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Old Jan 24th 2018, 7:05 am
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Ok, this is going to sound silly but I would like to know a good town/state to visit in USA. I’m thinking of a move and have always wanted to do this but I have no idea where to start looking. I am looking to find a warmer climate then the UK.

I am not saying that I want to move to somewhere I’ve never been, I just want a starting point to visit.

I don’t have any ties to this county anymore and am looking at a redundancy payment in the near future. So this would be a good a time as any.

I realise I have no experience of America, that’s why I’m looking for comments. At the moment I live in Cornwall, in Truro but I have no major problems moving to a more built up area or more rural.

Hopefully this makes some sense.

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Old Jan 24th 2018, 7:47 am
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On what basis will you be moving to the US? Are you an American citizen or married to one?
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No, I’m eventually looking to start somewhere new. But that’s a long way down the line.
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No, I’m eventually looking to start somewhere new. But that’s a long way down the line.
No, that's the first thing you should look at, there's no point in wondering where you want to live if there is no chance of you getting a visa, the US is one of the hardest countries to get work visas for unless you are married to a US citizen or have a load of money to invest.

Read through this to see if you have ANY chance of getting a visa.

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Yep, as the others have said, there's no point in visiting somewhere to see if you'd like to live there if you can't live there anyway. The US is notorious as one of the toughest countries to move to, if you have close US citizen family members, or tons of money, or specialist skills and a degree/masters, then it's feasible though.

Have a read of the link given above and see if you think any of those visa routes may work for you, if not then at least you know now that the US isn't an option so you can visit other countries instead and plan for somewhere else.

And if any of the visas do sound like they may suit, then feel free to ask questions about it in our immi section.

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Thank you all for the comments. I’ll get reading.
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Old Jan 24th 2018, 9:13 am
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Originally Posted by Smithy1974 View Post
Thank you all for the comments. I’ll get reading.
If you do find a visa route that you could be eligible for and still want opinions on where to scope out (although bear in mind that if it's an employment based visa you'll just have to go wherever you can find a sponsoring employer and may not have much choice in the location), then if you can give people more info they'll be able to help.

The US is utterly vast, so more info would be needed really to help you narrow it down - what kind of climate/landscape you want, the type of amenities, budget, etc, etc.

Good luck.
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We see a lot of people posting on here wanting to go to Florida.

Or North Carolina.
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...or Colorado


...or California.
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Thank you all for the comments but on first read through the information it doesn’t look like it’s going to be possible as I don’t fit any of the visas.
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Colorado is full and cold, not sure about california.
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Also depending on what kind of job you do, an """easy""" (note the "") way could be a L1 visa within an US company. But that's not something you can really target to (rather wish for, at best) when you apply for a job outside the US.
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Originally Posted by Smithy1974 View Post
Thank you all for the comments but on first read through the information it doesn’t look like it’s going to be possible as I don’t fit any of the visas.
Do look at other countries if not, at the moment you have the whole of the EU open to you, or maybe Oz or Canada?

Best of luck.
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You might look at the Cayman Islands, some positions are available to non islanders, most require a degree and qualifications. I lived there happily for several years.
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Originally Posted by Smithy1974 View Post
Ok, this is going to sound silly but I would like to know a good town/state to visit in USA. I’m thinking of a move and have always wanted to do this but I have no idea where to start looking. I am looking to find a warmer climate then the UK.

I am not saying that I want to move to somewhere I’ve never been, I just want a starting point to visit.

I don’t have any ties to this county anymore and am looking at a redundancy payment in the near future. So this would be a good a time as any.

I realise I have no experience of America, that’s why I’m looking for comments. At the moment I live in Cornwall, in Truro but I have no major problems moving to a more built up area or more rural.

Hopefully this makes some sense.

Many Thanks
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I hear quite a few people speaking well about North Carolina, and economy apparently has sectors doing well. If you don't mind snow several months of the year, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho is a very pretty and relaxed place to live with lakes and mountains surrounding it.

Good luck finding a the type of visa that would allow you to move, not necessarily that easy.
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