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Old 10-06-2018, 12:48 PM
 
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My vote is NC or Virginia as well, both are very nice in places.

I am just looking for an overview of states, if you don't mind. It could be based on personal opinion, political impressions, cultural, fiscal, etc. I am looking hard at TN right now. But I hear things about meth and crazy moon-shining hillbillies, and it kind of scares me.
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Old 10-06-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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Georgia.

Desirable mid-sized Georgia Metros:
Savannah
Brunswick-Golden Isles-Camden County
Warner Robins (is a metro along with Macon)
Rome
Athens
Columbus
Augusta
Dalton-Chatsworth
Valdosta

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Old 10-06-2018, 01:09 PM
 
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Also...

Land of a Thousand Waterfalls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterf..._North_Georgia
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Old 10-06-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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If you are looking for mountains & woods, then your best bets are Virginia, West Virginia and parts of North Carolina.

Eastern Kentucky and E. Tennessee are also possibilities for you.

Asheville, NC is a nice location in the mountainous areas and is right by two forested areas (Cherokee & Nantahala).

Roanoake, VA is also a possibility for outdoors recreation.

West Virginia is pretty much mountainous/wooded throughout so you have your choice of areas to live. Morgantown is surrounded by great scenery and is only about an hour from Pittsburgh. Elkins is a smaller town but is in the hills/mountains and is an outdoors lover's paradise.

None of these places are particularly high COL but Roanoake would probably be the more expensive to live in.

TN does not have an income tax but the state sales tax is 9% and many cities tack on an additional 1 or 2%. Groceries and food are also taxed here!

Kentucky is pretty low COL throughout the state unless of course you are looking to live in an estate in one of the larger cities (Lexington or Lousiville).

Availability of housing and costs of course will vary depending on where you live in which particular state.

Any other particular needs/wants that you have? Want to be near water? Certain climate? Need an airport?
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:48 PM
 
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Check out Anderson and Greenwood in SC.
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Old 10-06-2018, 06:11 PM
 
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Georgia.

Desirable mid-sized Georgia Metros:
Savannah
Brunswick-Golden Isles-Camden County
Warner Robins (is a metro along with Macon)
Rome
Athens
Columbus
Augusta
Dalton-Chatsworth
Valdosta

Thanks, maybe it's not doable, or realistic, or even meaningful,but I was just looking for overviews of the best state(s) in the South.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:45 PM
 
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Thanks, maybe it's not doable, or realistic, or even meaningful,but I was just looking for overviews of the best state(s) in the South.
"Best" in what sense? So far you haven't given us much criteria to work with as you seem to only be concerned with the size and geography of a potential new city that's clean with happy people. If you can find a city that suits your needs as far as that goes, why does it matter if it's in the "best" state or not?
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:09 PM
 
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Thanks, maybe it's not doable, or realistic, or even meaningful,but I was just looking for overviews of the best state(s) in the South.
Ok.

Georgia
Overview:
"The Empire State of the South"...so grand and so good.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Historic West End
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I would definitely look at Charleston, S.C, Savannah, Greenville, or Myrtle Beach
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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Also...

Land of a Thousand Waterfalls
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterf..._North_Georgia

that's fascinating, thank you.
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