Thankyou for the response.Why do you suggest the South?The one think that would stop us from going South would be the lack(I maybe wrong)of snow.We love it,plowing it is part of our income.I've heard that parts of VA and WV do get a good amount of snow,does anyone know if this is true?BASICpuffdog said:Go South young man Go SOUTH
bergeere,I forgot about blackflies.From what I'm finding out ME,NH and VTmay not be the best places for us in terms of jobs and taxes.I past post I've read some very good things about upstate NY(posted by Sharon in NY and others).PA is another thought but the eastern part of the state is getting crowded with people from NJ and the northwestern part of the state might be a little to empty for us,Erie is the one city that I know of.Thanks,BASIC.bergere said:Used to live in Manchester, New Hampshire... and love all the states on your list.
Did not like the snow or bugs though.
Great spring, summer and fall Fairs, find nothing like that over were I live now.
Sorry I cannot help you on the job and land prices.
The people are like everywhere else, treat them with kindness and respect and you will not have any problems.
Yup, that about sums it up. What we got here is trees, trees, and more trees, but we got lumber mills and paper mills closing left and right. That puts the woods crews out of work, and affects many small businesses. I've lived in Maine my whole life, but we're thinking that we might have to move out of state before too long. Would like to stay at least another 4 years 'til the kids graduate so we don't have to relocate them away from all their friends.I live in and love Maine.
But jobs are low paying if you can find them, taxes are high compared to wages. Land is cheap where there are no jobs (Aroostook County) see mooers real estate.
All the manufacturing jobs left with NAFTA.
I live in southern NH. Property TAXES are a problem in this state. We've lived on this place for nearly 6 years and we do like it here BUT our property taxes jumped over 50% this year with next to no warning. Many people in town are in the same boat. Since we are on the mass border, many people like this area to live but go work in Mass. More families move in and the schools need More and More money.Nancy in Maine said:Taxes......I think we figured up that just about 50% of what you make is eaten up in taxes of one kind or another. Makes New Hampshire look pretty good with no sales tax. But, other taxes or cost of living is likely higher there. Just anybody could afford what I pay in property taxes.
Ozark region or North Ms. Taxes tend to be a bit lower and you can have a lower cost of living if you want. My preference is for the ozarks as it does get chilly during the winter so you still have more of a seasonal shift throughout the year.BASIC said:Nancy in Maine and MarkNH,where would you both think about moving to?BASIC.