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Old 12-29-2014, 11:15 AM
 
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I want to live in a house with an open porch, 4 bedrooms, and a fenced in yard. Mild to cooler temperatures, never TOO hot. Walking distance from coffee shops, stores, and restaurants and close driving distance from a big city with tons to do. I want to be close enough to all my family that I don't have to make a 12098 hour drive just to see them. Oh, and affordable with good school systems.....I mean ,seriously, is that too much to ask? Please let me know if you've ever been to/lived in such a place. I've tried researching as much as I can, Im starting to think this place is non-existent.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:28 AM
 
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Where is your family located?

I would recommend Hartford County, CT. Some really good towns with walkable downtowns. If you can supply a budget it would be helpful.
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I want to live in a house with an open porch, 4 bedrooms, and a fenced in yard. Mild to cooler temperatures, never TOO hot. Walking distance from coffee shops, stores, and restaurants and close driving distance from a big city with tons to do. I want to be close enough to all my family that I don't have to make a 12098 hour drive just to see them. Oh, and affordable with good school systems.....I mean ,seriously, is that too much to ask? Please let me know if you've ever been to/lived in such a place. I've tried researching as much as I can, Im starting to think this place is non-existent.
It would help if we knew where your family lives so that we could recommend places that aren't 12098 hours away from them.
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Old 12-29-2014, 06:53 PM
 
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Hahah very true! I live in ga now near a tiny amount of family but most of ours live in NJ/NY. Anywhere further north than Georgia on the east coast is time shaved off of our road trips, though, so I'm open to any suggestions!
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:02 PM
 
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Hahah very true! I live in ga now near a tiny amount of family but most of ours live in NJ/NY. Anywhere further north than Georgia on the east coast is time shaved off of our road trips, though, so I'm open to any suggestions!
How close do you want to be to your family in NY/NJ?
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Where is your family located?

I would recommend Hartford County, CT. Some really good towns with walkable downtowns. If you can supply a budget it would be helpful.
Hartford County is a nice place to live, but there aren't any affordable towns with good school systems, unfortunately.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Check out Winston-Salem. It's a great mid-sized city with a thriving Downtown, charming neighborhoods and a decent cost of living.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:36 PM
 
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Hartford County is a nice place to live, but there aren't any affordable towns with good school systems, unfortunately.
Yes there are. Towns like Newington, Cromwell, Rocky Hill, Southington and Berlin are all prime examples of affordable towns with good schools in the Hartford area.

It would fit the criteria for time and it offers major employment regions near by.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:47 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Maybe try Portage, MI? Good schools and neighborhoods, right next to Kalamazoo, and there's been a ton of new restaurants and business opening up there. Also it's very affordable
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Old 12-29-2014, 11:27 PM
 
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Maine, possibly. If you like lobster that is.
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