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Old 07-09-2009, 09:08 AM
 
Location: ATL
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How do you like it?

How is your quality of life?

What do you miss about the south?
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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How do you like it?

How is your quality of life?

What do you miss about the south?
I moved from Virginia to New Jersey in 2004. I absolutely love it. Rent money doesn't go as far here as it did in VA, but I'm earning more here and I feel that my quality of life is very good. I enjoy not being reliant upon a car to take me everywhere. I love that the shore and the mountains are nearby. I love that NYC and Philly are so close you could go on a whim. I love the food. I've made great friends in NJ, including people who grew up here or moved here from other states or abroad.

What I miss about VA are family and old friends who are still there, REAL crabcakes, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg. I enjoy visiting VA, but I'm not ready to move back there.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I have a friend who moved to NYC from Mississippi. She enjoys the city life, but misses the food, people and weather mostly. She also hates the fact that I own a house and my mortgage payments are less than her rent payments, and I have over 1000 more s.f. than her apartment. She enjoys the lack of dependence on her car and the variety in entertainment. Most of all, she doesn't regret making the move.
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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I'm a southerner. I moved from the South Carolina midlands, northeast to the North Carolina coast.

Things have been fine for me. Quality of life is great. People are nice.

I hear things can get rough moving in a southwesterly direction, though. Watch out.

You can also go to the west-north. No one ever does.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Like rubberfactory, I too have moved to the northeast. I am originally from just north of Boston and I now attend university in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I have enjoyed my move to the northeast. The Quality of life is great although everything is more expensive in Canada (except weed and tuition).
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm a southerner. I moved from the South Carolina midlands, northeast to the North Carolina coast.

Things have been fine for me. Quality of life is great. People are nice.

I hear things can get rough moving in a southwesterly direction, though. Watch out.

You can also go to the west-north. No one ever does.

But NC isn't the northeast. There's a big difference between NC and, say, NJ.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:52 PM
 
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But NC isn't the northeast.
It can be, if you're living in Columbia, South Carolina.

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There's a big difference between NC and, say, NJ.
How much time have you spent in North Carolina? I'm just curious.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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It can be, if you're living in Columbia, South Carolina.
This is the first time I've ever heard anyone refer to NC as being part of the Northeast.

There's a difference between moving in a Northeasterly direction, and moving TO the Northeast.
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The Northeast:
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Old 07-09-2009, 03:45 PM
 
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But if I go any further northeast, I'll be in the ocean.

I suppose you can move to the ocean, but you'll need a boat.
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