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View Poll Results: Which 50-year-old couple will have the most difficult transition in moving from their native state a
Maine to New Mexico 5 14.71%
New Hampshire to Utah 3 8.82%
Massachusetts to Tennessee 3 8.82%
Connecticut to Arkansas 9 26.47%
New York to South Carolina 3 8.82%
New Jersey to Colorado 1 2.94%
Pennsylvania to Oklahoma 2 5.88%
Illinois to Nevada 1 2.94%
Ohio to Texas 0 0%
Michigan to Arizona 1 2.94%
Minnesota to Georgia 0 0%
Oregon to North Carolina 1 2.94%
Washington to Alabama 5 14.71%
Voters: 34. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-18-2007, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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Which theoretical 50-year-old couple would have the most difficult transition in moving from their native state and adjusting to a new state?
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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How about Rhode Island to Mississippi
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: In God
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Maine to New Mexico, most definitely. I can't even see that happening. As a matter of fact...why would it happen?
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:34 PM
 
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How come you don't have any moving from the South or West to the North or East?
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: In God
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How come you don't have any moving from the South or West to the North or East?
Hey, you're right. I just now noticed that. What's the big idea?? lol
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Old 05-18-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Mass to Tennessee and NJ to Colorado.

I mean, the East Coast is simply a different planet compared to places like TN and CO.
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Old 05-18-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I can't vote because I don't like guessing on issues like this, but I do know that as a East Coast person, mostly New England and NYC, I had a darn difficult time adjusting to New Mexico, but I'm not a couple of 50+ers.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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The choices for the theoretical couples are based on the general trends in the country toward the South and the West. Certainly, you have people who do move to the North or the East, but my company doesn't get calls like this, "My wife and I have lived in South Carolina all our lives, but we're thinking about moving to Massachusetts..." Far greater numbers in this age range are moving based on climate, cost of living, taxes, and congestion- which again speaks to and supports the trend toward Southern, Southwestern, and Western states.
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Old 05-22-2007, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Not doubt about this--and I am finding my likes are not parellel but diverge greatly from the mainstream. I am in New England, and left the SW. Nothing like the East Coast for me and perhaps a few other stragglers.

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The choices for the theoretical couples are based on the general trends in the country toward the South and the West. Certainly, you have people who do move to the North or the East, but my company doesn't get calls like this, "My wife and I have lived in South Carolina all our lives, but we're thinking about moving to Massachusetts..." Far greater numbers in this age range are moving based on climate, cost of living, taxes, and congestion- which again speaks to and supports the trend toward Southern, Southwestern, and Western states.
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Old 05-22-2007, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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How come you don't have any moving from the South or West to the North or East?
Funny thing is, I don't see that particular move happening very often. Arizona, for example, the #1 or #2 fastest growing state (frequently trading places with Nevada) is chock full of transplants, including myself. The #1 source of migrants (other than Mexico) is California. After that, the most common out-of-state license plates you see are from the midwest: IL, MI, OH, WI, IA, MN. Midwesterners are moving to Arizona in droves, and they tend to stay put. There are also a lot of people from states like CO, WA, and TX, but it tends to be more of a two way flow. There are always a handful of Coloradans that are moving to AZ, but equally as many Arizonans moving to CO. But, in Phoenix, at least, you rarely see anybody from the south, other than a couple of Texans here and there. It must be really nice down there if they are staying put!
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