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Old 09-29-2010, 07:36 PM
 
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Default should I move to Puerto Rico?

Right now I live in Connecticut with my husband and 3 kids. My husband will soon retire and asked me if I wanted to move to Puerto Rico. I have 6 brothers and sisters living in the Island and I believe I will be able to get used to it pretty quickly. One of the things that worrie me are the schools for my kids. I heard that it could be expensive for private schools. Also my husband would need to find a job as a teacher (hopefully) since I will be staying with the kids at least until I feel they have adjusted. We are in between either buying a house here in the US or moving to Puerto Rico. I don't know how easy it will be for my husband to find a job in PR or how reliable it would be once he finds one. I would like to know your input on this.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I've never visited Puerto Rico, but with any potential move you should always visit first. I would also imagine that one would need to be near fluent in spanish to live & function there effectively.

Since kids are involved I wouldn't move them to Puerto Rico until after they have finished school in the USA. If you were moving to Europe I'd have a different opinion though. As their schools seem to be on par with the USA.
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My wife is from Puerto Rico. Her mother recently spent a month there and wasn't crazy about it. In fact most of my wife's family wouldn't want to live there again. It's hard to find work from what I hear.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, (sometimes) work in CT
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No offense and I'm not a moderator, but except for the fact that the OP lives in CT, why is this in this forum? If you go down to the "U.S. Territories" section, there is a very active "Puerto Rico" forum that I think could give you a lot more help. Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I think the OP is trying to get both views on this question. I will allow it to remain. JayCT, Moderator
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:15 AM
 
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If your husband is retiring, why will he be looking for another job?
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:29 PM
 
Location: New England
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If your husband is retiring, why will he be looking for another job?
If I could whip out my crystal ball, I'm willing to bet he's a retired corrections officer, probably mid/late 40's with a full pension from the state moving to PR and doesn't want to sit around and do nothing.

I'd be curious how close I am with my guess.

I tried to say that before, but apparently it came across in a negative way, and wasn't my intention.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:35 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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Do I think you should move to Puerto Rico..........sure, why not! Beautiful beaches and scenery...go for it.
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