Do You Love Where You Live?

I’m curious. Do you love where you live? My husband has always lived in New England and he complains about it constantly, but doesn’t want to leave the region. I guess it’s just the fear of the unknown? Attempting a long-distance move is pretty daunting, but not totally undoable — I’ve done it myself.

I find that most people that live in New England absolutely hate it. The snow, the taxes, the politics, etc. The only thing people like about New England is the job prospects. The cost of the living is exceptionally high around here too.

I woke up this morning and found that friends and family in Connecticut are livid. They found out their governor had lied about the state’s deficit, saying it was as low as 6 million, though most sources said 133 million. Turns out, it’s 1.3 BILLION! That means taxes will soar in a state that’s hemorrhaging jobs and spends too much on social programs. Money also tends to disappear there. Certain parts of the state already have unsustainably high property taxes, similar to the rates in New Hampshire, except New Hampshire doesn’t have an income tax or a sales tax, car insurance and car registration is less there too.

What I’m saying is that for the most part,┬áthe New Englanders I know don’t like it here. I’d love to move somewhere more stable, where people enjoy living and intend to stay for a long time. Is there anywhere like that in this country? I fell in love with North Carolina, but there’s so much military that the small population that lives there seems to be very unstable. (Also, apparently we pack ’em in like sardines in New England!)

So, what part of the country do you live in and do you like it? Just curious to see if this hatred of where you live is a New England thing or an “in general” thing.

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