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Old 05-28-2013, 11:22 PM
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Hello folks!

I already posted one of these general replies in the Texas forum, but some of the responses I got told me to look toward Lubbock so here goes:

Im currently thinking of moving from my current residence in New York to somewhere in Texas. My main reasons for doing this are the stagnant local economy and (petty as it may seem) being unable to handle the liberal idiocy that passes for state (and to an extent local) government. As I said before I was pointed toward Lubbock mainly for its more conservative leanings (even for Texas), but also due to t he various employment opportunities. That said, if any of you Lubbock-ites (Lubbockians?) can answer these few inquiries Id be very grateful...:

1) How much should I save before attempting a move?
2) What is the housing situation like? Are apartments plentiful/availble (fyi Im single with no kids or pets so I know that helps a bit)
3) What employment opportunities are there? I have a high school diploma with a few years of college, just no degree. Im not picky in terms of what I will do, a job's a job so long as it puts food in my belly, clothes on my back and a roof over my head.
4) Anything else you may think appropriate or worthwhile to mention
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Old 05-29-2013, 09:34 AM
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Excellent choice. This is coming from a Yankee from the Midwest (similar reasons: stagnant economy and high cost of living).
While, I am transitioning out of Lubbock, I have been here for 4 years and have absolutely loved it. Amazing people, lots of things to do (college-town), great cost of living and numerous job opportunities for me (I'm in healthcare).

To answer your questions:
1.) This is subjective...I always try to have at least 12 months cost of living saved up.
2.) You can find houses and apartments to rent. When I first moved here, I was not too knowledgable of the area and lived off 28th and Ave Q. I got a 2 bedroom house for $450 a month. Mind you, it was a rougher neighborhood. I've lived in the East coast and midwest and Lubbock has some of the most inexpensive housing costs I've seen.
3.) Healthcare is a strong industry here. The big employers in town are Texas Tech University.
4.) Great cost of living, great people, slower lifestyle. Even though I'm leaving the area, I see myself coming back and retiring here.

Good luck!
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