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Old 06-23-2008, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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I have lived in California my entire life and I like it, but the people have kind of ruined it for me and I am ready to move somewhere where there are nice, genuine, down-to-earth people. Not saying there are none of these people in California, but I am ready for a change. I have family in the Reno area and my husband's family is in Indiana, but I have never been there. For most of our marriage we lived in San Diego and moved up to Nor Cal a year ago to be near my mom in Sacramento. I grew up in the Bay Area. I don't know if I am ready for a huge change like Indiana would be, but I think the people would be great and we would have lots of family close by. My husband and I think Texas sounds like a fun place with great people and a good climate. We have to also consider schools and I have heard that Reno schools are not the best. Any suggestions or comments would be great. Thanks!
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:49 PM
 
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If you are looking at Texas, take a look at Austin. Californians are coming here in droves, and all of the ex-Californians I've met love it here. I've been to Reno and, although the setting is beautiful, I wasn't a fan of it as a "family-friendly" place.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Reno for sure. Its natural surroundings just trounces the others, sorry.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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if you want nice neighbors you just might want to go to Fort Wayne. nicer people than Reno anyways.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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if you want nice neighbors you just might want to go to Fort Wayne. nicer people than Reno anyways.
Reno has very nice people just like everywhere else. Plus towering mountains and Lake Tahoe nearby.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Reno is a much nicer city than Fort Wayne. The mountains and Lake Tahoe are beautiful. And since it's a college town, there are naturally some really good schools.

And I wouldn't say that people in Reno aren't nice...everyone I've met up there has been friendly. Lots of families too.

I'd definitely pick Reno. Or Texas. Just not Fort Wayne.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:02 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Reno may be in a nice location being so close to Tahoe but the town itself is pretty dumpy. It's way overpriced for what it is and the wages you get there. The downtown area is like a smaller, trashier version of Vegas and it's a pretty ugly town overall. It's a very transient city and you see some shady characters around there.

I'd go with Austin, TX or somewhere in that state b/c seems like you can get more for your money and a better quality of life. Reno is just not nice or anything great at all. The mountains and Lake Tahoe don't make up for the town.
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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Yeah. I'd probably pick Texas over Reno.

But if it's Reno vs. Fort Wayne, Reno just seems to offer more (closer to home, no state income tax, lots of outdoor activities, and it's growing and improving so rapidly).
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