Don't even THINK of moving to Red England; especially Assachsuetts. It's a 'tar baby'...you move there; then you can't get away. My wife and I had some relatively mild medical issues which have now become life-threatening due to the STRESS of dealing with the people. (Why am I here? The same reason other southerners are here...frickin' in-laws.) I do not wish to die on Red England soil, but I fear with each passing day that I will never get away.
Save yourself...and your family.
I agree generally, but the middle of the Commonwealth is generally a nice, affordable place to live if you can find a job. By that I mean west of 495 to Springfield. Long ago when there was a Fort Devens, new arrivals were pleasantly surprised at how nice it was there and quite a few retired to the area.
Thanks. I don’t think it ever will actually happen. We could never go back to an apartment or something after owning our own house, and buying would not be possible even in NH even with the higher salaries.
Texas has been very good to us. I loved it when visiting, but there are some places that are good to visit but never actually live at.