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Old 12-27-2016, 11:14 PM
 
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Great point! I don't mind the heat, but my husband dies. For whatever reason he's still interested in Texas, but I feel like we might as well go back to Florida then. One point for me, thank you!
Another note, you probably are not going to be within 12 hours of Central Florida without being in the Southeast/Houston with horrible summers, even by Texas standards.
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Old 12-28-2016, 05:54 AM
 
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Another note, you probably are not going to be within 12 hours of Central Florida without being in the Southeast/Houston with horrible summers, even by Texas standards.
Yes, I get that, and thank you for bringing that up. We would be willing to compromise on some things if there was a city in Texas that was perfect for us (I'm doubtful!). We definitely are leaning towards NC or another state north of the Carolinas.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:03 AM
 
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I too was skeptical of the crime claim because "OMG crime is rising like crazy" is a common falsehood among people who don't know what they're talking about and therefore raises a red flag for me, but I looked it up and it's true -- crime is, in fact, on the rise in Jamestown.
Sorry if that made me sound trolly. I didn't come here to vent about Jamestown so I didn't put much thought into my reasons for leaving Jamestown. Thank you for backing me up with actual facts, though.
Point is, this area isn't for me and I'm interested to hear other suggestions and why.
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Old 12-28-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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I too was skeptical of the crime claim because "OMG crime is rising like crazy" is a common falsehood among people who don't know what they're talking about and therefore raises a red flag for me, but I looked it up and it's true -- crime is, in fact, on the rise in Jamestown.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. Jamestown is the regional city for that part of the state. So, it likely gets people from outside of the city coming in, viewed in the way bigger cities do and it is more diverse than surrounding places outside of maybe a couple of nearby places. Crime was going down until a recent bump up.

As for other places for the OP, Asheville NC may be look into. It has the vibe that you are looking for, but not sure about the job market though.

As mentioned before, if you are still open to staying in state, Ithaca would definitely have the vibe you are looking for and is a growing area.

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Old 12-28-2016, 09:10 AM
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Yes, I get that, and thank you for bringing that up. We would be willing to compromise on some things if there was a city in Texas that was perfect for us (I'm doubtful!). We definitely are leaning towards NC or another state north of the Carolinas.
Charlotte is bigger than Raleigh. Heard people say "easier" to get jobs their versus Raleigh (more interviews at least they say). You have to visit to get the feel of both areas. There's a difference for sure. Asheville has a more specific job market, harder for sure than the other 2. Maybe Greensboro? Texas might be harder to assimilate in versus NC, coming from Florida, but Texas, I think, has an overall excellent job market though, better than NC. Pluses and minuses everywhere. Good luck!
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