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Romanian family relocating from Bronx to Burlington Vermont, seeking information on acceptance of Romanians, prospects for Dentists, cost of living, weather conditions

 
 
Old 12-05-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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Help! FROM BRONX TO BURLINGTON. Good idea?
I am 17 years old. I have lived in/near the south bronx area my ENTIRE life. I need to get out of here asap and the nyc area since this place feels like poison to me. Maybe I just need a break from big cities while having some of the things big cities offer such as the culture but needing the nature and lifestyle in touch with nature.

I have to convince or incline my mother to make the move. I want to find out if it would be a really good fit for us and what(if any) sacrifices we would have to make moving to burlington vermont from the Bronx.
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Is Burlington immigrant friendly and/or have immigrants first generation? My mom is Romanian and has an accent people would associate with russians. Would she feel uncomfortable/not fit in there?

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My mom makes a living being a dentist. She is 60 years old( she had me when she was 45...) She has an office in the apartment building we live in and I think she pays 1200 a month for that office. Our apartment is 1100-1300 a month. She makes anywhere from 50,000-75,000 a year. Im going to college in a year (the University of Oregon)

Would she be able to be a dentist and set herself up as a dentist over there and make that much or more in Burlington, Vermont? What is the cost of living like over there?

3
I'm a mixed bag. I sort of seem conservative on the outside and seemed like I conformed in some ways and believe in some levels of conformity. However, I also dont believe in other forms of conformity. I like the outdoors and the arts equally as much. I am politically liberal and conservative with certain things but still more left as a whole. I am very religious/spiritual minded and dont like the notion of atheism but i dont like the notion of dogmatic and conservative forms of religion that opress and restrict people from doing whats best for them.

Would I fit in enough or feel alienated, threatening and be pressured to be someone else in the Burlington area?


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My mom has no life here in the bronx all she does is watch the same lame gameshows everyday and goes to the casino nearby and goes to dunkin donuts. she doesnt like her bland life here. Would she have a better more satisfying life over there (but a life not too exhuasting since she's 60 years old)? It seems like she would love burlington

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Vermont is EXTREMELY COLD and snowy during the winter. Would it possible to move within the winter months over there? ( are the roads okay enough and are people allowed to move there in the winter?haha)


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Any other input from anyone who comments will also be greatly appreacited. I need to see the day I get out of this area I never ever liked
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Old 12-05-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Help! FROM BRONX TO BURLINGTON. Good idea?
I am 17 years old. I have lived in/near the south bronx area my ENTIRE life. I need to get out of here asap and the nyc area since this place feels like poison to me. Maybe I just need a break from big cities while having some of the things big cities offer such as the culture but needing the nature and lifestyle in touch with nature.

I have to convince or incline my mother to make the move. I want to find out if it would be a really good fit for us and what(if any) sacrifices we would have to make moving to burlington vermont from the Bronx.
----
1
Is Burlington immigrant friendly and/or have immigrants first generation? My mom is Romanian and has an accent people would associate with russians. Would she feel uncomfortable/not fit in there?

2
My mom makes a living being a dentist. She is 60 years old( she had me when she was 45...) She has an office in the apartment building we live in and I think she pays 1200 a month for that office. Our apartment is 1100-1300 a month. She makes anywhere from 50,000-75,000 a year. Im going to college in a year (the University of Oregon)

Would she be able to be a dentist and set herself up as a dentist over there and make that much or more in Burlington, Vermont? What is the cost of living like over there?

3
I'm a mixed bag. I sort of seem conservative on the outside and seemed like I conformed in some ways and believe in some levels of conformity. However, I also dont believe in other forms of conformity. I like the outdoors and the arts equally as much. I am politically liberal and conservative with certain things but still more left as a whole. I am very religious/spiritual minded and dont like the notion of atheism but i dont like the notion of dogmatic and conservative forms of religion that opress and restrict people from doing whats best for them.

Would I fit in enough or feel alienated, threatening and be pressured to be someone else in the Burlington area?


4
My mom has no life here in the bronx all she does is watch the same lame gameshows everyday and goes to the casino nearby and goes to dunkin donuts. she doesnt like her bland life here. Would she have a better more satisfying life over there (but a life not too exhuasting since she's 60 years old)? It seems like she would love burlington

5
Vermont is EXTREMELY COLD and snowy during the winter. Would it possible to move within the winter months over there? ( are the roads okay enough and are people allowed to move there in the winter?haha)


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Any other input from anyone who comments will also be greatly appreacited. I need to see the day I get out of this area I never ever liked


Come to Buffalo, New York!


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Old 12-05-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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Are you trying to be funny? This is about going to Burlington, not Buffalo?
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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Help! FROM BRONX TO BURLINGTON. Good idea?
I am 17 years old. I have lived in/near the south bronx area my ENTIRE life. I need to get out of here asap and the nyc area since this place feels like poison to me. Maybe I just need a break from big cities while having some of the things big cities offer such as the culture but needing the nature and lifestyle in touch with nature.

I have to convince or incline my mother to make the move. I want to find out if it would be a really good fit for us and what(if any) sacrifices we would have to make moving to burlington vermont from the Bronx.
----
1
Is Burlington immigrant friendly and/or have immigrants first generation? My mom is Romanian and has an accent people would associate with russians. Would she feel uncomfortable/not fit in there?

2
My mom makes a living being a dentist. She is 60 years old( she had me when she was 45...) She has an office in the apartment building we live in and I think she pays 1200 a month for that office. Our apartment is 1100-1300 a month. She makes anywhere from 50,000-75,000 a year. Im going to college in a year (the University of Oregon)

Would she be able to be a dentist and set herself up as a dentist over there and make that much or more in Burlington, Vermont? What is the cost of living like over there?

3
I'm a mixed bag. I sort of seem conservative on the outside and seemed like I conformed in some ways and believe in some levels of conformity. However, I also dont believe in other forms of conformity. I like the outdoors and the arts equally as much. I am politically liberal and conservative with certain things but still more left as a whole. I am very religious/spiritual minded and dont like the notion of atheism but i dont like the notion of dogmatic and conservative forms of religion that opress and restrict people from doing whats best for them.

Would I fit in enough or feel alienated, threatening and be pressured to be someone else in the Burlington area?


4
My mom has no life here in the bronx all she does is watch the same lame gameshows everyday and goes to the casino nearby and goes to dunkin donuts. she doesnt like her bland life here. Would she have a better more satisfying life over there (but a life not too exhuasting since she's 60 years old)? It seems like she would love burlington

5
Vermont is EXTREMELY COLD and snowy during the winter. Would it possible to move within the winter months over there? ( are the roads okay enough and are people allowed to move there in the winter?haha)


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Any other input from anyone who comments will also be greatly appreacited. I need to see the day I get out of this area I never ever liked
You say your mom is sixty and had you when she was forty five. You say you are going to college in another year. First let me start by saying how ambitious of a young lad you are to be starting college at sixteen. However, you claim your seventeen now...Hmmm. I guess I am a bit confused.
Anyway at the question at hand:
Burlington is very white-mayberry. You might find some of your own race but you will find very few blacks, puerto ricans, mexicans, etc. It does however sound like your mother would make better money in Vermont as a dentist, than where she is now. The cost of living would be lower as well. Burlington is a very nice small city. As much as you think you want this change, you might get bored faster than you realize.
Having said all that, if your into severe culture shock, then what the hell...go for it.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: BUFFALO, NY
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Are you trying to be funny? This is about going to Burlington, not Buffalo?

Merry Christmas
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:08 PM
 
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I'm from Chicago and I've been to Burlington and it sucks. It's all hipsters and neo-hippies and anybody from a big city would hate living there, and would be bored quickly. I hate it, and coming from the Bronx, you probably would too. Visit first if ur seriously considering, that would be really important, cause I doubt u would like it.
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