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Old 01-18-2019, 11:17 PM
 
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I purposely did not elaborate because I've done it before and people get defensive, then the thread is locked or deleted. Anyone seeking more info can read previous posts or PM me.



That's your opinion, which you have a right to, but it's one I'm not inclined in the slightest to agree with. Greenwich, CT and Sumter, SC, for example, are just noticeably different in many ways.
Yikes, Sumter...I can see why your experience wasn't ideal. Although SC may still not have been your cup of tea, you would've been a lot better off in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, or the Charlotte suburbs in SC.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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Yikes, Sumter...I can see why your experience wasn't ideal. Although SC may still not have been your cup of tea, you would've been a lot better off in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, or the Charlotte suburbs in SC.
I was using Sumter for an example; I moved to Columbia, actually, as mentioned in my first post. I spent two summers in Charleston. I spent considerable time in Raleigh-Durham. Then I moved to GA.

After living in the Southeast for the better part of a decade I just had to admit to myself that I was probably never going to be happy there, it wasn't for me, and finally I left.
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Old 01-19-2019, 09:41 AM
 
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I was using Sumter for an example; I moved to Columbia, actually, as mentioned in my first post. I spent two summers in Charleston. I spent considerable time in Raleigh-Durham. Then I moved to GA.

After living in the Southeast for the better part of a decade I just had to admit to myself that I was probably never going to be happy there, it wasn't for me, and finally I left.
I gotcha. Every place isn't for everyone...it is what it is.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:14 AM
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A ton of Northerners do.

Ever heard of the saying "Go west, young man?"
Most North Easterner's go South though. The Southwest gets a majority of transplants from California and the Midwest, states like Minnesota, Northern States like the Dakatos and some from Colorado as well as other places in the West.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:16 AM
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Economically the South is a more viable option for many especially if they're fleeing higher costs in the North.
Right. But, you have some parts of the Southwest that aren't that expensive. And, parts of the South are not cheap at all! For example, North Carolina is not a cheap state to live in, esp. certain areas. Property taxes there can be much more than in Arizona and probably New Mexico, too. Depends on city/state/property, of course.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:16 AM
 
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Right. But, you have some parts of the Southwest that aren't that expensive. And, parts of the South are not cheap at all! For example, North Carolina is not a cheap state to live in, esp. certain areas. Property taxes there can be much more than in Arizona and probably New Mexico, too. Depends on city/state/property, of course.
Even parts of the Northeast are affordable. It just comes down to getting hit in different ways and is more of an area versus state thing.
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:12 AM
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Even parts of the Northeast are affordable. It just comes down to getting hit in different ways and is more of an area versus state thing.
Right. You will get hit in different ways for sure.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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Right. But, you have some parts of the Southwest that aren't that expensive. And, parts of the South are not cheap at all! For example, North Carolina is not a cheap state to live in, esp. certain areas. Property taxes there can be much more than in Arizona and probably New Mexico, too. Depends on city/state/property, of course.
Many Yankees are within a dayís drive from family if they move to the Piedmont area of the South. Thatís a strong part of the appeal.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:27 AM
 
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Most North Easterner's go South though. The Southwest gets a majority of transplants from California and the Midwest, states like Minnesota, Northern States like the Dakatos and some from Colorado as well as other places in the West.
As a transplant from the north myself, part of the reason I moved south vs. west is because of weather (outside of parts of Florida and the immediate gulf coast, you get still 4 seasons) and COL.

Out west, the choice is sunshine all the time versus clouds/rain (Portland/Seattle) all of the time, which gets old/boring. Plus, good luck ever buying a home if you're not making at least 6-figures.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:43 AM
 
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As a transplant from the north myself, part of the reason I moved south vs. west is because of weather (outside of parts of Florida and the immediate gulf coast, you get still 4 seasons) and COL.

Out west, the choice is sunshine all the time versus clouds/rain (Portland/Seattle) all of the time, which gets old/boring. Plus, good luck ever buying a home if you're not making at least 6-figures.
6 figures, or low 6 figures is fine if you're single. If you have a family, you will not get everything you want.
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