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The wife and I are thinking about moving from Northern Calif. to Kerrville, Tx. What are the pros and cons?
from SANTA CLARA, CA
We've left California three different times it seems to always come down to "Weather vs. $$$$$$"...we came back everytime.
NorCal = no humidityTX = lots of humidityYou also lose those trips to SF and Tahoe.
Flint, Michigan. Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.
fire antsSwollen so bad I couldn't even put on shoes.Those @#!*% are pure evil.
Now, where i live....Middle Tennessee. Known mainly for country music it is a hot spot for all genres. From REM to Jack White to Neil Young Nashville is a hot bed for all music lovers. The Titans and Predators can be seen at a reasonable price plus the over 100k seat Neyland Stadium at UT. Sprawling with small communities linked together with highways that provide a relaxing afternoon drive there is always a new cafe or diner to experience. There's always a party waiting....from mini brewers in Sparta, Murfreesboro and Nashville to the "Spring Water" from Woodbury to the famous Jack Daniel's home in Lynchburg we know and take pride in our libations. A booming economy in a time where few are provides great values on land and homes which have shown to be a positive investment. Nissan, Verizon and Amazon are just a few known companies that call Rutherford County home. Friendly people, good neighbors and community events. We enjoy four seasons from redbuds and dogwoods in the spring, summer boating on our several lakes and rivers, fall leaves and festivals to mild winters there's always a season waiting to begin anew. With great bass and trout fishing to deer hunting...the outdoors offers many great days. I guess everybody loves where they grew up....
I love home.
the city above Toronto - Noodleville wtih 2 Large 1 Mini
Kerrville is not as humid as you think. Most summers, it is humid in late May and early June then it just starts drying out and getting 1% more brown each day over the next 3 months.
Another interesting statistic I heard (maybe 8 years ago) about Kerrville is that it is #1 town in Texas for people moving into it on a per capita basis - yet it's population isn't growing all that fast, at least relative to the really rapidly growing cities in Texas. It seems to be that a big percentage of the people moving there are retiring to Kerrville and stay there until they die. There are a lot of retirees there.
On the upside, the surrounding area is beautiful with rivers and hills and there are a lot of opportunities to get out into the country to parks and wide open spaces. And while the wineries in the area are few and small compared to Napa, there are some excellent vineyards in the area, like Becker that is just east of Fredricksburg, and Driftwood which is near the Salt Lick.
And did anybody mention that housing and land are REALLY INEXPENSIVE?
XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating
San Antonio, TX
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Beautiful country, definitely a culture shock for you I'm sure, but in no time you'll be driving a 4 wheel drive pick up truck and own multiple fire arms. Might take longer for the cowboy hat and boots. ;)