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Old 10-05-2011, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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I was planing on moving from NYC for the past 4 years, and finally made it a reality a month ago. Did a ton of research, made a lot of trips and made the decision to move to Wake Forest in NC, which is a suburb of Raleigh. I absolutely love it here and couldn't be happier, me and my wife call it happy town USA. The people are very friendly, everything is spotless clean, and we have every convenience we could want 10 minutes from our home. The school system is excellent and there is a endless amount of parks to explore. The funny thing is that over 70% of the people we meet here are from somewhere else, mostly NY, Mass, and DC. Seems like everyone who was sick of the city life decided to move here and its nice to meet so many like minded people. I wish you luck, feel free to PM me if you have any questions about NC.
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I think I will stay until they slam the lid shut.
But I often entertain the prospect of getting a LOT of house for a change with a nice garden and a car in a garage in Eastern Pennsylvania and then if I need a big City Fix I am a two hour drive from NYC and a shorter drive to Philly.

Lack of jobs has damaged Eastern PA but for retirement the low cost of living is appealing.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:42 AM
 
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I think I will stay until they slam the lid shut.
But I often entertain the prospect of getting a LOT of house for a change with a nice garden and a car in a garage in Eastern Pennsylvania and then if I need a big City Fix I am a two hour drive from NYC and a shorter drive to Philly.

Lack of jobs has damaged Eastern PA but for retirement the low cost of living is appealing.

hi Kefir King,

nice you mentioned East Pennsylvania, I once thought of that area
of a good potential candidate for affordable living relocation,

may i ask you what part in specific are you referring to? the city of
Philadelphia? more west?

thank you ;-)
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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a place where (maybe ) you can find a Job
In the economy you need to find a job first or have a job with a transfer option. Four or more years ago it would have been easier. I left NYC nearly 20 years ago and have a better and easier lifestyle those most of my friends who moved to the Island or NJ.
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:49 AM
 
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Clean air, whotf told you that, Bloomberg? Its a city for Hades sakes, most cities have bad air. NYC still has some of the worst air quality in the country especially if you live near cities airports, cities waterways, highways and also commercial hotspots like parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn due to traffic. When I step out of NYC my lungs finally gets a fresh breath of air, my body feels rejuvenated. As for raising a family in NYC in diserable places like Park Slope thats good but its pricey because its one of the most deseribale places in the city, wtf would I want to move there! Dont get me wrong other places in this country are boring and I understand why so many WASP Transplants wanna move to NYC because its different and its another alternative to life and to some its worth paying 2k rent in a canteen shoebox apt with rats and roaches. NYC is lively and full of energy, for some its a good thing but for others its bad thing and it can be cumbersome for others. Any way hopefully in due time and in time I would leave NYC and become a Transplant. But any way have fun running in prospect and central park while breating in a pack of cigarettes, I hope you like canoing in the sewage waste of Gowanus canal!

New York Air Quality Receives Failing Grades (http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/new-york-air-quality-receives-failing-grades-20110427-lgf - broken link)

Survey Finds Street-Level Air Pollution in Manhattan - NYTimes.com

The article listed the Bronx, Manhattan, and SI as having the dirtiest air I spend most of my time in Brooklyn and never felt and problems breathing or any noticeable pollution. Anyway Park Slope is not the only family friendly neighborhood in the city most of SI, bay ridge, st. albans, bayside, ozone park, etc. Like I said the only reasonable reasons to leave the city is if you really just dont like city living which is understandable it's not for everyone or its to expensive which is also understandable.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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The article listed the Bronx, Manhattan, and SI as having the dirtiest air I spend most of my time in Brooklyn and never felt and problems breathing or any noticeable pollution. Anyway Park Slope is not the only family friendly neighborhood in the city most of SI, bay ridge, st. albans, bayside, ozone park, etc. Like I said the only reasonable reasons to leave the city is if you really just dont like city living which is understandable it's not for everyone or its to expensive which is also understandable.
Brooklyn has some bad air quality too. You trying to the air in park slope is fresh as the mountains lol. There is pollution every where my dude. Have you ever smelled the gowanus.canal. On this report brooklyn recieved d. You should ne thanfkul that Robert Moses never built a highway through Brooklyn.

YourNabe.com > Archives > Brooklyn > Air quality (cough) gets a ?D?
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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maybe Houston or Miami.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:08 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Moving? Never. I'm far too above living anywhere else in this country.

Manhattan suits my high levels of style, refinement and taste but a second home is needed. Someplace on the French Riviera or the Amalfi Coast.
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:19 PM
 
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In the economy you need to find a job first or have a job with a transfer option. Four or more years ago it would have been easier. I left NYC nearly 20 years ago and have a better and easier lifestyle those most of my friends who moved to the Island or NJ.

whre did you move to Neilva? ;-)
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Southern California. Love the beautiful weather. Can't wait to go, unfortunately I am stuck here for a bit longer. That's ok though, at least I have something to look forward to.

I have been over NYC for quite some time. I know it's bad when I can't really find one thing to say that I like about it.
Southern California is Long Island with Nicer Weather and Palm Trees.
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