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Old 07-02-2007, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Batavia, NY
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I currently am living in Batavia, but want to move south. I am just curiuos what other former/returnee Western NYSers think of moving south. I just have no clue what to do anymore. I have read about LI/NYCers moving south and coming back to NYS, but haven't read anything really about people from around here. I am just looking for thought on this is all.
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Old 07-02-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Of course people move south and move back north - members of my own family included, and for all the reasons you might think:


* not quite as inexpensive as advertised
* pay not quite as advertised
* miss "home"
* schools not up to par
* health care requires long waits
* government programs for seniors not very good
* weather not "great" all year long

etc., etc
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:26 PM
 
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There are several threads about this on this Forum. One is just two threads down:

Hey all New Yorkers I miss NY, moved south feel like I made a BIG mistake!

Another is

Anybody leave NY only to come back?

At least two more concern problems NY staters have had moving South.

Try some keyword searches under the Search option above.
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Old 07-02-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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I moved from suburban Rochester (Greece) to the Raleigh NC area in December 1994....tomorrow, I'm headed up to good ole' Rochester to visit family and look at houses....hopefully we'll be back up there for good by the end of August. The south is very overrated IMO. I just wish it hadn't taken me so long to realize that and fix it.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:13 PM
 
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I moved from suburban Rochester (Greece) to the Raleigh NC area in December 1994....tomorrow, I'm headed up to good ole' Rochester to visit family and look at houses....hopefully we'll be back up there for good by the end of August. The south is very overrated IMO. I just wish it hadn't taken me so long to realize that and fix it.
This is this persons opinion.....I moved to NC and wouldn't move back to NY for all the Rays pizza in the world.
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Old 07-02-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Batavia, NY
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This is this persons opinion.....I moved to NC and wouldn't move back to NY for all the Rays pizza in the world.
Okay, but can you please tell me why you haven't had any problems and which part of NYS did you move down there from?

The thing I am wondering is if it's only people who liven in the NYC area that are having such a hard time with the southerners or if it is everyone from any part of NYS? I mean the only opinions on the south I seem to be finding are that of NYCers and LIers.
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Old 07-02-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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I'd say its the oppsoite....there are far more people from the NYC/Long Island area who LOVE it here and think its utopia. There are only more homesick NYC area people because there are more transplants from the area in the first place because it is much bigger. But I believe you'd find that a much higher proportion of people who move to NC from WNY become homesick compared to those who relocate here from downstate. This makes sense considering that there is a much more community oriented atmosphere and hometown vibe in WNY than most of Long Island/metro NYC (not to mention WNY is MUCH more affordable tham downstate). I am in Wake County and I know that Charlotte is different, I believe there are far more WNY transplants in that area (giving it the nickname "south Buffalo")....while there are more NYC area transplants here in Raleigh.
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Old 07-02-2007, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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This is this persons opinion.....I moved to NC and wouldn't move back to NY for all the Rays pizza in the world.
This is THIS persons opinion too, my cousin moved to New York from Charlotte NC and wouldn't move back to North Carolina for all the NASCAR in the world
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Old 07-02-2007, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Batavia, NY
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I'd say its the oppsoite....there are far more people from the NYC/Long Island area who LOVE it here and think its utopia. There are only more homesick NYC area people because there are more transplants from the area in the first place because it is much bigger. But I believe you'd find that a much higher proportion of people who move to NC from WNY become homesick compared to those who relocate here from downstate. This makes sense considering that there is a much more community oriented atmosphere and hometown vibe in WNY than most of Long Island/metro NYC (not to mention WNY is MUCH more affordable tham downstate). I am in Wake County and I know that Charlotte is different, I believe there are far more WNY transplants in that area (giving it the nickname "south Buffalo")....while there are more NYC area transplants here in Raleigh.
Do the people from WNY generally get accepted more so than those from downstate? Also, are you originally from NC and this is an actual "southerners" take on it or no? I am just curious is all and not trying to offend you or say anything wrong to make it seem that way to you.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, NY
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A friend of mine moved down there (Charlotte) after his parents did... couldnt get that good of a job, things werent that great.. moved back here, things were kind of the same.. then moved back down there (and AFAIK , still the same ****). All over like 7-8 years or so.

The thing is the people who do really well down there, that rave about how cheap it is , is white collar professionals or kids with those type of degrees coming out of college. They get paychecks they never could have (easily) got up here .. i.e. $70k $80k or more.

Charlotte is a banking town. If your not in finance or IT or something .. or medicine or whatever.. its not that great. That was my friends problem. It wasn't cheaper cause he was still a mechanic working on vehicles or in factories. I think he mainly went down there the 2nd time cause his wife got a teaching degree and couldnt find something up here (cause thats a huge thing up here, but competetion is fierce) I think shes still doing that, but hated the schools down there... they were awful, just like the inner-city schools up here.

Just goes to show the grass isnt always greener.
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