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Old 06-10-2018, 10:42 PM
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So, Iím ready to give up on Komifornistan. As much as I love the yellowtail, tuna and lobster and rockfish fishing here in San Diego, Iím finally ready to bail out on this state due to prices, taxes, wacky politics, etc. I can work from anywhere that has an airport within 90 minutes. Where would you go if you could move somewhere for the best saltwater fishing, cost of living, decent people and at least moderate if not conservative politics. Decent place to raise kids, housing under half a mil, and offshore fishing.

Everywhere has some downside.... But where would one find the best mix? West Florida? Pan handle? Eastern side NC outer banks? SC?
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I wouldn't consider Florida. It's over crowded and over fished..
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Hm, that is a tough call. Easy to get about 1/2 your criteria but all is tough.

Fishing- South Florida, Outer Banks, Venice Louisiana
Schools- I have no idea on that one in compared to the places above
Taxes- Delaware then Outer Banks
Cost of living- Delaware, Outer Banks
Conservative politics- Venice, Delaware (the county where the beaches are), Outer Banks
Decent place to raise kids- Delaware, OBX

I love Delaware, but our fishing is very hit or miss. Last season was awful. This season so far the tuna bite is insane. The coastal areas do get very crowded in summer. You can find a nice house in your budget and the taxes will be about $1,500 a year on it. Schools are decent, the kids that work hard and want to go to college do. BWI is about 90 minutes and an easy drive most of the time. Nearest city is Baltimore, which is a trainwreck, but has some of the best hospitals in the world if that is a consideration.

South Florida- Cost of living can be a bit high, but that can be avoided, but my understanding is the areas where cost of living is lower don't have great schools. I may be totally off on this. Fishing is amazing. Not sure of the politics. I have thought of moving there but raising a kid there is my only hesitation. Whether that is justified or not, I can't really say, but when growing up my best friend moved there when we were 14 and I went to visit there was a loooooot more trouble that could be found than other areas (hell, and we grew up in Baltimore).

OBX- Great fishing. Cost of living and taxes are low. You are one bad storm from being wiped off of the face of the earth. Not sure on schools, but spent a fair amount of time there growing up and it seemed like a good place for kids.
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I really like North Carolina. Itís a great state to live in. The people are decent, the weather is good, the coast is great. If I could live anywhere it would be New Bern or Wilmington.
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Originally Posted by hammerhead_77 View Post
So, Iím ready to give up on Komifornistan. As much as I love the yellowtail, tuna and lobster and rockfish fishing here in San Diego, Iím finally ready to bail out on this state due to prices, taxes, wacky politics, etc. I can work from anywhere that has an airport within 90 minutes. Where would you go if you could move somewhere for the best saltwater fishing, cost of living, decent people and at least moderate if not conservative politics. Decent place to raise kids, housing under half a mil, and offshore fishing.

Everywhere has some downside.... But where would one find the best mix? West Florida? Pan handle? Eastern side NC outer banks? SC?
The big challenge in your search is being within 90 minutes of an airport where you can get anywhere non-stop. Best is probably somewhere near WPB International Airport in FL: Jupiter Farms or somewhere west of I95.
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Marblehead, Ohio on the shores of Lake Erie! Walleye capital of the world. Danbury township has fantastic school system.

If you want saltwater, bring your own shaker
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Look at South Louisiana.

Not New Orleans.

Check out Houma, Grand Isle or Venice.

Fly in and out if MSY (New Orleans).

some of the best saltwater fishing in the USA.

With the kids, I'd pick Houma. Very decent Catholic High schools.

Crime me is not an issue.

Dockspace is cheap.

Lots of public boat launches.

Short re run to Gulf of Mexico.

Affordable.
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Seattle, Oregon, New York, Boston or NJ.
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Originally Posted by hammerhead_77 View Post
Where would you go if you could move somewhere for the best saltwater fishing, cost of living, decent people and at least moderate if not conservative politics. Decent place to raise kids, housing under half a mil, and offshore fishing.
Sounds like the Texas Gulf coast, Galveston-Freeport area. Less than 90 minutes to Houston Hobby Airport for direct flights to much of the nation and international, Lake Jackson for housing. We considered moving there, big negative for us was the school provisions for our special needs child. Can't speak to the offshore fishing.

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I would do Florida due to the lack of state income taxes,I have contemplated the move to San Diego but can't justify due to taxes so live in south Florida and spend summers in Del Mar.
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Outer Banks is a great place to visit and own second property...but I'm not sure it's a great place to live full time or raise your kids.
Doesn't mean you can't do it...just means that you will have to recognize your parenting job is real.
Major airport accessibility is questionable.
I wouldn't consider the cost of living there "low".

If I were looking for all your factors I would head to Wilmington NC or Melbourne FLA. Maybe Jacksonville FLA.
All the good sized coastal cities from Wilmington southward will meet your criteria.
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Outer Banks is a great place to visit and own second property...but I'm not sure it's a great place to live full time or raise your kids.
Doesn't mean you can't do it...just means that you will have to recognize your parenting job is real.
Major airport accessibility is questionable.
I wouldn't consider the cost of living there "low".

If I were looking for all your factors I would head to Wilmington NC or Melbourne FLA. Maybe Jacksonville FLA.
All the good sized coastal cities from Wilmington southward will meet your criteria.

Morehead City and New Bern have been recommended by many. They aren't far from Wilmington which has an international Airport.
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Morehead City and New Bern are closest to EWN in New Bern. 6 flights daily to CHL Charlotte on American and 3 flights daily to ATL Atlanta on Delta.
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don't come to va beach. the airports 10 minutes away and the fishing in the bay and off our coast sucks
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You could live and fish like a king in Rockport TX with your budget. Corpus Christi Internation Airport right around the bay...
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Seattle, Oregon, New York, Boston or NJ.

Wait, I thought he said he was trying to get away from insane taxes and whacky politics?

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