Skip to comments.If you could move to one state, which would you chose?
Posted on 01/31/2011 7:05:33 AM PST by mikelets456
Ok, I am from NJ. Between the high taxes, strict gun laws and crazy liberals I am seriously thinking about moving... have been thinking this for quite some time. Right now I have three children and have to pay for private schooling for all three because the public school's agenda's here are disingenuous and horrible. I want to make sure I do not go from the frying pan into the fire. I have a few choices for job transfers to NC, TX and OH. I need to be in a good area as I have a Neurological disorder and need an area with good doctors. However, I want to look at a state that will not give into any FEDERAL PRESSURE regardless (Are there any states left?). Looking for good infrastructure, few unions, decent schools (or good private schools), friendly gun laws and good hospitals. I guess what I am looking for is a a state that will stick to Constitutional principals regardless of what happens.
One optimistic bit of news in NC is that our new Republican legislature just took office last week, the first R government in 113 years. Hopefully we can get rid of our dimbulb D Governor in 2 years. We are a right to work state but have the usual bloated Government employee union workforce.
Good luck in wherever you decide to move.
You mentioned a medical condition. How often is treatment required and how far are you willing to travel to first class treatment facilities?
As much as we like to rag on Cleveland (the mistake by the lake) here, we also have to concede that the Cleveland to Pittsburgh corridor has some of the best medical care in the country.
Don't make a mistake of writing off certain areas just because libtards control and screw up the central cities. Pittsburgh, for instance, is full of libtards and unions who have bankrupted the city. However, just one county over (ours or Washington county to the west), you will find some of the best rock-ribbed conservatives and school districts which you'll find anywhere.
Alaska. Really. I would live out in an isolated cabin somewhere and fend for myself.
I have been to just about every state in the USA in my business travels. Houston is a good area... the only thing that concerns me is being so close to the border? The docs are good, oil, manufacturing, jobs, no income tax, etc. My main concern... the border... any insight on this? Could it in 10 tears have so many illegals that it now is a liberal mecca?
Euphoria, bliss or happiness would be my top 3 states.
If you could move to one state, which would you chose?
But of the three you mentioned, I would pick TX.
I think only TX from your list is a no income tax state. The weather is generally pretty good there, though it's hot in the summer. They also are now taking a dim view of Federal regulation down there (a bit of a war developing with the EPA over some "environmental" regulations).
OH has been turning more conservative, but there's a strong union history there, and some of the liberal nonsense is still on the law books. Can also be cold and snowy, especially along the shores of Lake Erie.
I can't say anything (that would be knowledgeable) about NC. I've visited the western (mountains) of NC many time. It's beautiful country in the rural western parts.
If medical care is an issue (as well as no income tax), Florida deserves some mention. We have lots of Doctors (and many really good ones) down here in "God's waiting room." I'm not sure what your issue is (and I really don't want details, no offense intended), but it it's anything that gets worse with age, there will be Doctors here who have experience (lots of experience) dealing with it.
But the schools here in FL suck. 47th in the country by some measures, and not likely to improve without some real reforms and reorganization.
Politics aside...I just returned from Anaheim, Ca. So — - without a doubt..California.
Yep.. you don’t want to live inside the beltway..
I’ve lived in the Clear Lake area near Houston and NASA for about 15 years. Great schools, low crime, great environment (access to the coast and lots of marinas if you are a boater) and near the world-renowned Houston hospitals.
There may be some good house buys coming on the market if NASA downsizes.
My favorite area of Texas however is either San Antonion or Ausin because they are nicely urban but with the scenic ‘hill country’ within their city limits. Gives you a better climate than muggy Houston. Lots of lakes nearby. San Antonio has a good medical center with a rising reputation.
Dallas is good and busy economic metropolitan area but just doesn’t have the charm of either of the above two choices.
If we had to move from Colorado, my husband and I would probably choose Utah and Southeast Utah specifically. But like someone else said, how to make a living in that specific area? Arizona would be a possibility. Idaho possibly.
I live in Texas, but I would still do some research on the Super Secret 7 States that Obama visited ... they have no Tax and are never in the News.
I would first visit them before making any decision.
Nebraska, Oklahoma or Texas
How ‘bout NW New Mexico?
Just please don't bring any of your liberal friends with you. Austin is just full of them already.
Don’t come to Oregon. We’ve got a pretty crumby economy & have been Californicated. I might as well be living in San Francisco. :-(
Austin, TX is a great city, however U of TX is there and the city is run by libs. Dallas (Plano and Frisco come to mind) is prairie land (flat) and practically treeless and 100+ temps in the summer (no rain for months).
Eastern Tennessee or Western North Carolina.
It would depend on the extent of your medical needs. If you are looking for the best neurological care, then you may consider the Duke Facilities(NC). Otherwise, Texas has a lot to offer as well.
By concentrating conservatives in one state you will minimize the impact conservatives will have in election. Just saying... and nothing against Texas.
Well, from here in North Carolina, I can say that it’s really not a bad place to live. Texas is probably closer to what you want, but this area of NC (the Triangle, Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) has some of the best medical care in the world. The infrastructure is not bad, but unfortunately, the state legislature was dominated by Rats for 100 years until now and the governor is still a Rat, and clueless to boot.
There is a state income tax but it’s not all that high. We do have the highest gas taxes in the Southeast, though. I don’t know about the gun laws. The climate is great, the scenery is great—mountains, beaches, forests, plains, all of it just a few hours away.
The biggest thing about living in NC is that you’ve got to carefully pick where you live. Even here in the Triangle, for example, there are decently conservative areas on the other side of Raleigh, but here in Durham, it’s like living in Zimbabwe with the racial politics. And Chapel Hill is home to UNC, which is cockroach-infested with liberals.
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