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Old 07-29-2007, 06:00 PM
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Here is a basic and broadbased FAQ for the questions that
appear weekly asking the same stuff about moving to
Vermont. Obviously, some stuff doesnt hold true for some
places, but overall, I believe it to be a decent representation.
Flame away !!!!!

Vermont is as beautiful as they say it is.
You will see the postcard landscapes everywhere.

The cost of living is outragiously high and getting higher.

If you are fortunate enuff to find a job in your field, which
you most likely wont unless you are a professional Quicky-Mart
employee, it will pay 1/3 to 1/2 less than you are getting now.

Vermonters are standoffish at first usually because they are tired
from working a full and part time job. After they get to know you, call
you a "Flatlander" 10 or 20 times, all will be well.....they will be
great friends and neighbors.

Vermont is not all artists, kommie Socialists and nudists.....there
are more TEAM 'MERICA, "Toby Keith for President" types in a
lot of the areas if this might be a concern of yours.

If you move here with no good paying job you have doomed
yourself to leaving 2 years later, at the longest. RENT FIRST.

Burlington or Brattleboro, maybe Montpelier are the only places
I would consider spending a first 'research' year in.

You will have to factor gas and a lot of driving into the time
spent enjoying your cultural repasts. If you're a MALL person,
you might want to go over to the NH forum instead of wasting
time here.

Vermont is a place where you can leave your doors unlocked
and your neighbors help you out. Everything is slower and
much more laid back. An NY type personality will NOT
engraciate you with the locals.

DO NOT get pulled over !!
The speed limits in small towns are BRUTALLY enforced.

Please add anything to this you see fit !
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Old 07-30-2007, 08:22 AM
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Not bad, Koz. Environmental laws. Vermont has no billboards. It also enforces laws designed to protect the "environment" even if that means a beaver dam above a housing development, or a seasonal mosquito mudhole that gets rated as a wetland. Building anything larger than a shed requires permits and time.
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