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by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Here's a tax map - TX, IA, and ID are "neutral" and NC is favorable. https://www.kiplinger.com/tool/taxes/T055-S001-kiplinger-tax-map/index.php I look at those things, too, so I'm not dismissing the information in the link. But it's of limited usefulness in specific terms. A person who's going to r...
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

nkotbbh....Hands down: Greensboro, NC. Access to airport, climate, college town, relatively low cost of living. The children will thrive in Greensboro. Well NC does seem to be winning but.... the only thing keeping me from moving there is the fact that anything Cannabis is illegal not saying I smok...
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

TxAg wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Fort Worth is the best thing going in TX
Yes FW was a city I was also considering also plano, dallas, mckinney, arlington just to name a few also waco.
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Definitely recommend getting accurate tax advice on the current home. Changing ownership may have a huge impact on property taxes. California reassesses tax base upon sale and you have a $260K increase in home value. In California parents pass on the current property tax to children when they trans...
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

You should consider the Coeur d alene, ID area. . . . Low cost of living. Lots of affordable housing. And lots of Californians who are relocating here. If the Northwest places we've checked out are a reliable guide, an influx of Californians (and the money and services expectations they bring with ...
by nkotbbh
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

TX is: Hot Humid Doesn't rain much Getting crowded Traffic is bad 8.25% sales tax 2-3% of the value of your home will be your annual property tax, and it will go up every year Just so you know... So property tax is how much monthly? and how much does it go up every year? and why does it go up every...
by nkotbbh
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

IowaFarmWife wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:40 pm
trueblueky wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:58 pm
For the children, Iowa. Much better schools.
This. Of course, I'm biased. :D
Yes I see it in your s/n haha
by nkotbbh
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

nkotbbh....Hands down: Greensboro, NC. Access to airport, climate, college town, relatively low cost of living. The children will thrive in Greensboro. its a war between NC and TX lol but to be honest NC seems to be the one winning and TX been second runner up, so NC seems to get more positive revi...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

You say that you don't care about weather, but then mention that you don't want your house flooded. That could rule out places like Houston, and where did that last hurricane hit the other week? That's right, NC. You also mention tornadoes, and yep, TX has those too, among many other types of sever...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Austin - the not as good - There's no real Mexican food here, 99% of it is "tex-mex" (think cheese from a can.) Locals will get offended if you knock it, but the tex-mex is terrible. (Brisket in a taco?) You can find the good MX but it's an effort Cheese from a can? Where are you going for Tex-Mex?...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Compared to SoCal (where my S-I-L lives) I would say NC has SoCal beat hands down in affordability of homes, culture (especially high culture), parking facilities and crime. You totally had me until "high culture!" What the heck is high culture and how could NC ever have anything remotely resemblin...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

driving in the snow so seems like snow tires is necessary and 2 cars which none are 4wd. Although I live in the South now, I spent my first 30 years in northern OH, southeastern MI and upstate NY, where snow is a regular thing in the winter. Neither my parents nor I ever had snow tires or 4WD. In t...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

TxAg wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:17 pm
Fort Worth is the best thing going in TX
is it a flood zone?
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

simmias wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Charlotte is great, but we're full at the moment.
Never say never lol :sharebeer
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

You should consider the Coeur d alene, ID area. . . . Low cost of living. Lots of affordable housing. And lots of Californians who are relocating here. If the Northwest places we've checked out are a reliable guide, an influx of Californians (and the money and services expectations they bring with ...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

It would be the same anywhere. If you go to Canada and don't immediately love Hockey, you'll stick out. If you go to Europe and think the death penalty is pretty good, you'll not fit in and will eventually adjust your values or probably leave. Perhaps the best advice is, take 2 week vacations to th...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

WOW. quite a diverse list. you need to narrow things down a bit. what is important to you? climate? politics? shoveling snow? proximity to wallmart? cost of living? house cost $/sq ft? views? proximity to parks? proximity to relatives/family? Proximity to valley forge? may be some good bargains com...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

If you start to seriously consider the Des Moines area and your wife has questions about call centers jobs, I'm probably going to be the best resource available. I've helped support the contact centers of the largest company in town for the last 15 or so years. As far as living in Des Moines, if it...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

OP, Austin is too crowded, too expensive (for Texas) and too hyped up so I'd skip it. Depending on where you live in Houston, your house could get flooded and/or you will be getting tired of hurrications. Why not look in to San Antonio or Dallas metro? Having said that, IMHO ... North Carolina is a...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Definitely recommend getting accurate tax advice on the current home. Changing ownership may have a huge impact on property taxes. California reassesses tax base upon sale and you have a $260K increase in home value. In California parents pass on the current property tax to children when they trans...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I haven't read whole thread. I live in DFW area. Pros: one of the best job markets in the nation Housing prices are very affordable and wide selection For an urban area, I have found people generally friendly, and there are many transplants here No state income taxes. Property taxes and sales taxes...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Definitely recommend getting accurate tax advice on the current home. Changing ownership may have a huge impact on property taxes. California reassesses tax base upon sale and you have a $260K increase in home value. In California parents pass on the current property tax to children when they trans...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I've lived in Texas (San Angelo, San Antonio), Idaho (near Boise), and North Carolina (Fayetteville). It's been 15 years since I left, but I loved Boise. Nice weather, and had big-city amenities without too much traffic/congestion. Boise is by far the largest city in Idaho. Although areas out in th...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Might I suggest you look into the Greenville, South Carolina area? Both you and your wife have transferable skills and would quickly find employment in your related fields. Greenville is in upstate SC, and is close to the mountains of North Carolina (Asheville) and is about two hour drive to either...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I live most of the year in NC since retiring from CA. The first shock you will get is the hot humid weather. I've got used to the weather a bit but then we travel 1 month out of the summer. The people are fine and real estate is affordable. Traffic during peak times is as bad as anywhere you've bee...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Charlotte and Raleigh are the 2 largest cities in NC and both have been prospering and growing at a rapid rate for a long time. Both have their share of traffic problems but nothing like Southern California. NC has a flat rate for state income tax: 5.49% with very few deductions. The weather is nic...
by nkotbbh
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

You may want to look at South Carolina also. There is a high level of manufacturing companies here in SC and they are all growing rapidly. Machinists are in great demand in both the Greenville/Anderson area and also in Charleston. Michelin, BMW, Volvo, TTI, First Quality, and many medium size compa...
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Might I suggest you look into the Greenville, South Carolina area? Both you and your wife have transferable skills and would quickly find employment in your related fields. Greenville is in upstate SC, and is close to the mountains of North Carolina (Asheville) and is about two hour drive to either...
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Several points related to this whole discussion. I grew up in Idaho but have lived in several other states throughout my life. Retired and moved back. ... In my section of Idaho the winters are not harsh ( often freeze thaw snow and melt a few days latter) For my tastes they are actually too mild. ...
by nkotbbh
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

You may want to look at South Carolina also. There is a high level of manufacturing companies here in SC and they are all growing rapidly. Machinists are in great demand in both the Greenville/Anderson area and also in Charleston. Michelin, BMW, Volvo, TTI, First Quality, and many medium size compa...
by nkotbbh
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I lived briefly in Raleigh and worked in Cary, NC, when I was in my twenties. At the time, I thought it was a very boring place. However, today I think it might suit me better, as I no longer find urban living very "exciting." what is the reason for? I lived in LA for about a decade. Let's just say...
by nkotbbh
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

It really is a lifestyle decision.If you want better schools and environment for your children, a move to a colder climate is probably the best. That is just reality. I think today you have to go "colder" to get a better overall quality of life. I have lived in California, Arizona, and more recentl...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I can’t speak for all the locations, but I did move from Atlanta to Des Moines for work 2 years ago and I can support what others are saying. Des Moines is a great mid sized city for young families. We have found life much more livable. Great schools, plenty of activities and culture, easy commutes...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

If you’re going to consider Iowa, you’ll like Minnesota a whole lot more. If not the Twin Cities, consider Rochester, Mankato, or Duluth. Fewer corn fields, more lakes, more scenery, better jobs, pro sports. Southern Minnesota is about the same climate as Iowa. Consistently rated a top place to liv...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

sillysaver wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:19 pm
I lived briefly in Raleigh and worked in Cary, NC, when I was in my twenties. At the time, I thought it was a very boring place. However, today I think it might suit me better, as I
no longer find urban living very "exciting."
what is the reason for?
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

Compared to SoCal (where my S-I-L lives) I would say NC has SoCal beat hands down in affordability of homes, culture (especially high culture), parking facilities and crime. You totally had me until "high culture!" What the heck is high culture and how could NC ever have anything remotely resemblin...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

dknightd wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:00 pm
What is wrong with the other states you are not considering? How did you narrow it down to just those 4 states?
just states honestly that I have been seeing online texas is the more expensive one to buy real estate while IA, NC, and ID are cheaper. Still would consider others.
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

It really is a lifestyle decision.If you want better schools and environment for your children, a move to a colder climate is probably the best. That is just reality. I think today you have to go "colder" to get a better overall quality of life. I have lived in California, Arizona, and more recentl...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I can’t speak for all the locations, but I did move from Atlanta to Des Moines for work 2 years ago and I can support what others are saying. Des Moines is a great mid sized city for young families. We have found life much more livable. Great schools, plenty of activities and culture, easy commutes...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

ladycat wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Definitely recommend getting accurate tax advice on the current home. Changing ownership may have a huge impact on property taxes. California reassesses tax base upon sale and you have a $260K increase in home value.
true need to get with the right real estate agent and cpa.
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I live in Houston. .... Our high today is 89. With the heat and humidity, it says it currently feels like it is 96. At 11:30AM in October! Yes, it is refreshingly cool today. That rain that moved through yesterday has really dropped the temps. ive heard weather is unpredictable. Not in Houston. If ...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I lived and worked in Cary, NC for several years until relocating to eastern Idaho in 2015. Compared to SoCal (where my S-I-L lives) I would say NC has SoCal beat hands down in affordability of homes, culture (especially high culture), parking facilities and crime. Big downside is the humidity, whi...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

white_water wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:34 pm
You might want to read the local paper hard copy or on-line for a few months and not just for the help wanted and real estate ads.

Also www.city-data.com is worth checking. lots of numbers there to look at;
Thanks.
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

OP, I think you need to consider culture fit. I’ve seen folks move to Raleigh that loved it or hated it. Any of those cities will be VERY different than California. Agree that if you can find your culture fit, you'll be happiest. I just saw this thread, and laughed as I live in Texas, have thought ...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

These threads never resolve anything. I've lived in many places and I was never the only person living there, so people like all the places I have lived. So where have I lived and visited extensively: California, Texas, spitting distance to Iowa where I have siblings, various parts of North Carolin...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

If you want to test the weather put Fargo, ND on your list. :o Lots of good jobs and low unemployment. Our weather makes Iowa seem like the deep south. Ha ha. Fargo is a great town with lots of jobs, high standard of living, but you will be in for a major cultural and weather shock, coming from Cal...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

I can speak to this, moved from San Diego to Austin. (I may need my head examined for doing this move, I greatly prefer SD! :beer ) Anyway. Austin - the good - Jobs, jobs, jobs. Clearly this place is growing, construction is everywhere. - The food is great! Especially BBQ, Oh my. (Exception is Mexi...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

and what do you mean "the man will get his money?" "The man" is slang (in some groups, at least) for the government, in this case state and local govermnents. They need money in order to provide services. Different states use different combinations of various taxes and fees in order to raise that m...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

umm.... why not? the town that starts with a D which one the one where the movie was filmed? or the one with a river behind it? why is it the worst choice? I'm pretty sure he meant Dubuque, and I agree, compared to your other choices it's a bleak nowhere. No one ever moves to Dyersville. It's a tin...
by nkotbbh
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina
Replies: 216
Views: 17476

Re: Thinking of moving to Texas, Iowa, Idaho, or North Carolina

If you want to test the weather put Fargo, ND on your list. :o Lots of good jobs and low unemployment. Our weather makes Iowa seem like the deep south. Ha ha. Fargo is a great town with lots of jobs, high standard of living, but you will be in for a major cultural and weather shock, coming from Cal...