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I am thinking about moving and would like any advice/input on what states and towns/cities to narrow it down to so I can research them.

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Single Male, 28
Currently live in CT
Job: Accountant (in medium size public firm), close to having CPA license

What is important to me:
-I would like to be better off financially or at least break even. Given that CT has some of the highest taxes and COL I think this is possible in a number of places.
-COL is especially important as far as housing/land go. I would REALLY like to be able to buy a decent amount of acerage, 20-30 min. I currently commute 45-50 each way and would like to keep it the same,preferably less.
-Note that I am single, however I would like to eventually meet someone, get married, kids, etc. So I'd like to have a decent chance of meeting someone.
-I would like the state/local to have more freedom, respect for property rights, more independant minded conservatives, etc. I can't stand living in a dark blue state anymore.
-As far as interest go, nothing special. I like a variety of things but a place where community is valued is most important. I can always entertain myself in good company.
-Almost forgot but I'm not a fan of hot weather, but it looks like a lot of the places I would like to go have that so its not that important.
 

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look into the area of alpine-marfa-study butte-terlingua in southwest Texas.

Lot of land available. interesting country.
 

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Cheapest land:
Ozarks (Ark. and Mo.), Oklahoma, West Virginia. Some areas of Kentucky and Tennessee (mainly in mountains). Kansas and Nebraska have some cheap lands, just depends on where you look. I would recommend the more arid areas of Texas (West Texas), Arizona and New Mexico, but there are MAJOR issues with water rights and such. Same goes for Wyoming, Montana and the Dakotas.
Look at the mining, mineral and water rights VERY carefully before you buy if you try out west.

To be honest (and I know some here will debate me!), try to be in a mountainous area. The independent mindedness of folks in *the hills* beats the bejeebers out of the *flatlanders*, I have found.
If you want to stay closer to CT., upstate Maine, N.H. and VT. would be your best bets.

As far as meeting a like-minded lady, you might search online as well as local.
I found my darlin' man at a forum similar to this one!
 

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I love the mountains too, but something has to be said for the rolling hills of middle Tennessee. We have no state income tax and an abundance of pretty women. @#$% me and my big mouth. Now the secret is out.
 

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You might try North Texas area. You have the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex for working but you have a lot of land around the area and water. It does get hot here. I grew up in this region so it does not effect me as much. gun laws are very good here. No state income tax. YOu have some very good communities around here where you know your neighbors and they look out for each other. Lot of good survivalists also here. Lots of pretty girls as well. Hope you find the place that is right for you.
 

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Regarding women....

The downfall of men is when they let their "little head" override their brain and go for the pretty little tart when a truly good women is right there.

If you have to, sow your oats with them pretty girls, and wear a rubber, but dont be so shallow when you look for marriage material.
 

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if you just want to get the hell out of dodge- Griswold and Voluntown are fairly rural. At least it was a decade ago. Since i've been away The casino resorts are really blown stuff up there..

hell, come to Texas- did me right...
 

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Come to Baltimore. I'm north of the suburbs north of the city. Our area is pretty resistant to a lot of the economic problems affecting the rest of the country and is pretty nice. There is a lot of nightlife if you want to go down into the city or even just into Towson. A lot of work in this area and if need be you could commute down towards D.C.

No concealed carry allowed here yet which sucks but the area around here is pretty red. Southern Maryland and Baltimore city are what make Maryland a blue state.

Downside is that land is expensive.

Depending on what you are looking for salary-wise, I can even get you a guaranteed interview at a public accounting firm. :cool:
 

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I'm sorry, but the Great State of Mississippi is full. We would be happy to advise you when someone decides to leave the state and an opening arises. Thank you for your interest.
 

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Move to eastern Wyoming. The land is pretty inexpensive, everyone has western values, and the area is booming (relatively) with oil field workers who are making more $$$ than they ever have, and they could all use a good accountant.

You won't need a suit either! You probably won't overheat, and you'll figure out pretty quick if your really as independent and self-entertaning as you think you are! Good Luck
 

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I have to somewhat agree with Kronos. Somewhat.

In my 20s, I never found a shortage of women, especially when I was working and didn't look like I wanted to sponge off of someone. Sure, I had some lonely spots, but that's happened from coast to coast.

Anyways, Wyoming land IS cheap. People have a tendency to leave you alone, and not stick their nose in your business. In all three "larger cities" I lived in, it was about two hours of driving to the nearest mall. The blessed silence was... frankly amazing. When I was in high school, the only time the busses didn't run was when it was -40 F. It can happen.

For a 30-45 minute commute, Story wouldn't be a bad place at all if you wanted to run your business in Sheridan. Family and friends there say that the town is having a boom right now, so you shouldn't have a hard time finding customers for your career. Story is frankly beautiful. Plenty of places to live right on a creek.

Also check out Lander, Wyoming. Nearest big town is about 10,000 people (or was) and goes by the name of Riverton. Very good people in Lander. If I could, I'd look for a vacation home/BOL in or near Lander. Plus there's a couple of steak houses between Lander and Riverton (in a town called Hudson) that will remind you why red meat is food.

I'd stay away from Evanston. It's an odd odd town. Like Dueling Banjos/toothless folks giving you the stink eye odd. Maybe not if you've lived there your whole life, but woe to those who come in from out of town, let alone out of state.
 

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Tinfoil Hat...your just probably better looking than me. So, I'll rephrase my above statement.

If your as ugly as ol Kronos....you better pack your own squaw, pilgrim. Wyoming women are in short supply. LOL

Now, do ya agree w/me Tinfoil Stud...
 

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Tinfoil Hat...your just probably better looking than me. So, I'll rephrase my above statement.

If your as ugly as ol Kronos....you better pack your own squaw, pilgrim. Wyoming women are in short supply. LOL

Now, do ya agree w/me Tinfoil Stud...
Hah! No way. I'm a fat, bearded, ponytailed smoker who's also grumpy most of the time. Oh! And self-absorbed. You know, all the things the women love.

Remind me to tell you about my open-door policy when I had my little house in Riverton. Good times, good times. Wife won't let me buy that house now.

Another place to look at is Dubois, Wyoming. Basically the looks of Jackson Hole without the movie stars, prices, and other detriments.
 
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