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Family of nine moving from England to United States ,seeking information on Eastern cities with; suburbs close to big cities, quality school districts, nice downtown area, family activities

 
Old 02-12-2009, 06:50 AM
 
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My hubby and I currently live in England and we're sick of the miserable weather and lack of amenities for our kids (we have 7 between us aged: 17, 15, 14, 9, 5, 2yr old twins). We've been looking more and more into a move to the US. My husband has already started applying for jobs in the Northeast but neither one of us is 100% sure where we'd like to live.

We're pretty open to ideas/suggestions in all states but we do have a list of requirements:

1. Suburb or small-town close to big city with a feeling of community. (We'll have $750,000 to $825k depending on what our house sells for) Large house pref traditional on good sized lot.

2. Good schools with lots to offer in regards to extra-curricular activies and good academically.

3. Would love a nice down-town area with parks, shops, restaurants etc and activities for all of the kids.

4. We would love somewhere coastal but would consider in-land near a lake and we'd love somewhere with 4 seasons but would also consider towns in California, Florida etc (Also we don't mind snowy winters as long as the summers are good).

That's it really, hope you can all help and TIA
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Well, firstly I would make sure you CAN move to the US. Either you have so much money that the immigration service will allow you to immigrate without hassle OR you will either need to find an employer willing to sponsor at least one of you for a work visa that allows the rest of the family to come along OR you need to have relatives that are US citizens that may be able to sponsor you. If you're looking for work in the US in this economy you will need skills that are in short demand here such as healthcare-related, then find an area of the country that is still hiring AND willing to interview people currently living 3000 miles away.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:11 AM
 
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Ditto to what was stated in the post above. And remember, health care here is COSTLY and not covered by the government. You're going to either have to get health insurance or pay out of pocket. And insurance isn't cheap, either, even through an employer.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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My hubby and I currently live in England and we're sick of the miserable weather and lack of amenities for our kids (we have 7 between us aged: 17, 15, 14, 9, 5, 2yr old twins). We've been looking more and more into a move to the US. My husband has already started applying for jobs in the Northeast but neither one of us is 100% sure where we'd like to live.

We're pretty open to ideas/suggestions in all states but we do have a list of requirements:

1. Suburb or small-town close to big city with a feeling of community. (We'll have $750,000 to $825k depending on what our house sells for) Large house pref traditional on good sized lot.

2. Good schools with lots to offer in regards to extra-curricular activies and good academically.

3. Would love a nice down-town area with parks, shops, restaurants etc and activities for all of the kids.

4. We would love somewhere coastal but would consider in-land near a lake and we'd love somewhere with 4 seasons but would also consider towns in California, Florida etc (Also we don't mind snowy winters as long as the summers are good).

That's it really, hope you can all help and TIA
My hometown of Decatur, GA would fit your bill.

- Six miles from downtown Atlanta
- Great school system
- vibrant downtown area
- very family-oriented; lots of busy parks and playgrounds
- great weather
- close to lakes and mountains
- house prices roughly 400-1.000k

www.decaturga.com
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