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Old 11-17-2012, 09:25 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I've been wanting to leave NJ for a few years now. My husband and I just keep saving up until the time and place are right. We have no children and very little family, so we are not tied up to one area. I've been to just about every state on the east coast and some others in the midwest such as MIlwaukee, Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana, but none of them seemed right. In a nutshell this is what we are looking for and areas we definitely want to avoid. It also costs so much just to travel around sometimes, but we are also trying to learn more about the west coast and southwestern areas.

Anything within the Boston, NYC, Philly, and Miami area is a big no go. Tired of it.

I am an early childhood teacher ( which I know is difficult right now) and husband does security, but also wants to get his CDL license and possibly enter the trucking field whether it be long haul or short. Also, he's a British expat and I'm of Mexican heritage, even though I was born and raised in NJ, have no accent, and I'm very pale with dark hair (most people think I"m Italian ) We've had some problems with him being discriminated again in the NYC/ NJ area

Weather isn't even a factor. I don't care if it's cold or hot as long as we can find some happiness and peace of mind.

INterests:
non religious
moderate income - looking for average home
enjoy eating out and all types of cuisine
some night life is okay but not a big factor
enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, jogging( hate anything related to skiing )
people that are more open minded and willing to join in yoga, meditation, new age interests, health activities, cooking
unique shops- love books pleasant downtown or shopping nearby, craft fairs, holiday bazaars, festivals
we enjoy museums, history, and historical landmarks,


Please make suggestions of places in the US that we may like. Would appreciate any opinions. I would love to visit some of them to and explore.

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Old 11-17-2012, 10:45 AM
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Maybe Tucson. Or, Prescott, Arizona. Savannah, Georgia, somewheres in Colorado. Colder cities like Minneapolis, Madison, Wisconsin.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:29 AM
 
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If you don't mind a smaller city and can find jobs, Ithaca NY would work. Visit Ithaca

Perhaps a place like Las Cruces NM could be an option: Untitled Page
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Your husband's been discriminated against in NJ although he's married to someone who looks Italian? I find that odd coming from an NJer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:28 PM
 
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INterests:
non religious
moderate income - looking for average home
enjoy eating out and all types of cuisine
some night life is okay but not a big factor
enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, jogging( hate anything related to skiing )
people that are more open minded and willing to join in yoga, meditation, new age interests, health activities, cooking
unique shops- love books pleasant downtown or shopping nearby, craft fairs, holiday bazaars, festivals
we enjoy museums, history, and historical landmarks,
It seems that denver is the right choice for you.

Denver has a moderate income, Non religious, Plenty of diversity so many shops and cuisne, very athletic population, There are probably some historical areas in denver. Denver also has beautiful scenery so thats a plus
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Your husband's been discriminated against in NJ although he's married to someone who looks Italian? I find that odd coming from an NJer.
It's true... once they hear his accent he usually doesn't get the job.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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It's true... once they hear his accent he usually doesn't get the job.
That's very weird. Most people are intrigued by that accent.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:21 PM
 
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Usually when people get sick of North Jersey, they move to The Poconos, Lehigh Valley or Scranton Wilkes-Barre. People from South Jersey usually move to Lancaster or Berks. There's a reason for this. They are all comfortable and pretty safe.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:39 AM
 
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Interests:
non religious
moderate income - looking for average home
enjoy eating out and all types of cuisine
some night life is okay but not a big factor
enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, jogging (hate anything related to skiing)
people that are more open minded and willing to join in yoga, meditation, new age interests, health activities, cooking
unique shops- love books pleasant downtown or shopping nearby, craft fairs, holiday bazaars, festivals
we enjoy museums, history, and historical landmarks
Check out the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC metro area. It nails every one of your criteria and is a safe, beautiful area. Despite being in "the South" it's very diverse ethnically and in terms of international feel due to the presence of both Duke University and the University of North Carolina, as well as world class hospitals and research facilities at both universities....plus the presence of the Research Triangle Park in Durham, which features large facilities for companies such as IBM and GlaxoSmithKline (and a couple of hundred others).

Durham, NC - Official Visitors and Newcomers Information
Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau
Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitors Bureau
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: NC
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North Carolina.

I'd look into the Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte metros
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