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Old 03-08-2007, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Suggestion would be Rapid City South Dakota. Stable population(no boom going on there). Friendly people. Reasonable living cost. Beautifull scenery. Low stress living. Winters actually fairly mild because of it's location. Warm, low humidity summers. Lots of tourists in the summer months, but the rest of the year it is quiet and peaceful. Lack of industry/employment in general is a negative. Other than that the city is a gem.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:25 AM
 
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I like this topic. I also would like to find a decent area but keep away from 'boom towns.' They are bound to crash and burn or become over-run. See what happened, for example, in parts of Florida. So many people moved there, the schools couldn't handle it, and then kids were going 'to school' in trailers instead of proper classrooms.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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Check out quikfacts website.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states

Shows population gains/losses per state/county/city etc....
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:45 AM
 
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any growth is bad? idaho is still pretty wide-open. the major growth is happening in boise i think
We could only wish the growth was only in Boise. I'm afraid our state has been discovered. The mountain areas can be very cold even in the summer. I moved here 15 years ago from Northern Idaho and the first three years I thought summer was something only California experienced. You do get use to it but, the summers are short.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:47 AM
 
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Just don't wear a Miss USA ribbon and walk through NY city. LOL Get it I DA HO get it, huh , huh, I MAKE FUNNY. LOL
Hey this is funny!!!
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:07 AM
 
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Check out quikfacts website.

http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states

Shows population gains/losses per state/county/city etc....
Thanks for sharing this website, Kirby! It's interesting, and I for one wasn't aware that it existed.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Gary, IN???????? No way.
Amen to that! Growing up we always heard Gary, Indiana was the armpit of the nation!! Plus it's so close to Chicago.
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:52 PM
 
Location: So. Dak.
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Suggestion would be Rapid City South Dakota. Stable population(no boom going on there). Friendly people. Reasonable living cost. Beautifull scenery. Low stress living. Winters actually fairly mild because of it's location. Warm, low humidity summers. Lots of tourists in the summer months, but the rest of the year it is quiet and peaceful. Lack of industry/employment in general is a negative. Other than that the city is a gem.
I've got to agree that Rapid is in a beautiful area. But I don't think the OP would like the crowds that are there in the summertime. The Hills are full of tourists for about four months out of the year. Then there's also the Sturgis Rally where the entire Hills is full of people. Also, housing is quite high out in the Hills.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Yeah I'll have to pass on Rapid.

Not enough jobs sucks as far as I'm concerned.


I think Dixie (AL, MS) don't have freakish growth and good job opps esp for law which is what I'm going for. I applied to schools all down there and will be visiting in April. Thank you city data forum well I hope it stays not moved to in an extreme sense.

Its funny the North Carolina board has 124 pages of posts more than any other in the country. Mississippi has about 7 i think. Both Southern states.
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Old 03-10-2007, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Earth
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I believe in general Idaho is experiencing growth so it would be a no-no in this case. I would say North Dakota and Alaska are the best ideas here.
There is lots of room in Idaho, but stay away from Boise area!
What about Oregon? Brother bought house on 20 acres for what I considered cheap; they have plenty of room. Have to go 30min to get to a store.

Or, Bloomindale, OH? Lived there briefly in '80....is it still even there?
Wasn't on the maps....
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