Where Americans are moving to and from

  • metta

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    Dec 31, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    Where Americans are moving to and from

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    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/12/30/1256871/-Where-Americans-are-moving-to-and-from-in-one-gorgeous-chart


    http://vizynary.com/2013/11/18/restless-america-state-to-state-migration-in-2012/
  • metta

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    Dec 31, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    I have known people that moved from California to Texas when the economy was bottoming, but they all moved back in less than a year.
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    Jan 01, 2014 12:33 AM GMT
    New York to Florida and California? Didn't see that one coming.

    I'll admit I didn't read the article yet but that graph looks mostly income-based.
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    Jan 01, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    Californians are still moving to Texas. Austin, mainly. Cost of living is much lower. There's a growing tech sector. More progressive thinking than the rest of Texas.
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    Jan 01, 2014 3:22 AM GMT
    ^
    Homes can be a lot cheaper but they need to be careful of those property taxes in Texas.
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    Jan 01, 2014 6:25 AM GMT
    metta8 said^
    Homes can be a lot cheaper but they need to be careful of those property taxes in Texas.
    From my observations, property taxes varies a lot. Not only by city and county, but also by neighborhood. It's really weird. But I think what matters the most is the overall taxes you pay. Property taxes might be higher, but there's no state income tax. So it kinda balances itself out. A knowledgeable CPA should be able to help sort things out.

    Also, the growing tech sector is short on skilled workers. If you're an experienced engineer or even a manager, the average salaries on par with what you get paid in LA or SF. LA/SF salaries with Texas cost of living is a win-win, in my opinion.
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    Jan 01, 2014 10:18 AM GMT
    I know a couple of friends from college moved from San Francisco to NYC for their job transfer. I'd love to stay in SoCal long-term but I'm not ruling out moving in the future if something goes wrong here!! The only other city I wanna live in is New York City! But yeah, that would take a lot of planning, money and desire to do it!
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    Jan 01, 2014 11:16 AM GMT
    http://trends.truliablog.com/2013/02/why-do-people-leave-california/
    ..........................................California..............Texas

    Median home price per
    square foot, 2012.................$229..................$84

    Unemployment rate,
    December 2012....................9.8%.................6.1%

    Total state + local tax burden,
    % of income, 2010.............11.04%...............8.96%
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    Jan 01, 2014 3:06 PM GMT
    There's certainly a cost to live in California. Just like there is a cost to live in Hawai'i.

    It's because you have to pay the cost to benefit from living in some of the most awesome places.

    Full Disclosure: I'm from Florida. Every time I return, I'm reminded why I left.
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    Jan 01, 2014 3:17 PM GMT
    I just saw on the news that Santa Clara and Alameda Counties in California saw a huge population increase in 2013. I guess that includes me too, been out of NJ for over a year and a half now.
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    Jan 01, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidI'm from Florida. Every time I return, I'm reminded why I left.
    The chance of getting with Dudewithabeard is the ONLY reason I've ever contemplated relocating to there.
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    Jan 01, 2014 3:22 PM GMT
    I think if I relocate again, it will be another state. I think I eventually want out of the south.

    However, right now, I am happy with my career and life. I think I am going to start working on my doctorate this summer and I am in a good place for that right now.
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    Jan 01, 2014 4:52 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI have known people that moved from California to Texas when the economy was bottoming, but they all moved back in less than a year.


    As a Texan I (and every other Texan of every political and religious walk) couldn't be happier about the above statement.

    As the great lyrics from Brian Burns state in Welcome to Texas:

    "WELCOME TO TEXAS, DON'T NOBODY GET ME WRONG
    WE'RE GLAD YA'LL CAME TO SEE US, JUST DON'T FORGET TO GO BACK HOME."
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    Jan 02, 2014 4:48 PM GMT
    Whenever I'm dissatisfied with my own life, I never blame it on the state I'm in. Instead, I blame it on the state I'm in.
  • blueandgold

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    Jan 02, 2014 7:08 PM GMT
    Hooah_Cowboy said
    metta8 saidI have known people that moved from California to Texas when the economy was bottoming, but they all moved back in less than a year.


    As a Texan I (and every other Texan of every political and religious walk) couldn't be happier about the above statement.

    As the great lyrics from Brian Burns state in Welcome to Texas:

    "WELCOME TO TEXAS, DON'T NOBODY GET ME WRONG
    WE'RE GLAD YA'LL CAME TO SEE US, JUST DON'T FORGET TO GO BACK HOME."


    Gah. Texans. Please, man. I lived there while I was in the army... the only part I miss is the big piece of white bread that came with each meal.

    As proud as you are, you're hiding your gay face from the world in 2014. That's Texas. Keep it.
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    Jan 02, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    I wanna move back to Cali so bad, I am moving there after I get my bachelors.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 11, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    metta8 saidI have known people that moved from California to Texas when the economy was bottoming, but they all moved back in less than a year.
    Yeah because they realized that they left paradise (California) and moved into hell (Texas). You can't blame them for moving back.
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    Jan 11, 2014 8:48 PM GMT
    im debating whether to leave CA when I retire. Im on the fence. I love the weather. Hate the politics and traffic.
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    Jan 11, 2014 8:49 PM GMT
    blueandgold said
    Hooah_Cowboy said
    metta8 saidI have known people that moved from California to Texas when the economy was bottoming, but they all moved back in less than a year.


    As a Texan I (and every other Texan of every political and religious walk) couldn't be happier about the above statement.

    As the great lyrics from Brian Burns state in Welcome to Texas:

    "WELCOME TO TEXAS, DON'T NOBODY GET ME WRONG
    WE'RE GLAD YA'LL CAME TO SEE US, JUST DON'T FORGET TO GO BACK HOME."


    Gah. Texans. Please, man. I lived there while I was in the army... the only part I miss is the big piece of white bread that came with each meal.

    As proud as you are, you're hiding your gay face from the world in 2014. That's Texas. Keep it.
    Texas is one of the worst places I have lived in and I am so glad to be out of that hot, humid, flat, red republican land of pickup trucks, belligerant cowboys, suburban sprawl, third world infrastructure, cockroaches the size of 747s, rattlesnakes, oil wells, that annoying Texan accent, and NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS.
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    Jan 11, 2014 8:53 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    blueandgold said
    Hooah_Cowboy said
    metta8 saidI have known people that moved from California to Texas when the economy was bottoming, but they all moved back in less than a year.


    As a Texan I (and every other Texan of every political and religious walk) couldn't be happier about the above statement.

    As the great lyrics from Brian Burns state in Welcome to Texas:

    "WELCOME TO TEXAS, DON'T NOBODY GET ME WRONG
    WE'RE GLAD YA'LL CAME TO SEE US, JUST DON'T FORGET TO GO BACK HOME."


    Gah. Texans. Please, man. I lived there while I was in the army... the only part I miss is the big piece of white bread that came with each meal.

    As proud as you are, you're hiding your gay face from the world in 2014. That's Texas. Keep it.
    Texas is one of the worst places I have lived in and I am so glad to be out of that hot, humid, flat, red republican land of pickup trucks, belligerant cowboys, suburban sprawl, third world infrastructure, cockroaches the size of 747s, rattlesnakes, oil wells, that annoying Texan accent, and NARROW MINDED BIBLE THUMPING SCREWBALLS.


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  • jo2hotbod

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    Jan 12, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidim debating whether to leave CA when I retire. Im on the fence. I love the weather. Hate the politics and traffic.


    Move to Nevada
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    Jan 12, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    jo2hotbod said
    Dallasfan824 saidim debating whether to leave CA when I retire. Im on the fence. I love the weather. Hate the politics and traffic.


    Move to Nevada


    I thought about the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Best of both worlds icon_smile.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 12, 2014 7:25 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    jo2hotbod said
    Dallasfan824 saidim debating whether to leave CA when I retire. Im on the fence. I love the weather. Hate the politics and traffic.


    Move to Nevada


    I thought about the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Best of both worlds icon_smile.gif
    Move to Tucson.
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    Jan 12, 2014 7:32 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    Dallasfan824 said
    jo2hotbod said
    Dallasfan824 saidim debating whether to leave CA when I retire. Im on the fence. I love the weather. Hate the politics and traffic.


    Move to Nevada


    I thought about the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe. Best of both worlds icon_smile.gif
    Move to Tucson.


    Its still a ways a way. But im not feeling Tucson.
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    Jan 12, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    Working on moving from Tennessee to Florida!!! icon_smile.gif