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Old 10-23-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: IN
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Yeah, it really ain't a joke; it really matters/makes a difference. That's why the prices/taxes are so much higher. Way more livable, way more fun stuff like restaurants and parks.

Ain't no one wants to live in Bumblescum, Missouri
Missouri has no good paying jobs outside the bigger cities like STL and KC. Rural Missouri wages are unbelievably low and the low cost of living and low taxes reflect the poor lack of services.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:04 PM
 
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I am one of those who left NJ 4 years ago to head out to bethlehem pa in search of lower taxes, open air, better quality of living, larger house, etc. Well, let me tell you all I HATE IT HERE!!!!!!! Can you say HICKY! If you ask me is it worth it moving from NJ to PA I would have to say if you commuting back to NJ, my answer is NO!! Between the hour commute my husband has each way along with the gas prices, it makes up for the higher taxes in NJ. There are no Italians out here, sorry.....but we are! No good Italian deli's or food! More pulled pork than you will know what to do with!! So I have a new, big house, but I don't want to clean it or maintain it! I LONG for my beautiful state! I'm embarrassed to say I'm from PA. Hoping to get back over the line asap!!!!!!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:07 PM
 
Location: On the Rails in Northern NJ
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I am one of those who left NJ 4 years ago to head out to bethlehem pa in search of lower taxes, open air, better quality of living, larger house, etc. Well, let me tell you all I HATE IT HERE!!!!!!! Can you say HICKY! If you ask me is it worth it moving from NJ to PA I would have to say if you commuting back to NJ, my answer is NO!! Between the hour commute my husband has each way along with the gas prices, it makes up for the higher taxes in NJ. There are no Italians out here, sorry.....but we are! No good Italian deli's or food! More pulled pork than you will know what to do with!! So I have a new, big house, but I don't want to clean it or maintain it! I LONG for my beautiful state! I'm embarrassed to say I'm from PA. Hoping to get back over the line asap!!!!!!!
Should have moved to south Jersey or the Lower Hudson Valley...
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Old 10-27-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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I just should have just
stayed in Scotch Plains NJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:12 PM
 
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I am one of those who left NJ 4 years ago to head out to bethlehem pa in search of lower taxes, open air, better quality of living, larger house, etc. Well, let me tell you all I HATE IT HERE!!!!!!! Can you say HICKY! If you ask me is it worth it moving from NJ to PA I would have to say if you commuting back to NJ, my answer is NO!! Between the hour commute my husband has each way along with the gas prices, it makes up for the higher taxes in NJ. There are no Italians out here, sorry.....but we are! No good Italian deli's or food! More pulled pork than you will know what to do with!! So I have a new, big house, but I don't want to clean it or maintain it! I LONG for my beautiful state! I'm embarrassed to say I'm from PA. Hoping to get back over the line asap!!!!!!!
I hear you!! I left NJ 3 years ago to move to NC. Wish I could go back to NJ. Grass is not greener. We left so I could stay home with the kids and not have to go back to work. Guess what, I am now looking for a job. Not that there are any down here and if I am "lucky" enough to get one I can count on not getting paid anywhere close to what I would get in NJ. If at some point I can sell my house without 100k loss I will return. If I have to work I would rather work in NJ where my family is (btw I'm Italian too...enough said )
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Central FL
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So what's the latest on NJ? I keep hearing how "everyone is leaving NJ" and stuff like that. Are people leaving because of the taxes?

My husband grew up in Sussex County and he would love for us to move back. We're in Central FL now and let me tell you, this place is the pits. Crime, weirdos, etc. Two daytime home invasions in our neighborhood. Old folks gunned down at Target. Three women abducted from Publix (our upscale grocery chain) and so on. You get use to random stuff like that here, but I don't want my children putting down roots in a place like this. I grew up here but the good old days are long gone.

Florida and the entire South have what we call "crime creep" where the good areas and the bad areas can be blocks away. Just the other day, two students at Rollins College in Winter Park were robbed at gunpoint and pistol whipped right ON the campus, on a Sunday afternoon. (I went to school there and thiat area is the FL version of a quaint, New England downtown, LOL)

I just worry that we won't be able to afford a decent place to live up there!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:40 PM
 
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I hear you!! I left NJ 3 years ago to move to NC. Wish I could go back to NJ. Grass is not greener. We left so I could stay home with the kids and not have to go back to work. Guess what, I am now looking for a job. Not that there are any down here and if I am "lucky" enough to get one I can count on not getting paid anywhere close to what I would get in NJ. If at some point I can sell my house without 100k loss I will return. If I have to work I would rather work in NJ where my family is (btw I'm Italian too...enough said )
OMG..I feel for you!! We moved from Long Island to NC and HATED it!!!! We are now in North Jersey...love it, love it!! I'm almost done with my book about the experience..can I quote you?? You'll get back. We lost a ton of money as well, it was such a bad mistake. Where are you down there? We were in Waxhaw, south of Charlotte.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:45 PM
 
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So what's the latest on NJ? I keep hearing how "everyone is leaving NJ" and stuff like that. Are people leaving because of the taxes?

My husband grew up in Sussex County and he would love for us to move back. We're in Central FL now and let me tell you, this place is the pits. Crime, weirdos, etc. Two daytime home invasions in our neighborhood. Old folks gunned down at Target. Three women abducted from Publix (our upscale grocery chain) and so on. You get use to random stuff like that here, but I don't want my children putting down roots in a place like this. I grew up here but the good old days are long gone.

Florida and the entire South have what we call "crime creep" where the good areas and the bad areas can be blocks away. Just the other day, two students at Rollins College in Winter Park were robbed at gunpoint and pistol whipped right ON the campus, on a Sunday afternoon. (I went to school there and thiat area is the FL version of a quaint, New England downtown, LOL)
Well for us the reason we left was cost of living, taxes, house prices, auto insurance. Our house in NC is bigger but a smaller piece of property. I had to pay a lot more for a house then I thought I would so that I could get a decent house (quality), some space between my neighbors and a lower crime area (still way more then where I am from in Hunterdon County) What happend is our house payment is the exact same as it was in NJ taxes included, I pay taxes on my autos, camper and trailer, I pay taxes on clothes and food, we pay more for health insurance for less coverage and my husband gets paid a little less. I don't feel as safe here as I did in NJ. I could go on and on...But at least NC car insurance is cheaper and we are reaping the benefits of lower college tuition. Good luck with going back "home"


I just worry that we won't be able to afford a decent place to live up there!
Well for us the reason we left was cost of living, taxes, house prices, auto insurance. Our house in NC is bigger but a smaller piece of property. I had to pay a lot more for a house then I thought I would so that I could get a decent house (quality), some space between my neighbors and a lower crime area (still way more then where I am from in Hunterdon County) What happend is our house payment is the exact same as it was in NJ taxes included, I pay taxes on my autos, camper and trailer, I pay taxes on clothes and food, we pay more for health insurance for less coverage and my husband gets paid a little less. I don't feel as safe here as I did in NJ. I could go on and on...But at least NC car insurance is cheaper and we are reaping the benefits of lower college tuition. Good luck with going back "home".
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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FWIW, I moved to Tucson from NJ, and I don't love this place at all. I'm looking forward to having the chance to leave here, but I also have no desire whatsoever to move back to New Jersey. I was back there in June, and it felt weird- like suffocating in some way (granted, that could be my own baggage weighing in on the issue, too). Plus, many of the same reasons I left haven't changed a bit, either.

No place is perfect, I guess.
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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OMG..I feel for you!! We moved from Long Island to NC and HATED it!!!! We are now in North Jersey...love it, love it!! I'm almost done with my book about the experience..can I quote you?? You'll get back. We lost a ton of money as well, it was such a bad mistake. Where are you down there? We were in Waxhaw, south of Charlotte.
Yes you can quote me but I want a copy of your book. We are on the west side of Lake Norman in Lincoln County. We were going to move to Waxhaw but the commute for my husband would have been too far. I think I would have liked it there a little better. There are no transplants here. When I tell people I am Italian it's like they have never met one of them before. I already planted the seed in my husbands head, if I have to work it's not so I can live somewhere I don't want to be. Glad you made it back north!
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