Need to escape from Massachusetts and looking for advice.

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  1. Shadyduk1979

    Shadyduk1979 New Member

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    There is a lot of truth to what you are saying. My hope is to find something within a reasonable drive so if we wanted to do something we could. Currently if we want to go out to dinner and not be in a little pub we have to go about 45 minutes to a hour to do it.

    I can't live in a city and neither can she. It's the family thing that's going to bother her. Unless I can convince her mom to retire a few years early and come with us. I'm working on that too since she wants to move south as well.
     


  2. easy rider

    easy rider TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Texas is a big state, in case you hadn't noticed, it has cities and also plenty of open areas. I will also say that the majority of Texans have much the same attitude, pretty much the "If you don't bother me, I won't bother you" attitude. As said above, if you find a rural area you like and don't venture into the big cities much, (Liberal areas), I'm sure you will find much of what you are looking for, and the winters aren't nearly as harsh! Oh, and by the way, Welcome to TGT!
     
  3. Shadyduk1979

    Shadyduk1979 New Member

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    That's why I started with the long winded first post. I am positively overwhelmed with trying to find a area to look at. I assumed city dwellers would be the same progressives I am surrounded by here. The further you move from them the more reasonable land is.
    Where I live is a small glimmer of sanity. As time goes on that will change. All of the sudden there are prius's and smart cars driving around. People are selling their farms and subdivisions are going in their place. It's not a good sign.
    I don't mind the winters so much, but I am typically ready for them. Living in a rural area means you might not get plowed out quickly, and the power might go out for a few days during a storm. No big deal.
     
  4. Kar98

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  5. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your move!
     
  6. motorcarman

    motorcarman Well-Known

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    Lyle Lovett has the answer!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Welcome

    bob
     
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  7. TheDan

    TheDan DEPLORABLE TGT Supporter

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    Since you're into cars, don't move to a county that does emissions testing.

    This will help familiarize yourself with Texas ;)
     
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  8. Shadyduk1979

    Shadyduk1979 New Member

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    Is that property a good price, cheap or expensive. The lots in that area looked decent
     
  9. Brains

    Brains Well-Known

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    Texas is a big ol' state, so that 3500/ac. is pretty average for where it is. It really depends on location. The closer to a population center, the pricier a big lot will be. So I'm on the outskirts of Houston, and my master planned subdivision lot is like $100k/ac. All that really means is my house and my lot occupy damned near the same square footage. Go get a huge tract down on the border, and you might only pay a few hundred an acre because it's really rough land.

    What many people do, and what I'm personally looking to do, is live close to work and play an hour or so away from home. So I live near the city, 15 minutes door to door from my job, and I'm looking for acreage we can easily drive to Friday after work.

    Texas has no income tax, so we make up for it with property tax more or less. However if you keep livestock, or do other agricultural things with your land, you can end up paying very little in property tax through an 'Ag exemption.'
     
  10. Kar98

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    I can't say it's a good or a bad price, I just posted it as an example of what's for sale at what prices. The further away you get from an actual city, the cheaper it will be.
     

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