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Old 01-13-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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I am a single mom of 2 and wanting to relocate from Midwest to South. I am looking for a small town feel, place where there are good schools and low crime, where community and faith is what everyone cherishes. I am looking for a place where we would see a lot of horses and beautiful hills and cowboys Down to earth, simple living, low cost of living, and good opportunity to find work. I have thought about North Carolina, Alabama, or Georgia.. I would appreciate any suggestions. Small town feel, cafe where people converse and where the locals welcome new families with open arms and neighbors watch out for neighbors. Do NOT want to be in a busy crowded city.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:37 AM
 
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South Central or South Texas would be a wonderful place for you to move your kids to. There are many really small, incorporated towns between San Antonio and Austin, for example. The economy is easy to live on, there and you have no state income tax. Texas grants much personal freedom to its citizens and is not likely to bow to the tyranny that's becoming evident in DC.

South Texas is experiencing a literal Oil Boom that isn't making the national news scene. This has got to create jobs as the months pass. It certainly has for one sister of mine and a cousin's hubby, so far.

No doubt the school districts vary a lot in Texas, or so I would assume because the freedom to be different is so true, there.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:58 AM
 
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I am not sure about Texas...It is very hot there, and I am not one for extreme heat.. actually makes me very ill. I can handle your usual summer temps..but I think Texas is in the 90s or higher more often than not, at least that is what I have heard?
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Old 01-14-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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Then the South is not for you. The summers can be very hot, and sticky with humidity.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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single mom of 2 and wanting to relocate from Midwest to South.
...and good opportunity to find work.
Focus on the work first. Secure that (whatever "work" is for you).
THEN look for an area near that work which is as close to your dream spot as you can find.

Don't expect to find that dream spot anywhere
Don't move before you have a job.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:17 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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South + (relatively) cooler weather = mountainous areas, but I really don't think you are going to find many cowboys in those areas.
Horses and hills sound like KY and TN might be your best bets if TX won't work for you, but the job situation in small towns and rural areas probably won't be great.
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Have you considered south carolina ? relatively mild winters and humid hot summers but hey the beach is only maybe two hrs away depending on what city you choose and also two hrs to the mountains which I would consider the best of both worlds . You can always get a pool to cool you off in the summer or there is air conditioning . Im really considering a move from the midwest to the south as well to be closer to the grandkids and kids .
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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A lot of people think moving to a small town is heaven. But locals don't always take well to new folks. And small town life can be a difficult adjustment for kids not used to a small town lifestyle.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:54 AM
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A lot of people think moving to a small town is heaven. But locals don't always take well to new folks. And small town life can be a difficult adjustment for kids not used to a small town lifestyle.
Really true. Just in the movies do they.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:30 AM
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Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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If you don't like temps above the 90s in the summer do not move to the Carolinas, Georgia or Alabama. You won't be able to handle it.
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