What state should I move to?

Kaila - posted on 11/04/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I'm in northern MN and I'm really not liking it. What state should I move to and why?

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Adrean - posted on 11/09/2009

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I've lived in the SE all my life and I can't see myself moving. I would love to visit other parts of the US ( maybe that's what you need ;)) but my home is here. To me, it has the best of everything. If it's hot, go to the beach or head to the mountains. If it's cold, head to the mountains or go to the beach! hehehe Good food, too. Mild winters and summer starts the end of May and last until Sept ( July and Aug are HOT). Hope you find peace!

Kathy - posted on 11/09/2009

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I moved from Michigan to Nashville, TN. I love the weather, don't miss the snow. If it weren't for my family still in Michigan. I probably would never go there again. Nashville is nice in the winter. Last winter there was absolutely no snow. If they get a light dusting of snow schools are closed. The economy is not as bad here as in other places. There are jobs in Nashville if you really want to work. Lots of things to do here!!

Karla - posted on 11/08/2009

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I think it all depends on what you are looking for in terms of weather and schools. I live in Maine adn have always lived here. I really like the change of seasons that we get and I love the ocean. There are many different cultures here throughout the state. If you do not think Maine then there is New hampshire. They do not have sales tax there. They also have beautiful places to see. I think that the Northeast is the way to go.

Hegotme - posted on 11/07/2009

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I agree it depends on what you are really looking for. I'm in Tempe, AZ. I moved here in Dec 2007 without ever visiting and I love it here. I just said I needed a change. An old college friend lived here and offered to stay with her til I got on my feet. I prayed about it, sold my home, and on the road to AZ I was. Best move I have ever made. The only issue I had was finding a job, well actually starting all over with the job market. I had to do this simply because the job I had lined up fell through. I made it over the hump with the help of God and I am so pleased with the move. I moved from Milwaukee, WI. Hope all the posts give you some ease about where to live, but it is really up to you to make that decision. PS. I didn't check a whole lot out before moving to AZ. I just basically had MY FAITH IN GOD.

Abbie - posted on 11/06/2009

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I live in Southern MN & I agree it could be better LOL I love the change of seasons, but the winters do SUCK!! No other way to say that nice. My sister lives in Southern IA, pretty IA not the corn dessert!! It gets very warm in summer and cool in the winter but rarely the cold we get here or where you live. CO is also beautiful!

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Mellisa - posted on 11/22/2009

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I read in the news paper that Charleston South Carolina was one of the best places to raise a family with the best school systems and the lowest priced housing. Chicago, iIlinois was another one but it would be to cold for me. I can't remember the others. You could always try our Sweet Home Alabama the weather is pretty good and we do give great Southern Hospitality. Well where ever you decide to go I wish you and your family the best of luck.........

Kaila - posted on 11/11/2009

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Quoting Abbie:

I live in Southern MN & I agree it could be better LOL I love the change of seasons, but the winters do SUCK!! No other way to say that nice. My sister lives in Southern IA, pretty IA not the corn dessert!! It gets very warm in summer and cool in the winter but rarely the cold we get here or where you live. CO is also beautiful!

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  My boyfriend is living in FL right now finishing up school and his family is there. We are just trying to decide where the best place to move to. We were thinking somewhere in between my family and his.  I cant stant the weather here that is one of the main reason I want to move.

Heather - posted on 11/08/2009

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NC! i was born and raised there.... live in Iowa now... hate the winters!! would love to get back there.

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I'm also in Arizona (also in the East Valley) and we have been here for 10 years. We moved from NJ specifically for weather reasons, but we also had my in-laws out here. I have to be honest by saying the job market is bleak and before you move anywhere, you really need to have a job lined up. It also depends what kind of work you do, and what is available. You also need to consider schools, neighborhoods, and finances. Anywhere you relocate will have fantastic schools, and some crummy schools. Also know that not all of Arizona is limited to the heat & desert. Northern Arizona gets freezing tempeatures and snow, and not as populated as the general Phoenix area, but wonderful in the summers. Arizona economy is suffering too, but it is most likely the case anywhere you chose to move. Best of luck to you.

Margaret - posted on 11/08/2009

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The northwest is great,we live in the seattle area in washington state and we think this is the best for cool temps,and nice mild summer weather,you have mountains all around you in every direction and in the winter we hardly get much snow,we live in the lower part of the area and when we get snow we have to drive 5-50 miles just to see it or go play in it.lots of things to do here,you will never get bored.we have a small like carnival that is open at least 6-8 months out of the year.we have been living here for 25 years now and we came from a small town at that time in west va. so i would not change anything,this is the best.costly though for houses,if you can still find one around all the condo"s. or retire ment high rise apmts.hope you get enough choices.good luck.

Jacki - posted on 11/06/2009

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Where in northern mn maybe you just need to move to a bigger town or different part of mn.I have lived in mn my whole life and I could not think of moving! But I am in central mn and have access to many cities. We go up to Brainerd lakes area on the weekend! But if you really want to move we have considered moving to Tennessee! Only because they have a little winter, and it's a little warmer. Hope I helped a little.

Karen - posted on 11/06/2009

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It really depends what you are looking for. I am living in NW Wyoming in a very small town of about 2000 people about an hour from Cody, (two hours from Yellowston National Park and six hours from Glacier National Park). While there are no malls, only one fast food chain place, and it is small and can be very cold during the winter, there are many good things about here. Everyone is friendly and waves, there is no crime (most homes/vehicles are unlocked), the schools are great, there is no property or income tax and only 5% sales tax and most houses in town cost between 60k and 150k. There are many activities for young kids and families (roller skating rink, indoor swimming pools, martial arts, dance, mom and tots groupsand many other things). If you want to know more send me a message.

Tiffany - posted on 11/06/2009

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I believe that since you already live in a cooler climate and if you like that weather then you should try living in Colorado. This state is pretty and has many job opportunities and things to do.

Becca - posted on 11/04/2009

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Depends on what you are looking for. Personally I love the Northwest. Oregon or Washington. Although unemployment is really bad in Oregon but there's no sales tax! And it's green and lush! But if you're looking at nice warm weather year around go south. Southern California (although it's expensive) or Arizona. AZ's pricing is actually too shabby you just have to make sure you're in the good part of town. Mesa is the nice part. if your'e looking for hot dry summers and cold dry snowy winters go for Utah or Idaho. Utah's a lot more exciting because they have more population than Idaho. If you're going for something extreme go East Coast. Still, I love Oregon the best! Portland and surrounding areas

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