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16 hours ago, New York Mick said:

My family is in LI and her’s is in Bergen County so she wants to be in that area. 

I love your patience in this thread, I am proud of you lol. Everyone keeps telling you other states and you are like um she wants NJ.

Plenty of nice towns in NJ that are affordable. If you start looking I would be happy to give feedback on any if you want. I am partial to Monmouth County but that puts you an hour from Bergen County. It also puts you much closer to the Ocean which is a good thing.

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9 minutes ago, Maxman said:

I love your patience in this thread, I am proud of you lol. Everyone keeps telling you other states and you are like um she wants NJ.

Plenty of nice towns in NJ that are affordable. If you start looking I would be happy to give feedback on any if you want. I am partial to Monmouth County but that puts you an hour from Bergen County. It also puts you much closer to the Ocean which is a good thing.

I was looking at houses in West Milford. They’re reasonably priced and it’s around 30 miles from Bergen County. Do you know anything about that area? I’ll check out Monmouth county. 

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11 hours ago, The Crimson King said:

Never ever ever ever move near her family :)

Meanwhile not too far from LI and NJ is the Albany/Capitol district in NY. Great home prices, low taxes ( I think), lots of jobs and good schools. Winters aren't much worse than down by the City.

We are in Northern Westchester County but I can't recommend it due to housing costs and taxes but up here crime rarely heard of, schools are top notch and the area is literally beautiful (been coast to coast, border to border over the years and north of the City, east of the Hudson is unapparelled IMHO). Added bonus of being near NY pro sports, NYC culture and some of the best restaurants in the world is also nice

Best advice is to win that $684MM Mega Millions and get houses here, Italy and Moab, UT (not that I've ever dreamed about that) 

Whereabouts in northern westchester? I agree, the area is absolutely beautiful and there's lots of land. Close to NYC+sports. Taxes are deadly though - so I hear.

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19 minutes ago, New York Mick said:

I was looking at houses in West Milford. They’re reasonably priced and it’s around 30 miles from Bergen County. Do you know anything about that area? I’ll check out Monmouth county. 

Is being close to the city a thing for yall? I don't know anything about it, but my cousin and her husband just bought a place in Weehawken and they love it. They're also in their early 30s so maybe it's different for you.

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19 minutes ago, New York Mick said:

Good call

Just a follow up.....I grew up in Monmouth County, and still have a home there. It's in Elberon, which is part of Long Branch, which has a HS. We are right on the beach. Property taxes are @25,000/per. My buddy has a beautiful home in Spring Lake, which is one of the most beautiful towns in NJ. His house is 4x the size of mine. Spring lake has no HS, they go to Manasquan High. His taxes are @28,000. If you saw the sizes of our two homes, you would laugh( or in my case, cry.)

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13 minutes ago, greenwichjetfan said:

Is being close to the city a thing for yall? I don't know anything about it, but my cousin and her husband just bought a place in Weehawken and they love it. They're also in their early 30s so maybe it's different for you.

Being close to her family and work. 

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11 minutes ago, New York Mick said:

Being close to her family and work. 

It probably isn't going to matter to you, but the further south you go, the longer it is going to take to get to your family on Long Island.  The Belt has become a disaster and there is almost constant traffic add the Jersey Shore traffic in the summer and it can take as long for me to get to Southampton from Staten Island as it takes me to get from DC to SI.  

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1 minute ago, #27TheDominator said:

It probably isn't going to matter to you, but the further south you go, the longer it is going to take to get to your family on Long Island.  The Belt has become a disaster and there is almost constant traffic add the Jersey Shore traffic in the summer and it can take as long for me to get to Southampton from Staten Island as it takes me to get from DC to SI.  

I’m not worried about my family. I don’t even like them. She wants to be close to hers. 

I know the property taxes is ridiculous but what about state income tax. At the moment Florida doesn’t have any. 

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13 hours ago, greenwichjetfan said:

Whereabouts in northern westchester? I agree, the area is absolutely beautiful and there's lots of land. Close to NYC+sports. Taxes are deadly though - so I hear.

Crotonville up in the hills just east of the river, between Croton-on-Hudson and Ossining. We absolutely love it here, Not native but chose this place carefully after checking out many areas. This is man encroaching nature rather than nature encroaching on man. 

Sorry to tell NY Mick, but with a few exceptions, NJ is crowded, dull and uninteresting. Just my humble opinion , don't mean to offend locals.

 

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18 hours ago, New York Mick said:

I’m not worried about my family. I don’t even like them. She wants to be close to hers. 

I know the property taxes is ridiculous but what about state income tax. At the moment Florida doesn’t have any. 

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7 hours ago, The Crimson King said:

Crotonville up in the hills just east of the river, between Croton-on-Hudson and Ossining. We absolutely love it here, Not native but chose this place carefully after checking out many areas. This is man encroaching nature rather than nature encroaching on man. 

Sorry to tell NY Mick, but with a few exceptions, NJ is crowded, dull and uninteresting. Just my humble opinion , don't mean to offend locals.

 

Awesome. Yes, that area is gorgeous. A former colleague lives in Ossining and does the commute to midtown daily, but it sounds much worse than it is. Truth be told, it’s only around 15 mins longer than mine. 

My wife and I toyed with that area right after we got married, but decided to stay put in Greenwich while we figure out our professional and family goals. A year and half later, nothing’s changed.

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"Go West young man!"

Seriously.  I moved to Arizona 17 years ago.  With the money I save on taxes, housing, tolls, etc. I fly my family of 4 back to NY/NJ at least 3 times per year.  The best part about it?  After a week having fun in the City and visiting family in NJ....we get to leave!!!! :D

I watch the Jets on my outdoor TV in December with a view of the desert in the background.  The game is over by early afternoon with enough time to go swing the sticks for 9 holes.

Summers are brutal....but you don't have to shovel sunshine and I hated winters in the northeast.  It's hotter than Hades from June through September but that's what allows you to get a house that would be $1M on the Jersey Shore or in California for half that amount here.

Keep an open mind but most importantly remember the adage, "Happy wife, happy life!" 

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4 hours ago, New York Mick said:

Thanks. It’s crazy how much NY and NJ pay. You’d have to make some money off books to be comfortable. 

How long have you guys been out of the area? Winter sucks here (I'm on LI). 

Might be wise to rent thru a winter before buying something, just to make sure it's a move you both really think is worth it. You'll make a lot more money here, true, but your expenses will also be much higher. The key to living here is to save as much of the money you make here, then move back to somewhere warm. :) 

If you have electrical skills, you should look for union work. Better pay, with health care and retirement benefits. 

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37 minutes ago, slats said:

How long have you guys been out of the area? Winter sucks here (I'm on LI). 

Might be wise to rent thru a winter before buying something, just to make sure it's a move you both really think is worth it. You'll make a lot more money here, true, but your expenses will also be much higher. The key to living here is to save as much of the money you make here, then move back to somewhere warm. :) 

If you have electrical skills, you should look for union work. Better pay, with health care and retirement benefits. 

I moved 30 years ago, she moved 4 years ago but I lived in Seattle for year, Baltimore for a year (freaking sh*thole) and worked in LI and NJ in the winter plus hunt in Michigan. I like the cold better then the heat. Florida weather sucks and hell no to moving to Arizona. 

Unfortunately I do residential electric (and stripclubs) and most union is commercial or industrial. If I started with them I’d be an apprentice for 5 years, too old for that. 

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1 hour ago, jetstream23 said:

"Go West young man!"

Seriously.  I moved to Arizona 17 years ago.  With the money I save on taxes, housing, tolls, etc. I fly my family of 4 back to NY/NJ at least 3 times per year.  The best part about it?  After a week having fun in the City and visiting family in NJ....we get to leave!!!! :D

I watch the Jets on my outdoor TV in December with a view of the desert in the background.  The game is over by early afternoon with enough time to go swing the sticks for 9 holes.

Summers are brutal....but you don't have to shovel sunshine and I hated winters in the northeast.  It's hotter than Hades from June through September but that's what allows you to get a house that would be $1M on the Jersey Shore or in California for half that amount here.

Keep an open mind but most importantly remember the adage, "Happy wife, happy life!" 

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Oooo door bath tub. Fancy.

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1 hour ago, jetstream23 said:

"Go West young man!"

Seriously.  I moved to Arizona 17 years ago.  With the money I save on taxes, housing, tolls, etc. I fly my family of 4 back to NY/NJ at least 3 times per year.  The best part about it?  After a week having fun in the City and visiting family in NJ....we get to leave!!!! :D

I watch the Jets on my outdoor TV in December with a view of the desert in the background.  The game is over by early afternoon with enough time to go swing the sticks for 9 holes.

Summers are brutal....but you don't have to shovel sunshine and I hated winters in the northeast.  It's hotter than Hades from June through September but that's what allows you to get a house that would be $1M on the Jersey Shore or in California for half that amount here.

Keep an open mind but most importantly remember the adage, "Happy wife, happy life!" 

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aaand this is why wifey and I want to move out of the NE.

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34 minutes ago, greenwichjetfan said:

aaand this is why wifey and I want to move out of the NE.

We literally shoveled my wife’s car out of snow on a February day in 2000 to drive to the airport and fly to Arizona for a 2nd job interview. With the time difference we landed at 12pm, went to lunch with some people from the company and then played golf. It was crazy. She and I stood on the course and were like, “weren’t we shoveling a car out of snow 10 hours ago?”

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3 hours ago, jetstream23 said:

"Go West young man!"

Seriously.  I moved to Arizona 17 years ago.  With the money I save on taxes, housing, tolls, etc. I fly my family of 4 back to NY/NJ at least 3 times per year.  The best part about it?  After a week having fun in the City and visiting family in NJ....we get to leave!!!! :D

I watch the Jets on my outdoor TV in December with a view of the desert in the background.  The game is over by early afternoon with enough time to go swing the sticks for 9 holes.

Summers are brutal....but you don't have to shovel sunshine and I hated winters in the northeast.  It's hotter than Hades from June through September but that's what allows you to get a house that would be $1M on the Jersey Shore or in California for half that amount here.

Keep an open mind but most importantly remember the adage, "Happy wife, happy life!" 

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I went to Sedona and Phoenix in March, loved it there. (Especially Sedona)  Would love to get the hell out of NJ and move there. 

The last night in Phoenix we went to a highly rated pizza restaurant somewhere over by the thing below (which had a surprising amount of rif raf under it) and in walked Larry Fitzgerald 

 

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On 10/15/2018 at 5:24 PM, New York Mick said:

 South Florida has turned into a Third World country. From what I hear Tampa is not much better. The pay scale is extremely low and the cost-of-living keeps getting higher. 

If the guy who wants to add a 40% tax wins avoid Florida completely. 

Most of tampa is a sh*thole but there are very nice pockets. Houses are reasonable and taxes are too. The good part is there is a lot of great places to go. And i LOVE the heat. I cant do wi ter and 6 months of dead trees

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1 minute ago, HighPitch said:

Most of tampa is a sh*thole but there are very nice pockets. Houses are reasonable and taxes are too. The good part is there is a lot of great places to go. And i LOVE the heat. I cant do wi ter and 6 months of dead trees

That’s the problem with South Florida. There’s nice areas if you can afford to live there but you go one block over or out somewhere and it’s ghetto as ****. Boca is about the only place that’s mostly nice but it’s expensive. 

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