Originally Posted by Marlin T
Same thing here in New Mexico, at least this part of NM. All of these CA people are finding out that if they sell their little house there for a million bucks they can build a bigger house and have over an acre of land to themselves.
That is similar to what's going on here Marlin but a little different. The subdivisions going up here back during the housing boom were relatively low-grade homes for the area. They sat on 0.6 acres, the minimum for having a septic tank, and they were all thrown up faster than a gingerbread house. They ranged from $55,000 to $130,000 in the area in question. The people who moved there were generally people from up north looking to start over in a lower cost of living area with more jobs. This area was really booming a few years back and some might say that it still is... These people moved from highly restrictive firearms states (generally the Northeast) and are not used to the relaxed SC laws. Heck, that's why they should have researched the area FIRST!
In any case, they do want to change the area to be more like where they came from. Talking to them, that's all they rant about for the first couple of years here. If I don't hear, "that's not the way we did it up naaaarth" again I must not be listening.
To elaborate on the north/south thing, let me say this. It is not unprovoked. The usual person who relocates to my area is from the northeast or midwest. Some genuinely like the area but they're RARE. Most will go on and on with you about how much better it is up north. My current neighbor is like that. He went on and on about how 'lazy' southerners are before he asked me if I was from the area. I said, 'yes'. That conversation wrapped up pretty quick. I've been accused of sounding more like I'm from the midwest and I guess he thought the same.
Anyway, I agree that not all folks from up north are buttholes. There are many good people on this forum from up north. I have met good friends in college from up north. A guy from NJ was in my wedding...
This situation however, deals primarily with people from up north who moved here and now want to change the place. That annoys me and that's why I'm alluding to 'northerners'. I apologize to those good people here who happen to live closer to the north pole than I.