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Old 11-27-2018, 01:04 PM
 
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CA is definitely more expensive, but for IT, and nursing CA can't be beat average salary for a nurse nationwide is less than $70k, but in CA average nurse makes $102k a year. Don't even get me started on IT.https://nursesalaryguide.net/nurse-salary-by-state/
I just think the quality of life is better in NC than CA. It's absolutely a great spot to visit and explore, but living there, not a chance lol.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:29 PM
 
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Would you say that applies to all of CA? Granted there are areas that are high cost of living but are there places within CA that give you the weather that so many rave about but without the natural calamities and high cost of living? Someone mentioned Sacramento earlier in the thread as being a good place in CA for our situation.
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I just think the quality of life is better in NC than CA. It's absolutely a great spot to visit and explore, but living there, not a chance lol.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:33 PM
 
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Please tell me more about Sacramento? I heard about San Diego as being a great place but have not heard about Sacramento..in fact I don't know about the geography of CA .. meaning is Eastern CA better than Western CA..what parts of the states to cross off the list because they are not a good bargain in terms of overall cost of living vs best bang for the buck? So in other words, does it make sense to go to move to CA but in the areas what are a good compromise between the cost and otherwise desirable factors (weather, career opportunities, schools for kids etc)
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Sacramento has a growing tech scene and plenty of healthcare jobs. You can easily find a brand new home in your price range is many parts of town. Aside from the recent smoke great weather as well.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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Can you please elaborate little more about why that's the best area. Was speaking to an acquaintance who lives in the Cary area. He was saying that prices have gone crazy since last 5 years. Are there generally new houses for reasonable prices? Are we talking about 5 bed room house with garage for half a mil?

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The OP's request has the Research Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) written all over it.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:45 PM
 
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You mean if I've full time remote work option then I should move close to research triangle area?
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Unless he has f/t remote work on his plate you are absolutely correct.
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:51 PM
 
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But doesn't that advantage get eaten by high cost of living?
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CA is definitely more expensive, but for IT, and nursing CA can't be beat average salary for a nurse nationwide is less than $70k, but in CA average nurse makes $102k a year. Don't even get me started on IT.https://nursesalaryguide.net/nurse-salary-by-state/
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:52 PM
 
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What do you have in mind?
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I would recommend someplace more halfway than the usual relocation to FL or TX that many from the Northeast jump at to escape winter. While warm winters may seem nice consider the brutal eight months of heat and humidity that constitutes "summer".
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:03 PM
 
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How do these area compare to let say Boston minus the crazy snow, in terms of quality of life, the "educated residents", taxes etc? Looks like there're great colleges/universities in the RTP area.
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That's actually what I was thinking. With the RTP, Duke, and UNC within a close proximity to each other.

I would also say Ann Arbor, MI. Excellent schools, tech companies and University of Michigan hospitals in close radius as well.
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Old 12-09-2018, 11:05 PM
 
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Yes, not trying to move to another Boston :-)
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Michigan has harsh winters and the OP doesnt want harsh winters.
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Old 12-23-2018, 01:21 PM
 
Location: N. Raleigh
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Can you please elaborate little more about why that's the best area. Was speaking to an acquaintance who lives in the Cary area. He was saying that prices have gone crazy since last 5 years. Are there generally new houses for reasonable prices? Are we talking about 5 bed room house with garage for half a mil?
#1: Large tech, bio, and pharma presence which are fighting for skilled tech talent. Large healthcare presence also fighting for talented staff.

#2: Income taxes are low and fixed.

#3: Real estate is crazy cheap for what you get and reo taxes are also crazy low (~1% in Wake County).

#4: Great private schools! (public schools depend on the county you land in)

#5: Family friendly and mountains or ocean are only a few hours drive.

https://www.raleighnc.gov/home/conte...esRaleigh.html

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