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Old 07-29-2008, 12:20 PM
 
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Colleges in area?- There are many- Largest is IPFW (Indiana-Purdue Ft. Wayne), IVY Tech, Indiana Tech, U of St. Francis. Taylor U. and that is just in Ft. Wayne. Surrounfding area: Tri-State (now Trine U), Manchester College & Huntington U.,

There are now 2 walmarts on the north side.. Both are in safe parts of town; most of the problems occur South East where poverty is more of a problem.

There are many parks and trails.. Please see City of Fort Wayne - Home
for more information.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:04 PM
 
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You may want to consider a degree in some sort of music technology (Ivy Tech maybe?) and work at Sweetwater. It's a class operation and has been growing well. They outline their hiring requirements on their website. Steel Dynamics is a good place to work as well. Work hard, stay out of trouble and you'll do fine. It's a good place to live. I'm not sure about your personal situation but I'd consider IPFW for a year or two and then transfer to IU-Bloomington. Whatever you do, work your tail off and have a plan.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:39 AM
 
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Manchester College, alma mater of your humble mod.
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Old 07-31-2008, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Northwest Fort Wayne
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Default Welcome!

I have lived in Fort Wayne since 1992...I LOVE it here and will never move! I live in Northwest Ft. Wayne, but have lived in Northeast Ft. Wayne for most of the time I have lived here. The schools are all good in North Ft. Wayne, for the most part. There are TONS of parks in Ft. Wayne, [url=http://www.fortwayneparks.org/]Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation - Home[/url] ....check out that link! As someone else mentioned, the southeast side of fort wayne has the most crime. Here's a couple other links you may find useful:
Schools:
[url=http://www.fwcs.k12.in.us/Home/Home.php]Fort Wayne Community Schools, Fort Wayne Indiana District website[/url]
[url=http://www.nacs.k12.in.us/]Northwest Allen County Schools, Fort Wayne, IN[/url]
And in my opinion, the best preschool:
[url=http://www.fwgoodshepherd.org/]Good Shepherd United Methodist Church | Home[/url]
Fun family places:
[url=http://www.kidszoo.org/]Fort Wayne Children's Zoo - Home Page[/url]
[url=http://www.sciencecentral.org/]Science Central Home Page[/url]
[url=http://crazypinz.com/]Welcome to Crazy Pinz[/url]
Shopping:
Glenbrook Square (http://www.glenbrooksquare.com/html/index20.asp - broken link)
[url=http://www.jeffersonshopping.com/]Welcome to Jefferson Pointe Home[/url]
And we have Tons of restaurants and churches! Good luck with your move!
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:23 PM
 
Location: ft wayne..indiana
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Default moving to ft wayne from michigan is a mistake

hard too find jobs unless you will work for 6/7 dollars an hour...everyone also is saying what zip codes to live in...lol... you better have one hell of a degree in something'' now'' too live in the 46814, 04 ect area... taxes way up in those areas.... houses going for 180,000.00 on up.....really the average is around 350,000.00..... now if your a average guy like me then you will probebly will live in the 46816/ 09 or 19 area's...then you will have alot of renters too deal with,,, not saying thats bad but we all know that in most areas that have alot of rentals has alot of crime or alot of people that dont care about the homes they live in cause its not there home... sad too say but you and your family would be better off moving too new haven in. its located on the outer part of ft wayne...trust me....those that speak of 46814 area already has the world in there hands and are living good,rentals in that area are around 13 hundred a month, thats if you can find one!
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I believe we have 2 or 3 community colleges in Fort Wayne. Racial Diversity varies based on where you live in Fort Wayne. I would say the southwest side (46804 and 46814) have only a little diversity. The northside near the coldwater road walmart will have more diversity, but not as you go further north towards the lima road walmart. The most diversity would have to be in areas surrounding downtown to the south and east. Fort Wayne has many parks and picnic areas.
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Old 10-26-2008, 08:07 PM
 
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I love Fort Wayne!

Great place! Great Governor! VERY productive State! Number 8 in fastest growing jobs coming to a State in the USA! MUCH BETTER than a dying Michigan.
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