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Old 11-30-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Indiana winters are not terribly cold... but they are ugly and soul-crushing because everything turns gray. And the winter drags for 6 months or so. And, when it's cold that humidity doesn't help. It goes through your coat and hats. Ugh. I mean it's nothing compared to Chicago windy winters... but coming from CA it'll definitely be something to consider.

I'd consider TX as some other people mentioned. I myself in healthcare although in healthcare IT... but I literally get harassed via Linkedin by recruiters wanting people somewhere in "a large healthcare system in TX". Summers are going to be hard, but the pay is so much better than in Indiana... in places like Houston, the average pay is much higher than even here in Denver. Plus, if you choose your relocation place right you can still be somewhat close to the ocean or the mountains/hill country. Plus you get better food.... much much much better food than in Indiana (Amish/German style food vs Tex Mex or TX BBQ??? Come on, lol. I know what I would choose!) That always helps!
Pay might be much better in Houston but the cost of living is much lower in Indiana.
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:26 AM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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In my honest opinion, The Dallas/Fort Worth area in North Texas would be a MUCH better place to live and work than anywhere in Indiana ever will be. Let's Face it, Much of the rest of the Country would probably be better than the no good state of Indiana; I have lived in the Indianapolis area for the last 24 years and I can't wait to leave.
You make a blanket claim that Indiana is a "no good state" and anywhere else is better, then give no reason WHY Indiana a "no good state" and yet you have CHOSEN to live in Indiana for the last 24 years. Let's face it, that sounds rather bizarre. What are people suppose to think? You're in prison? You're a glutton for punishment?
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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You make a blanket claim that Indiana is a "no good state" and anywhere else is better, then give no reason WHY Indiana a "no good state" and yet you have CHOSEN to live in Indiana for the last 24 years. Let's face it, that sounds rather bizarre. What are people suppose to think? You're in prison? You're a glutton for punishment?
Schizophrenic? Bipolar?



RM
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Old 12-01-2018, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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You make a blanket claim that Indiana is a "no good state" and anywhere else is better, then give no reason WHY Indiana a "no good state" and yet you have CHOSEN to live in Indiana for the last 24 years. Let's face it, that sounds rather bizarre. What are people suppose to think? You're in prison? You're a glutton for punishment?
Young. Still in college.
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Old 12-01-2018, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Young. Still in college.
Ah, then that means they know it all.

RM (who still has the faint imprint of "STUPID" on their forehead only visible to their now adult children)
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Old 12-01-2018, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Indiana winters are not terribly cold... but they are ugly and soul-crushing because everything turns gray. And the winter drags for 6 months or so. And, when it's cold that humidity doesn't help. It goes through your coat and hats. Ugh. I mean it's nothing compared to Chicago windy winters... but coming from CA it'll definitely be something to consider.

I'd consider TX as some other people mentioned. I myself in healthcare although in healthcare IT... but I literally get harassed via Linkedin by recruiters wanting people somewhere in "a large healthcare system in TX". Summers are going to be hard, but the pay is so much better than in Indiana... in places like Houston, the average pay is much higher than even here in Denver. Plus, if you choose your relocation place right you can still be somewhat close to the ocean or the mountains/hill country. Plus you get better food.... much much much better food than in Indiana (Amish/German style food vs Tex Mex or TX BBQ??? Come on, lol. I know what I would choose!) That always helps!
What are you talking about? Winter is three months and unless you have SAD, a cloudy day is just a cloudy day. Put on some wool socks and get on with it. Others might prefer the heat, humidity and hurricanes of Houston; if that floats your boat, great!

I moved from Denver three years ago and my new employer matched my old salary. Wages in Indianapolis are generally a bit lower than in Denver, but the cost of living is much lower.

You don't think we have barbecued pork in Indiana? And that we're full of of German restaurants but not Mexican? Have you been here?

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Old Yesterday, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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What are you talking about? Winter is three months and unless you have SAD, a cloudy day is just a cloudy day. Put on some wool socks and get on with it. Others might prefer the heat, humidity and hurricanes of Houston; if that floats your boat, great!

I moved from Denver three years ago and my new employer matched my old salary. Wages in Indianapolis are generally a bit lower than in Denver, but the cost of living is much lower.

You don't think we have barbecued pork in Indiana? And that we're full of of German restaurants but not Mexican? Have you been here?
Well, they also think our winters are nothing compared to Chicago's even though most of Northern Indiana is generally colder and way snowier than Chicago. Odd comments all around.
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Old Yesterday, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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I actually find central Indiana winters terribly cold. I usually wore canvas tennis shoes in the winter in Denver. Not here, though!
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Old Today, 06:37 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Yes, the go to Texas mantra is easy to believe if you have no other frame of reference or just haven't lived in the state. I've lived in Texas since 1991 with a few stints in other states sprinkled within that time frame. I've lived in three different Texas cities. The property taxes here are getting borderline ridiculous and are squeezing working and middle class out of long-established neighborhoods. As a Midwestern native myself, I am considering a move back to the region. My family is in Chicago; I'm not onboard with the failed state of Illinois, but Indianapolis and Indiana would be a consideration. Please do some research on property taxes before you move to Texas (should you decide to) IF you buy a house or condo. Yes we have no state income tax, but after running the numbers, my out of pocket tax burden would be substantially less in a state with an income tax and lower property taxes, and there are plenty of those around. Indiana happens to be one of them. Good luck.
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Old Today, 08:59 AM
 
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What are you talking about? Winter is three months and unless you have SAD, a cloudy day is just a cloudy day. Put on some wool socks and get on with it. Others might prefer the heat, humidity and hurricanes of Houston; if that floats your boat, great!
I'm puzzled by this continued claim that winter in Indiana is a solid 3 months (or pick your timeframe) of non-stop overcast, gray days. I would love that if it were true, as one of the rare people who is not a fan of bright sunlight. But there are a fair amount of cold but sunny days as well, which often helps melt snow/ice even if it's freezing or below.
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