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Old 07-12-2009, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I moved from Texas to DC. Would that count? I actually want to move a little bit more North. Wouldn't mind living in NYC but that's as far North as I'll go.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Sooooo, I suppose the obvious question is why are there so few replies of people who moved in that direction?
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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Sooooo, I suppose the obvious question is why are there so few replies of people who moved in that direction?
Because not many can afford to.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I moved from GA to DC in the 70's and then on to NYC in the early 80's. It was exhilarating, and the fact that it was so different than what I was accustomed to was what I loved about it...I went from a suburban existence to an urban one. As far as what I missed about the South, I guess more than anything was being a day to day part of my family and friends' lives, and maybe the 'familiarlty' of Atlanta and its' neighborhoods (which are very undersold on this forum IMO).
One thing that living in the North did for me was to explode the myth of Northern unfriendliness. Direct? No doubt, but that was something that I became accustomed to. My neighbors on Pineapple St., Brooklyn Heights were as hospitable a group of people as I will ever have the pleasure to know.
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Old 07-12-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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From Memphis to Maryland, if that counts. Baltimore reminds me a lot of Memphis. Maryland's a great state, but I'd rather take a look at some other places in the country if I decide to make the choice to settle down here. Like where there's more space and the political climate is more moderate. But if I do settle in Maryland, I'd preferably go somewhere around the water on the shores or Southern Maryland.

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Old 07-13-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Because not many can afford to.
And why is that? Why is it so expensive in those states?
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:33 PM
 
Location: a bar
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And why is that? Why is it so expensive in those states?
Land is in short supply, driving up home prices.
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: IN
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And why is that? Why is it so expensive in those states?
The median income in these areas are much higher than the national average, demand for housing is solid, and undeveloped land is rare- particularly in the megaopolis corridor. If you go into the interior northeast it is an entirely different picture. Land is in more plentiful supply, demand is lower, and prices are lower.
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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And why is that? Why is it so expensive in those states?
Supply and Demand.
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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Geesh, you must have been sheltered as hell.
I was. I lived in a plastic bubble until I was 23. They tossed my bubble up into a northeasterly wind one day, and I wound up in North Carolina.

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You could've just taken I-20 east towards the beaches and stayed in-state; ain't much difference between that and where you are now.
Ain't there now?

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There's nothing even remotely Northeastern about Wrightsville Beach.

That depends on where you came from.
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