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Re: Where in the US?

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Please do not come to California. We are full. Thank you.

Just kidding (not really), I wouldn't want to live anywhere else as far as the car hobby.
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Belgian1979 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:43 am Hi Guys,

I kinda got sick and tired with my country and the EU for a number of reasons.
I'm 51 years old now and have build up enough wealth during my life of hard working to be able to buy a second home. My intention has always been to move out of here as the problems here are already present a since a long time and only seem to be growing.
I'm first going to travel around the world which places suit me best. Not that Europe doesn't have nice place, but it remains Europe, which I want to avoid.
Being a car enthusiast/lover and a fan of modifying cars, how about the gold old US? Is there a place to life which is great, isn't too restrictive as far as the gov goes, and where you don't freeze your butt off in winter or burn your butt away in summer?
I'm not a fan of big cities as I now also live on the country side. In fact, rural is more preferred as my wife ride horses and we keep a number of them here.

Could be that I'm mistaken in the US, so if that is the case, please tell me as well.

Thanks.
From an "on-looker's" view ... Oklahoma or Kansas, maybe Arkansas ... they probably fit with your priorities however, it does get cold there once in a while.
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Re: Where in the US?

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Walter R. Malik wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:47 pm
Belgian1979 wrote: Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:43 am Hi Guys,

I kinda got sick and tired with my country and the EU for a number of reasons.
I'm 51 years old now and have build up enough wealth during my life of hard working to be able to buy a second home. My intention has always been to move out of here as the problems here are already present a since a long time and only seem to be growing.
I'm first going to travel around the world which places suit me best. Not that Europe doesn't have nice place, but it remains Europe, which I want to avoid.
Being a car enthusiast/lover and a fan of modifying cars, how about the gold old US? Is there a place to life which is great, isn't too restrictive as far as the gov goes, and where you don't freeze your butt off in winter or burn your butt away in summer?
I'm not a fan of big cities as I now also live on the country side. In fact, rural is more preferred as my wife ride horses and we keep a number of them here.

Could be that I'm mistaken in the US, so if that is the case, please tell me as well.




Thanks.
From an "on-looker's" view ... Oklahoma or Kansas, maybe Arkansas ... they probably fit with your priorities however, it does get cold there once in a while.
Yes, that's what I understood and in the summer a couple of tornado's as well.

Also we might face some difficulties to stay there for retirement reasons. Can presume the US has some strict laws in place for that.
Not that I need anything from the state (God forbid) but they are probably difficult nonetheless.
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Re: Where in the US?

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Belgian1979 wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:08 am
Walter R. Malik wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:47 pm
From an "on-looker's" view ... Oklahoma or Kansas, maybe Arkansas ... they probably fit with your priorities however, it does get cold there once in a while.
Yes, that's what I understood and in the summer a couple of tornado's as well.

Also we might face some difficulties to stay there for retirement reasons. Can presume the US has some strict laws in place for that.
Not that I need anything from the state (God forbid) but they are probably difficult nonetheless.
As long as the immigration is done legally, (which is not easy these days), most states have no specific retirement restrictions.
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My vote would be North East Texas, anywhere around Fort Worth/Dallas but rural areas. Beautiful country side, very welcoming people, drag strips a plenty, weather is good, economy great, cheap real estate, food excellent, what more can you ask for? Someone mentioned North Carolina, dont know about that but sounds nice too.
You might have to put down half a million first and have it tied up for 2 to 4 years with a government specified private business if you want to come over now, or put in for it and wait at least 5 years or more. You need to do your due diligence about immigrating, get a local immigration lawyer near where your wanting to live in the US to guide you.
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I can't tell you where to relocate in the USA long term, but I can tell you where not to go, Oregon! I was raised here, and thought I would retire here but its turned into California North, in both restrictions, politics and economy. I found this thread today as I was thinking about moving somewhere lower Midwest myself possible as soon as this summer. Everyone here says, "but the tornados!" I don't know much about those, but Oregon has bad wildfires mostly caused by mismanaged forests, including one just a few miles from my house last year that took out some small towns in a few hours.
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Consider the Texas hill country (stay clear of Austin and surrounds, though). Also consider the East Texas piney woods area close to the Davey Crockett National Forest. You will surely find the place, the natural beauty, the peace and the freedom you are looking for.

No state income tax here in Texas and once we have regime change for the better in Washington, the economy will take off like a rocket again, as well.

East Texas will put you close to Louisiana where my Step-dad grew up and quite a few French and Creole French speaking Acadiens who came there from Canada in the 1750s - 1780s. This was called le grand derangement and I must warn you to be careful to whom you bring it up and how. Tread lightly there, for there are many who have hard feelings about this as if it were only yesterday.

Don't expect the best chocolate here, though. Too much sugar, too much milk, too little cacao. You will need to educate the locals on that. :shock:

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You prob want a state w/o vehicle inspection, an area that doesn't flood, have hurricanes, tornados, yearly fires, earthquakes, good roads(upkeep and driving), ok taxes, low crime, salted roads. Also not a blue state that has a dictator type governor like Michigan
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