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Old 07-18-2017, 10:58 PM
 
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Currently I am living in Columbia SC with my 14 and 5 years old sons. I am an experienced teacher and department head for my area with a Master's degree in curriculum development. However, I am also a licensed claim's adjuster with years of experience in that field as well. With that being said, I desperately need a change in my surrounding, therefore I want to make a decision as to where to move this summer,so that I can prepare for the move by summer 2018. The area would need to either be hiring for teachers (which I prefer) or adjusters (insurance).

I am trying to be considerate of my sons grandparents by keeping the travel time to under 5 hours driving time. I would also like for the new area to have all four seasons, however I would prefer the winters to be mild. The cost of living is definitely something I would have to consider as well as the crime rate. I know crime is everywhere, however I don't want to put myself or my sons in the heart of the trouble.

Currently, we live in a very good subdivision in a 2 1/2 story home that did not break my bank account to afford, therefore I would like to keep them in a similar lifestyle of living that they are use ( as far as the housing is concern). Of course education is a concern for me, however it is also what you make of it.

Also, being that I am newly single, I would like to move into an area that offer plenty of things to do for both adults and children. I am in my late 30s-early 40s' range, therefore I am not old but I was never the person for the club scene. I would like an area that allow individuals to enjoy plays, concerts, activities in the park, and etc.. without breaking budget to afford them.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:18 AM
 
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Given all of your criteria including distance from grandparents I think the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill NC area would make a lot of sense. It would tick off all of the boxes for lifestyle amenities, safe areas to live and good work options as well. With schools no doubt a major concern I would recommend the Chapel Hill area first (top school district in NC) which should be on par in terms of housing costs with your current home, or perhaps a shade more.
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Old 07-19-2017, 06:58 AM
 
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Perhaps Charlotte and Richmond may be other options as well.
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Old 07-19-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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Raleigh, NC is the first thing to come to my mind. Has all 4 season with a pretty mild winter, not too far away, and also has a lot to do.

You didn't specify an actual budget for housing, but if Raleigh itself is too expensive for you, there are plenty of suburbs that are affordable as well.
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