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Old 06-23-2008, 03:53 PM
Location: Mio, Michigan
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I really need help in my search or I'll be here forever. My family and I are looking to move to a new town with more opportunity, however we want alot of what we have here as far as community. we have 3 small kids and are planning more so good public schools, kid friendly towns, low crime(were we live we leave all the time with our doors unlocked and never lock the car when in town) somewhere smaller more suburb or rural(our town is less then 5000 pop) Doesn't need to be too close to major cities or freeways, but within reason, like 1-2 hours drive. Would prefere that actually. My husband is a lisenced contrater and would like to keep in the building business so we are looking for good areas for construction as a job with good opportunity for making decent money. work commute up to 1 hour drive is ok, (like living 2 hours from a big city and building in the suburbs would work.) We want 4 seasons but a little milder winter would be nice, we currently live in northern lower michigan so almost everywhere has warmer winters! Somewhere where cost of living is low but economy is high, mostly white neighborhood, with woods and real property/acreage available. anyone have suggestions. We have looked at AL, FL panhandle, TX, TN, CO, but anywhere is fine. We don't know where to start. Thanks
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Old 06-23-2008, 03:55 PM
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I have heard Colorado has some places like you mentioned.
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Old 06-23-2008, 04:10 PM
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Try Rapid City, South Dakota! We have the Black Hills, a population of 80,000 with strong growth, and nearby towns are smaller too. Winters here are very mild compared to out east. It is not unusual to reach 70 degrees in January!

No traffic here either!
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:12 PM
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neither one of those place match her discription. I would look more around the Tennessee area. Paris Tennessee is really pretty and smaller and has milder winters.
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Old 06-24-2008, 01:58 PM
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I could see parts of Colorado working. There are lots of family-friendly suburbs, and although it's cold, it's still a lot sunnier than Michigan and has slightly higher averages.

Tennessee could work too, and her husband should have good business out there, because of the growth.
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