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Ready to leave Dodge (New York). We're now looking at Maine. Any suggestions?

My husband and I have had it here. We're looking for better life for our children.

For years I wanted to get out of this country, but that really doesn't seem possible with a large family, so the next best thing is to find a better state to live in that is not as regulated, taxed, or communist-minded.

UPDATE:

We originally chose Montana, but we now think it is too far. Work is still a problem. Any suggestions will be very helpful!



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We want out ASAP!

Any suggestions?

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

We are older couple with off grid homestead

in Wyoming with 37 1/2 acres. Homeschooled 4 children here. Wyoming is doing well economically and has many other businesses moving in. Here is our homestead: (pictures of our harvest kitchen to come in one week, when we finish it completely).
http://asnitko.wix.com/homestead-in-wyoming

We need help because of age and health, so are moving near family in another state.

NYC?

If you are from NY,NY, you might want a sound track of traffic noises for at night and some night lights until you get used to black skies and silence. I've seen New Yorkers go though some withdrawal who have moved to rural Wisconsin and Michigan's UP. In the end, they loved their move but had adjustments to make.

When your friends come to visit, they will act a little stir crazy and ask, "What do you do here" because there aren't a lot of all night restaurants and places to spend money.

Nope - common error to think that everyone from NY is from NYC

I live upstate. NYC and Long Island should be their own state. They suck the life out of us in more ways than one.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Lots of open land in Montana

Lots of open land in Montana and pretty cold there, isn't it? I think they get a lot of snow, which might not be a big deal since you're moving from New York.

West Yellowstone

Nice place with mountains and rivers.Great snowmobiling. The North gate to Yellowstone park.Homes are pricey .Not to far from Bozeman Montana airport.

Money talks and dogs bark

Montana's Great

We've heard a lot of good about Montana. We might be joining you there. Good Luck!

Yes

Head west

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

"Go West" may have been good

"Go West" may have been good advice a century ago during the gold rushes.

Specific reasons to move (anywhere) are more important to lay out, plan and weigh.

Yes, this is going to be quite a challenge

and a lot of thought needs to go into it.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Flathead Valley

Chuck Baldwin is there, along with many other freedom lovers. It is stunningly beautiful, and for Montana, an excellent climate for gardening.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

As a matter of fact

we're looking closely at that area. I was hoping a garden would do well. Have any idea how much rain it gets there?

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Good! Fishy is right.

I want to move to Kallispell some day. Besides Chuck Baldwin, Stewart Rhodes, founder of Oathkeepers also moved there. The people there love their freedom. I have never experienced anything like it anywhere else.

try lmgtfy.com

:)

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Montana! Any ideas, comments, suggestions?

We can use all the help we can get!

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

I am going to send you a

message to your contact info later today.

Ron Paul is My President

Thanks

I'll look forward to it.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

TN doesn't have a state tax.

TN doesn't have a state tax. But it's sales tax is the highest in the nation at 7%. And local sales taxes can raise it on average about 2.5%. 3/4 of the year is warm. Beautiful state. But given a choice, I'd rather be in middle or east TN. They seem to be less liberal if you know what I mean.

Don't Consider California!

We're leaving it next year. Voters elected Dem super-majorites in the Senate and Assembly. There talking of doubling or tripling property taxes. Most urban and suburbans schools are terrible. My wife works in one. Finally got to a decent school where parents push their kids to excel. Most others were garbage. Staff isn't much better. Unions protect druggies and other worthless lumps. We're aiming for Pacific Northwest - Washington, Oregon or Idaho. Good luck!

California is not on our list

I think we have decided on the Pacific NW as well. We think Montana looks best, but we are still researching.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

New Hampshire

Because urbanites/sub-urbanites generally aren't tough enough for Wyoming.

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT
THE MORE I LOVE MY GUNS
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I just got my Strategic Relocation book

and it doesn't really paint New Hampshire in that good of a light

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

America is no good for a SHTF situation

Luckily New Hampshire borders Quebec Canada. Preppers take notice.

Lol! Now is this a challenge?

or are you really trying to keep the population low here in Wyoming? This is funny, as I am a New Hampshire native, who has transplanted here in Wyoming for quite a while now. Believe me, the weather here in Wyoming is much less severe than NH, and the mosquitos are almost nonexistant. And none of my vehicles would ever pass NH inspection.

Lol... maybe.

But I wasn't talking about the Wind, the ground blizzards, the ever-present low humidity, or even the difficulty of growing an uber-trendy front yard vegetable garden in desert soils amongst 100-degree-plus temperatures coupled with single digit humidity levels.

What we are talking about here is size. NH has more than twice the population of WYO crammed into an area one tenth of the size. With such a small population fairly well spread around the state, there just aren't all those modern conveniences that metropolitan areas afford.

When the free state project was launched by east coast folks, they became really worried that Wyoming would win, hence moving the vote up so early. Anyways, those folks whined and whined, not only about the weather, but so-called 'economic opportunity'.

I suggested NH for the OP since they are from NY. It would be more what they are used to. However, since MT has been pretty much ruined by the left-coasters, and since both coasters are ruled by corporate media, MT will probably feel enough like NY to pass the 'normalcy' test for them. And as a plus, when they get there, they can 'cowboy up' and play with real rifles and large-bore handguns, too!

THE MORE I LEARN ABOUT GOVERNMENT
THE MORE I LOVE MY GUNS
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Idaho is the best move we ever made

I grew up in Pa. We sold a business and travelled in order to figure out where we wanted to set down permanent roots. we ended up in North Idaho near Coeur d Alene. We have lots of wildlife and we can garden and most of all there are a lot of freedom minded people here. It is a safe area and there is a big airport in Spokane, Wa. We are about an hour or two from the Canadian border. Our property taxes on a 2700 sq foot house on 42 acres are $1300 per year. The economy has taken a hit here since 2009 so finding good work is not easy. Many people are self-employed. There are a lot of good private schools so you won't be forced to home school if you don't want to. We split up our 40 acres into tens so the kids can homestead on the same property. If you come out this way we would be happy to spend some time with you and show you the area. It has been 20 years since we made this best move of our live.

What about

the Mormon population? Is it a problem that could make people feel not accepted?

We already homeschool, so that works out good because I think I read Idaho is good for homeschooling.

My husband is already self-employed as a building contractor, but I'm guessing that wouldn't be too easy to start in Idaho?

Our best bet might be to buy some kind of business where ever we consider going.

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." (Dr. Seuss)

Mormons are a mixed blessing.

Some of the best liberty warriors in Idaho are Mormons, and some of the biggest NWO tools in our state government are Mormon. In general, they are very good neighbors. If you want to have a little fun, invite their missionaries in when they come calling, and hear them out. It will be hard not to laugh or cry at some of what they say, but it will give you "working knowledge" on how to live with them. They do some really good work - Mormons are "preppers" by religious decree, and they have big canneries that anyone can come work in and share the harvest.

I love Idaho, too. That area is indeed a bastion of liberty lovers, BUT- the winter is BRUTAL. It is also virtually cut off from the rest of the state so if you ever have to go to the capitol- Boise - it is an 8 hour drive.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

Come to WA state

Our freezer is regularly filled with salmon, deer, and elk. Also, I ate right out of my garden all summer. Yes, WA state is a very liberal state, but think about it, if you are a Christian you can think of it as going into the jungle. You could be a missionary! We have been called the least churched state, but my dear, it does not mean everyone here has no values or morals. If you ever come to Tacoma, let me know, I'd love to meetup at Starbucks and show you around!

Best to you, Steph