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Recommendations on where to move?

Hey Savages,


Mid-pandemic, I moved from California to Mexico City. It was supposed to be 1 month but ended up being about 18 months so far lol.


I'm thinking about moving back to the US and I'm considering different cities and states.


So far I am leaning towards Fort Worth, Texas. I've found houses around 1.5K with huge backyards for my dogs, which would be awesome.


What city/cities would you recommend?


For more context, I'm in my mid-twenties and don't have many responsibilities besides my two beautiful dogs, I want to use these next few years to hustle, save money to invest, and live below my means so I can provide a great life for myself and my future family later on.

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braintank
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Enterprise Account Executive
Avoiding income tax is always nice, so Texas, Florida, Nevada, and Tennessee should be on your list.

I spent 10 years in Austin and loved every minute of it.
TennisandSales
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I was going to suggest anywhere that doesnt make you pay state income tax too hahaah!ย 
champchamp
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Enterprise Sales Development Representative
Haha it will def be nice, especially after paying CA taxes.ย 
braintank
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I moved from NYC to Austin, TX. Nice "raise" by dropping taxes.
champchamp
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I agree! Wasn't really considering Tennesse but after some research, it looks like a nice state!

Any recommended cities besides Nashville?
saaskicker
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Chattanooga is an up-and-coming city that is really cool. It's also very close to the smokey mountains / can easily drive down to Atlanta if needed/wanted. Right on the river. The only downside is it's not that close to a major international airport outside of Nashville or ATL.ย 
champchamp
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Nice, after looking up some Chattanooga houses for rent on Zillow I'm liking what I'm seeing.ย 

Nice houses with big yards under 1.5k, although not having an international is a considerable downside as I usually leave the country 2-5 times per year approximately. Adding family visits ill probably need to make the trip 8 times per year which is not terrible but something to think about.ย 

Thanks man.
saaskicker
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There's a small airport in Chattanooga you can connect out of to a major hub.ย 
champchamp
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Good point but it'd still be a bit of a hassle. Not a total disqualifier but a tough con to overcome.ย 
CatMom
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Aww love your goals! Iโ€™ve spent my entire life on the east coast so donโ€™t have much insight to anywhere else but there are some hidden gems like Raleigh, NC that are becoming little tech hubs and still pretty low cost of living and fun/young vibes.ย 
braintank
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Good call on Raleigh. My parents retired to RTP and it seems like a great place for tech and young people with a low cost of living.
TennisandSales
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I lived in Raleigh durring COVID and its a really cool place. its fucking hot durring the summer MUCH hotter than I expected. But its exploding for sure.ย 
champchamp
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Nice, what did you like and not like about it?
TennisandSales
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I loved being that close to the ocean again. I grew up on the east coast so being able to get an Air BNB for a weekend on the ocean was awesome.ย 

there is SO much to do outside and the public amenities are amazing. (parks, playgrounds, tennis courts, walking paths). This is nothing like ive seen before living in the north east and the midwest.ย 

I liked how its an up and coming area, so all the houses are new and neighborhoods are popping up everywhere (but the prices are skyrocketing)ย 

the weather from October - January is AMAZING. absolute perfect weather. I was playing tennis out side past christmas which was insane haha.ย 

But the winters are just a ton of rain.ย 
The summers are insanely humid. (sun shine all the time which is awesome) but the locals will tell you that you really should not be outside between 11am - 4pm durring the summer.


champchamp
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Appreciate the detailed explanation, man! Im gonna try and schedule a weekend trip to check it out and see if I like it.
champchamp
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Thank you! I started researching Raleigh after your comment and it looks super interesting! I'll keep looking into it but it seems like a really good option so far.ย 
jefe
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Come to Canada, eh?
champchamp
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Where in Canada are you?
jefe
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Toronto, love it here. Though will probably move a bit outside the city shortly so I can afford a house.

Real estate is nuts around these parts.
Justatitle
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Mid Market AE
Maybe consider South Carolina and somewhere ~30 minutes from the coastline so you can take advantage of the beach for the dogs when you want. Also rent down there is usually relatively cheap and tons of spaceย 
champchamp
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I like it. How would you describe SC people? Theres obviously nice and and shitty people anywhere but haven't heard great things from SC so just curious what your experience is.ย 
Justatitle
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Iโ€™ve been to myrtle beach and Charleston and the general feeling was very friendly, of course those are both tourist locations but people are people no matter where you are. You usually donโ€™t get to pick your neighbors unfortunatelyย 
Pachacuti
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Fort Worth is hot and crowded.ย  But maybe you like that.

I personally don't like places with too extreme of temperature - I like all 4 seasons.ย  And I want to be outdoors in all 4 seasons.ย  And I am a west coast type of person, although I have lived a lot of places.

Jobwise - bigger cities are easier to find good jobs in.ย  You can't go wrong with DFW in that respect.ย ย 
champchamp
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Yeah, i think the heat might take some time to get used to as I've hard its insane but i think ill manage it well.ย 
nomdeguerre
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VP of Channel Partner Sales
Iโ€™m in DFW and let me tell you the heat in summer is insane. Basically you canโ€™t be outside June, July and August. I canโ€™t wait to get out of hereโ€ฆ big mistake!
champchamp
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Haha wow, thank you for mentionng this. I might be underestimating how hot Texas is.

Would you say Dallas is hotter than Austin or are they about the same?
nomdeguerre
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VP of Channel Partner Sales
Itโ€™s about the same as far as I know. Although my colleagues in Austin usually report a couple degrees hotter, but when youโ€™re already hitting 110 degrees the 2-3 extra doesnโ€™t make much difference. Now, Houston on the other hand is definitely hotter and more humid.
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