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Old 07-11-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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Hello everyone.. I need a little help as I am driving my husband nuts. We were planning on moving next March. At first we wanted to move to NC, then MIL didn't want to move there and talked us into GA, Then we changed our minds about that and was looking at Dallas, Then I changed my mind about that started looking back to NC, then to TN, and VA and back to NC. Im driving my husband bonkers. I need help with a city place that would fit for what we are looking for.

1. Affordability like $160k and below. Want a house with a garage and a yard. We could possibly swing more if it had a mother in law suite. Want to live comfortable on a combined income of $60k
2. Jobs. Im a property manager for a HOA. But have also been a PM for a rental community. I also can do admin work very easily but the pay has to be right. Husband I believe is going to telecommute with his current job so that is not an issue.
3. schools - have a 14 month old son and need a place with decent schools.
4. family friendly.
5. low crime
6. weather - my husband says he won't go further north then NC and TX was just to far west for him. We are looking for something that does not have harsh winters but has change of seasons. The summers anywhere is better then S. FL so that doesn't matter.

Am I asking for too much? Does such a place exist? Every week its something different. Our big problem is with MIL we like NC but she won't move there due to an ex husband which I think is just totally stupid. Anyway any help you can give I would appreciate it!
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:39 AM
 
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NC seems to fit your criteria. Not sure why your MIL is dictating where you move to???
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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BacktoNE that is a very good question.

I'd pick NC just cuz my MIL won't move there.
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Orange, California
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I agree that NC sounds like it might be a good move for you. You guys seem to keep coming back to it as an option. Plus, it will somewhat appease your MiL because NC is a close, neighboring state to Georgia (closer than TX and VA, which you also seem to be considering).
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Old 07-11-2008, 10:37 AM
 
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Family is very important to me. I don't think it would be such a big deal if I didn't have my son. I want the grandparents to play a very big role in his life. But trying to make everyone happy is proving to be impossible. Thanks everyone for the responses. I think we need to stick to our orginal choice, but was just wondering if there was anywhere else that fit our description.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Have you looked into Chattanooga Tn? It's a lovely city and in a great location.
They have done a lot of rebuilding in the downtown area. It sits right in the middle of Nashville and Atlanta. Birmingham isn't all that far either. It might be a good solution for all.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:59 PM
 
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Family is very important to me. I don't think it would be such a big deal if I didn't have my son. I want the grandparents to play a very big role in his life. But trying to make everyone happy is proving to be impossible. Thanks everyone for the responses. I think we need to stick to our orginal choice, but was just wondering if there was anywhere else that fit our description.

So MIL won't be living with you, it's just a matter of her visiting? If NC meets most, if not all of your criteria, and it certainly seems to, then move there for the good of your DH, yourself and your son. MIL will either get over it, or not. If she refuses to deal with NC because her ex-husband lives there, that is her issue not yours. Don't mean to sound harsh, but seriously, you cannot give up your dream location because of one personal issue with your MIL.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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TN, sounds like it's good for you, how about someplace like Crossville? very nice place

good luck!!
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:26 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Tennessee has the 5th highest crime rate out of the 50 states.

North Carolina has major overcrowding problems in their schools.

Kentucky would seem to be a great fit for you, as it is the 6th SAFEST state, and has a good economy with a more moderate growth rate. KY's house prices are ALREADY rebounding while the nation as a whole continues in a downward spiral.

pictures of KY





http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Picture_1280.jpg (broken link)

You might look in Oldham or Shelby County outside of Louisville, or Woodford, Scott, and Jessamine Co outside of Lexington.
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Old 07-11-2008, 03:29 PM
 
Location: still in exile......
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Tennessee has the 5th highest crime rate out of the 50 states.

North Carolina has major overcrowding problems in their schools.

Kentucky would seem to be a great fit for you, as it is the 6th SAFEST state, and has a good economy with a more moderate growth rate. KY's house prices are ALREADY rebounding while the nation as a whole continues in a downward spiral.

pictures of KY





http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/29/Picture_1280.jpg (broken link)

You might look in Oldham or Shelby County outside of Louisville, or Woodford, Scott, and Jessamine Co outside of Lexington.
I agree but her husband, is not willing to go further north than NC. But Kentucky is very nice
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