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Old 02-12-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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I will like to move my young family to city with a lots of economic opportunites and affordable housing. Hopefully, education is good too. Where you want recommend? I don't consider weather now as I know I must pay the tradeoffs. I just want to move out of Arizona now. Thank you. John
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Old 02-12-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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Birmingham, Alabama. Nation's lowest unemployment and highest per capita income growth over the past 25 years.

I was really surprised when I flew down here for the interview. It wasn't anything like I expected.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Alabama? They may not have good schools for kids.

How about Dallas?
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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What about Columbus, Ohio?

MONEY Magazine: Best places to live 2006: 10 Best Big Cities

The Columbus Dispatch : Columbus is magazine's No. 9 best city for blacks

Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Westerville, Ohio (46) - Money Magazine

Columbus is a large city that is growing, has a diverse economy, home to many large fortune 500 companies. It has a young growing population, a low unemployment rate and great schools. Dublin, Hilliard, and Upper Arlington offer some great school systems. Westerville, Worthington, New Albany, Heath, and Gahanna are all great too. Columbus is doing very well.

Columbus Suburbs:

Westerville
City of Westerville, Ohio

Upper Arlington
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New Albany
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Columbus has an unemployment rate below the national average. It has a great metro park system. Lots of diversity and entertainment. It is currently the 15th largest city in the nation.

City Growth:
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Best of luck in the move.
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Old 02-12-2008, 02:15 PM
 
Location: IN
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The Kansas City metro area would work.
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Old 02-12-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Hi:
I will like to move my young family to city with a lots of economic opportunites and affordable housing. Hopefully, education is good too. Where you want recommend? I don't consider weather now as I know I must pay the tradeoffs. I just want to move out of Arizona now. Thank you. John
For a big city, Salt Lake City has among the best (certainly the safest) public school system in the country. It's growing like mad and has reasonably priced housing. It's also absolutely gorgeous, completely surrounded by mountains (the city itself is flat, snug in the big wide valley). And it's not too far away from Arizona.

Or for something completely different, check out Raleigh NC: booming economy, housing isn't too expensive, decent public schools.
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Old 02-12-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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Pleasantville a/k/a Omaha.Check out Nebraska and Omaha's forums for more info.
Very family friendly, cheap housing, ood job opportunities, check the World Herald classifieds.
Drawbacks- Climate, of course. Taxes are higher, but I hear the lower housing cost more than makes up for that.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Cortland, Ohio
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I second Columbus!
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Pleasantville a/k/a Omaha.Check out Nebraska and Omaha's forums for more info.
Very family friendly, cheap housing, ood job opportunities, check the World Herald classifieds.
Drawbacks- Climate, of course. Taxes are higher, but I hear the lower housing cost more than makes up for that.
I strongly second this. If interested in more, pop over to the Nebraska-Omaha thread - lots of great info there.
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Old 02-17-2008, 04:22 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What do you do for work? Might make a difference.
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