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Old 03-26-2007, 08:16 AM
 
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I'm looking for a place to move, coming from new york i know all about high rent, taxes and prices, but i cant afford that being 20 years old. Being able to hold a full-time valet parking job(which pays pretty good actually) and full-time college schedule, what is the best place for me to leave, the further from new york the better, i just need some kind of help and direction. thank you
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Do you know what you want to do with your life? What are you studying/majoring in in college?

Are you currently living at home? Provide some more information and I will do my level best to give you some kind of guidance or road map.
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:54 AM
 
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I don't know if you're up for this or not, but a lot of kids are finding southern states enable them to accomplish their goals with a minimum of financial struggle.

The culture IS different than NYC, but not as much as you'd think. People are basically the same all over. If you're a friendly person and open to change, you'll do fine.

All of my family is from CT. Some of us loved Charlotte, I happen to like the Knoxville area a whole bunch, and you'll never tear my daughter out of Georgia.

We've moved south twice, first time being when we were young(er). Just starting out, with small kids, it was perfect for getting a foot in the real estate door and getting established financially.

That area may not be your cup of julep forever, but it's a good jumping off point.

Good luck to you
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:23 AM
 
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Do you know what you want to do with your life? What are you studying/majoring in in college?

Are you currently living at home? Provide some more information and I will do my level best to give you some kind of guidance or road map.
im majoring in exercise science, later on to go into physical therapy, i am living at home now and cannot take it anymore, my grades arent that good thats the reason i wanna leave from here, way too many distractions, and also i play soccer and serious about it, thats pretty much it, thank you
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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First, try to appreciate your good fortune. You're young and you aren't tied down and presumably you don't have much debt. You can choose to live anywhere in the country and have many choices.

You didn't give us much criteria to work with. Is there a particular region or climate you're interested in? Is your goal merely to find a state with a low cost of living and low college tuition and a good economy (if such a state exists)? Is being near the ocean important? Is being near mountains important? How would you feel about being landlocked in the middle of flat land?

I do think that you should avoid California, Boston, and the Washington D.C. area since you'll find high poulation densities, which, presumably, you want to avoid.

If you were me, then you'd be considering:

Oregon
Colorado
Utah
North Carolina
Texas (Dallas and Austin, not Houston)
Idaho
Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul if you can take the cold)
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:03 AM
 
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First, try to appreciate your good fortune. You're young and you aren't tied down and presumably you don't have much debt. You can choose to live anywhere in the country and have many choices.

You didn't give us much criteria to work with. Is there a particular region or climate you're interested in? Is your goal merely to find a state with a low cost of living and low college tuition and a good economy (if such a state exists)? Is being near the ocean important? Is being near mountains important? How would you feel about being landlocked in the middle of flat land?

I do think that you should avoid California, Boston, and the Washington D.C. area since you'll find high poulation densities, which, presumably, you want to avoid.

If you were me, then you'd be considering:

Oregon
Colorado
Utah
North Carolina
Texas (Dallas and Austin, not Houston)
Idaho
Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul if you can take the cold)
to tell you the truth, i wanted to go to cali, and ye i should have mentioned that i would prefer to live closer to the ocean, and its not the population that bothers me, how bout some place like san diego, i checked around, rent is pretty cheap there and they a high demand of work that i do, what you think about that
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Old 03-28-2007, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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I would suggest Henderson/Las Vegas Nevada.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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The world is at your doorstep, enjoy it while you can. Some cities I'd suggest taking a look at are:

Denver, CO
Austin, TX
Dallas, TX
Las Vegas, NV
Seattle, WA
Possibly Phoenix if you like hot weather.

Some of my friends from high school moved to Denver and they wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Tons of clubs, bars, resturants, shopping, etc etc. Also has a fairly low cost of living.

San Diego is nice but it's expensive. The ocean has a price.
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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If you like that big-city feel, Id try Chicago, youd probably like it. Its scaled down and cheaper, but still about the furthest thing from boring.
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