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Hi All,

Through out this next year, I am planning to visit various cities. I have decided I wanted to start over in a new city, when my current lease is up. So I have 10 months to find a new place.

I currently live in Dallas, Texas. I have decided I want to move away from my family and my current life here.

If you have any recommendations, please post them here if you don't mind.

Thanks for reading and posting! Happy 4th of July as well :)!
 
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If your business is 100% online, I'd ride out the recession/inflation somewhere in South East Asia. (Bali, Vietnam, Thailand, etc.)

-Within 1- 5 hours flights to the most modern metropolitans, beach towns, & mountain destinations.
-Access to "cheap" labor market
-Earn in dollars, spend in pesos
 

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Ah, I was suggesting something in Europe. Portugal has currently a very attractive tax scheme to get high in-demand skills into the country. However, you don't have to be employed.

• 0% tax on foreign income
• 0% tax on crypto
• 0% wealth tax
• 20% flat tax on freelancing and domestic income
• Foreigners can own 100% of real estate
• English speaking population is getting better, Lisbon is no problem and a tech hub in the EU.

This visa runs for 10yrs and is called NHR.
 

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Ah, I was suggesting something in Europe. Portugal has currently a very attractive tax scheme to get high in-demand skills into the country. However, you don't have to be employed.

• 0% tax on foreign income
• 0% tax on crypto
• 0% wealth tax
• 20% flat tax on freelancing and domestic income
• Foreigners can own 100% of real estate
• English speaking population is getting better, Lisbon is no problem and a tech hub in the EU.

This visa runs for 10yrs and is called NHR.
I'll consider nomading once I am well off. Who knows this could change in 10 months if I do it correctly. I definitely would love to visit other countries I have a few in mind. But I also have 4 cats that I cannot get rid of as they are my family .
 

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Hi All,

Through out this next year, I am planning to visit various cities. I have decided I wanted to start over in a new city, when my current lease is up. So I have 10 months to find a new place.

I currently live in Dallas, Texas. I have decided I want to move away from my family and my current life here.

If you have any recommendations, please post them here if you don't mind.

Thanks for reading and posting! Happy 4th of July as well :)!
Any recommendation will depend on your values... because we don't know who likes to do, hobbies, and even if you're married or not...
. So you told us a little about the reasons why you want to change cities, get away from your family.

do you already have a running business that gives you income regardless of your time???
Do you want to travel to settle or just visit ???
 
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Any recommendation will depend on your values... because we don't know who likes to do, hobbies, and even if you're married or not...
. So you told us a little about the reasons why you want to change cities, get away from your family.

do you already have a running business that gives you income regardless of your time???
Do you want to travel to settle or just visit ???
Hey Myster!

For now I am just open to all cities, I do have preferences, but I am trying to keep an open mind and want to see where others are living?

I know a lot of people moved to Scottsdale, AZ.
 

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Hey Myster!

For now I am just open to all cities, I do have preferences, but I am trying to keep an open mind and want to see where others are living?

I know a lot of people moved to Scottsdale, AZ.

I moved to Scottsdale to 'start fresh' over a decade ago - and while it is a 'good city' - it is by no means great.

It's only become more congested through the years, hotter all around and prices have become astronomical over the pandemic to rent or to buy. It does have many redeeming qualities as well but depends totally what you are after. It would help to at least know a bit more about what your like and dislike ... surely you know a bit of yourself already and what you are looking for ...

Here are some things I personally would think about moving somewhere new, and plan my search around these ...

1 - Weather (do you like seasons), do you like the heat or cold ?
2 - Things to do (city / urban / suburban) atmosphere
3 - Proximity to airports / flights
4 - Proximity to water / oceans / lakes
5 - How outdoorsy are you?
6 - What is your family status or plans on having a family?
7 - Cost of living (LA vs Cincinnati, etc)
8 - Taxes
9 - Access to labor / labor force (sometimes important based on business you are running..)
10 - Schools, Politics, Roads (I enjoy driving), Restaurants, Nightlife, Housing, ETC

You can find many PROS and CONS in any city you look at.

I'm sure there are reason you are seeking our advice here, and not picking off a random list on yahoo.com. What exactly are you looking for? What's on your itinerary to visit over the next few months?

Here are some other USA based 'larger' cities that I have liked that I have been to , in no particular order

1 - Seattle
2 - LA / San Diego
3 - Miami
4 - Tampa
6 - San Francisco
7 - Portland
8 - New York City
9 - Denver

Looking forward to hearing back from you to give better recommendations!
 
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What makes you want to move away from Dallas? I'll be visiting a few cities in Texas later in January and February to see if I want to move there in the next 3-5 years. I'd suggest staying away from the midwest, I'm about 40-50 miles from Chicago and its not bad now but the winters are miserable.
 
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I moved to Scottsdale to 'start fresh' over a decade ago - and while it is a 'good city' - it is by no means great.

It's only become more congested through the years, hotter all around and prices have become astronomical over the pandemic to rent or to buy. It does have many redeeming qualities as well but depends totally what you are after. It would help to at least know a bit more about what your like and dislike ... surely you know a bit of yourself already and what you are looking for ...

Here are some things I personally would think about moving somewhere new, and plan my search around these ...

1 - Weather (do you like seasons), do you like the heat or cold ?
2 - Things to do (city / urban / suburban) atmosphere
3 - Proximity to airports / flights
4 - Proximity to water / oceans / lakes
5 - How outdoorsy are you?
6 - What is your family status or plans on having a family?
7 - Cost of living (LA vs Cincinnati, etc)
8 - Taxes
9 - Access to labor / labor force (sometimes important based on business you are running..)
10 - Schools, Politics, Roads (I enjoy driving), Restaurants, Nightlife, Housing, ETC

You can find many PROS and CONS in any city you look at.

I'm sure there are reason you are seeking our advice here, and not picking off a random list on yahoo.com. What exactly are you looking for? What's on your itinerary to visit over the next few months?

Here are some other USA based 'larger' cities that I have liked that I have been to , in no particular order

1 - Seattle
2 - LA / San Diego
3 - Miami
4 - Tampa
6 - San Francisco
7 - Portland
8 - New York City
9 - Denver

Looking forward to hearing back from you to give better recommendations!
Hey @fastlane_dad and others!

My apologies guys, I don't exactly have all of the criteria's laid out yet as I am trying to define them. I just got back from replacing my car's battery. I will give you what I have so far:

1. No income tax states.
2. Lot of Nature activities (I love hiking, and wanting to do more outside activities)
3. A city that is very entrepreneurial. (Find other like minded entrepreneurs) - However, I am sure I can find them anywhere in any city.
4. Low Cost of living (Preferred).
5. Huge population.
6. Low crime (if able, each city will have some kind of crime, unavoidable).
7. Conservative swing (not necessarily a requirement).

The reason for my leave is because of being around toxic family members. I have found myself not wanting to come back to where I live each time I was around my family and I have found myself depressed. So this is a headwind I am finding a resolution to solve.

Reviewing of my past experiences of moving away from family, I did very well being by myself. This is the reason.

A few cities I am checking out over the next 10 months: Seattle, Austin, Pheonix/Scottsdale.
 

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What makes you want to move away from Dallas? I'll be visiting a few cities in Texas later in January and February to see if I want to move there in the next 3-5 years. I'd suggest staying away from the midwest, I'm about 40-50 miles from Chicago and its not bad now but the winters are miserable.
Hey Fridge!

It's due to my current relationships, I lived here my whole life and never really lived in another city. I feel like it's best if I moved somewhere else that's not close to my immediate family.

My relationships currently know my past self, not this new self identity of going Fastlane or becoming an Entrepreneur.

I noticed that went I went on business trips (from employer) or vacations that I didn't want to become back home and I would break down.

I wouldn't necessarily say it's an environmental headwind, but I'm not huge on saying "Well I'm from Dallas, and Dallas the best city". I feel like it's just a city that I live in or a placeholder in the meantime, the only reason why I came back was because I had broke with an ex 2 years ago and Dallas was a city I knew.

Dallas definitely has a great marketplace full of jobs and a huge people. But my social circle is not very entrepreneurial, they all either adopt the slowlane or the sidewalk roadmaps. Everytime I speak about Fastlane concepts, they listen, but they don't really care about it (which is fine), I'm not here to judge.

But I told myself maybe it's time to start a new life somewhere else and create a better support network and be around people who are more nuturing and are more positive about self-growth.
 

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Hey Myster!

For now I am just open to all cities, I do have preferences, but I am trying to keep an open mind and want to see where others are living?

I know a lot of people moved to Scottsdale, AZ.
ok I see.

But do you know the reasons that push them to travel to this country(Scottsdale)?
 
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Hey @fastlane_dad and others!

My apologies guys, I don't exactly have all of the criteria's laid out yet as I am trying to define them. I just got back from replacing my car's battery. I will give you what I have so far:

1. No income tax states.
2. Lot of Nature activities (I love hiking, and wanting to do more outside activities)
3. A city that is very entrepreneurial. (Find other like minded entrepreneurs) - However, I am sure I can find them anywhere in any city.
4. Low Cost of living (Preferred).
5. Huge population.
6. Low crime (if able, each city will have some kind of crime, unavoidable).
7. Conservative swing (not necessarily a requirement).

The reason for my leave is because of being around toxic family members. I have found myself not wanting to come back to where I live each time I was around my family and I have found myself depressed. So this is a headwind I am finding a resolution to solve.

Reviewing of my past experiences of moving away from family, I did very well being by myself. This is the reason.

A few cities I am checking out over the next 10 months: Seattle, Austin, Pheonix/Scottsdale.

While it covers 1 - 3 and the Puget Sound overall population will add 5, I would cross off Seattle. The cost of living is horrible, the headshaking crime is just off the hook and unless you go into the sticks part of the state, its as liberal as it can get and makes the majority of conservatives head explode. Plus the traffic is the pits, I live in Tulsa now and Im so thankful every day for no longer having to deal with the Seattle bumper to bumper death grind.
 

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