10 Affordable Cities To Move To And Start Over

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There are a lot of things that can happen that can make you want to move to a new city to start all over again. Fortunately, there are very many great cities in the United States that have a lot of job opportunities, clean air, nice scenery, cheap housing and a lot of fun things to do. Moving can turn out to be the best decisions that you ever had to make. Here is are the 10 most affordable cities that you should consider moving to when you want to sell your home and start over:

1. Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte NC

Charlotte is the largest City in the state of North Carolina. This city’s population is about 1.6 million. According to The Seattle Times, Charlotte is the third fastest growing city in the United States. Charlotte, which was once a sleepy city, has fast grown into a very important financial and corporate center in the United States. The top benefits of moving to Charlotte include lower than average tax rates on property, an average home price of $175, 000 and 218 sunny days per year. With an outstanding 22.1% economic growth rate since the year 2000, there are many opportunities waiting for you in Charlotte. If you love sports, you won’t be left out. This city is home to major sports franchises; the Charlotte Hornets (National Basketball Associations-NBA) and Carolina Panthers (National Football League-NFL).

2. Temple, Texas

Welcome to Temple Tx

If you are looking for a cheap city to move to, Temple, TX should be among the top cities on your list. Situated only an hour away from Austin, the average cost of living in Temple is 13% lower than the national average. The price of houses in this city is significantly lower than the price of houses in other major cities surrounding it. Cheap living in Temple is not a reflection of a weak economy. The unemployment rate in Temple metropolitan area is also lower than the national average. Good examples of great places in Temple to visit for adventure and fun include the Spare-Time Fun Center, The Temple Rail-Road And heritage Museum among others.

3. Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown OH

If you have been struggling with your finances and you are looking for a relaxed environment with cheap housing to start over, Youngstown can be a nice new home for you. Youngstown is a small town in Ohio, not far away from Columbus. Homes in Youngstown cost 73% less than the national average. The cost of healthcare and food are also below the average. Youngstown has had a long tradition of semiprofessional and professional sports. Baseball is a popular sport in this city. Popular baseball teams include Youngstown Indians, Youngstown Ohio Works, Youngstown Browns among others. Youngstown has also produced boxing champions like Greg Richardson, Harry Arroyo, Kelly Pavlik and Ray Mancini.

4. Boise, Idaho

Boise, ID

Boise residents enjoy a tax rate that is lower than the national average. The housing costs are also lower than the average housing cost in The US. There are plenty of sites for hiking, biking. Skiing and boating at low costs. With 206 sunny days, you will have plenty of time to engage in fun outdoor activities you love.

5. Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, TN

Memphis is the biggest city in Tennessee. It has a big population of 655,555. However, this city does not have the big city prices. This is contrary to what most people would expect from a city of its size. The housing prices in Memphis are considerably low compared to the price of houses in other large cities.

There are numerous college and universities in Memphis. It is also home to Autozon and FedEx International Paper (Fortune 500 companies). Memphis is home to Memphis Grizzle of the NBA and the Mississippi Riverkings of the Southern Professional-Hockey league. There are many other teams, leagues and sports events in Memphis that will definitely keep a sports fan excited.

6. Harlingen, Texas

Harlingen, TX

The cost of living in Harlingen Texas is 18.4% lower than the national average. This makes it one of the cheapest places to live in in the United States. Cheap housing is one of things that make it one of the cheapest places to live in. According to CBS News in January 2013, Harlingen, Texas was the least expensive city to live in.

7. Pueblo, Colorado

Pueblo, CO

This is a small city in the southern part of Colorado. The average cost of living in Pueblo is 16.6% lower than the national median. The rent is 23% below the national average. This makes it a nice place to relocate to if you want to bring down your cost of living.

8. Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha,  NE

Omaha is a great place to live, especially for young people. This is because it is a relatively cheap place to live in and it is home to 12 colleges and universities. Omaha’s cost of living is 11% lower than the average cost of living in the United States. There are 214 sunny days every year and clean air. The cultural scene features plenty of nightclubs art galleries and restaurants.

9. Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City, MO

Kansas is another great city to move to when you want to start over. The cost of living in Kansas City is fairly low. The sales tax is only 7.73% while the income tax rate is 6%. The average cost of homes is $162,000 and the average for rent is $725. All the costs are lower than the national average. This city has been ranked the 9th best city for the senior citizens. This is because of its great weather and low cost of living. Kansas City, Missouri is home to several professional sports teams including The Kansas City Royals (Major Baseball League), Kansas City Chiefs (National Football League) and the Sporting Kansas City (Major League Soccer). In addition, Google is planning to install high speed internet covering the whole city-isn’t that cool?

10. Augusta, Georgia

Augusta, GA

Augusta is a remarkably affordable place to live in 51 weeks out of the 52 weeks of the year. It becomes an expensive place for one week because of the golf tournament (The Masters) that takes place in April every year. During this period, renting a house next to the golf course costs $1000 or more per night. The winner in the tournament gets to walk away with $1.62 million prize money. The cost of housing is 26.5% lower than the national average. Food is also cheap.

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  • Christy Carlson

    Just curious to anyone that was reading the best & cheapest places to live? what would you choose?I love The views of North Carolina, yet, I heard Tennesse was esquive?

    • Jim Valenti

      Hi! I was just looking. I thought the same thing. Before looking I thought Florida but tried it didn’t end well. Maybe Georgia

      • I live in NC. AND I’m ready to GO! I’ve been here my entire life though.

        • THAT PART. Im over it. I need a new, new! Where are you thinking of relocating too? I really cant decide but TN or GA is speaking to me.


          • Tennessee and Georgia peeked my interest also. What state are you in currently?

      • I have lived in FL and GA, I would always pick GA. Hands down great

      • Bugs and gators rule Florida out. Did I mention bugs?!

        • I’m a preschool music teacher, late sixties, never want to stop working. Lifelong NYer, hate it, want slightly warmer clime, city to escape to, work and live off retirement, etc. I might be able to handle another year or two here, boring and dead city.

      • stay where you’re don’t move your as
        very fast, where ever you go check
        frist make sure you can handle,
        place to live, if you’re strong try to live
        newyork city,Chicago, Vegas or la
        join all your life.

    • shakita hubbard

      Probably North Carolina as well.

      • Claudia Defenbaugh

        I want to move evantualy closer to my son arround illinois any ideas where its good and cheap?

        • Yes! I’m from there. Champaign urbana is a college town with ample things to do and ever available housing.
          I lived near rural Indianapolis as well in Carmel and it was only an hour from illinois as well. Imo indiana is better than il.

          • Not iowa. People are rude, its expensive and our governor is stupid as hell. GL if you decide to move here

      • I live in la cost of living is so high. Looking to relocate somewhere. Any suggestions?

      • I’m thinking North Carolina too

    • Boise Idaho. I live in Pittsburgh now but am from out west. Can’t stand the humidity out here.

      • I lived and went to school in Boise, it was a lovely town, but not much to do there, streets roll up around 9PM.

      • Sharon A

        Boise and the Treasure valley are the fastest growing area in the country. Our house value has doubled in the last few years, approaching triple. Houses are insufficient for the demand, and as a result subdivisions are mushrooming, while roads and related infrastructure is geared to 20 years ago. A GREAT place to live, but the cost of living is going up significantly.

    • Nikki B

      These cities are beyond correct on moving to, hell I wouldn’t even want to visit them. I lived in Memphis, Tn, the crime rate is awful and dated, if you want to move to Tennessee than its Knoxville. Then Bozeman, Montana, is beautiful. I’m from Mississippi/Louisiana and it’s scorching HOT and HUMID!!
      Texas is too!! Go to Montana, Maine, St. Petersburg, Fl, Frederick, Maryland or the Dakotas.

    • Clara Wortham

      That’s the same that I heard.

    • Arnez Jay

      I would choose Charlotte all day long. I’ve lived in Greensboro before. Beautiful state.

    • Wherever you go, you have to take YOU along. Lol i feel like i need to move away from my ex husband or i will never move on. I was a stay at home Mom, no savings and i let myself get really burned! Im in silicon valley so noplace will be this nice i feel like..but I have to go so where?? 47 years old (ouch it hurts to say that)

      • Mrs. New New

        OMG I am in my mid thirties and I have kids and I don’t feel like I will ever be able to move on either if I do not get away from my Ex (kids dad). It’s but, I have a hard time finding work. Like I really need to figure out where I want to start over.

        • In same situation I think ima go for Greenville SC

        • Brandy M Joseph

          I’m a mother of 3 I’m trying to move and provide a better living for us. Unsure what to do.

        • I feel the same in my 30 with children trying to escape my child’s father who doesn’t want me to go far but has moved on I just need a fresh affordable start I have a decent resume working in insurance for years but I am looking to work from home and plant roots somewhere that wouldn’t be hard to transition

        • Go to Illinois even if you have to stay in a shelter you will get help quick and. Be able to get housing and lots of assistance until you get on your feet especially if you have kids

      • Shannon did you do it? I’m in similar situation . Just curious how you are doing

      • Shannon, I feel just like you. Lol I need a new life and start fresh also. If I don’t I will never move on because I have 2 guy friends that will not allow me to move on cause of their control issues. And there very depressing. I don’t need that. My problem has been not enough money to make a fresh start.

    • Arieyunna Johnson

      I was thinking Nebraska and augusta

    • Hi Christy, I am born and raised in Charlotte NC and it is beautiful for new comers. However question what does esquive mean? I looked it up and it means to dodge. Im looking at TN to relocate to have you lived there?

    • Tennessee isn’t worth it

    • Teeka Ann Garrett

      I’ve lived in many places, but I end up back in Toledo, OH because it is affordable and lots of jobs. I’ve heard that Madison, TN is affordable but I can’t really say for sure.

      • I’ve lived in Madison for 20 yrs. I love it here. The change of seasons is beautiful. It’s big enough to offer a lot, yet not too big. Healthcare is excellent. I’ve lived down south for some time, but hated the weather…way too hot too long. Give Madison a go!

    • Sheila Mae Robinson

      Not sure but I just left NC
      So many moving in and unless your moving with $$ , a high paying job etc
      I found it to expensive.
      I’m a blue collar worker however and wage vs housing was no win ..

    • Summer M Vanwinkle

      My family and I moved to pueblo and yes it is pretty easy to build yourself and get on your feet but the stealing and murders and robbery is horrible! No point in decorating your yard or buy g older model vehicles because they will be stolen and the police aren’t so good at finding them. Our car has been stolen for 2 months and has set our family back . Planning on moving somewhere better and Ohio sounds good

  • Ms. Kevon Oliver

    My home in Cobb County is being torn down, eminent domain, to put a road through. I still need to work. What would the job hunt be for someone one their 50s in Augusta?

    • Joe - Joe Momma

      That all depends on your qualifications and work experience

    • Henry Cadwallader

      Reading this has helped me to see how many people want to find a better place to live. Two people may have the exact opposite experience on the same place. I live in Daytona Beach and many folks love it here but I can’t wait to leave. It’s beautiful but it upsets me how piggish folks can be. I want to live among friendly artsy open minded supportive folks. Haven’t found that yet in Florida.

      • Robyn Smith

        Asheville North Carolina would be perfect for you then

      • Benjamin Matson

        You won’t find it in FL. I was out there in Orlando, FL for 4 months and it was so dead and unwelcoming. I am also looking for relocate; am currently in LA but I hate it. Any ideas where I can go?

      • Davidson

        Asheville, NC!!!

      • Try Taos New Mexico.I was there for 11y. Very artsy little town and down to earth folks.

      • Debra Dallmann

        Hi Henry,
        I live in Mt Dora FL, its very artsy and friendly. A cute little historic town.
        I love the beach, i’m happy they’re close enough to take a day trip.

      • I lived in FL many yrs ago, the auto/homeowners ins is extremely high!
        Tho it doesn’t have State Income tax, everything else makes up for that.
        Doctors are flocking there, their moving away. Nope, I get better senior care in the Midwest, 2nd choice would be NC, 3 seasons less expensive there.

      • I’m right there with you about Florida. Need out of this place!!! Originally from North Jersey. What’s your situation now?

        • Heidi you’re singing my song I’m originally from new Jersey and have been in Florida for some time now… I want out

      • The only place you’ll find artsy people are in the Keys or Miami Beach.
        I would not live in Daytona, not my type of place at all.

        • That’s not necessarily true. There are some fabulous art enclaves throughout the state, particularly along the west coast

      • Fk db lol

      • I moved to Florida two years ago and I’m on my way out. It’s too hot here and it’s hard to get to know people here and it’s too expensive here for me.

  • Janice Chan

    I am looking to find a nice city to retire and die in. Must be beautiful and low key with a great night life. Anywhere from Honolulu to the south. Please help me get out of the incredibly expensite southern California lifestyle. Yes I do love the ocean.

    • South Ga Or Panama Beach

    • Right now, Corpus Christi and the vicinity are cheap. Still recovering from Harvey. The Hurrican damage was wind not flooding, so a lot of new roofs, or start with a new build or remodel and do it right!

  • Hi… I am looking to start over after a divorce…. Need a good church, job and place to live…..

  • I live in Las Vegas full of crime would like to move to a country site am thinking Temple TX Memephis or Which city or texas would you recommend ?

    • County? Reno or napa valley lol

    • I live in Temple, TX – I don’t know why it’s on this list. There is a lot of crime, and it will be just as expensive as Austin in the next 3 years or less.
      Texas is a horrible place to live now if you’re not in the tech industry or in real estate. The average rate of pay is $7.50-12.00 an hour and the cost of living has become outrageous. An average 3 bedroom rental will cost you $1200 a month. Daycare costs an average of $900 a month per child, and you can’t get any assistance in Texas.
      I’m a single mom of 2, that has been unemployed because my kids are out of school from the pandemic and I can’t get unemployment or healthcare assistance for some reason. (And I’ve never gotten ether before. I’ve always worked.)
      Trust me, you don’t want to live in Texas unless you want to forever live poor, or you’re rich and in the tech industry.

    • Temple is nice, and cost friendly. Stay away from Austin area, the property taxes are soaring, and cost of living going up as well. We are about to sell our house, and move to Lafayette area. Work related, but some nice homes and cost of living much cheaper

    • Heather

      Hi Mary.
      I have been living In the DFW area of Texas for the past 9 years. When I first moved here it was not so awful.
      Now the traffic has gotten so bad it bad even on a Sunday night. It does not matter what time of day it is. The housing market has gone up so much. My 1b/1b I started out with was around $500 at first. Okay.
      Last year it was up over $1050. That does not include all the extras gas, water, trash etc
      Crime has gone up.
      Job market. Depends on your degree and skillset.
      It just keeps growing. I am looking for something better.

  • Boise is duller than dishwater

  • Hi there i want to move im leaving my wife and my family behind, im saving much money as i can i think 10k is enough, the only skill set i have is security and i was a co for a year, im going to leave with my shirt on my back i want move to GA any help

  • Youngstown is not located near Columbus. I live right outside of Youngstown and it’s 4+ hours away from Columbus, but it is relatively close to Cleveland only being about 1+ hours away. Would not recommend moving to Youngstown though with crime rate steadily rising.

    • Rochelle

      If I wanted to move and start over with a child. Where would be the best? Good school district? Low crime rate? Cost of living?

      • Me too, looking to move out from new york city. Thinking upstate ny or pa…willing to buy affordable house

      • Arkansas and Oklahoma have low cost of living. Rural areas Howe, Ok or maybe Outskirts of Bentonville, Ar. That area is growing. Tulsa,ok is giving $10,000 to people moving there working from home. They say Louisana is the lowest cost of living. I know nothing about that area. SE Ok is where I live.

    • Chanda Scott

      There’s not a town in Ohio that’s “4+” hours to Columbus, unless you’re walking!!!

    • i dont know where is good place in US, anywhere have crime rising, i dont know why America create a lot of crime but dont have anyway to solve that.
      now i want to move to a quite place, cheap, low crime, a stable job to do, dont dream about rich, anybody can show me a good place to raise my kids?

  • Hi, I’m a mother of two children and need to relocate from Cleveland, Ohio. The crime and murder rate is out of this world. I don’t gv a degree and barely any money saved up.i work in the healthcare field and I need to move somewhere safe and very affordable for me and my children. Any ideas where is the best place to start over.

    • Perhaps Anderson IN

    • Chambersburg,PA. 17201 is a Great place to restart . Cheap, kid safe , jobs in your field , It’s just so boring here .. It’s more like a retired area. VERY NICE & QUITE 😍
      I’m from Phila.,PA. been here 16yrs. To raise my son being a single parent and reopen my hair salon , No Black Hair Care here but It’s TIME TO MOVE . Great New start ✔

    • Debbie Adams

      Boise Idaho. It has excellent schools very safe and a need for healthcare professionals. Also nearly no crime! Get out of Cleveland! Go now!

  • Roxanne Aull

    Single 50 year old mother wanting to start over. What would you suggest. Bachelors of Social Work & hold Ky Real Estate License.

    • mara newman

      Im single no kids – I want to have fun and start over -im turning 50 in 2 weeks Im over New York I want to have fun and live life and meet men but also find work and be by a beach — FLORIDA??

      • JuJu Kelley

        I live in Florida and it SUCKS. Do not move here lol. Its hot, over crowded, the pay sucks, the beaches are contaminated, and the majority of people here are batshit crazy. NOT a good place to “meet men”. HAHAHAHA

      • I’ll go with you. I so want to get out of Connecticut. I want a new part time job doing almost anything. I’m also in my 50’s and want to relax now and have fun

      • No!!! Don’t think you will like Florida if you’re from NY and used to it. Crime rates terrible, awful humidity… for fun? Yeah sure a vacation… I’m from north jersey area been in Florida for a few years and it’s been nothing but a nightmare.

      • Yes, lots of NYers down here!

      • Las Vegas. 4 hrs from Malibu or LA
        Close to Ski Resort and beautiful hiking. Melting pot of friendly people.

      • west coast is very nice and people are friendly

    • Laura Ogden

      Sounds like me, 50, kids grown Illinois is ridiculous to live. Health care for 25+ years. Would love to move to mountains and have a B&B. I love to cook and garden.

      • Broken Bow, Ok area is growing. Lots of Texas people coming there to the lake. It’s got mountains and lots of cabins. Rural area . You might check it out.

  • Melyn ivey

    I live an hour from Memphis – obviously you did not take crime rates into consideration as Memphis is in the top 10 most violent cities in the nation. I drive 2.45 hours to Nashville if I go to the city and avoid Memphis at all cost.

    • What is the weather like in Nashville especially the humidity level?

      • I live about 15 min from Nashville, crime has gone up, traffic is horrible all throughout the day, people are rude, and highs for summer is 90 + with humidity and during winter you can have all 4 seasons within a day. I have been thinking about relocating to Sioux Falls area.

  • Youngstown Ohio ? ? Change the Y to a D as in Dungstown. It is cheap because there is NOTHING there. It used to be a steel city and had a GM plant, but they are all gone. Nothing left but drugs, gangs, and welfare. Not a good place to live at all.

  • Kevin Ohmylanta

    Fargo, North Dakota is not on this list when it should be. Its is the cheapest place to live in America.

    • Amen to that! I am from Fargo originally.

    • I’m from ND, it sucks. Winters last 9 months of the year in sub zero temps. Middle of nowhere, nothing to do in… but if you like being around small mindedness, Trump voters and shit winters it’s your place. Go for it. Cheap living b/c no one wants to live there.

  • Kathy S Holloway

    I want to move to Colorado Plataue. So Pueblo, Colorado looks interesting. Is anyone familiar with polar shifts? I am looking for like minded people. I am a veteran looking to do everything different.

  • I need help am in memphis ready to leave with little money

    • I wish I could help but I will pray for you to find a way out.

    • Sherry Demery


  • No one move to Memphis!!! The crime rate is ridiculous. I don’t care how affordable of a home you may find for your budget i tell you what else is affordable, a body bag!

    • Gosomewhere

      Haha. Are you trying to dissuade others from moving to your town?
      We tried that with our depressing cloud coverage and suicide of Kurt Cobain. Now look at us. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.

    • damn

    • It’s now 2022 and you are right on, Memphis is awful.

  • Looking to start over, has little money. needing a family shelter who except a husband,wife, and 1 child in North Carolina. Can some one recommend a place?

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  • Mary Barnhill

    I live on the coast or North Carolina. I have been here all my life. I’m ready for a chance. The town I live in has become, loss of better word, Toxic. I am searching to relocate. I still want to live by the ocean. I am single and almost 58. I look and act much younger than my age. I am looking for a friendly, welcoming, warm weather place with lots of neat places. Restaurants , night life, beauty, outdoor life. Any suggestions?

    • Mary
      I too live on the NC Coast, Thinking I need or want to find another place to live but still torn that maybe there is no better place to be than where I am right now? I have lived in bigger cities or near them in NC.
      Everything you are describing what you are looking for is right in NC.
      Winston-Salem or towns on the outskirts you are just a few hours from the beach and even closer to the mountains. Flea markets, parks, night life.
      Good Luck!

      • Just curious ! Why do you want to move? Sounds like it’s nice were you are.how is the job market ? Crime ? Just curious .i really want to move and start over I.m almost fifty and I have lived in Minnesota my entire life.tge snow and winters are really getting to me.not to mention lack of sun .

    • Mary, I have wanted to relocate to Surf City, Topsail island, Hampstead, for 15 years. Can you define Toxic, and what city you are in ?

    • Laguna Woods Village, California
      It’s like summer camp for seniors!

  • I am 39, single with no children. Looking for a new beginning. I love the outdoors. I have lived in Long Island almost my whole life. It is too expensive for most, ready to start a “new life”, and no longer desirable for me, as the cabin fever has been sooooo played out. I need outdoors, with a convenience store not 20 miles away. Job opportunities, near a beach is a bonus, but I’m asking for a lot??

  • I’m from Baltimore, Maryland and cannot wait to relocate. I have been looking at GA and FL. I’ve also considered WY as it’s least populated. I’m 25 and want to take me and my two cats to a new place with a fresh start. Some place more friendly and better drivers!

    • I’m 27 divorced have ny own business near Pittsburgh and im moving to Miami next week on Friday,u can go with me and my friend bring your cats lol Everything literly got so bad where i was that im leaving my business,home,and everything behind starting fresh,trying to get away from a crazy ex gf

  • There are some great places to live, my choice would be Charlotte North Carolina. Most of my family are from there.. & I’m from Richmond Virginia & I seek to live comfortably and more job opportunities elsewhere.

  • Hey I’m 18 I live in Columbus Ohio little money just graduated from high school trying to get in college have know family support it’s all toxic here and I just want to move Nd start over

  • Kara Taylor

    I am a widow in SLC, UT. 1 child 1 dog. I want to relocate. I have an income. I am just scared of moving alone. anyone want some roommates?

    • Debbie Adams

      How old is your child and where are you thinking of relocating to?

  • Please any advice will appreciate it. Thanks in advance. I am a single mother of 2 kids only work I can do is working as a certified nurse assistant and a certified medication aide. Looking into moving to state with job opportunities and also friendly and safe for my kids.

  • Paula Hall

    I live in Illinois and things are getting worse here ! Our Governor is talking about raising our taxes on gas and our license plate registration from 101.00 per year to as much as 250.00 a year! Most people in Southern Illinois are retired and live on Social Security they can’t afford that kind of expense so people are moving out of this state in groves and I m considering it myself and jobs aren’t exactly plentiful that pay descent and rent is ridiculous don’t know what options are available and I’m 54.
    Our government really sucks here!

  • Kennan.Rebecca

    The secret of success is to work harder than others every day

  • Dawn Bammel

    I’m looking at moving to eastern Wisconsin from CA

  • Can anyone tell me about Myrtle beach ,SC?.Trying to relocate ,tired of New York.

    • I would live over there by the Market Common in Myrtle beach. We walked all around that area . It is a very clean nice safe area. Just stay away from the tourist trap area (N. Ocean blv). It is nice during the day, but at night a lot of sketchy people come out.

  • Seasonedrite

    Single mother kids are all adults now grown on there own I work remote looking to relocate from north Jersey to safe environment and reasonably low cost in rent any suggestions 👀

  • How old is your child and where are you thinking of relocating?

  • Roseann Rothenbusch

    So many looking to move and begin life anew! I, too, dream of moving to a seaside paradise even at 73. I only wish I had done so 30 years ago; but, it really is never too late! I have little money and a few good friends locally.

  • My family (my folks, myself, sibling and grandmother) are desperately trying to find a place to relocate to to get out of NJ! We all need a state/city that is affordable, safe and has a pleasant environment. A college or university would be great as I looking to return to school. Catholic churches would be a help too. I appreciate any input. Thanks!

  • I would live over there by the Market Common in Myrtle beach. We walked all around that area . It is a very clean nice safe area. Just stay away from the tourist trap area (N. Ocean blv). It is nice during the day, but at night a lot of sketchy people come out.

  • I’m originally from Michigan then I lived in Pennsylvania (Philly area) for 18 years. Everything there went downhill…the neighborhood was good then it sucked. I decided to pack up and move south. I first went to Virginia Beach but it wasnt working out. It was hard to find work and I had bad experiences with the people I met. I moved further south to NC, in the Charlotte area. It’s working out better but still theres room for improvement. I’d like to move somewhere else but stay in the southeastern US, avoiding Florida. Does anyone know of other cities in NC, SC, or GA? I know right now the pandemic is throwing a monkey wrench in my relocation plans, but eventually it’ll lift.

  • Victoria

    So many people wanting to start over. I’m right there with you! I just graduated from college, my dad passed away 3 months ago, then my dog passed a couple weeks ago. Im from Missouri. need to get away from everything, I just have a hard time leaving my family. Anyone want a roommate and get a dog together? 😛

  • Karen Kinsolving

    I am 64 single female lost my son 8 months ago and it has torn family apart want to get away start fresh leave all the drama behind before it kills me live outside of Philly retired and ideas

  • I’ve lived in Omaha, bryson city NC , Suntree Florida and. flowery branch GA. Omaha has best schools and people but lots of snow. Florida was OK but terrible schools. The Mountains are good but Ashville is best area there. Northern GA is the best area with Better schools and things to do but people are not as friendly as the Midwest Best place young families is Omaha. Best place to retire is GA

  • Henry Hilton

    I was a migrant worker in the Fields of Technology and have lived and/or worked in areas around Minneapolis, Milwaukee. Chicago, New London, CT, NYC, Baltimore, Research Triangle Park, NC, , St Louis, Memphis, Denver, LA, and San Francisco.

    I really love NYC and LA, but too expensive!

  • The locations listed aren’t necessarily perfect for everyone. To me personal safely is first, so negligible or low crime, after that, what’s the potential for severe catastrophic weather conditions, then comes pollution levels, city smog, pollution haze, water security and quality…

    I am also recently divorced and have lived for the past 20 years in Pocahontas County West Virginia…the Highlands of WV, near SnowShoe Mountain Resort. I thought about moving away after the amicable but still painful end to my 30 year marriage, but after looking everywhere I opted to stay in place because there is no equivalent for me in my personal situation.

    The County is within the Monongahela National Forest and absolutely beautiful. It is also right within the Radio Quiet Zone…so omnidirectional cellphone service is not available due to the huge Green Bank Radio Astronomy observatory, an active Mars project partner.

    I haven’t paid for cellphone service for those 20 years and guess what, I haven’t missed anything about it… think about the money saved. When I travel, I get a cheap trackfone and done. I have WiFi internet at home and line phone as well, so what’s the point in paying hundreds per month for cellphone service. I have no use for Satellite TV, but that’s an available option.

    Cost of living here is low, property taxes low, local produce reasonable and services within reason as well. No cost Outdoors activities abound, the people, some highly educated scientists, hard working Mennonites, farmers and a vibrant eclectic group of artist make for a well balanced mixture.

    There is virtually no violence or violent crime acts here, no overt racism either. It’s an unincorporated locality, so no town center or taxes to go along with it. Weather wise, it rarely gets over 80 and muggy days aren’t a thing here. Winter time here at altitudes between 2600 and 4848 are certainly cold in February, but manageable, the snowy times offering affordable skiing opportunities.

    Gigs for programmers, space science backgrounds, remote access and such exist. Perhaps not a location suitable for social butterflies or people who are not self reliant and adventurous. For homesteading it is a heaven. Perfect place for colder weather tiny home designs.
    Lots of military service retirees here and second homes, both for Winter and Summer sports. Best part…it is a safe location, perhaps it explains why so many military people have moved here permanently. It might take you some time to get used to the no rush and no drama lifestyle.

    It’s definitely a retro lifestyle, a welcoming slowdown and take the long look at the nature accessibility of this location, within reasonable driving distance to airports, universities, shopping and food centers, hospitals and whatever else you really need in life. Keep it in your radar and be open minded about your expectations and assumptions.

    Good luck to all who have entered the strange alternate reality of the divorcée.

  • Linda Bryant

    Was looking on the cost of North Carolina any good places to live?

  • Im a 36 year old female been living in rochester ny all my life divorced and have a new relationship going for myself and we both are ready for a change and to start a family so we’re looking into Raleigh NC anyone lived there before and can share details about the city etc

    • I live in the panhandle. Drove through Rochester last year and loved it plus low cost of living. Is it a bad place to live?

  • Brandon Albert

    I’ve been living in West Virginia my whole life although I’m only 21 I’m tired of the people and the places where I live ya just feel stuck and can’t do anything. No places for advancement (unless you have a degree) I wanna go somewhere that’s decently cheap and plenty of things to do

  • I have lived in north Idaho my entire life and have always dreamed of moving to Brooklyn, New York, but now that I am actually able to, I don’t know if it is actually a good idea. Are there any cities that you would recommend that are closer to Idaho?

  • Heather


    I would just like to say I noticed that no one really commented on Omaha as a choice here.
    I was stationed there as a GS employee for Offutt AFB. This is a really unique and lively area.
    Omaha is a pretty historical city. Downtown is fabulous with the original cobblestone streets,boutiques and unique dining.
    There are many local and city parks. One of the best zoo and aquarium in the U. S.
    The College Baseball World series is held here.
    They have fishing, hiking, skiing, 4 wheeling, camping… You name it.
    Oh did I mention casinos?
    Omaha is also centrally located between Colorado, you have Des Moines and Chicago to the east and Kansas City to the South.
    If you are young starting out… Or a family looking yo change pace… Maybe give it some thought.
    Just sayin.

  • Kishionda Branch

    I am a single mom looking to move by next June after I graduate college with my Bachelors in Business Administration. I also work at a Bank. Been there for 5 years. Looking to move to a different state with better job opportunities housing and school for my 2 children.

  • Claudia Cintron Rivera

    From NYC moved to Ocala Fl, did the stupid mistake following my heart and that went straight to hell … looking for a new beginning where i can raise my lil one …any ideas?

  • Move out of USA I’ve been there & trust me it’s the same no matter where you move to it will end up expensive & with a lot of crimes. Happy in Canada now all the best yall

  • My goodness…sooo many people looking to leave but no success stories YIKES!
    I’m also looking to relocate…from dirty Birmingham, AL…been here all my life…35…16yr and currently preggo w/twins good lord! A very unexpected situation but hey..God makes no mistakes! I have my own successful business, but I know it’d be different when trying to build all over again in a whole new city..but who knows…maybe NOT…that fear when desiring to relocate will always be there but sometimes, you got to just kick that fear down and just DO IT!! Be as ambitious as you can be! Believe in your power! I’ve always felt i dont belong here…definitely want to live in an affordable (reasonably) place, but also want to live cozily, free, surrounded by nature…step out and smell fresh green air type stuff. Thats life! Money is something we shouldn’t WORRY or STRESS over, but our negatively influential and manipulative governments have driven us this way…even to obesogenic environments! I just want greater!

  • Avoid NC, I have lived here 40 years and the quality of life isn’t here anymore. The western mountains are plaqued with homelessness and drug problems. Taxes are very high, food, and lodging/homes are priced insanely. Not the place to livem

  • I’m from Dayton Oh and looking to relocate any suggestions???

  • H.J. stone

    Want to find a place where the weather doesn’t average -25 I winter like it does here in northern minnesota. My husband of 50 years passed unexpectedly last year an while I can stay where I am at the winters r getting to b a bit much. I just want to find a small place in country so I can garden & perhaps a few chickens and do my projects in peace.minnesota is great, just getting too cold in winter even with my wood stove! Help.

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