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Nov 5, 2012 6:46AM
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This is such a great article.  Thanks for posting!  With all the problems in real estate right now it's good to have all the help you can get.  Do you know what the average cost of living is doing in colorado? My family has been looking for apartments in pueblo co.  Everything seems way too high.  I recommend this website to check some of the apartments. www.skyviewcondo.com
Nov 8, 2010 7:16PM
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MAC760 - do you mean "America sucks:  we have too many problems" ?
I think you demonstrate one of our problems with your post  .  .  .  .

Nov 8, 2010 7:00PM
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America Sucks we have to much problems
Nov 8, 2010 4:41PM
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denvertml, I'd rather live in Pueblo than Denver where there is a murder or more on a daily basis and the cost of living is outrageous.........oh and because you live there.
Nov 8, 2010 3:54PM
Nov 1, 2010 3:22PM
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my father owns a company in Dallas. He travels back an forth between TN and dallas, ive only been to TN twice and to the poor cities. It is a little rundown, but i willl never ever want to raise my chid their. Big city life buys you more.
Nov 1, 2010 9:58AM
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I am a northerner forced to move south because of lack of employment,high cost of living,unions and many other related reasons.People in the south are more friendly and laid back. The cost of living is lower and yes wages are lower but over all I personally enjoy it here better. I am now living in  Greenville,S.C.,which I am very surrprised that it's not on your list. It has abeautiful downtown with waterfalls,suspention bridge and park. Best place in America to live, work,raise a family and  retire. We are in the foothills of the mountains, and not that far from the ocean. I thank GOD for guidding me here! I have learned to look for the beauty where ever you live and be content with what you have. There is much here to enjoy and be thankful for!!!!!!
Nov 1, 2010 8:12AM
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I am a newcomer to the south. It's true there is poverty here,but there is poverty everywhere. In the NE people live in houses meant for 1 family and there are 3 or 4 families living there. No thanks.

Costs are much lower here, people are friendly and there are jobs here. It's a nice place to live with lots of things to do and exquisite scenery.

Oct 29, 2010 9:00AM
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The article says it is excluding taxes.  I see other comments about sales taxes.  The article doesn't say anything about insurance rates.  The article becomes "gee whiz" info without inclusion of tax and insurance rates.  In South Florida for example the property taxes are high.  Property insurance rates are high.  Long term care insurance rates are high for those buying policy issued in that region.  If you are retired and have limited fix income, having no income tax doesn't matter so much.  But high property taxes, property insurance and LTC insurance could eat away at you.    
Oct 24, 2010 11:06AM
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I can't believe this!  I already live here.  I'm a RN.  You want good healthcare, I suggest another state.  Although there is no state income tax, the sale's tax is almost 10%!  There are NO jobs here.  Everything in northeast Tn is owned by MSHA or Wellmont.  Wellmont is not too bad, but MSHA is a joke. There are about 6 nursing schools in the area and when they hire, they hire Travel Nurses.  I've seen things beyond belief in healthcare here.  I even sued for medical malpractice for myself and won!  You get what you pay for!The closest big city is Knoxville (probably listed in most expensive as well as Nashville and Memphis hundreds of miles away)
Sep 2, 2010 9:26AM
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Hey, jgrigfiri, the west coast has been referred to for many years as the left coast, since it's on the left when you look at a map, and, perhaps even more, the politics there are usually more liberal than not.
Sep 2, 2010 9:18AM
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Agnos:  This means that a person living in Fort Smith, Ar. making the median wage of $35k cannot afford the average priced home of $223k.
 
Yes, but the article is talking about people who are *moving to* these cities to retire, not the people who are already living there buying a median priced house.  People moving to these cities from places where the real estate market is pricier should come out better, and will benefit the economy of these retiree cities while they are there.
Sep 2, 2010 8:35AM
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Must be an interesting slideshow.  However, the "slideshow requires script be turned on to function."
 
Be good to know what KIND of script . . . Java?  ActiveX?  Flash?  What are we going for, here, guys?
Sep 2, 2010 6:05AM
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Exactly. It's the worst cities that are the cheapest and have the most jobs-which of course in realty isn't 100% true, because jobs are scarce no matter where you live in the States right now.
Sep 2, 2010 3:28AM
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Well that just shows that people in the south are not greedy like most other places, they just think different on what are their priorities in life ... they are just down too earth people that have a lot of respect for others I know, one of my best friends is from the south and they just think different ...
Sep 1, 2010 11:17PM
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This would be for I don't knowGOPBHT's reply ....

 

"It’s hard to beat the low cost of living in the South"?! 

 

It's also inconceivable for anyone with an ounce of brains.  There is a reason homes are so cheap down there... so is life and intellect.  I am happy to live on the left coast where I can exchange ideas and feel like I live in the 21st century, thank you!

 

 

My question to you,  since you live on the "left coast" ...do you have any concept of geography?  Where is the left coast? Which country would it be in?  For those of us that do live in the south, we choose to do so because there are many stimulated minds going to some of the best universities in the nation. There are opportunities for everyone....even people from the left coast. Let it be known that my wife is from Wisconsin and I am from Northern California (way above Frisco).  Many people from the different parts of the nation have moved to the South. So, Why don't Ya'll get your head pulled back into the light and see what there is available in the South before you knock it.

Aug 31, 2010 6:20AM
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to the ignoramus snob making rude ignorant statements about the South, i bet you have never been to the South, you are mistakingly believing sterotypes which are unfounded. it depends on " where" you live in the South- I am originally from CT, now, my home is in the MS gulf coast, which is a beautiful melting pot, not at all like the northern part of MS. I am glad uppity ignoramus's like you have no plans to come here, as you would not be able to relate to real and warm, friendly, and yes, smart folks too.

Aug 25, 2010 5:00PM
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Aug 24, 2010 10:08PM
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In this life, you get what you pay for. I have lived in the South and I know first hand what that experience is like: dreadful. Cheap housing and groceries don't compensate for neighbors that believe Catholics, Blacks, Hispanics and Gays should be systematically expunged from the social landscape. Not to say that prejudice isn't everywhere but in places like TX, TN, and AR "ignorance is bliss" for the vast majority of residents.
Aug 24, 2010 9:37PM
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I lived in Florida for 5 years and I must say, while the level of intellect down there is at most, mediocre, I met some of the most generous people living there. So unless you can use your own personal "intellect" to come up with an idea to clean up the mess you "left" coasters call smog... you should not put down others based solely on where they live. :-)
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