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Old 07-01-2009, 02:56 AM
 
Location: london, england
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hey everyone, i currently live in london, england. i've completely had enough of it and i've always wanted to live in the southern states of america! but i have no idea how to go about it haha. there are four states that would be ideal, which are ; texas, louisiana, mississippi and alabama. i'm looking to move to a smallish town that isn't too far from a large city and with friendly, welcoming people. (also, a nice collection of single men wouldn't go amiss )

if anyone has any ideas, i'd be really grateful!
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:08 AM
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Location: Port Orange, Florida
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Are you looking to buy or rent?
Will you need to find a job?
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:17 AM
 
Location: london, england
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yeah i'm gonna have to find a job, and i'd rather rent until i found somewhere really worth buying
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:32 AM
 
Location: london, england
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well, at first i'm going to be able to travel for pleasure/business without a visa if i stay for less than 90 days. i'm going to use that time to visit the area i like and see if i can work out a business arrangement and if everything is okay, then i'll try for a working visa. it's not a solid plan, i know, but maybe i'll meet some nice people who'll sponsor me for one if things don't work out! and if everything fails, then i'll just try somewhere else!
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:33 AM
 
Location: london, england
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Charles

i'm not really sure why those four, i just knew i wanted south and i looked them up on google and i liked the look of them haha
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:42 AM
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Location: Port Orange, Florida
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yeah i'm gonna have to find a job, and i'd rather rent until i found somewhere really worth buying
Do you have a current skilled trade you would prefer?
I considered those 4 states before moving to Mississippi also.
You might want to consider Tennessee on that short list too.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:49 AM
 
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The pound goes a long way here in the States, and there are many very affordable suburbs in Texas. How how do you like it? What are your interests? Work skills? Some areas are better for certain temperaments. Do you like city night life, or country cowboys? Do you need a tech job? Museums and art, or trees and stars?
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Strathclyde & Málaga
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Hey there im from Scotland and will be moving the south when i graduate.

I think Alabama and Mississippi are nice and more sparse. I think you may like Huntsville, AL or Tupelo, MS.

Good luck!
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Greenwood Village, Colorado
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I moved from the UK. I lived in Colorado first and now Dallas. Honestly I would not recommend it. You should visit first, because it's very hot, the scenery is not nearly as nice and the culture here is very different from what we are used to. I guess thats not really a bad thing, but it was hard for me to adjust to.

The people are very friendly in Dallas, at least where I have been. Lots of good food and night life here is pretty fun. I always have people asking where I am from and I lived in the US for awhile now. Can't hide the fact I am not a texan. lol
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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hey everyone! i currently live in london, england and i'm hoping to move to a southern state. the four that i've chosen are; texas, louisiana, mississippi and alabama. i'm looking for a smallish town that isn't too far from a larger city, and with friendly, helpful residents, as i'm probably gonna need a little help settling in!

so if anyone has any ideas, i'd be really grateful!
Unless you have a lot of savings, it is important to move to a place where you are more likely to find a job, especially in this economy. Huntsville, Alabama has a strong, high-tech economy (although even it is slowing down a little). It is a city of 200,000 but there are surrounding small towns where you could live. Houston, Texas supposedly has a strong job market, but its population is probably far greater than you want.

What kind of job skills do you have?
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