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Old 01-02-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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Thanks. Although I prefer warmer weather, my kids absolutely love snow, and I am seeing job possibilities in Upstate New York. Thanks for those great links, ckhthankgod! The high taxes are a little scary. Hopefully the COL would balance that out.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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I agree with the posts about east Tennessee. I've lived in Dayton (near Chattanooga) and Maryville (just outside of Knoxville) and I loved it. Where we live now is Olive Branch, Mississippi and it is also very affordable in this area (Desoto County, just south of Memphis) Tupelo Mississippi is also a great, family friendly, and affordable place.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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I agree with the posts about east Tennessee. I've lived in Dayton (near Chattanooga) and Maryville (just outside of Knoxville) and I loved it. Where we live now is Olive Branch, Mississippi and it is also very affordable in this area (Desoto County, just south of Memphis) Tupelo Mississippi is also a great, family friendly, and affordable place.
I agree with you about Maryville. The only reason I didn't include it is because I'm not sure how much of a house can be bought there for less than $150k. Otherwise it's a great town with outstanding schools and is in a beautiful location.

I agree also about Olive Branch. I used to live in Memphis, and I think just about everyone in Memphis who wanted a safe place to raise kids but couldn't afford the wealthy parts of Memphis moved to Olive Branch and other parts of DeSoto County. It's worth checking out, too.
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Old 01-02-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Nice pictures I agree with Syracuse and upstate NY in general. If you don't mind colder weather, that would be a good fit. The cost of living is very cheap. Except the taxes are high, but it balances out I think with the COL.
Exactly......People just look at taxes, but don't realize you can get some quality things for an affordable price. I got my house for only 83,000 in a working class, but safe Northern suburb of Syracuse. It has 3-4 bedrooms with a back yard and of decent size(1200 sq. ft. not including the basement) in a good school district too. So, imagine what you can get around here for 150,000?
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