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Old 05-22-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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hey i am thinking about moving south. I currently live in Michigan and would like a more mild climate. However I need the big city amenities without the big city being in my backyard. I want to live about an hour away from the city. In a smaller scenic town. I've narrowed my search down to Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Tennessee. Where should I move?

Extra, it has to be in a scenic region with inland lakes, for water sports and fishing, Thanks For The Help
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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It's not clear to me from where in Michigan you hail, but if climate is driving you, I'd say that I don't think you'd find much improvement in climate by moving to Michigan, other than less snow.

Within Indiana, I'd think the Bloomington area might be your best bet. But if you really want to escape winter weather, keep heading south.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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hey i am thinking about moving south. I currently live in Michigan and would like a more mild climate. However I need the big city amenities without the big city being in my backyard. I want to live about an hour away from the city. In a smaller scenic town. I've narrowed my search down to Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Tennessee. Where should I move?

Extra, it has to be in a scenic region with inland lakes, for water sports and fishing, Thanks For The Help
Personally, I'd rank Virginia ahead of Indiana. Probably one hour west, south west or south of Washington DC... Beautiful with better weather, close to the beach, mountains and close to Richmond and Washington.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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It's not clear to me from where in Michigan you hail, but if climate is driving you, I'd say that I don't think you'd find much improvement in climate by moving to Michigan, other than less snow.

Within Indiana, I'd think the Bloomington area might be your best bet. But if you really want to escape winter weather, keep heading south.
Bloomington is very nice indeed and the weather is mild.
Remember Indiana has one major improvement over michigan as in most of the state doesnt deal with Lake Effect Snow. Plus Winter Temperatures are milder.
Indianapolis would also be a good choice. There is the Eagle Creek Lake on the northwest side and the Geist Res on the northeast side.

Indianapolis also has the nations most affordable housing market so you dont need to cough up a bunch of money to live near those 2 lakes. Plus there is the White River and some Lakes just south of Town
Indianapolis and Bloomington would be my 2 highest recommendidations.
The main problem with the south though is to many people are moving there and there is a lack of jobs. Where Indiana has lead the nation in the past 2 months for job growth. over 17,000 jobs created last month alone and Indiana accounts for 1/8 jobs created in the nation. Property taxes are also lower in Indiana than the south
Also you cant escape winter no matter how far south you go. Atlanta gets a snowstorm or 2 per year and when it happens the city just shuts down. Everything stops. Here in Indiana if you get a snowstorm life moves on and the snowcrews take care of the roads for ya obiviously
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Bloomington is very nice indeed and the weather is mild.
Remember Indiana has one major improvement over michigan as in most of the state doesnt deal with Lake Effect Snow. Plus Winter Temperatures are milder.
Indianapolis would also be a good choice. There is the Eagle Creek Lake on the northwest side and the Geist Res on the northeast side.

Indianapolis also has the nations most affordable housing market so you dont need to cough up a bunch of money to live near those 2 lakes. Plus there is the White River and some Lakes just south of Town
Indianapolis and Bloomington would be my 2 highest recommendidations.
The main problem with the south though is to many people are moving there and there is a lack of jobs. Where Indiana has lead the nation in the past 2 months for job growth. over 17,000 jobs created last month alone and Indiana accounts for 1/8 jobs created in the nation. Property taxes are also lower in Indiana than the south
Also you cant escape winter no matter how far south you go. Atlanta gets a snowstorm or 2 per year and when it happens the city just shuts down. Everything stops. Here in Indiana if you get a snowstorm life moves on and the snowcrews take care of the roads for ya obiviously
1. How much time have you spent as a resident of a southern state? What could you possibly know about property taxes or other tax issues in southern states? Did you fail to notice that one of the states listed by the OP is Tennessee, which lacks an income tax?

2. Do you ever do anything other than pimp Indianapolis or Indiana. The OP asked a very honest answer, but rather than provide him with an honest answer, you provided him with a chamber of commerce speech.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:21 PM
 
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Default which is safest and all-round good area to live

i have the option to settle in Louisville,KY or anyplace around Louisville..even in IN.I was looking for apartments to rent in safe areas that are not rural and not downtown and are very very safe. Anybody any suggestions? Thank you..apprecaite it.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Floyd County, IN
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hey i am thinking about moving south. I currently live in Michigan and would like a more mild climate. However I need the big city amenities without the big city being in my backyard. I want to live about an hour away from the city. In a smaller scenic town. I've narrowed my search down to Kentucky, Virginia, Indiana, and Tennessee. Where should I move?

Extra, it has to be in a scenic region with inland lakes, for water sports and fishing, Thanks For The Help
This isn't even a contest. Virginia ranks far above your other state selections because it has a much better job market. Richmond metro does very well overall in job growth in both white and blue collar employment. Hampton roads/Newport News region has a low unemployment rate due to the large military presence there. Northern Virginia has lots of high paying jobs, but much higher population density and costs more.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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i have the option to settle in Louisville,KY or anyplace around Louisville..even in IN.I was looking for apartments to rent in safe areas that are not rural and not downtown and are very very safe. Anybody any suggestions? Thank you..apprecaite it.
You will probably get a better response if you post your own thread in the Kentucky forum and the general Indiana forum.


GRM--thumbs up!
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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i have the option to settle in Louisville,KY or anyplace around Louisville..even in IN.I was looking for apartments to rent in safe areas that are not rural and not downtown and are very very safe. Anybody any suggestions? Thank you..apprecaite it.
Jeffersonville Indiana which is right across the River from Louisville would be a good place
Plus keep in mind Indiana has a 1% capped property tax rate which is one of the lowest in the nation so your better off buying real estate in Indiana compared to Kentucky
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Old 05-22-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Jeffersonville Indiana which is right across the River from Louisville would be a good place
Plus keep in mind Indiana has a 1% capped property tax rate which is one of the lowest in the nation so your better off buying real estate in Indiana compared to Kentucky

He said he is looking to rent, not buy.
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