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Offline TailSpin

Relocating to Austin, NC, SC FL or NV. Help!!
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:05:01 AM »
Friends...I am asking anyone who is familiar with Austin, NC, SC or FL ( tampa) to give me your opinion about these states/cities.

I have been living in NY for 55 years and the time has come.  I am retired and have to keep a close eye on my funds.  I have been to Austin 4 times in the last few months and dig the city but it  is a tad expensive compared to NC, SC, FL & NV.

Need to find a city with a lower cost of living than NYC, warm, lots of musicians.  I have been to Nashville 10 years ago and told I should check that city out as well.  I am open to checking out any city that you recommend.

Thanks for any input.

Peace

BobbyD


Offline Brak(E)man

Re: Relocating to Austin, NC, SC FL or NV. Help!!
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 11:00:29 AM »
Asheville NC has lots of musicians and music.
Not expensive , very low cost of living compared to NYC, beautiful surroundings.
Austin the same but more expensive.
(The culturel climate are almost the same.)

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Offline Kevin M

Re: Relocating to Austin, NC, SC FL or NV. Help!!
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 11:19:59 AM »
I live in Austin and love it. Great scenery, night life, and still plenty of eclectic places left. Housing here is a touch high, but nowhere near California. What I've seen of the Carolinas looks pretty spectacular, though.


Offline Paresh

Re: Relocating to Austin, NC, SC FL or NV. Help!!
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:57:38 AM »
just a thought: i grew up in upstate NY & then spent 12 years in Fla...I got cooked from the heat/humidity. You might consider visiting in July or Aug just to see if it suits you.
paresh

Offline OldGuitarDude

Re: Relocating to Austin, NC, SC FL or NV. Help!!
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 10:06:34 PM »
just a thought: i grew up in upstate NY & then spent 12 years in Fla...I got cooked from the heat/humidity. You might consider visiting in July or Aug just to see if it suits you.

+1 on the FL heat and humidity. Most of the smaller venues have an outdoor "tiki bar" where the musicians end up playing. Friday night was hot and humid, hands sticking to the neck of my guitar (did I mention the electronics?). Today's temp was 98(F) in the sun. Slightly less in the shade! By October it starts to improve.

Offline TailSpin

Re: Relocating to Austin, NC, SC FL or NV. Help!!
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2017, 11:51:44 AM »
Asheville NC has lots of musicians and music.
Not expensive , very low cost of living compared to NYC, beautiful surroundings.
Austin the same but more expensive.
(The culturel climate are almost the same.)

I heard Ashville is nice.  I am heading to AZ next week because cost of living and is low like NC.  AZ is HOT but I am told  if you have a pool in your backyard, summer is doable.  A nice house with Pool can be had for $225,000.  I just hope there is a decent music scene in the phoenix/scottsdale area.  I gave up on FL & Austin.  Austin was too pricy.  Same type house in Austin was over $100,000 more.  Taxes are low in AZ.  I still need to check out NC.

Thanks