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Old 12-17-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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I will be graduating in about a year, and am looking for a nice town, somewhat liberal, with good schools and things for kids to do. I would like to be within 45 minutes or so of a city ( doesn't have to be huge) with malls and restaurants,etc. I'm open to almost anywhere, if crime is relatively low and housing prices are good.

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Old 12-17-2008, 08:53 AM
 
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carlisle, pa
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Old 12-17-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I would say Little Rock/North Little Rock,AR is great if you're going to be a nurse.
The employment section is constantly filled with ads for nurses.

As far as teaching jobs, they are not all that plentiful in Little Rock/North Little Rock.

As far as schools go, North Little Rock has a great school system in comparison to Little Rock. There is also the Pulaski Country Special School District.
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:09 PM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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Houston TX

Dayton OH (other cities in OH also)

Tucson AZ

Columbia or Greenville SC

Raleigh/Charlotte/Triad NC
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Old 12-17-2008, 04:10 PM
 
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Syracuse, NY. Probably one of the professions that is always in demand here.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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There are some great schools in the suburbs around St. Louis. And housing is relatively cheap. Though Missouri probably isn't one of the highest paying states for teachers. And St. Louis has some nice hospitals as well. I'm not sure which are hiring. There seem to be a lot of nursing ads on Craigslist.
Here's some nursing ads in the newspaper:
http://www.stltoday.com/jobs/healthcare
And for teachers:
http://www.stltoday.com/jobs/education
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Evansville,IN
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Owensboro,KY -- low-crime, pretty, all-around great area to be a teacher or nurse. It has a great hospital -- OMHS -- as well as good schools. Population around 60,000. Near Evansville,IN metro-area.

Can't say its very 'liberal'.
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:55 PM
 
Location: SEA/HNL/OC
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anywhere in the seattle metro area. we have some highly ranked hospitals and a couple of the school districts in the area are also highly ranked. and it's pretty liberal.
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Old 12-18-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Check some suburbs of Boston. Healthcare and education are the two biggest industries in Massachusetts, and many towns are liberal, have extremely low crime rates, and good school systems. However, the cost of living in a little high.
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