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Wow



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Can't blame 'em. I think about the same number of people have been shot in Chicago this year.




(a slight exaggeration, I know)
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New Jersey is in the same boat. High property taxes will drive people out in droves over the next 10 years. My wife and I decided 2 years ago that we cannot afford to live here once we retire. Property taxes of $12k+ annually for basic services (police, schools, snow removal) is too much of a burden. Why stay here when I can move south pay 75% less in taxes, have a better climate and live in a state with no state income? Hell, why am I still here?!?!

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lol!

my parents went to delaware few years back. had farm accessed land in hillsborough at about 15k/ year ....for farm accessed.
now they pay taxes in cash almost 1k/ year.

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View Postcarribeanpirate, on 21 December 2016 - 10:33 AM, said:

New Jersey is in the same boat. High property taxes will drive people out in droves over the next 10 years. My wife and I decided 2 years ago that we cannot afford to live here once we retire. Property taxes of $12k+ annually for basic services (police, schools, snow removal) is too much of a burden. Why stay here when I can move south pay 75% less in taxes, have a better climate and live in a state with no state income? Hell, why am I still here?!?!

Property Taxes suck in NY

Way too expensive. I was paying a lot with my parents when we owned a house.
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If you lived down here you would think no one is even left up north. It's insane. The development is 10x what I even expected, and I expected a lot!
Lake Hopatcong, NJ (NW Morris County)
Elevation 1150' - Average Snow: 50"

Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
2014-2015 Winter - 67.0" Min Temp -6
2013-2014 Winter - 66.1" Min Temp -5
2012-2013 Winter - 53.4" Min Temp +1
2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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SO what things do you miss the most about up here sat?

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Very very little. If I had to be picky I would say the apple picking in the fall. You can do it around here and in the mountains but it's not that great. Also I miss having a deli where I can get a good breakfast or lunch sandwich. And the roads are very narrow (no shoulders). Not crazy about driving on them especially the county roads.

On the other hand the pizza can be better than you would think and there is a certain store that sells real taylor ham lol.
Lake Hopatcong, NJ (NW Morris County)
Elevation 1150' - Average Snow: 50"

Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
2014-2015 Winter - 67.0" Min Temp -6
2013-2014 Winter - 66.1" Min Temp -5
2012-2013 Winter - 53.4" Min Temp +1
2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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View Postsatellite_eyes, on 23 December 2016 - 11:23 AM, said:

Very very little. If I had to be picky I would say the apple picking in the fall. You can do it around here and in the mountains but it's not that great. Also I miss having a deli where I can get a good breakfast or lunch sandwich. And the roads are very narrow (no shoulders). Not crazy about driving on them especially the county roads.

On the other hand the pizza can be better than you would think and there is a certain store that sells real taylor ham lol.

Most people who leave NY and NJ never want to come back. My aunt and uncle for example, left to FL and I think they've been back here maybe twice in 15 years.
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I've been back once in 2 years now. I honestly have no desire what-so-ever to go back. I have a bunch of neighbors from LI and also upstate NY (the real upstate NY).
Lake Hopatcong, NJ (NW Morris County)
Elevation 1150' - Average Snow: 50"

Snow Stats (as of 3/31/15)
2014-2015 Winter - 67.0" Min Temp -6
2013-2014 Winter - 66.1" Min Temp -5
2012-2013 Winter - 53.4" Min Temp +1
2011-2012 Winter - 26.9" Min Temp +5
2010-2011 Winter - 62.3" Min Temp -6

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Probably wouldn't miss much myself (im guessing)
as much as I hate the cold, I do like it just around Christmas and new year.





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