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Old 03-25-2009, 07:10 PM
 
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for what it costs for a condo here you can buy a mansion in Florida !!!
Yea, you can buy a mansion in Florida if you are working in the Northeast not Florida,lol.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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[quote=DailyJournalist;8045403]LOL, Ocala They can keep their house in redneckville and their $8 an hour jobs.quote]

You can LOL all you wish but I assure you that teacher and electrician are hardly $8 an hour jobs.....however, Mr. DailyJournalist, is that why you left Florida......no one would pay you more than $8 an hour ? How sad that you allow your own personal failures to influence others that success and happiness can't be found there.
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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Well Ocala is the epitome of a dump, so I'll side with DJ on that one...
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Between Philadelphia and Allentown, PA
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If you still have a choice I'd tell you to stay where you are !!! The out of control cost of living up here, cost of real estate, high property taxes, state income taxes, CITY wage taxes, winter heating costs will quickly eat up that extra pay and more !!!
I have to agree ... to a certain degree though. While I agree Philly is expensive (and outlying areas), there are certainly bigger cities which are more expensive. But, relatively speaking, yes I feel too that its still very expensive here given our current economic situation. I feel like other cities are looking at the economy and being more realistic than we are. Perhaps this areas isn't as badly affected but it sure seems like we could lower prices for homes, rentals, gas, shopping, etc.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Exclamation Let's cease with the personal attacks...

...and get back to constructive suggestions for the OP.
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Well Ocala is the epitome of a dump, so I'll side with DJ on that one...
I'd take issue with that......for those that haven't been there Ocala may not be the center of the universe but its far from a dump. Ocala is literally and factually the horse capital of the world with countless magnificent horse farms with lush green pastures shaded by large weeping williows draped in Spanish moss all surrounding a metro area that offers everything similiar to a town such as Cherry Hill has to offer.
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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surrounding a metro area that offers everything similiar to a town such as Cherry Hill has to offer.
What a joke, Cherry Hill has good jobs and is in the Philly Metro, Ocala is a small hick town in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:13 PM
 
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What a joke, Cherry Hill has good jobs and is in the Philly Metro, Ocala is a small hick town in the middle of nowhere.
Yeah, my mom's secretary moved to Ocala to live in a trailer park. Sounds 'lush' to me... LMAO
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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What a joke, Cherry Hill has good jobs and is in the Philly Metro, Ocala is a small hick town in the middle of nowhere.
If you remember the question here wasn't location but the cost of living difference.....those leaving Florida are in for real estate and tax sticker shock when looking for similar housing to that in Florida.....the bottom line here is that if your moving up here from florida because of a pay raise that pay raise better be pretty much double what you making in Florida to even be close to breaking even as the out of control cost of living and increased tax burden will quickly eat up any pay difference......Try reading some of the threads in the New Jersey forum.....many are from residents who are unhappy with life in New Jersey and disgusted and frustrated with taxes, taxes and more taxes.....yet you wish to bury your head in the sand and portray the cost of living here to the OP as reasonable when in reality its one of the worst areas in the United States....Camden County is one of the 13 worst in the nation for tax burdens on residents......additionally, the OP is hoping to find someplace to live with less fees on everything.....geeze....he can't even sit on the beach here without paying a fee ? I never said Ocala was Cherry Hill.....only that it was similar in size and what it had to offer....while you may wish to disagree Ocala is hardly a "hick" town. Yes, there are $8 an hour jobs in Ocala but there are professional jobs too......the main difference is the average taxes on a house down there are only $1500 and not $15,000 like Cherry Hill. {{{{ POOF }}}}....there goes that pay raise !!! All you seem intent on here is twisting facts, name calling and offering negative comments on what I offer which accomplishes nothing in helping the OP ? Your not helping this individual by telling him that the cost of living is similar.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yeah, my mom's secretary moved to Ocala to live in a trailer park. Sounds 'lush' to me... LMAO
Just for the record there are trailer parks in Cherry Hill too.....but, since you've chosen to be very vocal on this issue I'm sure you must be very familiar with the Ocala area.....would you care to share how you gained your knowledge about the Ocala area......please tell me, other than getting second hand information from your mommy how much time have you spent there recently ?

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