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Relocating and Establishing a New State of Residence
I figure this could be a useful thread here.

For guys who have relocated and established a new state of residency, how did you go about it and is there anything you wish you knew before hand or would have done differently now that you went though the process?

I'm a resident of a deep blue northeast state and I want to get out and cut ties with the state completely. I plan on leaving next month. I'm out of work but have enough saved to relocate first, then find work which shouldn't be a problem.

I want the least taxes possible, good gun/self defense laws, and an overall healthier saner environment. I'm pretty set on New Hampshire because it's the shortest drive so I'll be close to family. Eastern Tennessee would also be a good fit for me I think but it's farther away then I'm comfortable with at the moment.

I'd like to establish residency as quickly as possible so I can take advantage of the states citizens rights, like firearm purchase, cheaper insurance rates, casting a worthwhile vote, medical services, etc.

My plan as of now is to find a winter rental or rent a hotel room for one month (a very expensive step I'd like to find a way around) get the lay of the land, find a job, start working, find an apartment and sign a 1 year lease, and then go about obtaining residency. I could also try to skip the one month hotel/winter rental and convince a landlord to let me sign a lease on an apartment with no proof of employment and more money upfront, I think Roosh just did the same thing when he moved to the mountains.

I'm honestly frustrated with all the hoops and expenses involved with this, by comparison it would be cheaper and a piece of cake to fly back to Thailand or Ukraine and live in airbnbs.

I've never done any of this so any help is appreciated.
02-29-2020 01:36 PM
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RE: Relocating and Establishing a New State of Residence
(02-29-2020 01:36 PM)aeroektar Wrote:  I figure this could be a useful thread here.

For guys who have relocated and established a new state of residency, how did you go about it and is there anything you wish you knew before hand or would have done differently now that you went though the process?

I'm a resident of a deep blue northeast state and I want to get out and cut ties with the state completely. I plan on leaving next month. I'm out of work but have enough saved to relocate first, then find work which shouldn't be a problem.

I want the least taxes possible, good gun/self defense laws, and an overall healthier saner environment. I'm pretty set on New Hampshire because it's the shortest drive so I'll be close to family. Eastern Tennessee would also be a good fit for me I think but it's farther away then I'm comfortable with at the moment.

I'd like to establish residency as quickly as possible so I can take advantage of the states citizens rights, like firearm purchase, cheaper insurance rates, casting a worthwhile vote, medical services, etc.

My plan as of now is to find a winter rental or rent a hotel room for one month (a very expensive step I'd like to find a way around) get the lay of the land, find a job, start working, find an apartment and sign a 1 year lease, and then go about obtaining residency. I could also try to skip the one month hotel/winter rental and convince a landlord to let me sign a lease on an apartment with no proof of employment and more money upfront, I think Roosh just did the same thing when he moved to the mountains.

I'm honestly frustrated with all the hoops and expenses involved with this, by comparison it would be cheaper and a piece of cake to fly back to Thailand or Ukraine and live in airbnbs.

I've never done any of this so any help is appreciated.

I have been looking at places to rent on Craigslist. If you look under "Housing--sublets/temporary", there are appear to some affordable places to rent without locking yourself into a lengthy lease.
02-29-2020 08:54 PM
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RE: Relocating and Establishing a New State of Residence
I second craigslist. It's good for finding month-to-month rentals at good prices, and many places are even furnished (this helps a lot). I'd look at a few places at least, and do it in person before agreeing to anything. You want to make sure it's clean and there are no annoying/strange people around.

I've moved around quite a bit the past couple of years, and although it can be a pain in the ass, not having a lot of unnecessary things is huge. I only have a large suitcase and backpack, and this makes moving so much easier. Having money saved up is also very important. Not just for proving to a landlord that you can pay, but it's also great for your peace of mind, and knowing you have some time to find the right permanent residence and employment.

New Hampshire seems like a good option. I'm interested in Maine as well, althouth their laws aren't as appealing as New Hampshire's. Upper New England looks beautiful with all the open space, forests, mountains, history, and Maine's coast.
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I spent a couple of years using my free time on weekends and my vacations to scope out potential places when I decided to move.

A really good source of information is the site City-Data.com. Type the city or town you are looking to move to and it will give you all the data available such as median household income, median home price, demographics etc. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page on your cities page there are links to forum posts relevant to the place you are looking at.

Being single with no kids my only regret was not leaving sooner. I could have camped out of my car if I really needed to.

If you are looking to move to a rural area there are likely camping sites available. I would rather do this then rent hotels which can quickly add up in cost. Plus camping is fun and relaxing. Beats renting a hotel room where you wouldn't want to see whats there under a black light!
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By the way I found a website called sublet.com. I don't think it's as good as Craigslist though, when looking for short-term rentals.
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Yeah, I'd actually love to spend a few weeks camping, but it's still cold as shit up north, especially at night, I don't think it would be an enjoyable experience at all. Maybe if there's a streak of warm weather in March I could do it.
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While were on the subject of relocation does anyone have experience with relocating to Texas? Given my career path Texas is one of the top dog states to do it.
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(03-01-2020 12:28 PM)aeroektar Wrote:  Yeah, I'd actually love to spend a few weeks camping, but it's still cold as shit up north, especially at night, I don't think it would be an enjoyable experience at all. Maybe if there's a streak of warm weather in March I could do it.

Winter camping is possible with the right equipment.

The gear is expensive but probably something you're going to want to invest in anyway if you will be living in that area. Piece of mind knowing you have what you need to survive and not depend on the utility company or anyone else in a power outage, SHTF, etc.

Check out Wiggys sleeping bags, they have sleeping bags rated from +50 to -60.
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I live in New Hampshire and most communities have established rod and hunt and fish and game clubs that often offer reduced membership fees in exchange for volunteering a few hours per week... These places are a good source of like minded 2nd amendment folks who have established local networks... Also have seen some interesting adverts for Satellite inet service that offers 25 mbps which would allow remote work plus this AM news showed a photo of a fisherman who caught a state record 37 lb Lake Trout up near the border with Canada so clean air and water in most of the rural parts of the state that did not have illegal mafia toxic waste dumps like old spent sand and gravel pits... Gotta take the good with the bad...

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(03-01-2020 01:25 PM)Deepdiver Wrote:  I live in New Hampshire and most communities have established rod and hunt and fish and game clubs that often offer reduced membership fees in exchange for volunteering a few hours per week... These places are a good source of like minded 2nd amendment folks who have established local networks... Also have seen some interesting adverts for Satellite inet service that offers 25 mbps which would allow remote work plus this AM news showed a photo of a fisherman who caught a state record 37 lb Lake Trout up near the border with Canada so clean air and water in most of the rural parts of the state that did not have illegal mafia toxic waste dumps like old spent sand and gravel pits... Gotta take the good with the bad...

Cool, there's definitely tons of outdoor activity and beautiful nature up there which is a major determining factor for me. It may eventually turn into mini massachusetts but for the time being its a good escape from leftist lunacy. If I do settle down there I'll fight to keep it the way it is.
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Look into the Free State Project... iirc they looked all over the country and selected New Hampshire to promote moving too... my spidey senses give me suspicions they could be a bit culty which is why I like fish and game/ rod and hunt shooting clubs.

That said I had a neighbor who was also a Navy veteran had his bladder removed due to bladder cancer and wears a plastic bladder - still loves his beer though - living on Social Security Disability and a Partial Disabled Veterans pension together only about $2200 a month and long story short he found a 2 bedroom nice clean ranch house on 2 plus acres with a nice garden that was in probate asking $65,000 north of Bangor Maine short drive to the Penobscot River and an hour or so from the Maine Seacoast... the 5 heirs accepted his $60K offer happy to get $12K a piece and not have to maintain the property and pay the taxes... he was boasting that his PITI principal interest taxes and insurance mortgage would be less than $380 a month ... some places like that up near the Connecticut River and along the Maine border in New Hampshire as well - way up north is a lot of closed paper mills and poverty and drugs addiction so you would have to have solid remote earnings and real close Rod and Hunt club relationships to make a go of it in the far north of New Hampshire and Maine or Vermont for that matter.

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I can confirm that northern Maine looks a bit rough, beautiful countryside especially in the fall but those shitty trailers, dilapidated houses and beat up broken cars on the yards don’t make it look too appealing, there’s much nicer spots in the state though. I always loved seeing that Big Red Barn liquor store on the interstate coming into NH, that’s a must stop before heading back to over taxed Canuckistan.

I’ve moved several times to different Canadian cities. I recommend renting cheap, possibly roommates for the first three month, ideally without a lease and furnished so if you don’t like it then you can leave quick and easy if it doesn’t suit you, hold off on registering your car there, license and other documents if you can.

Find a job asap but give yourself a week or so to get a feel for the city, make friends, join clubs, date women, find a church, etc. This will reduce the chances of you not liking the place and sitting at home all day.

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What state might be good for a farmstead for someone who doesn't like too much heat but wants to have a longer growing season for grass-fed sheep? I've never been to North Carolina, but it seems like it might be a good middle ground, though then I gotta deal with hurricanes. Someone here suggested southern Oregon, which seems interesting, though my family is all on the east coast, as is the rest of my life and getting people to move with me is enough of a challenge already. I like the idea of Vermont or NH, but farming there might be challenging. The whole middle of the country, I guess, is ideal for this but it's kind of a black hole in my mind.
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^West Michigan might be an option. Lots of farming there, although the winters are cold. More lake effect snow on that side of Lake Michigan too.

But the people are friendly, the towns are clean, the scenery is nice (especially as you head north along the Lake Michigan coast), reasonable cost of living, lots of open space, and Grand Rapids is a perfectly sized city. Spring, Summer and Fall are beautiful too.

For the outdoors, there's great boating/sailing, golfing, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing. Some ok skiing too, but more for cross country. Lots of conservatives too, unlike Chicago and Detroit.
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I moved 500 miles from home to a place where I knew nobody and had no friends or family.

I moved to a place in the middle of nowhere with no running water or bathroom. Used an outhouse, bathed with a cup and bucket, while working full time. No phone, no cable or satellite, and no internet.

It was awesome. I never felt so alive. I got out of the rat race. I went from hitting my steering wheel in gridlock traffic to having to keep a chainsaw in my truck. There is only one way in and out and if a tree goes down you're stuck with no saw.

I highly recommend it. I can think of nothing more depressing then working the 9-5 office job in the concrete jungle.

If I had to do it over again I know now I could live in a tent if I had to. Its an experience everyone should go through. You hear of these millennials living in their childhood bedroom and wasting away.

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It's easy as hell. Once you have a lease or mortgage and a utility account or two in your name just go to the DMV, get your driver's license, and register to vote.

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(03-02-2020 02:51 PM)kel Wrote:  What state might be good for a farmstead for someone who doesn't like too much heat but wants to have a longer growing season for grass-fed sheep? I've never been to North Carolina, but it seems like it might be a good middle ground, though then I gotta deal with hurricanes. Someone here suggested southern Oregon, which seems interesting, though my family is all on the east coast, as is the rest of my life and getting people to move with me is enough of a challenge already. I like the idea of Vermont or NH, but farming there might be challenging. The whole middle of the country, I guess, is ideal for this but it's kind of a black hole in my mind.

Probably western NC would be best for that and that's far enough inland that you're not really getting hurricanes. Lots of wind and rain when a big storm hits the coast maybe but not the brunt of it, even here in Charlotte we don't usually get the worst of it.

Was actually just up in that part of the state this past weekend, beautiful mountain country, skied at Beech Mountain which is apparently the highest ski mountain east of the Mississippi. I wouldn't have thought that either--in fact the top 4-5 highest are all in NC or West Virginia.

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(03-01-2020 12:52 PM)belchmech Wrote:  While were on the subject of relocation does anyone have experience with relocating to Texas? Given my career path Texas is one of the top dog states to do it.

Texas has common-law marriage, so you can get divorce-raped even if you never signed a marriage license with your wife. In spite of that, I still consider moving there because it is a conservative state and has warm weather.
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New Hampshire intrigues me. I’ve looked at real estate and it looks like you can get some pretty nice properties for under $200,000.

Can anyone comment on the economy in NH? Is Vermont similar overall to NH?
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(03-03-2020 12:50 PM)Dilated Wrote:  New Hampshire intrigues me. I’ve looked at real estate and it looks like you can get some pretty nice properties for under $200,000.

Can anyone comment on the economy in NH? Is Vermont similar overall to NH?

NH definitely has a better economy than VT. New Hampshire natives have a more conservative mindset, and taxes are generally low. VT is the home of Bernie Sanders and thus the people there are more open to taxes for social programs.

But if it were up to me and I didn't need a good job, then I'd live in VT. Beautiful scenery unmarred by chain restaurants and billboard signs. Burlington punches above its weight with its great food scene and it being nestled on Lake Champlain but within a 45-min. drive of Stowe, and less than two hours to Montreal. And there are amazing places to eat all over the state, with incredible agriculture.

NH I felt didn't offer nearly the same quality. More of a redneck mindset, so lower-quality restaurants, retail, etc. Towns are a little more run down. You've got billboards and chains, which I personally detest.

Now, I'd prefer being neighbors with the salt-of-the-earth people in NH instead of the gray-haired lesbian couple in VT, but overall VT is a nicer state to live in. However, there are no jobs there of note, so it wouldn't be an option for me.
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I plan on leaving NYC by next spring. So far, the place I am leaning towards is Utah, north of Salt Lake City by the Air Force Base up there. I like the scenery, I think the state is beautiful. I'm hoping that I can buy a small place and be left alone (bring on the jokes about Mormon missionaries knocking on my door every day).
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(03-01-2020 12:52 PM)belchmech Wrote:  While were on the subject of relocation does anyone have experience with relocating to Texas? Given my career path Texas is one of the top dog states to do it.

I've relocated to Texas before. Texas is a great place. Also Texas is a huge state with many different areas. I lived in San Antonio/South Texas/Eagle Ford area. Any questions feel free to ask.
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