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Want to move, how to pick the best location

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by Twisted2v, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. Fat Boss

    Fat Boss Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Like all states, there's good and bad. My neck of the woods is solidly conservative, there's more animals than people, and you can make as much money as you want. I have two houses on two acres with 75 oak trees, with generally great weather year round. The democrats have certainly screwed up the cities, but the high cost of living weeds out most of the riffraff.
     
  2. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    I prefer to spend my time in FL living on a boat.
     
  3. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I went to school for an indoor job, now I work outside year round. Last couple days have sucked some major ass, but that’s had more to do with my POS 2wd work truck than the cold.

    A lot of construction guys around here go on unemployment for the garbage months I believe.
     
  4. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    As a Indiana/Michigan veteran who grew up in Europe and traveled extensively...

    (comments reflect Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan.

    If you don’t work outside, Whats the big deal with winter?[/QUOTE]

    Because they are suicide inducing depressing garbage.

    In the Michiana region winters are an endless up down from +35 degrees to - 12 with rain, snow and sleet. It begins in October and will extend out into April.

    It's always enough snow to be troublesome and never enough to be fun. It always turns half melted, Grey and disgusting. It always snows before half the leaves are down and raked up.

    You lack the enjoyable outdoor winter activity like snow sledding, down hill skiing, ice fishing. You also lack any enjoyable indoor activities since it's a rural shit hole.

    To "survive", you need a massive heated pull bar to do any winter projects. Nothing sucks more than wearing coveralls, so you can sweat while you freeze to death in March.

    Week before TX2K.
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    Because your car is in storage or slowly rusting away driving in all the salt in slush.


    Tornados and Blizzards
    Brown Recluse Spiders everywhere
    Mosquitos and Dear Ticks, everywhere

    Inordinate amount of fat chicks

    Fewer Job Options and lower pay.

    Depends on county

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    What about South Bend, Laport, Fort Wayne, Kokomo and Jeffersonville?

    Bold Face Lie.

    Summer is plagued by humidity and rain - but only on the weekends. Indiana does not have fall or spring

    And they are dumps.

    Nope, not really.

    Geographically Indiana is the same as lOLhio and Illinois. The only pro is the the more moderate politics and government that reduces some of the hassles.

    Michigan is vastly superior geographically. Go up north and you get real winter. You have lakes, rivers and the Great Lakes which give you a faux ocean experience.

    Michigan also has rolling deep forests, mountains and hills, oh and Silver Lake Sand Dunes for some OHV fun that can only be matched by the west coast.

    The two decent cities in Michigan are also better then anything Indiana has - Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids.

    Michigans auto insurance sucks, but they are working on that. Their registration and vehicle taxes are a fraction of what Indiana is. Their DMV will also give a license plate to anything, unlike Indiana.
     
  5. 72MachOne99GT

    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    @Corbic

    You sound ever so slightly jaded by the glorious lands of Indiana.

    Of your rant, I’ll award you two points for mosquitoes.
     
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  6. Russo

    Russo Unofficial Glass Tech Established Member

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    i didn't read everything, maybe i missed it. but what do you do for a hobby? does the culture of the place you're moving to make a difference?
     
  7. Blown 89

    Blown 89 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That's the only thing saving us right now. I realize we've had democratic governors in the past and the world hasn't ended but the Democrat party is so radical these days that the next time around might be different.
     
  8. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Only lived in that shit hole for 18 years.

    Moved to AZ last summer, it's been an endless vacation.

    Before you cry about the heat.

    Arizona -
    114° is 42° off from a perfect day (peak summer)

    Indiana
    -6 is 78° off from a perfect day. (peK winter)

    I don't have to shovel heat and after 9 months I've still yet to see a Scorpion.
     
  9. Corbic

    Corbic Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    All states are moving blue.

    Indiana voted for Obama in the first round and picked Bernie over Hilary.

    Pete Buttplug came from Indiana (South Bend) and all of Northern Indiana is solid blue.

    Indiana's neighbors, Michigan, Illinois and lOlhio are also blue.
     
  10. Gpcalero

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    7upstang doesn't work. He says he does but all he does is call me on the way to his extravagant lunches in Naples while his employees do all the work. The life.


    Another one in Fort Myers here. And don't listen to anyone saying that people in Sarasota, Tampa or even Orlando are any different or nicer than S. FL or anywhere else. There are a**holes everywhere you go.

    I love it here but kinda want to move closer to the mountains. One day. But if you vote blue, stay where you are. We don't want your emissions, no-modding, & state income tax ideas here in good 'ol Florida!
     
  11. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Premium Member Established Member

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    I feel the exact same way. I’ll be moving in a heartbeat.
     
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  12. BrunotheBoxer

    BrunotheBoxer POWERLIFTING MASTER RACE Established Member

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    I eat liberals for lunch. I’d disembowel them for free if given the chance.
    You will not be disappointed. I will vote for DeSantis three times before you make it to the polls.
     
  13. supercharged91m

    supercharged91m Local 46 Established Member

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    So since we have a beef between Indiana and Michigan what is everyone's vision of a perfect state then?
     
  14. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    There is no single perfect state to me. I'm working on a plan to split my time between 3.
     
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  15. 7upstang

    7upstang Active Member Established Member

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    Awesome, you'll love Naples. Way better than Fort Myers Beach in my opinion.

    I work all over Lee and Collier County doing window coverings. My showroom is in Naples but my factory is in Fort Myers.

    If you need anything or any good recommendations, just reach out to me. Happy to help.
     
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  16. 7upstang

    7upstang Active Member Established Member

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    This is why I don't invite you to lunch.
     
  17. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    What is LaBelle like?
     
  18. BrunotheBoxer

    BrunotheBoxer POWERLIFTING MASTER RACE Established Member

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    I’ll tell ya. We loved fort Myers beach for the month. Had a Jersey shore feel but the traffic was real bad. Had to use bikes a lot. Will definitely go back and visit for a day but I wouldn’t want to live there.

    We were looking to buy in st Pete’s Sarasota or Naples when we started shopping around.
    Ultimately the condo we are buying was on the market for 3 hours when our realtor called and said to jump on it. It will be gone be the end of the day.
    I don’t want to say the name of the street but it’s in a neighborhood 5 minutes from the beach near Marco island.


    I got a question.
    What is the best gym in Naples. For bodybuilding routines not a CrossFit gym.
    In fort Myers beach I worked out at hammerhead for the month and loved it. The owner is a great person and she loved me. I’d join there but it’s too far away. I’d guess it’s got to be 45 minutes??

    If you can say it what is the name of your showroom. If you don’t want to say pm me. We might need window treatments. I don’t know if the owners are leaving stuff or not. I know my wife is gonna make an offer on the furniture etc but that’s all her decision.
     
  19. BlackStang00

    BlackStang00 New Member Established Member

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    Another one from Naples. If you have the money and don’t go out late at night it’s a great place, I love it. I second Whats said about fort myers, it’s got a lot more stuff but it’s a little rough.

    Someone asked about Labelle, it’s quaint but rough. There was a huge block party a few months ago with about 4-500 people that the sheriff had to disperse. Someone was shot by one of the deputies that night. Otherwise it’s very industrial, nothing but farms and blue collar jobs so the area is full of blue collar workers, mostly low income farm workers. If you don’t speak Spanish I’d stay away. Not a bad place to visit though.

    You want small and quaint? St augustine.

    Plus unless I missed it, no one has mentioned the theme parks. A huge plus to living in Florida.


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  20. GNBRETT

    GNBRETT Premium Member Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Kingsport Tennessee is where im going this year when I retire:

    1.) Extremely LOW home Taxes including no ****ING car tax!
    2.) No INCOME Tax!
    3.) E85 at the gas pumps!
    4.) Great freakn weather!
    5.) Bristol speedway 20 minutes away.
    6.) No traffic!
    7.) Very little crime.
    8.) Very Conservative!
    9.) Smokey Mountains 1 hour away.
    10.) The Dragon (Motorcycle lovers) is an hour away.
    11.) Very few two legged animals living in that area.
    12.) The REBEL Flag is part of their culture there so no snowflakes allowed!
    13.) And people are very friendly, polite and respectful. Everything CT is NOT!
     
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