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Old 01-14-2020, 09:28 AM
 
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I'm looking into a job opportunity in Georgia, but it's close enough to the border that we could live in Alabama. Out of curiosity, from a financial perspective, in terms of taxes, car registration fees, etc., which would you recommend? Or is it kind of a wash?

I've done some cursory research and I know it can be expensive to register a car for the first time in Georgia. (But obviously that's not the only consideration.)

Thanks for any advice!
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Columbus, GA and Brookhaven, GA
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I'm looking into a job opportunity in Georgia, but it's close enough to the border that we could live in Alabama. Out of curiosity, from a financial perspective, in terms of taxes, car registration fees, etc., which would you recommend? Or is it kind of a wash?

I've done some cursory research and I know it can be expensive to register a car for the first time in Georgia. (But obviously that's not the only consideration.)

Thanks for any advice!
Where is the job located?
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:46 PM
 
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We do the opposite. We live in Georgia and my hubs works in Alabama, but I think our situation likely differs from your own. We were already here and did not wish to move, but loved the opportunity in AL. So he works here half of Monday, then drives over for Tuesday, Wed, Thurs, and works home again Friday. Works for us.
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Old 01-14-2020, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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We recently moved to Alabama from Atlanta. I find car registration to be less in 'Bama. I find property taxes to be less than Atlanta. Oddly, groceries and other merchandise seem to be more expensive here.
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I did this in the late 1990s. The company I worked for was in Georgia, near West Point (along I-85). I lived in Opelika, next to Auburn. It was not for economics, it was just that I found a good place to rent in Opelika. I also liked living in Auburn-Opelika, and at the time I liked it better than LaGrange, GA (the only other nearby large town to West Point, GA) Keep in mind that there is a one hour time zone difference, so you need to do a little planning on your daily schedule. You gain an hour and lose an hour with each round trip to work, so it all evens out.
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Old Today, 01:16 PM
 
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The time zone change caused twice a day by the commute would cause this to be a no-go for me. An hour drive would cause you to leave your Alabama home at 6:00 A.M. to arrive on the job at 8:00 A.M. in Georgia. On the positive side, you would leave work in Georgia and arrive home in Alabama at the same exact clock time.
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Old Today, 01:19 PM
 
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And, in this election year, you may want to consider who you want to represent you politically.
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