Originally Posted by cfsoistman
If I had one choice other than a warmer climate it would be around the Lancaster area of PA. We camp there regularly each year. We really just love the area. Once you're off the main routes such as Rte 30 it becomes a different world. It's so peaceful and isn't so rush rush as around our area. I still have quite a while to go. I just turned 51 but I'm thinking about it. It just worries me that with all the added taxes and new taxes Maryland officials and DC are going to hand out in the next few years where the money will come from to retire or just survive until that time. It's a scary time to live in the USA.
I have been thinking about this move for about 5 years now, moving out of Maryland to somewhere. I just turn 56 myself and can't wait to make a move.
We had our house built in 1980 and so we have been there 30 years.
Yesterday we spend time with another builder in Hanover and he has a house similar to what we are looking for, my wife and I had talked it over and it look like we are going to put a contract on it today. The house is near completion.
Another thing I just found out is that the payroll deductions for the state of PA is 3%, in Maryland It is 9%, so we will clear a little more on our weekly pay.
The biggest thing that was holding us back from doing this earlier is my daughter, she is now in her last year of college and attends Lycoming College in Williams Port Pa. She will graduate with a bachelors degree in Accounting and plans on moving to Philadelphia after Graduation.....Why Philadelphia, I do not know. I hope she changes her mine between now and May. My son is having a tough time with the Idea of moving.
If this all works out both my wife and I will have a longer commute to work, I will have an extra 15 miles to travel to Northern VA, which will be added to the 80 I already travel. We thought about VA as well, but housing is a little high for me at least near where I work.