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Old 03-02-2007, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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Sorry Bhaalspawn:

As I recall you had to build a home on the site, mobile homes were not permitted. And as for jobs, it's a fairly isolated town centered mainly around ranching. So unless you have some skills in that area, I don't think you'd have much luck finding work....LOL.
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:09 PM
 
Location: N.H.
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very cold can mean very affordable and isolated i guess

what about idaho?
Just don't wear a Miss USA ribbon and walk through NY city. LOL Get it I DA HO get it, huh , huh, I MAKE FUNNY. LOL
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:15 PM
 
Location: N.H.
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I think Gulf Coast MS and AL are the only halfway affordable on-the-beach towns and cities left in the USA. I hope no one catches on! I think most people are scared away by the Deep South's reputation. And we got gators and rattlesnakes and wicked hot summers.
Ya but Gulfport before the casino's was AWESOME. And aside from the store clerk I met there everyone was Real nice.
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Incomplete list ...

Decatur, Illinois
Flint, Michigan
Gary, Indiana
Youngstown, Ohio
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Old 03-02-2007, 06:27 PM
 
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Which places are giving away land AND have high speed internet?
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Old 03-03-2007, 03:43 AM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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The heaviest out-migration in the nation is probubly NE North Dakota around the Cavalier and Pembina county areas which are about an hour north of Grand Forks and just south of the canadian border.
Excuse me....that is not true. Grand Forks and East Grand Forks have set record years for building permits for single family homes for the past 2-3 years in a row...with commercial permits also setting records. The cities have rebounded from the devasting flood of 97. Areas north along the Red have held their own....with Grafton attracting a Marvin windows manufacturing plant and adding people. Pembina itself has had issues with the bus plant but that is a business thing not a problem with the city itself.

And in Northwest Minnesota....there was a local story in the GF Herald about growth in manufacturing in Northwestern MN, specifically centered around Digi-Key in Thief River Falls, Polaris in Roseau and Marvin Windows in Warroad. All three are growing and each town adds to its housing stock each year.

I am not saying the area is booming like other areas near bigger metro centers....that will not occur....but the area is far from stagnating. North Dakota economy is the healthiest it has been in 40 years plus. True very small towns will continue to loose population but that isnt due to the area being a bad place to live...family farms over the years have dwindled and to make ends meet farmers need larger and larger farmland. Thus you have fewer and fewer people in those town and less opportunites for employment, which are much better found in the bigger cities.

Dan, proud to be in "Grand Cities"
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Old 03-03-2007, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Flint, Michigan
Anyone who's interested in Flint or who would ever consider living in or near Flint should watch the Micheal Moore movies Roger and Me and Pets or Meat? The Return to Flint.
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Old 03-03-2007, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Gary, IN???????? No way.
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Old 03-03-2007, 07:30 PM
 
Location: At work
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Perdido Key, Florida aka the Lost Key.

A small strip of land across the Gulf Coast still ravaged and runied from 04 Ivan. An unicorporated town In the middle of nowhere. 1 grocery store, 1 bank and a whole lot of damage. If a Cat 3 hit you are pretty much assured no home to come back to.
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Old 03-05-2007, 12:59 AM
 
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wallstreet1986, you have read my mind! I thought I was the only person who was sick of living in areas that have experienced freakish amounts of growth. My wish is to relocate somewhere no one else wants to go. Not so I will be all alone, but just someplace that won't change drastically in a few years. To me, growth equals change, and I hate change. Why can't a town/area/region just "maintain"? Why can't towns just plod along, not making any waves or big news, and people be satisfied with a modest way of life? These forums are great, but I find it disturbing when I read that so many people just uproot themselves and their families at the drop of a hat, and seem so restless, always looking for that greener grass. Maybe it's ingrained in the American psyche to always look beyond the horizon, and seek out better opportunities.
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