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Old 03-09-2007, 12:48 PM
 
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Ben around,

please provide proof of that,I am from the south and have homes and farms in several states(small towns and suburban areas) I dont see where the place is filled with crime.

Madison County Mississippi?
Franklin Tenn
Cleburne Texas
Oxford Mississippi
Monroe LA
Beafort SC
Pineville SC


where are these places riddled with crime?
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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-Charlottesville Virginia is nice as is the Shenandoah Valley.

Avoid Richmond, Norfolk, Atlanta, Nashville..

Not that these arent nice place. They are very nice.But not ideal for young children.

Except 'burbs
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, CA
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P.S. Schools don't matter due to our going to homeschool. However, recreation and other opportunities for children due matter. I am also pregnant and will be delivering in early October.
If you plan to homeschool, you may want to consider the homeschooling laws in the states as well. Each state is different and some make you jump through a lot of hoops. I am a relaxed homeschooler and prefer no or low regulation states. If you go to www.hslda.org, there is information on each state's laws.
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:55 PM
 
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the Red States tend to be pretty relaxed with Homeschooling laws, Texas and SC are great

try the christian based homeschooling programs like ABEKA, my sisters and I did that in Texas and on the mission field in central america
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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My first thought since your husband can do carpentry is to move to the High Point, NC, area. It is the furniture building capital of the US. They have very nice homes that are quite affordable. Check it out.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:07 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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I've heard good things about Huntsville, Alabama too. Well-educated population and strong economy.

I just did a quick search on this site, sounds affordable and safe.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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For cities in Northwest Georgia, consider Dalton, Calhoun, Cartersville, or Rome. We lived in Rome for a while and the city was nice. I don't know how bad the crime was, especially in the lower income areas, but it's relatively close to Atlanta and Birmingham is about 2 hours away.
I agree with this one! Lots of smaller north GA towns, lots of carpet mills, etc. but I do not know what the job prospects are. You would also be fairly close to Chattanooga, TN. Check out areas along I-75 between Chatt. and Atlanta. And search for local newspapers so you can get an idea of what the towns are like.

There's a national park in NW GA (Cloudland Canyon) that's beautiful and would give you lots of places to hike, a playground, great views. And there are other really nice state parks all over north GA -- with waterfalls, camping, trails. The whole area is very pretty.

You asked about Florida: Right now construction has slowed significantly in central Florida. The cost of living in central and south FL has risen a lot in the past 3-4 years. I have heard that prices are still reasonable in Jacksonville as well as areas in the Panhandle. BTW, the center part of the state is less likely to be hit as hard by a hurricane, but Orlando was hit by Charley in '04 with a bang! (No coastal state is totally protected - even some inland states get damaging winds and rain from the "depression" that's left over from a hurricane.)

Homeschooling is done a lot in Florida, particularly Christian based. I think someone already has mention aBecka which seems to be what most use.

Best Wishes!
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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Ben around,

please provide proof of that,I am from the south and have homes and farms in several states(small towns and suburban areas) I dont see where the place is filled with crime.

Madison County Mississippi?
Franklin Tenn
Cleburne Texas
Oxford Mississippi
Monroe LA
Beafort SC
Pineville SC


where are these places riddled with crime?
I never said they were riddled with crime. I said compared to small town WI, you won't find a small town in the South that is equally low crime.
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Old 03-10-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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A good area to look into would be Hickory, NC. It seems to have what you're looking for; safe, nice weather, beautiful area, friendly people, affordable, not too big or too small. It's in a great location on I-40; an hour NW of Charlotte, an hour east of Asheville, and an hour west of Winston Salem. Also, we homeschool and NC is a very HS-friendly state.
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Old 03-10-2007, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Gulfport, MS
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There is nowhere in Florida safe from hurricanes. The entire state is liable to get run roughshod over every couple of years (I lived in Sarasota briefly). If you're worried about hurricanes, stay away from Florida and coastal areas.
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