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Old 07-15-2007, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw
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Summit, NJ is lovely. I have friends who live there and I think it takes him about an hour to commute to the financial district.

I made the opposite move: from Manhattan to Waxhaw NC.
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Old 07-16-2007, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I didn't have time to read all the posts, so I hope I'm not going over the same ground as others.
As a Northerner who lived in the South for 17 years and moved back North, I can tell you unequivocally that a Southerner coming North has less trouble being accepted than a Northerner going South. Up here they will think your accent is quaint, not an affront to their entire history.
That said, I think I would look more toward Westchester than Long Island. For logistical as well as cultural reasons. I just think you will fit in better up that way. Long Island is kind a world unto itself IMO.
If I had to leave the city, I would probably try to find something up around Tarrytown Irvington or Nyack.
Where in the South are you coming from?
PM me if you like.
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Old 07-16-2007, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Be prepared for those property taxes in the suburbs. But otherwise, best wishes to you!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Fort LAME, IN
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Talking Pretty funny, but I had some of these EXACT thoughts and sayings last winter. Just relocated N.

A TEXAN MOVES NORTH

January 10th: It's 5:00 p.m. It's starting to snow. The first of the season and the first one we've seen in years. The wife and I took our hot buttered rums and sat by the picture window, watching the soft flakes drift down, clinging to the trees and covering the ground. It was beautiful!

January 11th: We awoke to a lovely blanket of crystal white snow covering the landscape. What a fantastic sight! Every tree and shrub covered with a beautiful white mantle. I shoveled snow for the first time in years and loved it. I did both the driveway and sidewalk. Later, a city snowplow came along and accidentally covered up our driveway with compacted snow from the street. The driver smiled and waved. I waved back and shoveled it again.

January 12th: It snowed an additional five inches last night and the temperature has dropped to about 11 degrees. Several limbs on the trees and shrubs snapped due to the weight of the snow. I shoveled the driveway again. Shortly afterwards, the snowplow came by and pulled his trick again. Now, much of the snow is brownish-gray.

January 13th: It warmed up enough during the day to create some slush that soon became ice when the temperature dropped again. Bought snow tires for both cars. Fell on my ass in the driveway. Paid $145 to a chiropractor, but nothing broken. More snow and ice expected.

January 14th: Still cold as hell. Sold the wife's car and bought a 4 x 4 in order to get her to work. Slid into a guard rail anyway and did a considerable amount of damage to the right rear quarter panel. Had another eight inches of the white **** last night. Both vehicles are covered in salt and crud. More shoveling in store for me. That goddamn snowplow came by twice today!

January 15th: It's two ****ing degrees outside. More ****ing snow. Not a tree or shrub on our property that hasn't been damaged. Power was off most of the night. Tried to keep from freezing to death with candles and a kerosene heater, which tipped over and nearly burned the ****ing house down. I managed to put the flames out, but suffered second-degree burns on my hands and I lost all my eyelashes and eyebrows. The car slid off the road on the way to the hospital and was totaled.

January 16th: Goddamn mother****in' white **** keeps coming down! Have to put on all the clothes we own just to get to the ****in' mailbox. If I ever catch that son-of-a-***** that drives the snowplow, I'm gonna chew open his chest and rip his heart out! I think he hides around the corner and waits till I shovel our driveway again. Power is still off. Toilet froze and part of the roof has started to cave in..

January 17th: Six more more ****in' inches of ****in' snow and ****in' sleet and ****in' ice and no telling what other kind of white ****in' **** fell last night! I wounded the ****in' snowplow ******* with an ice ax, but he got away. Wife left me. Car won't start. I think I'm going snowblind. I can't feel my ****in' toes. Haven't seen the sun in weeks. More white **** is predicted. Wind chill is 22 degrees below zero. Aw, ****it, I'm movin' my ass back to Texas!!!
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Do you mean $900+ as in $900,000 to buy a house or as in $900 a month to rent a house? If the first is what you are looking for you will have many options in NJ, NY and CT. If the latter is what you are looking for, good luck. You wont find a decent place to rent for $900 a month.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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FYI: The OP hasn't responded to this thread in over 3 years.
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:18 PM
 
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try millburn/short hills nj,top 10 in schools,45min by train to the city
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:37 PM
 
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Do you mean $900+ as in $900,000 to buy a house or as in $900 a month to rent a house? If the first is what you are looking for you will have many options in NJ, NY and CT. If the latter is what you are looking for, good luck. You wont find a decent place to rent for $900 a month.
I dont see why people revive these old threads, this was posted in 2007, its 2010. Do you really think a person would stop their decision on moving for 3 years to wait for a response on an online forum. Plus, the OP hasnt even responded to the last response that said 07
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:43 PM
 
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lol it's been three years...

anyways, he wouldn't fit in here. He's the spot on stereotype i have for southerners..
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