Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grassyfras, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    Hey everyone thinking about relocationg at the end of this year. Not sure where. I would like everyones opinion on where a good market and a nice place to live would be.
  2. prizeprop

    prizeprop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 822

    Usually, the better the market,the more the cost to buy a home in that area.
  3. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,381

    There is plenty of work here in Florida. Not as much money in it down here, but the weather is beautiful, which helps keep us busy most of the year.
  4. yamadooski

    yamadooski LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    I wouldn't come to Florida.
    Great place to visit but not live here and work here.
    The whole state is turning into the next Cali. Cant do anything anymore without some "Enviro Nazi" banning something.
    The other thing, everywhere you look there is somesort of LCO.
    There are way to many LCO here that is why the price is so stinkin cheap.
    In the Tampa area there is over 5000 registered LCO's. That does not include all the unregistered. And all the other Yahoos that drive over from the other counties to work in the Tampa subs and drive the price down.
    After 14 years here Im thinking of going to Wi. The quality of life is better and the schools for my kids are much better.
    And after reading here for the last 2 weeks the LCO's make better money upnorth.
    Anything north of the panhandle is better than what we have here.
  5. packerbacker

    packerbacker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,433

    Go to New Jersey! There are barely any LCOs there and they have a minimum of 45 per lawn!
  6. grassyfras

    grassyfras LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,475

    Ya FL is definitly out for personel reasons. I was thinking some up North East like New Jersey or way out west to a growing town. I just hope I can afford it up north.
  7. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,157

    I left FLA for Northern VA. Better schools. better money. and work for the wifey....Of corse I got out of the personal business. Up here there are more large LCO's, but not many small guys. But the burbs are gorwing out so fast. Do a search for Loudoun County. 45 minutes west of DC.....the houses are gorwing like weeds and most of are on 1 acre sites....Lots of town house communities as well....
  8. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    Charlotte Nc seems to be growing very fast, especially around Concord Nc. The Greensboro Area seems to be expanding alot in housing areas. I noticed alot of growth this past fall on a trip to the GIE in Charlotte
  9. promower

    promower LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,233

    Come over to WI your not to far from me. Cut grass 6 months, plow snow for about 4 months, take 2 months off.
  10. SpudsM15

    SpudsM15 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 628

    Yea*wink* New jersey has no lco..... Counting me on my street of 20 houses there are 3 lco.... Around one block is another, around the other block theres another....
    And unless you have 400k to buy a .15 of an acre prop with a nice house on it and pay 6k a year in property tax... oh not to mention the obsean car insurance costs... Traffic is on every street... NEw jersey is a great place to live.... Everything is here NYC, mountians, beachs, summers cold winters.... Alot of money too... bUt the cost of living is pretty bad....

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