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Old 04-10-2015, 03:03 PM
 
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So, at the moment we are not really planning to move. We go back and forth. We are currently in the phoenix suburbs. It's nice here, but summers are crazy HOT! I grew up in Chicago area where winters are brutal. So here is what I would love to fin in a city...
Kind of four seasons lol. I mean, a summer that is highs no higher that. 90 ish usually. Winters with a very little bit of snow. Do not want much at all, but a couple snow storms that melt right away would be nice. Spring thunderstorms are amazing to me! I like sunny days, but I also like the occasional rain storm and rainy day. Fall with colorful trees.

A family type area with decent schools. I would love a house with a big grassy backyard where my son can play. Rent prices around 1200-1400 for a maybe 1,700 sq ft house (just an estimate). I'm a stay at home mom and maybe someday will go back to teaching. My husband is a delivery driver. Not sure if that info is really needed but figured I'd throw it in there.

So where is this place???
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:16 PM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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So where is this place???
It doesn't exist.

The places closest to it have VERY high rents and house prices
and only crapola jobs doing services for the wealthy.

hth
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Look along the I-81 corridor in TN/VA if you don't mind smaller cities and towns, maybe as far south as Knoxville, possibly Chattanooga at a stretch.
Jobs will be the tough thing. Any chance your hubby works for a company that can transfer him, UPS or Fedex type?
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:23 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion! I will look into that area. No, he works for a small company as an independent contractor. They do smaller on demand deliveries. We would definitely look into job opportunities before moving. I just wanted to see what suggestions people would have and just start looking into things.
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:52 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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Anywhere along I-25 in Colorado would fit.

Ft Collins. Loveland, Denver, Colorado Springs.

Denver is best for courier driver jobs. BTDT.
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Old 04-10-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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Yes! We were thinking about CO. We look all over the U.S. and seem to keep coming back to Fort Collins area. Housing seems a bit high there though, so maybe closer to Denver would be better.
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Old 04-10-2015, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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Prescott, AZ fits your criteria... If your husband can find a job.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:15 AM
 
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Check Colorado Springs. It nails your goals. Fort Collins housing is substantially more expensive than Colorado Springs (around 30%). You may find it to be a bit dry, in all months except summer when the thunderstorms roll through. We get a few good snow storms in the winter, but average highs are low to mid 40s so it is dramatically warmer than Chicago was in the winter. In summer I would estimate that we get 10 to 15 days per year that are over 91. Even when it is 90 out, if you are in the shade it is completely comfortable at 7000 feet. In the sun, 90 is very hot out here, but ultra low humidity at high elevations makes the sun comfortable in the winter and the shade great in the summer.

PS. I had some of the same desires for what I wanted to find in a city when I was moving 3 years ago. That's how I learned about Colorado Springs and I love it out here. The job market is slightly below average, but if our job market was hot we would have people from all over the country flooding into the area.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Ditto Prescott or Prescott Valley Arizona.
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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Anywhere along I-25 in Colorado would fit.

Ft Collins. Loveland, Denver, Colorado Springs.

Denver is best for courier driver jobs. BTDT.
She just wants a little bit of snow.. COLORADO is NOT the place for that.....

Try looking at St George, Utah..... It is as close to what you describe as you can get.... And it's close to Vegas....
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