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Old 12-18-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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do you live in a great place to raise a child? where? and why is it great?
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:06 PM
 
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I truly do. My town (frederick Md) is like the perfect place to raise kids. A Downtown is often perceived as a place with crime etc but Downtown Frederick is home to many families and theres a lot to do. Lots of Festivals, etc. Also, the suburban neighborhoods are really nice like Clover Hill. There are no Truley dangerous places in Frederick. Can get expensive in spots though. The Schools are really good too lots of day trip opertunities from Frederick, and lots of hiking and biking in the area.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Rapid City is a great place to raise a family because there is so much activity to get involved in and kids stay out of trouble. We have leagues for any sport you could imagine and being next to the Black Hills gives even more activity for summer (watersports, camping, hiking) and winter (skiing, snowmobiling, ice climbing). All of the schools here have great athletic and academic programs and there are several private schools too.

There are tons of festivals, concerts, arts and pretty much anything else you could think to do here in Rapid City. A nice population of 80,000 makes this town not too big and not too small.
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Old 12-18-2008, 07:53 PM
 
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Yes, because there are great schools in the area, it's pretty safe, there is quite a bit to for kids and it's in a great location. Syracuse is within 6 hours of NYC, Boston, Philly, Toronto, Montreal, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Atlantic City, the Adirondacks, the 1000 Islands, the Finger Lakes, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Football Hall of Fame and much, much more. We have cultural festivals of all kinds too in Clinton Square downtown. We have affordable housing prices and didn't get hit with the foreclosure issue like other areas. Here is some more information on the area:City of Syracuse (Click on the Community Videos sections for some good information)

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Old 12-19-2008, 10:33 AM
 
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thanks for all of the info! a few places i would have never thought of... keep em coming!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Yes, because there are great schools in the area, it's pretty safe, there is quite a bit to for kids and it's in a great location. Syracuse is within 6 hours of NYC, Boston, Philly, Toronto, Montreal, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Atlantic City, the Adirondacks, the 1000 Islands, the Finger Lakes, the Baseball Hall of Fame, the Football Hall of Fame and much, much more. We have cultural festivals of all kinds too in Clinton Square downtown. We have affordable housing prices and didn't get hit with the foreclosure issue like other areas. Here is some more information on the area:City of Syracuse (Click on the Community Videos sections for some good information)

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Welcome to Onondaga County, New York

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Have to agree with you, I grew up in Spencerport NY (suburb of Rochester) and those small upstate towns are so great to grow up in.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:44 AM
 
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little known Camas WA.
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Old 12-19-2008, 01:21 PM
 
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Have to agree with you, I grew up in Spencerport NY (suburb of Rochester) and those small upstate towns are so great to grow up in.
They sure are and people don't realize that NY State has some of the safest communities in the United States. Even Binghamton is one of the safest metros in the US. Towns like Amherst, Clay, Colonie and even Greece are always up there for being in the top for safety.
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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I honestly feel Long Island is one of the best places to raise a kid. We have some of the top schools in the country, have so many things for kids to do (which is why our outrageously high property taxes can be justified), right in the shadow of the greatest city but get to experience suburbia, and the 2 counties are known to be the safest in the country. If you can afford it, Long Island is one of the best places to raise kids,
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:44 PM
 
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Cookeville, Tennessee

Tennessee has one of the lowest tax burdens in the country. Cookeville has very low property taxes and has excellent schools. It's a college town (and not a party school) so has things most towns its size don't have (more shopping, 2 symphonies, lots of restaurants). It's also got children's theater, a children's symphony, a children's museum, a cool old train depot, it's close to waterfalls, lakes, hiking areas, campgrounds, and it's only an hour from the Nashville airport. It's got art galleries, dance studios, gobs of youth sports, free outdoor concerts, and low crime.















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