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Old 10-12-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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Hi all, we are a family of 6, 2 dogs included, residing in Ames Iowa. We have a beautiful home and love our neighbors. We are professors, with comfortable incomes, but since our son turned 5 have had many difficulties with finding the "right" preschool/kindergarten for him. He was absolutely bored (when I reduced my homeschooling) and had behavioral problems. We're currently visiting a university in MA, and our son's behavioral problems have drastically reduced. He's not in school, but we've found nannies with experience with gifted children and are very knowledgable about our son's needs. We didn't find this in Ames, Des Moines, or Ankeny. Our daughter, who's 2 is also displaying gifted behaviors. We hate to leave our home, but can anyone recommend university cities/towns with low crime, great education, liberal leaning and pet friendly, with resources for gifted children? We're not fans of winter, but we do live in Iowa :-) Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:00 PM
 
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My children's needs come first.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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This may help: Best school for gifted child in NY capital district Niskayuna and North Colonie are a couple of districts in that area that could work.

You have several colleges/universities in the area like UAlbany, Union College in Schenectady and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, among others.

Hopefully others will offer more suggestions.
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Old 10-13-2017, 11:00 AM
 
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If you're not into winter so much you might look in the Southeast in places like Chapel Hill-Carrboro NC or Davidson NC. Both offer up the type of demographics you're after along with safe neighborhoods, a moderate four season climate, pet friendliness and top notch schools.
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