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Old 07-06-2009, 02:58 AM
 
Location: somewhere close to Tampa, but closer to the beach
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Texas User,

Congrats on the move and best of luck..

Interesting but true, my sister is a OB-GYN here currently..and rents.. a tiny house..which is wayy over priced..but hey, she had to be in San Jose..i don't see the thrill...

If Florida didn't exist, Texas would be the place i would relocate to..and personally, from experience, Texas has better scenery than our wonderful brown hills..and don't let me forget the always awesome Thunderstorms, wide open country..and you can actually see the stars there..Whoa!! what are those..

As for 280..it does run North/South..just not here in San Jo..think they should have noted that on the signs long ago.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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To live in San Jose, I think you need to make atleast about $75,000 a year minimum to live a decent lifestyle.
People act like making that is unattainable or something.

I say hop to it.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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People act like making that is unattainable or something.

I say hop to it.
Not in the non-profit biz. That kind of dough isn't even on the radar (and if it is, one would be barking up the wrong industry-tree).

Let the engineer types fight it out for that money.
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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$75K for a single person? What do you consider "decent"? If you're not paying a mortgage you don't need that much.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:50 PM
 
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Texas User,

Congrats on the move and best of luck..

Interesting but true, my sister is a OB-GYN here currently..and rents.. a tiny house..which is wayy over priced..but hey, she had to be in San Jose..i don't see the thrill...

If Florida didn't exist, Texas would be the place i would relocate to..and personally, from experience, Texas has better scenery than our wonderful brown hills..and don't let me forget the always awesome Thunderstorms, wide open country..and you can actually see the stars there..Whoa!! what are those..

As for 280..it does run North/South..just not here in San Jo..think they should have noted that on the signs long ago.
California has the best scenery. Nothing beats CA! Texas is flat land. Not much to see besides lot of greenery, trees and lakes.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:51 PM
 
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People act like making that is unattainable or something.

I say hop to it.
Average person does not even make $40K a year in the USA.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:53 PM
 
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$75K for a single person? What do you consider "decent"? If you're not paying a mortgage you don't need that much.
The rent is high. A decent 1 bed/1 bed in San Jose is like $1500 a month.
Santa Clara county has the highest rate of Real Estate in the country.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:30 AM
 
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The rent is high. A decent 1 bed/1 bed in San Jose is like $1500 a month.
Santa Clara county has the highest rate of Real Estate in the country.
i would guess manhattan would be the highest then followed by silicon valley. both from stats i've seen as well as personal experience living there (in manhattan).
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:22 AM
 
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TexasUser,

Have you been out west of El Paso?..or camping down along the Big Bend yet?..or over to Enchanted Rock out in the hill country?..Alot of the mountains straddling the Mexico boarder easily reach 6-8k..If you haven't yet gotten the chance to..it is definitely worth the journey..and the heritage beats ours any day..cowboy
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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[quote=si33;9637961]..and the heritage beats ours any day.[\quote]

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