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East Coast

Post by 808 Vibes » Fri Jun 27, 2014 2:58 pm

I would like info from people who live on the East Coast. Particularly those states with things like recycling programs.
Temperatures (high/low, snow? rain, storms?) education system, crime, jobs, dating pool (normal, educated, etc.) :D I want to hear it all.
Thank you in advance
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Re: East Coast

Post by kumquat » Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:04 pm

wut

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Re: East Coast

Post by tpollauf » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:23 pm

Sounds like somebody is thinking about moving ???
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Re: East Coast

Post by star_deceiver » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:26 pm

Moving off the island? If your heading out east be sure you go far enough north so you can enjoy winter! :D
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Re: East Coast

Post by 808 Vibes » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:43 am

I've been thinking about it. After this hell is over, I think I need a happily ever after far, far away...that's cold, so yes, SD...North.
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Re: East Coast

Post by joatmon » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:43 am

as always, we hope for you all the best possible. Also hope you will include information from sources other than genvibe in your decisions ;)


Can't say that I recommend MD, because any place has its pros and cons, up to you to decide if and where. Still, no matter where you might pick, it will be a big gamble, a grand adventure, a challenge. Take your time, research thoroughly, and good luck
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Re: East Coast

Post by kaflex » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:01 am

Up here in NEPA, North East Pennsylvania, we have winter and construction seasons. I always lived in either the country or rural areas which provide good hunting times. Every area has it's pros and cons, I've been wanting to move down to maryland for years now. Seems nicer to me, but maybe i'm just too used to being up here. If you care about sales taxes, it's 6% and no tax on things you need, i.e. clothing, toilet paper, food, etc. Around me, there's a lot of people that work in NewYork and live here cause it pays more in NY and cheaper to live here.
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Re: East Coast

Post by Caretaker » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:45 am

As many have implied, we're going to need a bit more information from you to make any positive contribution to your search. For instance, tell us what is important to you: cost of living (aka, what you can afford (ie: Boston versus Albany cost of living?); close to water or close to mountains; in the water or just on the water access; cold versus hot (you seemed to imply cold); urban versus rural; cultural activities or unibomber shack isolation?

Just some perspective on my background before I throw out some pitches so you know where I'm coming from: I have travelled all over the world to include the USA. My preference, having lived near two major urban areas is to have a city nearby for cultural activities. I also want to be warm forever, so I am likely heading to the Tampa/St. Pete area which will give me the best of both worlds. If you now live in Hawaii, I have been there and would never go back. The place is way too expensive for what you get (Costa Rica is better) and living on an island would drive me crazy in no time.

If it is "cold" you want AND on the east coast, you'll have to be heading to NY State-Connecticut and north. Everything from NJ on south along the coast suffers from the same humidity levels as Florida and they don't get the benefit of the Gulf of Mexico's constant breeze. If New England, then you will lose the gulf stream and have no pleasurable ocean water temperatures to swim in. While New England has higher education rates, lower crime, and excellent cultural access, taxes are high, and the winters are VERY cold.

If you are looking for the perfect climate, we don't have it here in the US. San Diego is the closest we get, although you can't go in the ocean because Alaska sends all their cold water down the coast. If you want the perfect climate: Guatemala: land of eternal spring.
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Re: East Coast

Post by 808 Vibes » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:19 pm

Thank you, everybody! Yes, I've been looking into sales taxes, which states are exempt for food, that sort of thing. It must be a common law property state. I'm not concerned at all about real estate prices. I've looked into it and I could actually buy two there with what I paid for this one that was just over 1000sf. I want to avoid humidity and heat (maybe because I'm older, I'm suffering in it) and the vog, which affects me really bad. I don't want to be near water. Since I hate town and it's concrete jungle with an undying passion, it would have to be a rural, farm type, no tall buildings, just a simple place where I can grow food and have a lot of pets.
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Re: East Coast

Post by Caretaker » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:32 pm

Given that list, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont it is; although I don't know what 'Common Law Property State' means. If one of those three states meet that criteria, then grab your pipe, cushy slippers, and your rocking chair and enjoy the wonderful views.
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Re: East Coast

Post by 808 Vibes » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:56 pm

I was actually looking a little bit into Maine, it is a common law property state, sales tax @ 5.5% is slightly higher than our 4.716%, but the prices of everything will be a lot less and they have exemption on food.
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Re: East Coast

Post by ramenboy... » Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:34 pm

my brother's been in boston for the last 20 years. loves it. its a stone's through from kennebunkport (not really, but not a big drive, as i recall)., if you get tired of one skyline, you can jump across the charles river and look at that one. and you've got the bruins

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Re: East Coast

Post by 808 Vibes » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:37 am

Thank you, everybody for the info, but after exhausting research, I realized that I would suffer from culture shock on the East coast. :lol:
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Re: East Coast

Post by joatmon » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:47 am

good luck dodging Iselle and Julio.

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Re: East Coast

Post by 808 Vibes » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:31 pm

Thank you. Our end dodged a bullet (again) and I was only worried about my newly-transplanted tomato plant. Now if only I can keep all the chickens from making salad out of it...
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Re: East Coast

Post by Caretaker » Fri Apr 23, 2021 2:36 am

GREAT launch this morning. I particularly liked seeing the booster rockets shed fuel as they prepared to land on the drone ship. The sun exposed a huge halo of the entire event.
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