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View Poll Results: Most important
Good economy 9 16.67%
Preferred Climate, Location, scenery 35 64.81%
Culture and Demographics/ethnic groups 10 18.52%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-27-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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1. Climate
2. Neighborhoods
3. Jobs
4. Culture
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Northern VA
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Climate - I’m tired of cold and snow, so our next location (in the middle of figuring that out!) must be a climate that has little to no snow/cold/winter.

But economy is an important factor to make sure there are job opportunities for us, especially for my husband (I’ll probably be able to work remotely with my current position, though want to make sure there are opportunity for me just in case of change!).

Culture is important but not as much. I just want a less populated area and somewhere that has a good church community, but in terms of specifics? Not as important as the first two.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Landrum,SC
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I can't decide between NV, AZ, and south FL. Florida benefits are closer to family and warm winters. It changes each day when I keep comparing the good and bad of both. Its driving me nuts.
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:32 AM
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Location: Seattle
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Idk. Changes everyday. All are important
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Old 09-27-2019, 09:51 AM
 
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What is the most important thing you look for when moving?

1. Economy- if that particular area has a good economy and especially if it has abundance of jobs in your preferred field

2. Climate, Location, Scenery- The climate, location, scenery of the area. If it's a tight dense city or more spaced out sprawling area.

3. Culture and Demographics/Ethnic groups- The overall cultural atmosphere of the area, the nightlife, the people. If the area has a large presence of a particular ethnic group.
I pick #4 - taxes. Many states are automatically eliminated because of their insanely high taxes. Minnesota would be my first choice to move. However it is ruled out due to their obscenely high taxes.
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Old 09-27-2019, 10:36 AM
 
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I think you forgot Family as a option. Not saying it would necessarily be first, but probably a top contender for most people.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:23 PM
 
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1) Family
2) Climate
3) Cost
4) Culture
5) Proximity (to other cities, airports, amenities, etc.)
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:43 PM
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Location: Seattle
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There's some misinformation flying around here. First of all, Texas isn't really that hot and has 4 seasons. Second, Texas does have great outdoor activities. For example, Dallas is a great ski town. It's a two-hour flight from Denver and since it's cheaper than Denver, you can use that money for extra skiing.
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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There's some misinformation flying around here. First of all, Texas isn't really that hot and has 4 seasons. Second, Texas does have great outdoor activities. For example, Dallas is a great ski town. It's a two-hour flight from Denver and since it's cheaper than Denver, you can use that money for extra skiing.
LOL
Dallas may be cheaper to live in, but it is not a great "ski town". Not only are you paying for a flight ticket, but you still have to somehow get from Denver to the mountains once you land.
Texas' major cities are great, but the more noteworthy outdoor activities are hours away from population centers. Plenty of other cities in the country have substantially better proximity.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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Of the three listed Climate is number 1. I lived for 38 years in the central California heat. The summers were miserable, so hot, barely cools down at night, we hide away like hermits to avoid going out into the blistering dun all summer long. Then you add in the air quality that just gets worse with every passing year. Kids couldn't go play at recess because the air quality was too poor. Gray Haze every day so you can't even see the foothills anymore. Then you add in the gray foggy winters, and just forget it.

So we moved someplace with blue sky, clean air, moutains we can see every single day. Warm summers, with cool nights. Gorgeous snowy winters that make you curl up with some hot cocoa and a book right by your fire. We actually have four seasons here winter, mud, summer, and fall. It's just glorious!!! There's lots more positives but I'll just stick with those for now.
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