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Old 07-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #21
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I keep reading in local papers about how Portland, Maine is rated as a great place to live by folks like Forbes and Money. I personally think coastal Maine is a great place to live, IF you have a decent job. Sounds like you have a job that would move easily.

Scenic views are everywhere - mountains and forests are easy. Ocean is doable, but owning oceanfront for under 500k probably means a commute approaching an hour. I'm just about an hour from the big hospitals in Portland, and I got oceanfront for way under 500.

However, we have real winters up here. South of Route 1 is like New Jersey because of ocean effects. North of Route 1 is like Siberia.
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I can vouch for the fact that Florida, especially the gulf coast, has both a large number of hospitals and a large number of private group practices which provide both radiation oncology and diagnostic imaging.

Also, it's hot, humid and has giant flying insects. But there's no state income tax and property values are traditionally quite low.
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Move to Gulf Breeze.

Thank me later.
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why Gulf Breeze?

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Go all out, move out here to Oahu.
God knows we need more oncologists.
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why Gulf Breeze?

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Because we beat Navarre at every sport due to their incompetence, lack of skill and general understanding of cousin fingering. It's the backwoods trailer park of the pan handle. You should be ashamed.

Gulf Breeze is probably the only place in the pan handle that I would willingly raise my kids. Excellent schools, clean area, low crime and very easy on the eyes.
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Old 07-31-2012, 03:16 AM   #27
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Nashville isn't bad. I've been here just over a year. I will admit I HATE humidity being from So Cal originally. I've lived worse places. If you don't live in town smog isn't an issue and no state taxes. Cost of living is cheap, keep in mind I'm from So Cal and came back from Europe. I've been to East Tn once and it was gorgeous.
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and property values are traditionally quite low.
That's because nobody wants to ------- live there. Florida is a huge, sweaty, smelly shithole populated almost exclusively with things that are actively trying to kill you (heat, alligators, flying insects, the elderly) and you could not pay me enough money to live there.

I'd look at Portland if you can stand the winters, or San Luis Obispo if you can't. I grew up in the Bay Area and I can't think of many other places I'd want to live, but cost of living is definitely higher than Portland/SLO.

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Nashville is a nice town. But, it's very Southern and snooty. A Vanderbilt University Law graduate born in Ohio need not apply.

California would be the perfect place . . . if only it were 1963 and it was still interested in business and jobs. Can't imagine a nicer place climate-wise or a place with more natural advantages for business. When I think of the aerospace industry that used to reside in S. California . . . it makes me sad.
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I would think cities with large healthcare-oriented universities might actually be a negative as you would have a higher local supply of competing workers.

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That's because nobody wants to ------- live there. Florida is a huge, sweaty, smelly shithole populated almost exclusively with things that are actively trying to kill you (heat, alligators, flying insects, the elderly) and you could not pay me enough money to live there.



You can find water front property in FL for sub-$500k, but it will either be a condo or you will be inland a bit on a canal system. The latter is nice if you have a boat, so you can keep it docked in your own backyard and just motor out to the main waterway of your choice.


How do you feel about snow and cold winters?

States with no income tax
New Hampshire gives you the New England atmosphere and is within driving distance of Boston and NYC.

If you want to live in the desert, Nevada's property values have been brought down to ~1990s pricing.

Texas is Texas.

South Dakota is sharing a slower version of North Dakota's oil and natural gas fueled economic boom. I don't know anything about Wyoming, but I would think both should have ample scenery combined with a "pioneer/Old West" vibe.

Tennessee is a nice mix of all the good and bad things about the Southeast.

Washington state seems like it should have a lot of potential, depending on your preferences.

If you really want to live a frontier life for a few years while you are young and expose your child to some amazing things, you could try a major city in Alaska.
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That's because nobody wants to ------- live there. Florida is a huge, sweaty, smelly shithole populated almost exclusively with things that are actively trying to kill you (heat, alligators, flying insects, the elderly) and you could not pay me enough money to live there.
It's not THAT bad, just takes some getting used to. Most of it's not nearly as oppressive as places like Birmingham or Atlanta.




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California would be the perfect place . . . if only it were 1963 and it was still interested in business and jobs.
... and if you could still buy an average house for less than $500,000.




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You can find water front property in FL for sub-$500k, but it will either be a condo or you will be inland a bit on a canal system..
And the great thing is that if you don't actually need to live on the water, perfectly decent homes can be found in the $100-$150k range all day long in most towns. Hell, if I were moving to FL, I'd just pay cash and forget about the whole mortgage thing.

Actually, I'm adding this to my bucket list right now. "Pay for a purchase greater than $100,000 in cash, pulled from a briefcase containing more than the purchase amount."
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I would think cities with large healthcare-oriented universities might actually be a negative as you would have a higher local supply of competing workers.
There is always a shortage of employees in healthcare.


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I"m in radiation oncology
Pick a health system in an area you would like to live and check their career board. Several on the east coast.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:34 AM   #33
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Redding CA. Once established as an ICU nurse with a few years of experience, I'm looking at heading in that direction.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:52 AM   #34
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I just breezed through 18 states, and it kind of put things into perspective.

I don't know what Portland is like outside of summer, but it was BEAUTIFUL this time of year. I could not point the camera in any direction that was not worthy of taking a picture. No idea on local economy or anything, just that it looked like people really knew how to live.

Texas has a great economy, great job market, a ---- ton of hospitals, and LOW cost of living. It gets hot, and winter means wearing a jacket at the local XMas parade and maybe every other day through mid Feb. People can't drive for ----, road rage is bad, Houston is dirty as ---- and constantly under construction, and there are a lot of people that seemingly don't need employment to continue their chosen lifestyle. The rest of us work and pay our way, and enjoy the finer side of the Lone Star State, including lots of great outdoors, beaches, hill country, and some decent metro scenes.
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Texas is Texas.
Except Austin?
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so you say you gotta know why the world goes 'round
and you can't find the truth in the things you've found
and you're scared shitless 'cuz evil abounds
come and join us

well I heard you were looking for a place to fit in
full of adherent people with the same objective
a family to cling to and call brethren
come and join us

all we want to do is change your mind
all you need to do is close your eyes

so come and join us
come and join us
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don't you see the trouble that most people are in
and that they just want you for their own advantage
but I swear to you we're different from all of them
come and join us

I can tell you are lookin' for a way to live
where truth is determined by consensus
full of codified arbitrary directives
come and join us

all we want to have is your small mind
turn it into one of our own kind
you can go through life adrift and alone
desperate, desolate, on your own
but we're lookin' for a few more stalwart clones
so come and join us

come and join us
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we've got spite and dedication as a vehement brew
the world hates us, well we hate them too
but you're exempted of course if you
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independent, self-contented, revolutionary
intellectual, brave, strong and scholarly
if you're not one of them, you're us already so
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:12 PM   #37
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There's a place where some of us choose to live
A gated community cops can't come in
A neighborhood for punks over the hill
We're spendin' our golden years in Mattersville
We can do whatever we want whenever we please
There's always a keg of beer and a block of cheese
We got charams, pinball, asteroids, space invaders and missile command

We will grow old together
We will play bridge and Texas hold 'em
Duane and Stevie Cab they still skateboard
But most of us lawn bowl and shuffleboard
We may be getting ripe but we ain't bored

We got a blackboard with some rules and laws
Hefe's got an 18 car garage
Most of the cars are smashed and so is Spike
Twice a week on karaoke night
Eric Melvin lives next door to me
Limo and the Locknecks head security
At the end of my cul de sac
Davey Havok's house is painted black

We will grow old and fatter
We got our ville so what else matters?
Trashy, Mod, and Kath are staying up
Nathan, Matt, and Dad are passing out
When California cracks we're all goin' down
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Here in my van
I can beat my small ----
Fart on your face
Sleep on a loaf
Here in my can
I can **** in a cup
Scrounge for some change
Do what I want
I can lose

Here in my van
I can eat my small squid
Dance the can-can
With my feet in the air
Here in my van
I can play the Last tape
Play my small uke
Write stupid songs
Like this one

Haven't slept in days, but that's OK.
Gonna let 'er eat
Cat pizza road apples coffee shun Vivarin
Have a little snack
Put in a quarter and play road rally
Driving down the dark corridor
Fall asleep and wake up in another place

Here in my van
I can hate everyone
Wait for no girls to call me in the middle of the night
Here in my van
I can lose my small mind
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Hangin' out with Lars down on 6th street
he knew I was in trouble
I was feeling much like the devil
there was something burnin' deep inside of me

ran into three Puerto Ricans
these girls took us to the funhouse
where we played a lonely pinball machine

hangin' on the corner of 52nd. and Broadway
cars passin' by but none of them seem to be goin' my way

New York City well I wish I was on a highway
back to Olympia...

I'm having a hard time understanding
it gets all too demanding
she's all gone and I'm stranded
something burning deep inside of me

all I know it's 4'o'clock and
she ain't never showed up
and I watched a thousand people go home from work

how many times will it take me
before I go crazy
before I lose everything
something burning deep inside of
me ran into three Puerto Ricans
those girls took us to the funhouse
I don't wanna be alone again.
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Intro:
----, tired of getting shot at
Tired of getting chased by the police and arrested
****** need a spot where we can kick it
A spot where we belong, that's just for us
****** ain't gotta get all dressed up and be Hollywood
You na'mean?
Where do ****** go when we die?
Ain't no heaven for a thug *****, that's why we go to Thug Mansion
That's the only place where thugs get in free and you gotta be a G

At Thug Mansion

Verse 1:
A place to spend my quiet nights, Time to unwind,
so much pressure in this life of mine, I cry at times,
I once contemplated suicide and woulda tried
But when I held that nine all I could see was my mama's eyes
No one knows my struggle, they only see the trouble
Not knowing it's hard to carry on when no one loves you
Picture me inside the misery and poverty
No man alive has ever witnessed struggles I survived
Praying hard for better days, Promised to hold on
Me and my dogs don't have a choice but to roll on
We finally found a spot to kick it
Where we could drink liquor and no one bickers over trick ----
A spot where we could smoke in peace
And even though we Gs,
We still visualize places that we could roll a piece
And in my minds eye, I see this place the players go and pass it
Got a spot for us all, So we can ball
At Thug'z Mansion

Chorus:
Ain't no place id rather be
chillin' with homies and family
sky high iced out paradise in the sky(thugz Manison.)
Aint no place id rather be
only place thats right for me
chromed out manison in paradise in the sky

Verse 2:
Will I survive all the fights in the darkness? Trouble sparks
They tell me home is where the heart is, dear departed
I shed tattoo tears and couldn't sleep
Good for multiple years Witness peers catch gunshots,
nobody cares see the politicians ban us,
they'd rather see us locked in chains
Please explain why they can't stand us
Is there a way for me to change?
Or am I just a victim of things I did to maintain?
I need a place to rest my head with the little bit of homeboys that remain
Cause all the rest dead
Is there a spot for us to grow? If ya find it, I'll be right behind ya,
show me and I'll go
How can I be peaceful?
I'm coming from the bottom Watch my daddy scream peace while the other man shot
em
I need a house that's full of love when I need to escape the deadly places
slanging drugs
In Thugz Mansion

Chorus

Verse 3:
Dear mama don't cry, Your baby boy's doin' good
Tell the homies I'm in heaven and it ain't got hoods
Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night
It had me shook
Drinking peppermint schnapps with Jackie Wilson and Sam Cook
Then some lady named Billie Holiday sang
Sittin there kickin it with Malcolm till the day came
Lil' Latasha sure grown, tell the lady in the liquor store that she's forgiven
So come home
Maybe in time you'll understand, only God can save us
Where Miles Davis cutting lose with the band
Just think of all the people that you knew in the past that passed on
They in heaven found peace at last
Picture a place that they exist, together
There has to be a place better than this, in Heaven
So right before I sleep dear God what I'm asking
Remember this face, save me a place
In Thugz Mansion
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