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Old 07-05-2006, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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we are considering moving out of state FROM california. southern california. while we do like it here and the weather, we are only 30 mins from the beach and 30 mins from the mountains, we are tired of working sooo hard to live here and not having the family time we want to raise our 3 young children. all of our family is here as well. we bought our home in a growing new community in 2002 for under 300k and now we could sell it for 700k, cash out and pay cash for a house in someplace like austin or san antonio. however, we are scared that if we don't like it, we may never be able to come back to live here.

any thoughts on that?

paul

ps we tried moving out of state once in 2000 to a small town in colorado, but I hated it. there was nothing there. however, are lives are much different now as we didn't have children back then.
aqua tech (Paul)
My husband and I have the same feelings as you. We live just 20 min. south of San Jose in a great little family oriented community (Morgan Hill). It is lovely here, and being close to the ocean, the weather, all great. Being from the midwest (Indiana), we are so spoiled with this weather. However, we want to have that 3000 s.f + dream home, and be a bit closer to the family we left in the mid-west. We are researching the North Dallas suburbs, but so scared that we won't like the area and climate. We are not too worried about work since we are in the tech field, but it's the other things. That is what brought me to this sight, so I can get some inside info from people in the Dallas area, but I read this thread first.
I've heard nothing but great things about Austin, but it's out there by itself, that is why we are thinking about DFW.

Good luck in your search!
Amy

Shannon94,
I just saw your post too, just found this forum actually.
How IS the DFW area, can I ask what city you live in? We are researching Flower Mound, Colleyville, Keller areas. I really want to know what it's like. Are there lots of big bugs? That's not my main worry I guess. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I guess our main concern is finding a nice, safe, family oriented community, and no snow!!
I know that Dallas has really high crime, but it does look like the North suburbs are pretty safe.

Amy

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Old 07-26-2006, 09:51 AM
 
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My husband and I left san Jose 3 months ago to move to Jacksonville FL. We've realized in those 3 months that we made a big mistake, and are currently planning the dates to move back to CA. we won't be going back to the Bay Area, we'll be in Southern Californians when we return.

I agree with each of the post above that state they just don't feel right outside of California. In one of my blogs I said that when you've been in California for so long, it becomes a part of you, and when you are removed from it, something unmetionable is removed from you.

I love CA. I love it from Napa (haven't really been north of there...) all the way to San Diego. I love the small towns that are never mentioned but help make California what it is, like Winters and Cayucos.

I know a lot of people feel the same too, and it's a shame that each year so many are driven away due to the outrageous prices and the fact that it's growing much too quickly.

We're going back. We're going to Carson/Long Beach, but sometime in the future my hope is to move to San Clemente in the OC.

And...that's all I really have to say. Just a rant, I guess. :-)
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:31 PM
 
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I understand you don't like where you are but you should give it more than 3 months. When you move there is an adjustment period.
That being said, good luck finding a good place to live.
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:18 PM
 
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I would have given it more time, except that the people that promised my husband a great job and convinced us to leave Cali decided they were going to close shop and my husband was laid off.

FL isn't for us, and now there is nothing holding us here...so we're out! :-)
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:39 PM
 
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It's about a place, but very much too about the emotional baggage, the friends and time invested in a life that is lost when we leave and discover how really valuable these things were all along. I could, and have, lived in both places. If I had people I really cared about and a bank of life experiences in either place I could live there (or most anywhere halfway decent) - if I didn't, I don't think it would be easy to stay regardless of the blah blah rationalizing about how flat and humid FL is, and how cultural, creative and beautiful CA is.
Place + friends + experience = home.
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Old 07-27-2006, 07:54 PM
 
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It's about a place, but very much too about the emotional baggage, the friends and time invested in a life that is lost when we leave and discover how really valuable these things were all along. I could, and have, lived in both places. If I had people I really cared about and a bank of life experiences in either place I could live there (or most anywhere halfway decent) - if I didn't, I don't think it would be easy to stay regardless of the blah blah rationalizing about how flat and humid FL is, and how cultural, creative and beautiful CA is.
Place + friends + experience = home.
I couldn't agree more with this post.
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:30 PM
 
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Originally Posted by aqua tech
we are considering moving out of state FROM california. southern california. while we do like it here and the weather, we are only 30 mins from the beach and 30 mins from the mountains, we are tired of working sooo hard to live here and not having the family time we want to raise our 3 young children. all of our family is here as well. we bought our home in a growing new community in 2002 for under 300k and now we could sell it for 700k, cash out and pay cash for a house in someplace like austin or san antonio. however, we are scared that if we don't like it, we may never be able to come back to live here.

any thoughts on that?

paul

ps we tried moving out of state once in 2000 to a small town in colorado, but I hated it. there was nothing there. however, are lives are much different now as we didn't have children back then.
I hear ya aquatech, I live 20mins south of silicon valley and cost of living is just crazy. It takes away from our family too. Work Work Work. We bought our house for 350K and can now put it on the market for 700K. We want to leave too but are scared to hate it else where. We feel STUCK here. But in the same breath love it here. Beach / Mts. in 30 mins. Major cities 20mins. to 1hr.Hmm....what to do?
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Old 07-29-2006, 05:50 PM
 
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My husband and I left san Jose 3 months ago to move to Jacksonville FL. We've realized in those 3 months that we made a big mistake, and are currently planning the dates to move back to CA. we won't be going back to the Bay Area, we'll be in Southern Californians when we return.

I agree with each of the post above that state they just don't feel right outside of California. In one of my blogs I said that when you've been in California for so long, it becomes a part of you, and when you are removed from it, something unmetionable is removed from you.

I love CA. I love it from Napa (haven't really been north of there...) all the way to San Diego. I love the small towns that are never mentioned but help make California what it is, like Winters and Cayucos.

I know a lot of people feel the same too, and it's a shame that each year so many are driven away due to the outrageous prices and the fact that it's growing much too quickly.

We're going back. We're going to Carson/Long Beach, but sometime in the future my hope is to move to San Clemente in the OC.

And...that's all I really have to say. Just a rant, I guess. :-)
I grew up in West Palm Beach, which is in South Florida. I currently live in Santa Clara, CA and totally loved it. I had lived in PA 20 minutes outside of Philly for 4 years before moving to CA. I would recommend moving further down south. There is just so much more to do.
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Old 07-30-2006, 05:36 AM
 
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I grew up in West Palm Beach, which is in South Florida. I currently live in Santa Clara, CA and totally loved it. I had lived in PA 20 minutes outside of Philly for 4 years before moving to CA. I would recommend moving further down south. There is just so much more to do.
It would undoubtedly be easier to suck it up and stay in FL due to the lower cost of living and cheap rent (which I hear is getting expensive, but I guess coming from CA, I can't really tell), but my friends and most of my family are out there.
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Old 08-07-2006, 10:43 PM
 
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Hello my name is Lee and i moved from Sanjose ca, in 1987. I now live in Orlando Florida. This place is not like california at all. I miss living in california, because there are so many opprutunities there as far as employment, life style and quality of life. I want to move back to california because of that. I have live in vallejo,berkley,oakland,fresno and last, Sanjose.I wish that i could talk to a few people in sanjose to get an idea what it's like after living there in 1987. If you read this post,please feel free to write back,even if you live in other serounding cities.Hope to here from yopu soon, God Bless!

Are you kidding ? Irvine is an incredible place to live , if you can afford it . Very low crime , tons of job oppurtunities , and loads of large corporate offices . The place was custom made for families with kids. Tons of parks , Imax , malls , bike trails, huge ball fields , soccer fields, xlnt schools, roller hockey rinks , etc.
One word........Do it . Okay that was 2 words .
Plus except for maybe 10 days during the summer , there is not the unbearable humidity as in Florida.
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