Author Topic: Help Us Decide Where to Move!  (Read 1395 times)


  • Bristles
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Help Us Decide Where to Move!
« on: February 12, 2019, 02:19:37 PM »
We are a family of three (kid in kindergarten) looking for our FIRE locale. Currently living in a HCOL west coast town with high state incomes tax and high property taxes, home valued around $500K. We have seen areas in the US that have the types of homes we are looking for (single family home, 3/2, 2 car garage) ranging from $250-350K. By relocating to a town with lower housing costs and a state without income tax, we are hoping to FIRE in one fell swoop. We are location-independent for work in case we keep going for one more year, so we do not need to be near a large city and prefer small town pace / lack of traffic. Can you help us identify some areas based on these criteria?

-No state income tax
-No estate tax (sorry Washington)
-Mountains within 1 hour for skiing (a small local mountain ski area is OK)
-Walkability - would like to be able to walk to SOMETHING, whether it's elementary school, the gym, the library, a grocery store - not interested in rural living
-Family fitness center / YMCA / rec center with a pool, group fitness classes and kids rec sports
-Homes under $350K
-Public schools with gifted & talented programs and dual-enrollment college courses for high school

Some areas we are researching currently include Laramie WY and Eastern Tennessee. Please let us know if you have any other suggestions!


  • Handlebar Stache
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Re: Help Us Decide Where to Move!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 06:25:26 PM »
Try Carson City, NV. It's a short ride from there to Lake Tahoe, where you have your pick of ski resorts, and all sorts of summer activities too.

You can definitely find a house in your price range there, although I can't tell you anything about the neighborhoods. Carson City is the state capital of NV, and we noticed that gas prices were cheaper than in Reno, and the sales tax was lower.