For those who are just plain tired of the New York Metropolitan Area, Florida and Michigan are two of the best places to live in the country. There are many reasons for why this is so. First off, they both offer different paces of life and regional cultures for New Yorkers to change off on. Secondly, there are many affordable homes in Florida and Michigan. It is very possible to find a home between $100,000.00 and $200,000.00—something that is absolutely unheard of in New York. If a home is that cheap in New York, you really have to suspect that there is something seriously wrong with it, or about the area the area that it is in. Homes do not come that cheap in the New York Metropolitan area.
The fact that homes are so expensive adds to the feeling of hustle, bustle and stress in the New York Metropolitan Area. People in New York do their best to ensure that they can pay off their homes, pay their high taxes and lay down a future of them being present in such an expensive area. The high price of living in the New York Metropolitan Area plays a large role in major decisions that people make—what they will do for a living, who they will socialize with, who they will marry, whether or not they will marry and how they deal with their interpersonal relations. There is less room for just doing what you want, keeping integrity and staying true to your values. This sometimes leads people down negative paths as they get involved with people who are negative, in the hopes of being able to stay in the area. It also leads people down the wrong path in terms of doing negative, destructive and/or self-destructive things that they would not have done, otherwise.
There are a lot of listings for cheap homes in Florida and Michigan. Plenty of them exist on the site that REOZOM puts up. The more expensive homes listed are the ones that would be the cheapest in the New York metropolitan area—homes that are in the $300,000.00s, $400,000.00s and $500,000.00s. Of course, there are some more expensive listings for home that are above $500,000.00. However, if you looked at listings for the New York metropolitan area, most, if not all, of the listings would cost that much in many cases.
Of course, the weather differs in Michigan and Florida. Michigan is in the Midwest, and has a reputation for having cold, long winters. Florida is known for being warmer all year long. However, in each state there are different landscapes and micro climates. In Florida, for example, the area that Miami is in stays hot all year long while other parts of Florida dip into the 40s—and sometimes into the 30s. In Michigan, it is warmer in the locales near Lake Michigan and colder in the locales that are located farther away from Lake Michigan. The lake acts as a source of heat.