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  1. hopeful eyes

    hopeful eyes Light Load Member

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    a good place to live in as far as trucking opportunities are concerned?
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    Yes, but horrible winters.
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    Taxes in Washington State
    • Income tax: None
    • Sales tax: 7% - 10.5%
    • Property tax: 1.03% average effective rate
    • Gas tax: 49.4 cents per gallon of regular gasoline and diesel
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    Taxes in South Dakota:
    Does South Dakota have a state income tax?
    South Dakota has no state-level income taxes, although the Federal income tax still applies to income earned by South Dakota residents.
     
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  4. Moosetek13

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    Also horrible traffic, truck stops (if you can find any near you that have any spots left), and a host of other things.

    The next best thing to getting out there was the scenery, while the best thing was simply getting out of there again.
    Rather like SoCal.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Is South Dakota a good place to live?
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    Agriculture, tourism and national defense anchor the economy in South Dakota. Brookings, Sioux Falls and Yankton are among the best places to live in South Dakota.
    No state income taxes
    Latest Population Increase: 1.07%
    Median Home Price: $140,500
    Median Household Income: $50,957
    Population: 843,190
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  6. Chinatown

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    Is Nevada a good place to live?
    The best places to live in Nevada include Reno, Henderson and Paradise. Beyond the many casinos that Nevada is known for, the state offers beautiful natural areas such as Lake Mead, Cathedral Gorge State Park and Lake Tahoe. Tourism, mining and cattle ranching anchor the economy in Nevada.
    Latest Population Increase: 0.00%
    Median Home Price: $173,700
    Median Household Income: $51,847
    Population: 2,798,636
    No state income taxes
    No food taxes at grocery store
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  7. Blu_Ogre

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    May depend on where you are looking in the state. And what kind of opportunities you are looking for.

    I'm off I5 between Seattle and Oregon. Have not had any serious issues with winter. Can be too overcast for some folks through out the year. If you are a sun worshiper may not be the best choice.

    Eastern WA is an entirely different environment for weather, politics, and trucking.
     
  8. Moosetek13

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    Reno/Sparks, NV living is a lot like Denver/Aurora, CO living.
    And yes, I have experienced both.

    With all the 'perks'... not really worth it in any way.
     
  9. Dockbumper

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    Hopefuleyes, just a bit of advice. You have the cart way in front of the horse. Possibly a County or 2 ahead. First it was a Dodge Ram or F150. Then it became a Toyota Tacoma, (because they last long). You were advised to curb your enthusiasm by several members on this forum. THEN......You were going to do it anyway because you had $20,000 saved up and could afford it. NOW......You have scrapped the ""New Truck" plan, and have decided to BUY A HOUSE IN UTAH!!!!!!! Do you even have your CDL yet??????? If so, how long have you been driving? Annual income? It is nice to have dreams and plan ahead.......but......holy cow.....slow down young man. Get settled in with a good company, learn to save money and budget for 3-5 years, give time time.:D
     
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  10. hopeful eyes

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    I don't have my CDL yet :D
     
  11. Chinatown

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    What's the hold up? Get a move on!
     
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