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Old 09-30-2008, 10:22 PM
 
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Tired of the heat here in Arizona. I am thinking to move out of Arizona. But I am having hard time to figure out where should I move to? I am looking for a medium sized or big city with RELATIVELY GOOD housing price, weather, public education and pay. Thank you! John.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:27 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Knoxville, Lousiville, etc. (Texas cities are affordable but on the hotter side than the above mentioned.) Sounds like the Midwest is what you were looking for that meets your criteria.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Thank you for the reply. I lived in Midwest before. Pay there is low, lack of economic opportunity for me.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Smile Best place for you

I would say Texas if you can take the Heat. It is far less heat than AZ but with humidity. I moved from Phoenix to Houston for the same reason and loved it.

If you can't take the heat then Atlanta would be best.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:40 PM
 
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I heard Atlanta has serious crime issue. Texas sounds a good choice.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Texas has really good deals on houses, the only bad thing is the property taxes are some of the highest in the nation and I've also heard that the insurance and utilities are really high also, I wouldnt mind living in Texas also but Im still trying to compare cities.

Texas dosent pay state taxes either along with Tennessee so thats good.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Look up Plano...great schools, great standard of living, and now #1 city in the country in which to accumulate wealth.

It does get really hot for 2 or 3 months, though.
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:38 AM
 
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Plano has been on my list for a while. Thank you for the confirmation.

Anything in the north? Heat in Arizona has scared me.
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Old 10-01-2008, 03:33 AM
 
Location: City of Thorns
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I meet alot of people from Arizona here in Oregon. Although it might not be cheaper to live, it's probably nicer to live. Renting is average, buying a house is another story. I also suggest the midwest.
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:46 PM
 
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How about Portland?
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