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Posted on 11/08/2012 7:33:31 AM PST by swift15

Now that the election has been completed, I know that I need to relocate. I am recently retired and I will sell my townhouse and move from Northern VA. But I haven’t yet narrowed the field of possible locations very much. GF and I have been entertaining the idea of purchasing a piece of rural property and constructing our own house. But we really want to be among conservative-minded folks.

We have been actively reading this site for a long time and always appreciate the opinions of those involved.

I would like to have as many opinions and suggestions about where we should begin our search for a new locale, as well as ideas on what other factors should be considered.

The western part of VA, TN, TX, PA, even NH seem attractive from a CoL perspective, as well as seasonal change and the prospect of lower taxes. (I have lived in western PA, AL, FL, NC, CA, and VA.)


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1 posted on 11/08/2012 7:33:35 AM PST by swift15
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To: swift15

Come to South Alabama.

Roll Tide.

RLTW


2 posted on 11/08/2012 7:34:52 AM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: swift15
NH would be a big change in climate, the CoL isn't all that low (absence of income tax is made up by property tax), and while there are plenty of conservative minded folks, they are outnumbered by the moonbats.

Good luck on your hunt. There are many nice places to pick from. I like Western NC, Tennessee area, away from the cities. One drawback is I am a Yankee, and the Civil War isn't over.

3 posted on 11/08/2012 7:40:01 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: swift15

East TN is more friendly to GOP types than West TN. Lots of chances for outdoor activities as well on the lakes and in the mountains.


4 posted on 11/08/2012 7:40:27 AM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: swift15

Idaho or Montana.


5 posted on 11/08/2012 7:40:57 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: swift15
I believe Texas will be the first state to leave the union. It'll start the movement. Later, the rest will follow. We'll end up with a total of 13 sectors.

Anyway, I'd love to move to Texas. If it weren't for close family, I'd be gone! From what I hear, it's kinda warm down there, but in my opinion being there would be worth it. They'll guard their boarders well. You'll be safe in Texas.

6 posted on 11/08/2012 7:41:02 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: swift15

Depends on what you like for weather and culture I would say. Arizona and Texas are both nice and largely conservative (with the occasional pocket of libtard) but the summers get kinda tiring. I have had to work a few times on contracts in AL and TN and liked both places. Your neighbors to the west, WV, seem to be getting more and more conservative as well. I just can’t hack the humidity like I could as a kid, so I live in AZ and suffer through the (dry) summer heat.


7 posted on 11/08/2012 7:41:16 AM PST by AzSteven ("War is less costly than servitude, the choice is always between Verdun and Dachau." Jean Dutourd)
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To: swift15

Come to Texas.

If you like the beach, Galveston and the Gulf coast between there and Corpus are nice. If you want trees, Longview and Tyler and points south until you get to just north of Houston would be good. If you like hills, Fredricksberg and other town in the hill country would be your place.

No state income taxes and the friendliest people in the country. A lot gun owners and decent Christian people.


8 posted on 11/08/2012 7:43:12 AM PST by L,TOWM (Write in Chuck Norris for POTUS and tell the power brokers to FOAD.)
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To: swift15

Idaho or Montana


9 posted on 11/08/2012 7:44:30 AM PST by MachIV
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To: swift15
Oh, and just so you know, after this is all over, NY's climate will be similar to Florida. If it weren't for liberal zombies, NY wouldn't be so bad. The problem is: It'll take a while for the chaos to end.

Go to Texas. Besides, everything is bigger in Texas - or so I hear.

10 posted on 11/08/2012 7:45:30 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: concerned about politics

How would they do that? Obama would be the new Lincoln and send in the Armed Forces.


11 posted on 11/08/2012 7:48:14 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: swift15

Georgia is fairly warm and solidly Conservative once you get out of Atlanta. It’s also a buyer’s market for homes and property. The county I live in has a Congressman who was backed by the Tea Party and voted over 90% for GOP candidates. We’re less than an hour from the busiest airport in the world so it’s easy to get somewhere else. We’re also close to the mountains and the biggest lake the state. Georgia gets tornadoes but it hasn’t been hit by a hurricane in over 100 years.


12 posted on 11/08/2012 7:50:54 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: swift15
Southwest Missouri - almost any small town. Reagan country. People are friendly.

Missouri has the Hancock amendment. No new taxes unless the citizens vote for it. Republican control of the legislature. Fiscally responsible - still AAA rated bonds.

Pensions have some exclusions from individual income taxes, which is helpful for retired people who can no longer work and may not get a cola increase.

Lots of bitter clingers to guns, hunting and fishing opportunities are abundant. Great farm country.

I hear the Chadwick area is still pretty isolated and very small town. It didn't used to have zoning laws either. Don't know much about that now.

I love the area and would gladly move back there. However, my kids are anchored to the S. East side of the state, so we stay to be close to the grand kids.

13 posted on 11/08/2012 7:51:31 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: swift15

Oklahoma has the distinction of being the only state for which Obama never won a county in any election. Pretty much everyone goes to church and a 4% unemployment rate in the Tulsa area. kinda like the US in the 1950’s.


14 posted on 11/08/2012 7:55:59 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: AzSteven

Mark TX off your lists. It’s not what is was just a few years ago. Too many pushy libs have moved in and are taking over.


15 posted on 11/08/2012 7:57:16 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: swift15

My county in Florida, (Walton) went almost 4-1 for Romney.

No state income tax, no sales tax on groceries or medicine. Some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

I think even the people on welfare voted Republican.


16 posted on 11/08/2012 7:58:24 AM PST by yarddog
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To: swift15

Election night, I looked at the politico.com map, in search of the most republican voting state. At that time of night on Tuesday it was UTAH, with about 80 percent repub vote totals. If I could move out of the liberal hellhole of WI,I would. I am in Dane County. Yes, home to Madistan. I love our Governor, my senator Ron Johnson and of course Paul Ryan. Other than that,,,,not much to endear me to WI.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 8:00:02 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (Dems to Amerika : "All ur votes belong to us.")
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To: LucianOfSamasota

But you still can’t get a decent slice of pizza.


18 posted on 11/08/2012 8:00:47 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: swift15

Stand your ground.

Every retreat is the enemy’s gain.


19 posted on 11/08/2012 8:02:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigerClaws

Idaho went 67% for Romney.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 8:03:12 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SC_Pete

Texas retained the Right to Secede


21 posted on 11/08/2012 8:04:29 AM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: swift15

Come to Forsyth county Georgia.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 8:04:56 AM PST by pdbeaches
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To: swift15

Come to Mississippi. Out of state pensions are not taxed, we have some beautiful rural areas, real estate is affordable, schools are great, and we are a God loving people.


23 posted on 11/08/2012 8:07:33 AM PST by katwoman5779
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To: swift15

I can think of no better choice for you than East Tennessee. No state income tax, staunchly Conservative, beautiful landscapes with rolling hills, very low cost of living. Come join us.


24 posted on 11/08/2012 8:11:32 AM PST by Brent in TN (Obama is the most Anti-American man who has ever been president)
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To: swift15

I moved from deep-blue Rhode Island to central Kentucky 5 years ago, and haven’t regretted it since.

Low cost of living, lots of land available, relatively temperate weather, and lots of work if you’re an Engineer (automotive industry is huge here).


25 posted on 11/08/2012 8:11:49 AM PST by ItsOurTimeNow ("This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.")
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To: swift15

Hmmm... seasonal changes. Well, I might suggest the area NE of Huntsville, AL, then. Not too far from some civilization, some hill country (they call them ‘mountains’ here, but that’s a little silly). The state is solidly red: went 60-38 for Romney. That 38% bit was due to Burmingham and a band of counties across the lower central part of the state. The Northern tier averaged around 75% - up to 86% - for Romney.

I may be able to suggest Western NC now (my prior stop), except for Asheville, which is where the artsy/loonies are. The NC culture seems to be changing (after a string of bad governors, a Republican finally just was elected), but isn’t there yet. GOP-induced redistricting bought some new US House members - looks like it will be a 6-3 margin now.

Taxes are better in Alabama, though.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 8:14:58 AM PST by alancarp (Democrats can't win on merits, so it's okay to cheat, steal, lie, break the law to "win" elections.)
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To: concerned about politics

I am ACTVIELY looking for computer software engineering work in Texas and planning to move there BEFORE they secede

And I will be on the front lines of that movement


27 posted on 11/08/2012 8:14:58 AM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Marley’s on 71st near Sheridan in Tulsa.


28 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:15 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: swift15
even NH

I can narrow your choices by one...are you crazy?

29 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:49 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: katwoman5779

I can retire in March 2013 at 62 but it would be the lowest SS payment of about $1200. I’m fighting in court to keep my house (BofA is attempting foreclosure). I’m in Pgh PA and have been all my life. If I lose my court case, I’m thinking of retiring and relocating to a red state. Maybe rent a little place for me and my dog and get a part-time job.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:51 AM PST by GYPSY286 (Politicians must USE their heads or Americans will LOSE their heads.)
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To: concerned about politics

Thirteen sectors? Hunger Games? Now if I hadn’t lost my bow and arrows in a tragic boating accident along with any firearms I may or may not have owned.......................

Welcome to BizzarO world.

Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.


31 posted on 11/08/2012 8:15:54 AM PST by rktman
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To: SC_Pete
How would they do that? Obama would be the new Lincoln and send in the Armed Forces.

Because the nation is about to fall into chaos. They'll be busy eliminating the useless eaters in the large population areas so those who are left will be easier to control.
While they're busy culling the heard, those who are left will be building their own world - without politicians. Every man will sit under his own vine, and no man will ever be able to take it away from him again.

The 10, standing with pomp and glitter, race to their vaults.
The people, angry and in disarray, will loot the shops.
Which of these knew in advance? The Eagle? The Bear? The sun? The lion?
No, the skies seemed clear, and the road straight.
No, destiny was not a consideration for this race.

Fireworks heralded their day.
Returned have 8 to prepare the way.
Blue light from beyond sets the course.
As death retreats before Michael's presence.
He'll walk and talk with all those that wish.
Oh , what a glorious time this will be.

32 posted on 11/08/2012 8:17:16 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: bgill

Yes, some liberals are coming to TX, but we natives are outspoken enough to have had some success in converting a fair number to conservatives.

The demographics are in flux, but its not all bad. I know many conservative blacks and Hispanics. Austin and Houston are heavy liberal, the border counties are as well percentage wise but are low population.

Dallas county is liberal as well, but went Dem only 56.97/41.59 this time. Interestingly the straight ticket results were 59.01/40.18. Sounds like there are some issues voters, and they are more right-leaning.


33 posted on 11/08/2012 8:18:41 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: swift15

Western Tennessee, 35 acre farm 105K, water hook up incluced, building cost $60 sq ft, 11 miles from walmart in Huntingdon TN 100 miles from airports in memphis and nashville

country living at its best


34 posted on 11/08/2012 8:20:52 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: swift15

We could use your help in Texas. It’s a border state and the Dems want so badly to control it. Come on down!


35 posted on 11/08/2012 8:22:07 AM PST by austinaero
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To: swift15

Mississippi....that’s where we’re going from Southern CA. Price of homes and land is great. Lots of outdoor sports. good college football. Wonderful people.


36 posted on 11/08/2012 8:22:38 AM PST by lawgirl21
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To: rktman
Thirteen sectors?

This years quake cycle is going to be devistating. Some states will no longer exist (mosty blue states will dissapear). The states will seperate, some will merge, and they'll take care of their own.

HAARP - November 7, 2012 - 12:30p EST...
A 7.4 - 7.5 magnitude quake hit the Western North American Coast (Central America) this morning. This quake followed by a 4.5 in Utah signals the stress on the West Coast.
The entire West Coast is under our Earthquake Watch and the window was extended until Friday morning. We are still watching California.

Quake schedule:

November 13-14: 6.5 +
November 15-16: 6.5 +
November 20: 6 +
November 22-23: 6.5 +
November 28: 7 +
December 4-5: 7 +
December 11: 7 +
December 17-18: 8 +
December 21: 10 +

(Print this out and keep for your records. You can watch and verify it's accuracy.)

37 posted on 11/08/2012 8:23:43 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: swift15

Take a look at Hot Springs Village, AR. The Village is a 26,000 acre gated retirement village. We have 8 golf courses if you like golf.


38 posted on 11/08/2012 8:26:37 AM PST by ArkansasBushfan
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To: Brent in TN

My wife and I often visited TN with our family. We love TN and have seriosly thought of moving there.


39 posted on 11/08/2012 8:27:37 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans lusted for Obama. Give them Obama! Everything he asks for.)
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To: swift15

Move south... Yes, Western PA does indeed have relative cost of living, but the state is governed from the Philly perspective and Gas Bills and property taxes are high.

My 150k house has nearly 5k of property taxes per year... and likely will go up again this year.

And while other counties have dodged the property taxes, its just a matter of time before the entire state is re-assessed.


40 posted on 11/08/2012 8:28:11 AM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: cripplecreek

A conservative in CA or NY will not have an impact on the map. They are troops cut off behind enemy lines struggling for survival.

Moving to TX where liberals are also fleeing to can help counter that effect and shore up electoral prize #2.

Moving to a battleground state could tip it right, and have a huge positive impact.

Sometimes selective retreating can ultimately win the war.


41 posted on 11/08/2012 8:31:11 AM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: swift15

Wherever you move, I’d make sure it’s far enough away from big lib cities. When society crumbles, libs will move away from their cities, quickly. For me that would rule out any state in the Northeast.

I’d suggest TX, OK, MT, AR.


42 posted on 11/08/2012 8:32:00 AM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: swift15

if price of any possible property is not a big issue

then you may not need to entertain the suggestion

of going to one of the real estate home-hunting/buying websites, and

using it to pretend you are looking for a certain kind of property in a certain area (even land for sale is on these sites)

and just seeing what the different offerings are like and how they are priced

any finding from that may not be the only or primary consideration, but at least you will have a feel for how far your money will get you for property in different areas

I have found that real estate markets vary a lot across the country and can be greatly affected by local conditions, turning what might be a bargain property in one area into an expensive choice in another - even though population size, mix of business, residential and rural areas are very similar

good hunting

myself, I would also at least be considering whether or not such a move for me would be a move where I might be closer to family, or not

in my case, all of my seven siblings live across the country from me, and some live where I would not move to - not even their state, and others live where I might consider it - like Texas. the fact that I think I could like that state and live closer to family might affect this type of move for me;

maybe not for you


43 posted on 11/08/2012 8:32:06 AM PST by Wuli
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To: swift15

This thread is perhaps the most uplifting thing I’ve read in the past few days.

I’ll bookmark it for further reference in about 20 years!


44 posted on 11/08/2012 8:42:12 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: swift15

I’ll be retiring in about 20 months and have been actively searching.

I use this tool to get more detail on the demographics of a particular area: http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer

I’m currently focusing on central Kentucky. I’m a little worried about an influx of immigrants from Illinois though.


45 posted on 11/08/2012 8:44:26 AM PST by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Volunteer

That is just not true! Only parts of Shelby County are not GOP friendly.


46 posted on 11/08/2012 8:46:49 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: swift15

Mariposa County. Very conservative in spite of being in California, very beautiful in the Foothills of the Sierras, real estate very affordable, and you can surround your new home by acres and acres of woods. 4 definite seasons, and the Merced River close by for fishing and swimming.


47 posted on 11/08/2012 8:47:19 AM PST by georgiegirl
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To: 5thGenTexan

Texas does have a few more libs. They’ve come here to take advantage of the oil boom. I can spot one a mile away too-they have a “not us” air about them. Wish they’d GTFO


48 posted on 11/08/2012 8:52:39 AM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: swift15

Why not consider WEST Virginia?

Seems that only yesterday I read a post here on FR that in WV, EVERY county “voted red”, making it one of only two states in the country to do so. Sounds “conservative enough” to me.

And it’s not so far that you couldn’t plan for an easy transition and make an easy move...

Also, north/central Pennsylvania is both beautiful and conservative as well (though definitely an “enclave” within a blue state).


49 posted on 11/08/2012 8:56:40 AM PST by Road Glide
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To: swift15

http://www.survivalblog.com/retreatareas.html

Rawles has already done a lot of work on this, and I’d agree with him 90%. It’s a good place to start for info.

Basically, be on the west side of the Mississippi to avoid the population, be a full tank of gas away from the major urban areas to avoid the Golden Horde, and make sure you have water for your garden.


50 posted on 11/08/2012 8:57:19 AM PST by Will_Zurmacht
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