Anyone planning/dreaming about a move?

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I'm originally from the Lower Hudson Valley, an hour north of NYC. I often spend time in the areas being mentioned (Currently I live just north of Charlotte) and the weather there is similar to where I grew up, except for middle of summer.
Seems like there are many people on from the NYC metro area.

Where in the Hudson Valley are you from? After moving out of the Bronx at age 8, I lived in Mahopac for most of my life, until my wife and I bought our house in Patterson/Brewster in 2008.
 

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I guess I am lucky, I have no desire to move, I live north of Boston on the coast, we have a great beach.
Great restaurants, hopping music scene, with a place called the Grog, then 20 minutes away the Casino Ballroom in NH. Seasonal changes, Fall in New England is great.
What town? I gigged on the north shore for many years in the early 1990s. For three years or so I was in “Roundabout” out of Danvers.
 

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I'm headed back home to Missouri. Timeline depends on whether or not I get to remain a remote employee as the pandemic subsides. If I am going to stay remote, I'll move now. If not, I retire in four years and go then. I'll put my career in the industry behind me and buy a house on a lake in the Ozarks. I'm going to fish the lakes real hard for a year and start a kayak fishing guide service.
 

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Seems like there are many people on from the NYC metro area.

Where in the Hudson Valley are you from? After moving out of the Bronx at age 8, I lived in Mahopac for most of my life, until my wife and I bought our house in Patterson/Brewster in 2008.
Peekskill area, North Westchester. Lived there until 18, then moved back a few years later, bought a house & kept an apartment in mid-town Manhattan. Moved a few years later as I just found New York too stressful. I'm really too laid-back for NY.

Where I currently live in North Carolina is starting to get a little like NY. Too many, including evidently some from DF :icon_e_surprised: move to the nice, quaint, quiet areas only to drive & act like where they are from.
Someone mentioned Cape Coral, Florida. Used to vacation there when I was a kid. Was a quiet small city, everyone waved, cheap taxes, of 30,000 people. It was one of the Top 3 fastest growing cities during the building boom of the 2000's. It now has Big City problems. Traffic, crime, government corruption, high taxes, with over 180,000 people.

That's the biggest problem with many places mentioned. They are on the list of many, many people planning to move there. They don't stop building or allowing others to move in. Its what leads them to have many big City problems.
 

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I have friends that moved to Bozeman in the past year and absolutely hate it and can't wait to get out. They said that the locals aren't very open to people who didn't grow up there, and that the housing market is currently insane there. YMMV, but just throwing it out there.
 

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...and that the housing market is currently insane there. YMMV, but just throwing it out there.
That's true of so many areas right now. People moving to 'greener pastures' or better lifestyles, more tolerable taxes or weather, money being really cheap to borrow... or what ever reason you can think of.
Scanning homes in the greater Las Vegas area and across Tennessee with popular R.E. site data and examining price differentials/increases of the past couple of years has become dizzying and discouraging for me.
 

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Looking at leaving Mass for Fla. sick of cold, snow, high cost of living and high taxes for nothing.
 
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I think this pandemic has a lot of us thinking about greener pastures.

I'm a lifelong New Yorker, but I'm not sure I can take much more of this. This city, like so many other's, is going off in a direction I don't even recognize. It's really becoming nuttsville here. My problem is how do I start over at 61 years old? Everything I know is here, family, friends, associations, etc. As good as other places look, I'm not sure I can pick up that easy.
Hey
I'm 80 and in 2018 I lost my Bride of 57 years and thought I'd just stay in the Canadian Prairies and continue going south in winter as we'd done for years. As things started to go bonkers in Fla and Texas...so many people "packing"...stand your ground law.. etc. I decided to winter in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, right close to Washington St border. It's fab scenery, mountains, lakes fruit and
the Wine capital of Canada. Population in whole 100 miles of the valley is only 100,000 and as it's a big retirement area, loads of musicians many retired Pros. The winters are mild and summers hot.. semi Desert. So I uprooted and moved here leaving my kids and grandkids 1500 miles behind and they were all for the move. I wish I done it years earlier when my dear one was alive but we always said "the kids would miss us too much" ..egos or what ?Please if your heart says go.. follow it, don't wait.
Oh.. and Bonus.. I've met a lovely Widow
 

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Thanks for sharing that link... nice data and comparator tool.
You're welcome. I think it is a great tool when comparing areas. I also add cities to the weather app on my iphone so i can quickly see temperatures in areas of consideration when I am freezing :)
 

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I live in Putnam County, NY, 50 miles north of Manhattan. It's close enough to NYC to benefit from it, professionally and culturally, but far enough away that it's like another world; mostly rural, dead quiet at night, very low crime, great schools, no traffic, and with beautiful lakes, reservoirs, and trees everywhere. Definitely not what people picture when they think of the greater New York City area.

When I was growing up, I always dreamed of having my own (modest) house with a music studio, in a private setting with a decent amount of (ideally wooded) property surrounding me, and (even more ideally) with a water view. I knew this was a long shot, especially on a musician's salary, but one can always dream, right?

Fast forward to 2008, when my wife (a former Manhattanite) and I bought a modest and adorable Cape Cod home set on just under 2 private, mostly wooded acres, carved into the side of a mountain, and overlooking a small lake with a wooded mountain as the backdrop, just across the street. We even have a (very) small additional piece of land across the street with 150' of lake frontage.

Every time I pull into the driveway, I smile. Every time I look out my window and see the lake and the mountain, I smile. Every time I sit on my front deck or fire up the grill on the back deck, and look around, I still can't believe that we own this little piece of the world. Nope, I'm not going anywhere, anytime soon. Not by choice, anyway.
 
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I've been wanting to buy a bunch of land in the middle of nowhere for a while. Seems like a lot of people are doing that now, so I'll unfortunately have more neighbors than I wanted. I'll also have to wait and see where people move from and to. I don't want to spend all the time and money of leaving here just to move to a place full of people who made this place less enjoyable to live in.

The elected positions in my city (and county) aren't people from here. All their big development projects somehow seem to involve architects who design a mixture of theme parks and circuses while ignoring the people who live here, and the history of the town. It's embarrassing.

So if/when I move, I'd like to make sure the people there are relatively like-minded, and that there aren't many of them around.
 

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I've been wanting to buy a bunch of land in the middle of nowhere for a while. Seems like a lot of people are doing that now, so I'll unfortunately have more neighbors than I wanted. I'll also have to wait and see where people move from and to. I don't want to spend all the time and money of leaving here just to move to a place full of people who made this place less enjoyable to live in.

The elected positions in my city (and county) aren't people from here. All their big development projects somehow seem to involve architects who design a mixture of theme parks and circuses while ignoring the people who live here, and the history of the town. It's embarrassing.

So if/when I move, I'd like to make sure the people there are relatively like-minded, and that there aren't many of them around.
Hey Pasquale
Move to Italy. Have you not seen where you can buy a home in one of those quaint small village homes for $1 ? Buy a small Olive grove and a Donkey snd bask in small town living in that warm Sun. Of course you have to like Pasta.
Damn, if I was only 20 years younger ..
 


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