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Old 11-29-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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Newark, DE

In Delaware there's nothing but booming growth, beaches, and very low property taxes.
First off, there aren't any listings for that price range in Newark, or Delaware for that matter. Secondly, the beach is a good hour and a half away from Newark.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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First off, there aren't any listings for that price range in Newark, or Delaware for that matter. Secondly, the beach is a good hour and a half away from Newark.
First Off, I was just singeing out Newark, DE as a place to look into.
I was suggesting Delaware as a whole, but I apologize, I just skimmed some of the criteria not noticing the budget (though that kind of budget is asking for too much when you're canceling out the south).

But an hour and a half seems like an exaggeration. From Newark, I'm sure nearest beach is under an hour distance. (Collins Beach)
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I've had quite the 2009 like many in the US (Chapter 13 bankruptcy, nearly a foreclosure and a job lay off/unemployment in July), and now that things have settled down, I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life elsewhere as there are too many bad memories here in Philadelphia.

My wishlist:

*midwest/northeast/midatlantic location (not the deep south, plains or west)
*Lower cost of living (example: an AVERAGE nice large one bedroom or
two bedroom condo (for less than 50K)
*a city where the recession hasn't crippled the local economy
(i.e. a comparatively low unemployment rate)
*a city without a pervasive "urban/ghetto" culture.
*clean environment (lack of litter and good air/water quality)
*somewhat literate and liberal populace (a college town is a big plus)
*friendly residents, low pretense, a place where it's NOT an
assumption you're from there
*cold weather is fine, but I want sunshine a majority of days
*walkability/public transportation, I'll have a car but walking/mass transit
would be my primary choices for commuting

I have one city in mind but I look forward to hearing some suggestions, thanks!
I don't think there is one city in the midwest/northeast/midatlantic region that does NOT have a pervasive "urban/ghetto" culture. I'm thinking maybe DC area (MD or VA suburb) or possibly North Carolina.
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:31 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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The ghetto myth about Saint Louis has to go. If you look at all my posts regarding Saint Louis, you will know that I am not big fan of the area. But thats my personal opinion.

The fact is that the crime rate of Saint Louis is pretty much confined to a few neighborhoods on the northside. The rest of the city and metro area is pretty safe.
It seems that our definitions of ghetto culture are different.

My definition is just the presence of young, black "wannabe gangsta" types with the pants-under-yer-ass and crooked-ball-cap/ski hat fashion sense that drive pimped out cars (or total junkers) and blast ghetto rap music at traffic lights. It has nothing to do with crime (although there is a connection, I believe). In fact, the ghetto mentality does not really even have to deal with black people. You find the same mentality prevalent with lower-classed white "whiggers" and latino gang member types.

This is my definition of "urban ghetto", and believe me I have been to St. Louis enough times to know that it is alive and well there.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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It seems that our definitions of ghetto culture are different.

My definition is just the presence of young, black "wannabe gangsta" types with the pants-under-yer-ass and crooked-ball-cap/ski hat fashion sense that drive pimped out cars (or total junkers) and blast ghetto rap music at traffic lights. It has nothing to do with crime (although there is a connection, I believe). In fact, the ghetto mentality does not really even have to deal with black people. You find the same mentality prevalent with lower-classed white "whiggers" and latino gang member types.

This is my definition of "urban ghetto", and believe me I have been to St. Louis enough times to know that it is alive and well there.

20yrsinBranson
A few years back, before I moved here, I was on a return flight back to LAX.

There were a bunch of wiggers on the plane. These were home grown midwestern wiggers, with their straight billed cardinal hats and baggie pants. Definitely not angelenos returning home.

When we were returned to civilization and deplaned. I overheard someone waiting in LA say, "That plane must have come from the midwest, Look at all the wiggers". Sad, but true.


You don't really notice them that much Downtown, unless you hit the casino (when they are out in force, along with their kindred white trash, redneck brethren - I think the only thing that separates the two mentalities besides the way they dress, is their choice in music - Country vs. Hip hop)

There are tons of them in O'Fallon, St. Peters and St. Charles. I just don't understand that mentality.

That being said, except for a small part of the city, I would not call Saint Louis a ghetto city.
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Old 06-10-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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st louis would be good but if that is 2 south i say cincinnati or clevland i also hear great things about pittsburgh
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:19 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Grand Rapids, MI seems like it fits the bill. I'm not too informed about the city though, so hopefully someone can back me up on this. I know it's VERY affordable, and that it has a beautiful location, but that's about it.

Newark, DE seems like it fits the bill as well. That's if you wouldn't mind living in a Manufactured home because <$50K leaves you very limited. The Manufactured homes are actually pretty nice, My cousin bought a manuf home and it has 3 bedrooms, a fireplace, a jacuzzi tub, a deck, and a huge yard all for only $45K (and the property taxes are pretty low). Delaware has a striving economy too, it's the fastest growing state in the North East. Plus the state does not assess a sales tax.
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I would also recommend Syracuse, but the economy needs improvement and there's a lot of cloudy days.
Cleveland, OH for the same reasons.
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