yes somewhere BLUE !! mild temps in winter compared to the northeast
My 2 cents. Man 5yrs from now? I'd just start stashing as much money as possible and see what areas are still conservative in 5yrs. Florida was conservative 5yrs ago not so much anymore for example.
i cant see the midwest belt going as far left as new england
Take a look at west VA
I also need to research what states have surrounding recip. carry with each other
Agree as to why I said WVA. As it’s constitutional carry. And has recip with Utah . If u have Utah it gives u I think 32 states.
Not having a problem in Maine... If winter bothers you, try Oklahoma or ozarks
try the american redoubt...eastern wa and oregon, montana, idaho, wyoming
I am also looking to move ASAP. Born and raised in CA (I'm 31) and trying to figure out where to go. This state is far too liberal for my liking, especially with the gun laws, tax burden, and cost of living. The weather is exceptional, but not worth it! I am a chiropractor by profession, but may need to re-evaluate that. Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Texas are on my list.
One issue I face is I have never been to these states, and with the current COVID-19 climate, traveling to any of them may be difficult. I may just have to pick one and hopefully it all works out.
Any input is welcome!
i would start with on line searching ( housing cost,population,job market,health care,climate ect.)
in the areas you are interested
I would cross Colorado and Texas off your list. I currently live in Colorado and I am now just weeks away from moving. I've purchase a new home an piece of land in a "free zone" and my wife and I are leaving.
Colorado is very quickly moving left. It doesn't matter what part of the state you are in even the rural areas of Colorado are much more left than they ever used to be.
Texas has not been as conservative as most believe in a long time. Texas is controlled by it main metro areas Houston, Dallas and Austin. All of these areas are extremely liberal. It will not be much longer before Texas is the second California.
Side note on Alaska. Its a great place to visit and extremely beautiful. But you really need to visit and check it out during each season before you move up there. It can be a very harsh place to exist. My son lived in Fairbanks for 3 years and we visited several times. Winters are harsh and the swing between near total darkness and full daylight for 24 hour periods can really get to you. Just something to think about.
As for Idaho, make sure you are aware that North Idaho and South Idaho are pretty much two different states. I actually own two parcels of land in North Idaho that will be for sale soon. Not because I don't like Idaho but I have found the location I need to live and no longer need the land.
Montana can be great but it can also be harsh in the winters. Its also very spread out. The population density is pretty low but so are the jobs unless you are working agriculture or livestock related jobs.
Just my .02.
Thank you for the insight, I appreciate it
Thank you for the help. I have began to do some of the things you have advised, just stinks I currently can't venture out!
Venture out Just say no
Dont be a Sheeple! Maine was blue until this last Governor election last year. We have a Demoncrat now, but a lot of the citizens here are very unsatisfied with her. If you can handle the winters, long winters, we have very low CV here if you stay out of our biggest cities (which will be small to you); avoid Portland, Bangor, Lewiston and Auburn; basically Androscoggin and York Counties have the highest numbers of CV. https://www.maine.gov/portal/about_me/facts.html
BTW, a friend of mine just traveled from MD to AZ by vehicle with no problems