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Old 07-11-2010, 11:48 AM
 
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I'm looking to move because I'd prefer not to stay in New York with the way it is... can you recommend any cities that are similar to Rochester? I've heard Charlotte, NC is very similar, but I'd like to move west.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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I'm looking to move because I'd prefer not to stay in New York with the way it is... can you recommend any cities that are similar to Rochester? I've heard Charlotte, NC is very similar, but I'd like to move west.
"I'd prefer not to stay in New York with the way it is"...perhaps if we knew what you didn't like, we might be able to help out.
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Old 07-11-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Its debt problems and high taxes
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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I'm looking to move because I'd prefer not to stay in New York with the way it is... can you recommend any cities that are similar to Rochester? I've heard Charlotte, NC is very similar, but I'd like to move west.
Charlotte is absolutely nothing like Rochester in layout and size. I think it's the exact opposite in most aspects.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:41 AM
 
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Its debt problems and high taxes

It's a catch 22. If debt problems are an issue that leaves you with two states to chose from...Montana and North Dakota. The taxes are relative if you move to state that taxes less, you will most likely be making less.

You mentioned Charlotte...The property taxes are lower than NY, but are state income taxes are higher. We pay yearly property taxes on cars (not sure about NY). The salaries don't translate either. Teachers start at 30k. 15 years on the job gets you 41K. This is probably why so many of the schools are horrible.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Minneapolis is similar to Rochester. Several other Midwestern cities are similar in demographics and whatnot, although it appears Rochester comes out ahead of, say, Dayton so far as their respective economies are concerned.

Charlotte is bigger than Buffalo, and quite larger than Rochester. Charlotte's traffic stinks, although if you live and work in the 'burbs traffic isn't too bad in spots. Charlotte's been hammered in this recession, and there are virtually no banking or finance jobs available there right now (two industries which have large footprints there).

Raleigh is a lot more like Rochester. Diverse economy, and it's much "newer" than places like Rochester and Buffalo.
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:32 PM
 
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Minneapolis is similar to Rochester. Several other Midwestern cities are similar in demographics and whatnot, although it appears Rochester comes out ahead of, say, Dayton so far as their respective economies are concerned.

Charlotte is bigger than Buffalo, and quite larger than Rochester. Charlotte's traffic stinks, although if you live and work in the 'burbs traffic isn't too bad in spots. Charlotte's been hammered in this recession, and there are virtually no banking or finance jobs available there right now (two industries which have large footprints there).

Raleigh is a lot more like Rochester. Diverse economy, and it's much "newer" than places like Rochester and Buffalo.
snickersmuffin...I tend to agree with Howard...Raleigh is more like Rochester, but neither city is close to Rochester. Howard can speak to Charlotte ( he lives very close). I lived in Raleigh for 8 years. The are very few run down areas in Raleigh. I know Rochester is bit different. The burbs of Wake county compare to Monroe county...they are just newer...you will find very few split level homes and ranches. Also, basements are very very rare.

Raleigh has a downtown...sorta. It is hard to describe. I have never been to a city with a similar downtown. Maybe 3 tall buildings. The capital is downtown, with bars and entertainment a few blocks over on Glenwood S., but things are scattered around. The airport isn't close. RBC arena isn't close.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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snickersmuffin...I tend to agree with Howard...Raleigh is more like Rochester, but neither city is close to Rochester. Howard can speak to Charlotte ( he lives very close). I lived in Raleigh for 8 years. The are very few run down areas in Raleigh. I know Rochester is bit different. The burbs of Wake county compare to Monroe county...they are just newer...you will find very few split level homes and ranches. Also, basements are very very rare.

Raleigh has a downtown...sorta. It is hard to describe. I have never been to a city with a similar downtown. Maybe 3 tall buildings. The capital is downtown, with bars and entertainment a few blocks over on Glenwood S., but things are scattered around. The airport isn't close. RBC arena isn't close.
A lot of that has to do with the spread out make up of the city of Raleigh. It is 114.6 square miles, while Rochester is 35.6 square miles. So, if you add Rochester's first and some second ring suburbs, you get the city of Raleigh in terms of land size. That is something that people have to keep in mind when comparing Northeastern and some Midwestern cities to Western and Southern cities, as those cities in the latter two regions and to some degree in the Midwest, has recently annexed surrounding communities into the city limits, unlike the cities in the Northeast.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Person who started the thread sounds like they might be interested in areas west of here, too.

For that I'd recommend San Antonio, Colorado Springs, and (maybe) Portland.

Tulsa and Ok. City kinda spook me some with all the tornadoes they get out there, plus they've had major brush fires in the last year or so. On the other hand, both cities have fared OK during the recession, so to each their own. I mention the fires and tornadoes only because we know a couple from Canada who live out there, and they're ready to leave at this point after dodging some of the freaky sides of mother nature out that way.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:06 PM
 
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Toledo Ohio is split into two halves by the Maumee just like Rochester is by the Genesee; the city proper is roughly the same size in terms of population (Rochester metro is bigger); both have a few nice areas (westside Toledo/southeast Rochester) and heavily blighted areas (East Toledo/crescent); boith have outstanding suburbs (Perrysburg; Maumee;Sylvania v. Pittsford, Brighton, Webster)
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