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View Poll Results: Wich (continental) states are the most affordable coastal counties located in?
Washington 1 3.33%
Oregon 2 6.67%
California 1 3.33%
Texas 10 33.33%
Louisiana 8 26.67%
Missisippi 16 53.33%
Alabama 10 33.33%
Florida 6 20.00%
Georgia 6 20.00%
South Carolina 8 26.67%
North Carolina 3 10.00%
Virginia 1 3.33%
Maryland 2 6.67%
Delaware 1 3.33%
New Jersey 2 6.67%
New York 1 3.33%
Connecticut 1 3.33%
Rhode Island 1 3.33%
Massachussets 1 3.33%
New Hampshire 1 3.33%
Maine 5 16.67%
Alaska 7 23.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-24-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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Default Which states are the most affordable coastal counties located in?

In terms of tax properties , general taxation , real estate market , medical tickets , gasoline and any other bills etc
I mean this , if I wanted to live by the sea what would be the most affordable place?
multiple choices.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I picked Alabama but the same would apply to Mississippi in my opinion. Any other coastal state would be very expensive except Alaska.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I would say Mississippi, but insurance for coastal Mississippi has to be just as high if not higher than Louisiana so I don't know. I can tell you that taxes, gas, etc. would be cheaper in MS, except for the grocery tax. Coastal Texas might be affordable, but I don't know by how much. Florida and Coastal Alabama are known vacation spots so they may be more expensive. Southeastern Louisiana is too "bleepin" expensive no matter how you look at it.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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downeast Maine is probably one of the more affordable coastal areas. Select areas of the west coast that are unpopulated would be quite cheap (yes even in CA!). Alabama and Mississippi- maybe, but their coastal areas are relatively small and developed so I wouldn't say the cheapest.

I would have to give the nod to Louisiana and Texas where there are significant stretches of affordable areas along the coast.

I would loooooove for DailyJournalist to explain their picks. Only the southern states are ommited? So you really think Louisiana has more expensive coastal property than New York??
.....you do know expensive real estate is not exactly a great thing in and of itself?
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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downeast Maine is probably one of the more affordable coastal areas. Select areas of the west coast that are unpopulated would be quite cheap (yes even in CA!). Alabama and Mississippi- maybe, but their coastal areas are relatively small and developed so I wouldn't say the cheapest.

I would have to give the nod to Louisiana and Texas where there are significant stretches of affordable areas along the coast.

I would loooooove for DailyJournalist to explain their picks. Only the southern states are ommited? So you really think Louisiana has more expensive coastal property than New York??
.....you do know expensive real estate is not exactly a great thing in and of itself?
It's not more expensive then New York, but to be in the south and to be in Louisiana it is extremely expensive. Compared to the avg. income, housing and rents are unaffordable. Flood insurance is through the roof and most insurance companies refuse to write in the area forcing you to opt for the rediculously expensive state policy. Auto insurance is some of the highest in the nation (for the most laxed requirements at that). Land is scarce and very expensive. $600-$700 a month will barely get you 500 sq ft in the worst neighborhood. You'll be lucky to get 500 sq ft for $1000 a mo. in a so-so area.

The cost of living in southeast Lousiana and that of the rest of the state are extreme opposites.

Oops.. Didn't realize you were addressing DailyJournalist's choices.

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Trieste
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I would loooooove for DailyJournalist to explain their picks. Only the southern states are ommited? So you really think Louisiana has more expensive coastal property than New York??
.....you do know expensive real estate is not exactly a great thing in and of itself?
As soon as I've checked his picks I thought he was "somewhat" biased (maybe he is a realtor...) how could one have only picked as affordable what are assumed as being the most expensive states!!??

Connecticut , Rhode Island , New York , Massachussets and the likes
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois via Northern Ohio
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....try the Great Lakes states
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:27 PM
 
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As soon as I've checked his picks I thought he was "somewhat" biased (maybe he is a realtor...) how could one have only picked as affordable what are assumed as being the most expensive states!!??

Connecticut , Rhode Island , New York , Massachussets and the likes
No I am not a realtor, but my question to you is why would you add those states to your poll only to criticize the posters that choose to vote for those states? To me affordabilty has more to do than just how cheap I can buy a house, wages and job opportunities are also important factors of affordability.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Michigan
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Hernando County, FL
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I would loooooove for DailyJournalist to explain their picks. Only the southern states are ommited? So you really think Louisiana has more expensive coastal property than New York??
.....you do know expensive real estate is not exactly a great thing in and of itself?
You have to understand with some people that it is not as important to actually answer a question truthfully as it is to just vote for states that they like.

There is no reasoning for it and to expect any is asking too much.
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