Originally posted by: altonb1
Originally posted by: Lothar
Originally posted by: PingSpike
I don't get why people want to live in extremely high cost of living areas so bad, but I recognize it as a personal decision. Hell, if I didn't have family in Vermont I'd probably move to North Dakota or something.
I have family in Baltimore Co., Maryland.
If I didn't care about my family or have any family like some of my foreign friends, I'd be moving to Delaware in the next 3 months.
I am in the process of accepting a job offer with a company knowing fully that I'd be making $3k/yr less than working in Delaware for the same exact company doing the same job.
Lets also not forget the tax advantages of living in Delaware vs living in Maryland.
The driving time between Eastern Balto. Co and Newark, DE is about 45 mins. To put it in perspective, Exit 109 is the last exit in MD and Exit 67 is the White Marsh exit--42 miles from White Marsh to the DE line. Why can't you move to DE and just drive back to Baltimore to visit? It isn't much longer than if you lived on the West Side of Baltimore and drove to the East Side.
Delaware doesn't have a state sales tax, but they do have property taxes and income taxes, so it isn't as "tax free" as people think.
<----------- Grew up in Baltimore, used to live in Newark, DE and currently lives in PA.