical family home are $10K per year.
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Old 07-17-2018, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Dormont property tax rates are crazy. Corrupt little municipality.
They seem to be about the same as I pay in WI. High, yes but I don't suspect corruption.
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