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Old 02-01-2011, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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To where? No big deal though...
Thought about NC, but..... I'll leave it at that. Seriously considering one of the suburbs of KC~MO on either the MO or KS side. Low cost of living and high return on the dollar. Wife wants to go to ABQ, New Mexico. Another area where one can see a a decent return on the dollar. However it has that "I'm in the middle of no where factor." Knowing my luck, I might just live out the rest of my adult life in PA.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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Thought about NC, but..... I'll leave it at that. Seriously considering one of the suburbs of KC~MO on either the MO or KS side. Low cost of living and high return on the dollar. Wife wants to go to ABQ, New Mexico. Another area where one can see a a decent return on the dollar. However it has that "I'm in the middle of no where factor." Knowing my luck, I might just live out the rest of my adult life in PA.
Too much extreme weather in the midwest (hot, humid summers, icy winters), but two of the suburbs in KC get rated quite highly for jobs and quality of life: Olathe and Overland Park.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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Too much extreme weather in the midwest (hot, humid summers, icy winters), but two of the suburbs in KC get rated quite highly for jobs and quality of life: Olathe and Overland Park.
Agreed, but the economy is very healthy there at the moment.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I find it all comical when New Yorkers move out here to this low-tax state to escape the high taxes of New York, telling me high-tax stories of life in NY.

I once took care of a disabled daughter of parents who moved out here from Rockland County.

The mother just couldn't figure it out:

"Back in NY I was able to get 10 hours of home care for my daughter 7 days a week. Here? Good Lord! They'll only give me 4 hours a day!"

They came out here to retire. The mother, in her spare time, wrote letters to our Nevada Legislators, the Governor, anyone who might listen to her, to try and get more hours of home care for her daughter. And? These people were wealthy enough, they could have paid it out of their own pockets!

Tried and tried, no luck!
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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Did you read the title of this thread?
Yes I read the title but couldn't understand why someone who no longer lived in NY and was SO HAPPY in FL, would continue to be so negative and focused on NY. Most statistics are BS anyway, usually nothing to back the data up. Give Cuomo a chance and then criticize.

We spent a month traveling in our RV to FL in last winter and I found the economy, foreclosures, business closures and overall condition of the state depressing.
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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Too much extreme weather in the midwest (hot, humid summers, icy winters), but two of the suburbs in KC get rated quite highly for jobs and quality of life: Olathe and Overland Park.
Those are both in Kansas and are usually rated highly in many publications. I believe that Lee's Summit on the MO side and Shawnee and Lenexa on the KS side are also very nice. Omkaha not too much further north might be a better option and is growing(unemployment rate of 4.6%). KC's metro unemployment rate is 9.1% at the moment. Interestingly, the unemployment rate for NY metros are: Ithaca-5.5%, Albany-Schenectady-Troy-7%, Poughkeepsie, Rochester and Utica-Rome-7.7%, Kingston-7.9%, Buffalo, Elmira and Syracuse-8%, Binghamton and Glens Falls-8.1%, NYC-8.5%. The national rate is at 9.3% as of now. http://www.bls.gov/web/metro/laummtrk.htm

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Old 02-02-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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I find it all comical when New Yorkers move out here to this low-tax state to escape the high taxes of New York, telling me high-tax stories of life in NY.

I once took care of a disabled daughter of parents who moved out here from Rockland County.

The mother just couldn't figure it out:

"Back in NY I was able to get 10 hours of home care for my daughter 7 days a week. Here? Good Lord! They'll only give me 4 hours a day!"

They came out here to retire. The mother, in her spare time, wrote letters to our Nevada Legislators, the Governor, anyone who might listen to her, to try and get more hours of home care for her daughter. And? These people were wealthy enough, they could have paid it out of their own pockets!

Tried and tried, no luck!
To think you get what you pay for(usually).........
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA --> ABQ, NM
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Those are both in Kansas and are usually rated highly in many publications. I believe that Lee's Summit on the MO side and Shawnee and Lenexa on the KS side are also very nice. Omkaha not too much further north might be a better option and is growing(unemployment rate of 4.6%). KC's metro unemployment rate is 9.1% at the moment. Interestingly, the unemployment rate for NY metros are: Ithaca-5.5%, Albany-Schenectady-Troy-7%, Poughkeepsie, Rochester and Utica-Rome-7.7%, Kingston-7.9%, Buffalo, Elmira and Syracuse-8%, Binghamton and Glens Falls-8.1%, NYC-8.5%. The national rate is at 9.3% as of now. Unemployment Rates for Metropolitan Areas
Those numbers are so subjective. The population in those metro area's are easily well over 500k compared to area's like KC where the population might be substantially less. Anyway.... Back to taxes.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Those numbers are so subjective. The population in those metro area's are easily well over 500k compared to area's like KC where the population might be substantially less. Anyway.... Back to taxes.
We'll get back to taxes, but the KC metro is bigger than Buffalo's and would easily be the 2nd biggest in NY State. Stats can be subjective due to industry and underemployment, but I'm just posting the info. It is based upon the metro counties and the ratio too.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Yes I read the title but couldn't understand why someone who no longer lived in NY and was SO HAPPY in FL, would continue to be so negative and focused on NY. Most statistics are BS anyway, usually nothing to back the data up. Give Cuomo a chance and then criticize.

We spent a month traveling in our RV to FL in last winter and I found the economy, foreclosures, business closures and overall condition of the state depressing.

FL is # 3 in the nation when it comes to unemployment.

It is #2 in foreclosures.

It is a state that has had a service based economy and the new Governors only solution is build casinos( so more low paying service industry jobs).

Guess he isn't aware Las Vegas is in trouble.

When the economy tanks people cut out vacations first.

The Tampa area is trying to lure a bio tech company in, the problem is the educational level of the residents don't match what the company needs.

It isn't going to happen, it looks like they will head to the Research Triangle area of NC.

FL for years boasts no state income tax, well you end up paying in other ways.

Lousy schools , less than stellar health care.

And the COL keeps going up while the salaries remain stagnant.

I spoke with someone who works at an office job in hospital, she told me she is making what she did in the 1980s when she lived in CA.


And to Chop Chop, FL is unbearable from May to well to sometimes well into November with oppressive heat and humidity.

So instead of snow keeping you inside it is the hot weather.
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