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03-30-2013, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ltsthinaz View Post
Congrats on the wedding, Portland is a beautiful city, though taxes and housing prices are high there as well, the latter because of very strict zoning laws (central planning of the kind you find in New York).

In the last twenty years, fully 10% of New Yorkers have left the NY metro area - NY has slightly increased its population purely due to immigrants moving there. I'm sure that trend will only increase over the next few years.
You're right about the taxes, but the housing costs in Portland are still very cheap wrt NYC. Relative to many other places Portland is expensive, but I'm paying over $2k/mo for less than 700 sf in Jersey City. I can find an equivalent for half that in Portland.

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