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Old 03-30-2016, 03:12 PM
 
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This post is to help a family member. They are looking for a home for no more than 250k in the suburbs of a large or mid sized city. Schools are important and an updated home is a requirement. They'd like to be as close as possible to family in Maine but prefer more moderate climate.

Can anyone suggest cities to look into?
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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Maybe Springfield MA, as well as maybe some of the Upstate NY areas.

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Old 03-30-2016, 04:47 PM
 
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Maybe Springfield MA, as well as maybe some of the Upstate NY areas.
This may help in terms of the Upstate NY areas: Property Search Results

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Old 03-30-2016, 05:11 PM
 
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Portland ME, Albany NY
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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Metro Detroit
Indianapolis
Charlotte NC
Houston
Dallas
Tampa
Phoenix
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Old 04-02-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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Metro Detroit
Indianapolis
Charlotte NC
Houston
Dallas
Tampa
Phoenix
How many of those places have above average (presumably public) schools?
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Old 04-02-2016, 09:43 AM
 
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How many of those places have above average (presumably public) schools?
Or are relatively close to Maine......
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Miami, Floroda
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How many of those places have above average (presumably public) schools?
If we are talking about suburbs then we are talking about some great school districts. Metro Detroit and metro Indianapolis have some great schools.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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Or are relatively close to Maine......

I didn't read that part, I skimmed it
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:48 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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They'd like to be as close as possible to family in Maine but prefer more moderate climate.
NYC to Portland, ME is an almost 6 hour drive without stops. If they're willing to go even that far, they could live in California, as it's a 6 hour non-stop plane trip. Or Florida. Or Oregon. Or anywhere that fits their criteria that has a decent airport.

Just saying, "close" is all a matter of perspective.
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