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Old 09-15-2009, 04:00 PM
 
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Currently residing in longisland ny.I cant do it anymore.It is way too expensive and i am looking for a smaller town to relocate to.I enjoy the country lifestyle.I wont be ready to go for atleast a year or two as i need to sell my house.I enjoy the snow and the change of seasons so i would LOVE to stay in the northeast its just going to be a challenge to find a low cost of living in this area.Upstate NY is on my list to research but i know many areas have very high taxes and not many employment opportunities.Can anyone give me any ideas on areas??At this point i am grateful for any information.
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Old 09-15-2009, 04:29 PM
 
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thank you!!!!
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: IN
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Wolfeboro, NH
Meredith, NH
Moultonborough, NH
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:43 PM
 
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Ive read that NH has very high real estate prices and taxes.I dont know much about the state though.I will check out those towns!Thanks granite.
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Old 09-15-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Jefferson County
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How north-east?

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Old 09-15-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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Probably Pennsylvania and up!Its just so hard to find a cheaper place with jobs around!And i hate the heat and humidity year round
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I've never been to the Northeast, but I wonder how small you want and how Northeastern?
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I've never been to the Northeast, but I wonder how small you want and how Northeastern?
Very good question. If they were talking very small and very Northeast, I would toss out Fort Fairfield, Maine in a second. Cost of living isn't the lowest, but it is lower than New York State for the most part.
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Old 09-15-2009, 08:59 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Ive read that NH has very high real estate prices and taxes.I dont know much about the state though.I will check out those towns!Thanks granite.
New Hampshire has no income OR sales tax. If you live modestly, you come out ahead. If you want an elaborate home on a lot of land, it will cost you. They also have a high capital-gains tax.

I know a guy who is a private investor and has an estate, literally an estate (a mansion on 50 manicured acres with stables, tennis court, etc.), in New Hampshire.

Ironically, he would pay less in taxes in if he lived in Massachusetts than in New Hampshire. All of his income comes from investments and is taxed as capitals-gains and his house is worth a fortune.

He's actually content with the arrangement and thinks it's how it should be. He doesn't "work" and has a very extravagant lifestyle. He feels that it's his responsibility to pay property taxes, as they are mainly used for education.
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