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manchester123 Mar 19th 2014 3:49 pm

Where to Move? Help?
 
hi there, i am new to this forum and have been reading lots of information on moving to the USA which has been a great. so thankyou.

Me and my husband currently live in england, however my husband is American and came to england at a young age. We are going to be moving to the US however are really struggling to pick a state/city to live in.

We are a young couple who are wanting to start a family soon, we would like somewhere with nice hot or warm weather. Somewhere where it will be very easy to find a job and a nice place to bring up a family.
We will be looking to buy a home, therefore a place where it is cheaper to buy a nice decent sized home for under $200,000 is also important. Also nice scenery would be a benefit also.

Any information you could share on the different states would be brilliant with your opinions would really help?

Thanks in advance :) :)

BunnyGirl Mar 19th 2014 4:03 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by manchester123 (Post 11180600)
hi there, i am new to this forum and have been reading lots of information on moving to the USA which has been a great. so thankyou.

Me and my husband currently live in england, however my husband is American and came to england at a young age. We are going to be moving to the US however are really struggling to pick a state/city to live in.

We are a young couple who are wanting to start a family soon, we would like somewhere with nice hot or warm weather. Somewhere where it will be very easy to find a job and a nice place to bring up a family.
We will be looking to buy a home, therefore a place where it is cheaper to buy a nice decent sized home for under $200,000 is also important. Also nice scenery would be a benefit also.

Any information you could share on the different states would be brilliant with your opinions would really help?

Thanks in advance :) :)

Texas :thumbsup:

manchester123 Mar 19th 2014 4:07 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
thanks for your reply bunnygirl! I was actually looking at texas myself. what part of Texas would you recommend ?? I always just thought Texas was more cowboyish if that makes sense and kind of old fashioned?? but i have never been and thats just i see on the TV, also how humid is texas? so compared to florida? i know its big so im guessing it varies throughout?

Sorry for all the questions.

Thanks again for your reply

Pulaski Mar 19th 2014 4:12 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by manchester123 (Post 11180600)
hi there, i am new to this forum and have been reading lots of information on moving to the USA which has been a great. so thankyou.

Me and my husband currently live in england, however my husband is American and came to england at a young age. We are going to be moving to the US however are really struggling to pick a state/city to live in.

We are a young couple who are wanting to start a family soon, we would like somewhere with nice hot or warm weather. Somewhere where it will be very easy to find a job and a nice place to bring up a family. ...

"Hot"? You can have too much of a good thing! :rolleyes:

What jobs are you looking for? You face two problems: without some sort of skilled or professional job you won't be buying a $200k house, and secondly, whatever skills or qualifications you (both) have may not readily lead to work in the US.

Bob Mar 19th 2014 4:22 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
Might depend on what you do for work...that'll make the biggest decision.

Hot, well that comes with potential for humidity, massive AC costs and potential weird weather stuff.

BunnyGirl Mar 19th 2014 4:23 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by manchester123 (Post 11180633)
thanks for your reply bunnygirl! I was actually looking at texas myself. what part of Texas would you recommend ?? I always just thought Texas was more cowboyish if that makes sense and kind of old fashioned?? but i have never been and thats just i see on the TV, also how humid is texas? so compared to florida? i know its big so im guessing it varies throughout? Sorry for all the questions.

Thanks again for your reply

Absolutely, there are lots of people on here who live in different parts of Texas. I only know the DFW area (that's where we're moving to hopefully in the Summer).

Definitely not cowboyish, not in the city areas anyway. Yes, it's hot and humidity can vary across the state but everywhere (and I mean EVERYWHERE) is airconned so it's not too bad. Cost of living/housing is cheap, and the schools seem good (you'll obviously always get your bad areas).

I know there's quite a lot of people on here who live in/near Houston which looks like it might be good for a young couple, check out sites like city data etc to help you.

Rete Mar 19th 2014 4:25 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
Only places in the US that I know of that are hot and not humid would be Nevada and Arizona. Hot is a relative term to some ... these states will top the temperature at over 100 for most of the long summer months.

As for employment opportunities, you have to narrow that down to the type of employment you are qualified for unless you want to do menial work or waitress or the likes.

manchester123 Mar 19th 2014 4:26 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
Hey, were looking at sales jobs as we both have experience with that. With regards to buying a house, were not expecting to buy for a while, and to rent to begin with. We have quite a large deposit already which will hopefully help, we also have enough to money to last us up to a year when we first move over there, which will hopefully help us by giving us enough time to find jobs.

Yes i agree with you with the hotness haha.. but id rather be hot than cold. Temperature is really bottom of our list, more jobs and nice lifestyle for familys is up at the top.

Thanks for your reply

manchester123 Mar 19th 2014 4:33 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
we are fine with humidity as long as there is aircon :) , come to think of it, were happy with any type of weather/ temperature. just as long as there are opportunities for work.

manchester123 Mar 19th 2014 4:35 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
My husband also has a degree in Engineering, but i believe that is hard to get into.

Giantaxe Mar 19th 2014 4:38 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by manchester123 (Post 11180677)
we are fine with humidity as long as there is aircon :) , come to think of it, were happy with any type of weather/ temperature. just as long as there are opportunities for work.

North Dakota... lowest unemployment of any state.

Weeze Mar 19th 2014 4:40 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by manchester123 (Post 11180683)
My husband also has a degree in Engineering, but i believe that is hard to get into.

Texas has got to have lots of opportunities for that!

civilservant Mar 19th 2014 4:41 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by Giantaxe (Post 11180689)
North Dakota... lowest unemployment of any state.

Does not really equate with 'hot' though :D

Giantaxe Mar 19th 2014 4:44 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 

Originally Posted by civilservant (Post 11180695)
Does not really equate with 'hot' though :D

Well, the OP did modify their climate considerations... but, yeh, brutally cold in the winter ;)

manchester123 Mar 19th 2014 4:52 pm

Re: Where to Move? Help?
 
i know a couple of you said texas? is texas always hot hot hot? does it ever get cold?


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