Thinking About Getting Out Of Dodge

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by AR10, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    I own my home in a suburb, outside the city on an acreage. I have an established small business storefront on a busy street in a major city.

    I am becoming tired of the rat race, taxes, bookwork, and on and on and on.

    Thinking about packing it in, selling my home that costs $3,500 a rear in taxes to support, and moving to a small town, in an under developed county, with little or no taxes.

    Have any of you, moved away from the large cities, to sit on a porch swing, and get out of the turmoil?
     
  2. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    I was born and raised a hick. When my Wife and I got married, she convinced me to buy in a small town near where I grew up. It was nice, expensive and I got sick of too many people having an opinion about others homes, yards, kids etc. We finally called it and bought a big old house in the boonies about 10 years ago, few neighbors, all of them great! Life has never been better! Escape while you can! Good luck.
     

  3. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Personally, i do like being able to pee freely in the back yard. I never noticed not doing that in Memphis, but i did notice when i moved back down here, very freeing and nobody has to go inside during a bar-b-que but the chicks.
     
  4. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Wish I had the money to do that....it would make my day. To move to the country I mean...However, I'd still use the bathroom.
     
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  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Flushing is highly over-rated. :p It also gives the animals spots to cover up.
     
  6. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    just do everyone in the sticks a favor. dont drag the city there with you. its not about a location change, its about a lifestyle change too.

    but i got news for ya.
    you know why cities were invented? so people in the sticks could have something to aim for when they left. in my parts its called leaving the mountain.
    im here to tell ya, livin in the sticks is back breaking work. if its not, you didnt really leave the city. all you did was relocate it to the woods with all your luxuries.
    ive known generations of men who packed up their family and (rescued) them from the farm. i knew farmers who vowed never to stay a day in a house without air conditioning again. i know farmers who consider splitting wood a cursed nessessity.
    burbs are what people in the sticks call places where city folk arent too sure what they want. they got one foot in the city and one foot in the woods.... but still depend on a grocery chain to feed them.
    my place up here in the ozarks is in with proud people. 3-4 generations of farmers who work 16-18-20 hour days. who go thru tornadoes, earthquakes, drought, disease that wipes out herds, locust that eat crops. yes sir..thats a tuff breed indeed.
    and this is why i laugh at all those wanting to run to the hills for shtf. you guys have no clue in blazes whats waiting for you. and what makes you think the people in the hills ALREADY THERE want you around?
    it aint the land of oz, im here to tell ya.

    so think real long and hard my friend. if you dont like the smell of muck boots on a mud porch, know how to hitch a 3 point, know how to keep a well from freezing, or like 3 dog nights...stay where you are.;)

    you dont escape turmoil in the sticks, its just a different kind of turmoil that kills strong men.

    this comes from my heart.
     
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  7. eldarbeast

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    When you go make sure that a competant doctor/hospital is nearby for those sudden emergencies that come calling when you least expect it.

    eldar
     
  8. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Come to Texas. No state income tax and plenty of beautiful country.
     
  9. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    where i live, you pay 600.00 for ambulance service. its a helocopter...because anything else? youd be dead by the time you got to town.
    here you pay for a fire dept. you pay annual dues to the fire chief. and pray your house doesnt catch fire during milking time. they aint gonna kill their cows for your stupidity if you burn your house down.
    and...many insurance companies wont insure your house if youre far away from the fire dept bldg or on a dirt road. and if they do...that 3 grand youre trying to run from in taxes just goes into insurance.

    the only snow plowing on county roads you get is your own. sometimes you gotta plow your way to town.

    so again...it aint as easy as you think.
     
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  10. AR10

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    Not looking for easy, thinking more about how far the city dwellers will need to walk to get to me out in the sticks once the lights go out.

    Snowed in, fine, ain't needing anywhere anyway.

    Texas? Sounds good, but pretty far from here, in Nebraska. I think a small Nebraska community, is really all I need. 300 people in a county sounds about right. Nebraska is toying with the idea of no state taxes to lure more businesses here, and getting the ones here to stay.

    Somewhere 100 miles from the nearest walmart!
     
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dozens of small towns in Wyoming
    No state income tax
    No gun control of any kind
    Friendly foilks
    Most of the conveniences if you really want them
    Most places within less than a day's drive of a big city if you need that.
    Not democrat friendly though!:p
     
  12. downsouth

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    Come back to Memphis Gello, Memphis is one big urinal.
     
  13. ellis36

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    Only problem I have is after getting used to the convenience is remembering not to do it in the Walmart parking lot when I get out of the truck!
     
  14. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yue gots Ambalance servise ? Dang SLICKER....! :confused: :D
     
  15. MOshooter

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    I'll take the country living any day!

    I grew up in a town that WAS 18,000 people and now over a 100,000 not including students at the 5 different colleges there.
    Growing up most of my free time was spent at my grandparents farm in the country where there were farm chores,hunting,and fishing to do all the time. They didn't have air conditioning,they didn't have a gas or electric heat,they didn't have indoor plumbing or running water in the farm house.They had two wood stoves,a outhouse,and a water well that was filled from the house gutters not the easiest way of life,but some of my best childhood memories were there on that simple farm out in the middle of no where.

    The wife and I bought a little place in the country just before we were married 25 years ago where I have run a HVAC business since 1990 and farm some row crops here as well.We really enjoy the country living along with the small country schools our children attended and the people here in our country community are best neighbors you could ask to have....Sadly that city of a 100,000 plus is moving this way :(
     
  16. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    Is Wyoming the only state that can leave the union if they are imposed with restrictions on gun rights? One of the states made that deal with the Gov, but I cannot remember which one.
     
  17. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Plus I have a 40 acre homestead for sale there.
     
  18. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Ive always wondered what it must be like living quietly away from the city lights. I grew up in the Philly burbs, and have set up my wife and family here. Bobski, that was a deep post my friend. You bring the backwoods fantasy living back to reality!

    Still, I dont think I could ever fully leave the burbs and go all out into a land where its a good mile until the next neighbor. I would, however, someday like to push out west away from Philly and settle in a remote suburb area....no closer than an hour drive to the city. I want land, lower taxes, and a better sense of living. Problem is, my wife is GLUED to her friends and family around here and wouldnt wanna move too far.
     
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  19. DrumJunkie

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    I bounced around bigger cities the first 25 years of my life and hit a wall. I moved to a small town where I loved to come and fish and moved from it when it got a little crowded. Now I live in a little place that does not have a traffic light and could not be happier. I can shoot on my land asnd if I see a car then they are pretty much coming to see me or they are lost. We have a few cows, a bunch of chickens. We where running a greenhouse but I am not sure we're going to do that for a while I can get water for any of a few springs. Man it's cool to get water for free that people pay for by the bottle... Litterally, There are two companies that sell water that comes form the same source as we get here. Small town life is the best! In a way it's like going back in time. Where a mans word still has weight and people help each other in times of need. But still leave you the hell alone...Unless you need something..heh
     
  20. nitestalker

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    If you have to drive your truck to go Elk hunting you live in an urban area? If the only wolves you read about are in your Red Rideing Hood Book you are crowded. If Mountain Lions don't control stray cats in you back yard you are too near town. If you think coyotes are dangerous you have never met a Grizzly Bear.
    It takes more than a mail box to call your home rural.;)