Best ski lake/region to live?

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Jeremy Johnso » Tue, 04 Mar 2003 07:09:18


Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure my
family will enjoy the move as well.

Thanks,

Jeremy Johnson

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Derek & Alliso » Tue, 04 Mar 2003 07:48:08

Austin, Texas.
Quote:

> Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
> lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
> weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
> isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
> city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure my
> family will enjoy the move as well.

> Thanks,

> Jeremy Johnson


 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Frog » Tue, 04 Mar 2003 14:18:49

I think that New Zealand aint too bad... Live in Hamilton, Ski Hora Hora -
awesome..


Quote:
> Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
> lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
> weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
> isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
> city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure
my
> family will enjoy the move as well.

> Thanks,

> Jeremy Johnson


 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Glen Reed » Tue, 04 Mar 2003 14:29:05

Quote:

> Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
> lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
> weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
> isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
> city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure my
> family will enjoy the move as well.

> Thanks,

> Jeremy Johnson

Orlando, FL
 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Robert Scibiens » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 08:38:11

If you are thinking of man made lakes, the Sacramento area has many of
them and memberships are usually avalable at at least a few.

On Sun, 02 Mar 2003 22:09:18 GMT, "Jeremy Johnson"

Quote:

>Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
>lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
>weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
>isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
>city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure my
>family will enjoy the move as well.

>Thanks,

>Jeremy Johnson

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Derek & Alliso » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 09:37:05

forgot to mention:
    no state income tax is Texas.


Quote:
> Austin, Texas.


> > Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
> > lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
> > weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
> > isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
> > city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure my
> > family will enjoy the move as well.

> > Thanks,

> > Jeremy Johnson

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Wayne Brownle » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 09:42:48

But check out your property tax.  2 to 3 times most other states.



Quote:
> forgot to mention:
>     no state income tax is Texas.




Quote:
> > Austin, Texas.




Quote:
> > > Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the
best
> > > lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season,
decent
> > > weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,
that
> > > isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a
larger
> > > city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make
sure my
> > > family will enjoy the move as well.

> > > Thanks,

> > > Jeremy Johnson

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Derek & Alliso » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 10:06:37

Actually - our taxes (property) arent that bad.   They certainly are far less than 5-10% of your income.

http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/rate/ind_inc.html
================================================================================
random property tax:
  california => 1% w/ 7000 flat exemption
  texas (austin) => 2.7% w/ approx 10% homestead exemption   [effective tax = 2.43]
                2% if you live outside of the city and dont have to pay city tax  [effective tax = 1.8%]

Quote:

> But check out your property tax.  2 to 3 times most other states.



> > forgot to mention:
> >     no state income tax is Texas.



> > > Austin, Texas.



> > > > Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the
> best
> > > > lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season,
> decent
> > > > weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,
> that
> > > > isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a
> larger
> > > > city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make
> sure my
> > > > family will enjoy the move as well.

> > > > Thanks,

> > > > Jeremy Johnson

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Tom Rut » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 12:05:05

On Wed, 05 Mar 2003 01:06:37 GMT, "Derek & Allison"

Quote:

>Actually - our taxes (property) arent that bad.   They certainly are far less than 5-10% of your income.

Holy Crap! 5-10% of your income??  Talk about regressive.

Tom

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Derek & Alliso » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 12:31:11

Quote:

> On Wed, 05 Mar 2003 01:06:37 GMT, "Derek & Allison"

> >Actually - our taxes (property) arent that bad.   They certainly are far less than 5-10% of your income.
> Holy Crap! 5-10% of your income??  Talk about regressive.

> Tom

average state income tax was about 5-10% depending on income level.
 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by Tom Rut » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 12:48:40

On Wed, 05 Mar 2003 03:31:11 GMT, "Derek & Allison"

...

Quote:
>> >Actually - our taxes (property) arent that bad.   They certainly are far less than 5-10% of your income.
>> Holy Crap! 5-10% of your income??  Talk about regressive.

>> Tom

>average state income tax was about 5-10% depending on income level.

So up to 20%  between house and personal state tax? At least it is
better than Ohio!

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Joe Darw » Thu, 06 Mar 2003 23:05:06

Property taxes!  Yikes!  I like my little corner of the world.  Lake
in my backyard, good schools, quiet rural setting within 5-10 minutes
of whatever you want to do.  And property taxes?  On a $300,000 home
we pay less than $250/year.  Yes, we have state income taxes but the %
is very low.


Quote:
> Austin, Texas.


> > Alright granted there is no panacea, what are some opinions on the best
> > lake/region to live for the waterskiing junkie?  Long ski season, decent
> > weather, skiable yet picturesque lake, good schools, nice houses,  that
> > isn't too far away (within an hour) from the creature conforts of a larger
> > city.  I am able to relocate just about anywhere but I want to make sure my
> > family will enjoy the move as well.

> > Thanks,

> > Jeremy Johnson

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by KGree » Sat, 08 Mar 2003 00:37:43

Joe,
Which State??  Sounds like a paradise, got room for a few more??  Seriously,
I live in TN and an income tax was just narrowly defeated last year.  I pay
approx. $1,200/year on a $200,000 house.  If they don't get your money one
way, they will find "the other" way and get it eventually.  Our local sales
tax is hovering right at 9%.  We all pay the piper in some form.

KG


Quote:
> Property taxes!  Yikes!  I like my little corner of the world.  Lake
> in my backyard, good schools, quiet rural setting within 5-10 minutes
> of whatever you want to do.  And property taxes?  On a $300,000 home
> we pay less than $250/year.  Yes, we have state income taxes but the %
> is very low.

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by KGree » Sat, 08 Mar 2003 00:42:37

Nevermind, found it.  Looks like a nice development!!


Quote:
> Joe,
> Which State??  Sounds like a paradise, got room for a few more??
Seriously,
> I live in TN and an income tax was just narrowly defeated last year.  I
pay
> approx. $1,200/year on a $200,000 house.  If they don't get your money one
> way, they will find "the other" way and get it eventually.  Our local
sales
> tax is hovering right at 9%.  We all pay the piper in some form.

> KG



> > Property taxes!  Yikes!  I like my little corner of the world.  Lake
> > in my backyard, good schools, quiet rural setting within 5-10 minutes
> > of whatever you want to do.  And property taxes?  On a $300,000 home
> > we pay less than $250/year.  Yes, we have state income taxes but the %
> > is very low.

 
 
 

Best ski lake/region to live?

Post by John Q. Sindel » Sat, 08 Mar 2003 02:32:51

: Property taxes!  Yikes!  I like my little corner of the world.  Lake
: in my backyard, good schools, quiet rural setting within 5-10 minutes
: of whatever you want to do.  And property taxes?  On a $300,000 home
: we pay less than $250/year.  Yes, we have state income taxes but the %
: is very low.

Good schools?  Doesn't LA rank around 49 or 50 in almost every state
public school ranking?  For instance:
http://SportToday.org/
Note Florida's ranking on that list, though.  It looks like TX might be
a good bet if you can stand the locals.  The 10 weeks I lived in Dallas
was more than enough of TX to last me a lifetime.

I'll give you that your income tax is pretty low, but FL and TX seem
to have lower State and Local tax burden than LA according to:
http://SportToday.org/
(I'm not sure if this includes property taxes or not)

Why hasn't anyone spoken up for the southwestern US?  I can certainly
say that my region is not a water skier's paradise (Seattle), but
C***te, NC was pretty nice when I lived there.

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