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Old 11-12-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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Who the hell likes the whole month being between 98-104 everyday here in Charlotte this year. You couldn't even go outside why? because it was too friggin Hot and humid. With the bodies of water drying up here can you say Jet ski's and boats for sale here.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:27 PM
 
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I moved to the South almost a year ago. I could not wait to leave NYS and head South. Now, I can't wait to come back home to New York. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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especialy not in NC and most of the south anymore. haha..its all brown. I'm pretty sure I read in the Raleigh News&Observer the other day that Raleigh has about 100 days worth of water left, and only a major hurricane or 6 months of excessivly rainy weather could bring them out of the extreme drought. And that if the situation hasn't improved by spring; they are going to start water RATIONING instead of just the restrictions they have now. Lets see.....having do deal with snow durring winter that is usually plowed within a few hours.....or having no water......
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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In Georgia it's even worse. The lakes are almost dry and we have not had rain for 3 weeks! The prediction by the governor and Army Corp of Engineers in 280 days or less of water left in North Georgia.

After I'm back in NY, I'll never complain about snow or taxes again.
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Old 11-15-2007, 11:43 AM
 
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Who the hell likes the whole month being between 98-104 everyday here in Charlotte this year. You couldn't even go outside why? because it was too friggin Hot and humid. With the bodies of water drying up here can you say Jet ski's and boats for sale here.
And you'll be sitting on the backyard deck enjoying drinks during the 5 months of freeze-your-ass-off-never-ending-grey-sky winter?

Everyplace has it's pros and cons. That's for sure. Weather wise it sounds like SoCal has the best overall weather. But then you have to tolerate earthquakes, fires, and unaffordable house prices. Like I said, pros and cons.

Affordable Nirvana simply doesn't exist. Not to mention the definition of Nirvana differs wildly for everyone.

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Old 11-15-2007, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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I'd move back to NY in a minute - I haven't venutred into looking for a job there because i'm not 100% sure I want to come back to the 'winter's that never end'. My feet haven't seen fleece boots in 9 years. Gosh that's a long time.

I'm homesick for NY but I'm unsure if I can afford to return. Charlotte has it's pro's and con's however the cons are growing by the minute, traffic being the worse.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:45 PM
 
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Buffalo isn't really that expensive....most of WNY, actually pretty much all of it, is more affordable than the larger NC metros. Taxes are higher and that's it. It can be harder to find a higher paying job, I'll give you that; but the cost of living is the same if not lower.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Suburban Buffalo, NY
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Charlotte isn't cheap like people make it out to be. There's state tax and personal property tax which they gouge you on. All and all the market isn't great here and things have changed so much in the past few years.
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:03 PM
 
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oh trust me I know....I just moved back to Rochester after 12 long years in the Raleigh area myself. NC is a nice place....but it is overrated and is changing VERY fast, not for the better in my opinion. I'm glad to be back in NY. You could get a 3-4 bedroom new 2k sq ft. house in Apex 5 years ago for $170k.....now, you won't find anthing close to that that isn't approaching the $300k price mark. Not to mention your kids will be changing schools every 3 years.
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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And you'll be sitting on the backyard deck enjoying drinks during the 5 months of freeze-your-ass-off-never-ending-grey-sky winter?

Everyplace has it's pros and cons. That's for sure. Weather wise it sounds like SoCal has the best overall weather. But then you have to tolerate earthquakes, fires, and unaffordable house prices. Like I said, pros and cons.

Affordable Nirvana simply doesn't exist. Not to mention the definition of Nirvana differs wildly for everyone.
Your right I've lived all over the place. It's where you are in you lifeat the moment. I've search for the utopia and it isn't out there.
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