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Old 04-24-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Just out of curiosity, why rule out Georgia and Texas? Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Austin or San Antonio offer the best for what you are looking for

Other than that, in reality the best places that could come close tothose cities would probably be Omaha, Boise, Louisville, Raleigh or Charlotte.

Good schools, affordable and growing
Because I dislike those areas. My husband was born in Houston and we visit family there regularly and just don't like it at all. Atlanta in my opinion is not at all what we are looking for.

Out of curiousty, why do you say they offer the best in what I'm looking for?

We have lived in Raliegh and Lousiville and those are options, but have never been to Omaha or Boise.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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Minneapolis (or depending on what exactly you want, the Twin Cities) offers a lot of benefits for a relatively affordable price tag. The public schools are overall pretty good, too.

If you add some more details about what your dream city looks like then people can give you more targeted suggestions. Are you a city kind of person? Do you prefer suburban areas? Have a preference for a certain historic period or architectural style (or do you prefer new construction)? Do you take (or want to take) public transportation? How important is it to live close to museums or other cultural amenities?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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Because I dislike those areas. My husband was born in Houston and we visit family there regularly and just don't like it at all. Atlanta in my opinion is not at all what we are looking for.

Out of curiousty, why do you say they offer the best in what I'm looking for?

We have lived in Raliegh and Lousiville and those are options, but have never been to Omaha or Boise.
Those cities have great diverse economies, many good schools, diverse cultural options, affordable. Other than the change of seasons those are the things you asked for right?

Boise or Omaha offer the same things although they are smaller. I loved Boise on my visits there. Great scenery as well
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Those cities have great diverse economies, many good schools, diverse cultural options, affordable. Other than the change of seasons those are the things you asked for right?

Boise or Omaha offer the same things although they are smaller. I loved Boise on my visits there. Great scenery as well

There are much better areas of the country that offer what she wants, that have more diversity and better schools. Those states aren't exactly the best in education. And why does it really matter if she prefers not to live there? Not everyone wants to live in Texas or Georgia.

Maybe somewhere in upstate NY?
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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There are much better areas of the country that offer what she wants, that have more diversity and better schools. Those states aren't exactly the best in education. And why does it really matter if she prefers not to live there? Not everyone wants to live in Texas or Georgia.

Maybe somewhere in upstate NY?
Why don't you tell us where then? Those states are better than NY for education and they mentioned nothing about diversity. Upstate NY would be great if the economy were better and there are alot of upstate schools that are mot too good
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Minneapolis (or depending on what exactly you want, the Twin Cities) offers a lot of benefits for a relatively affordable price tag. The public schools are overall pretty good, too.

If you add some more details about what your dream city looks like then people can give you more targeted suggestions. Are you a city kind of person? Do you prefer suburban areas? Have a preference for a certain historic period or architectural style (or do you prefer new construction)? Do you take (or want to take) public transportation? How important is it to live close to museums or other cultural amenities?
I don't have an ideal dream city to be honest... I enjoy lots of places for different reasons. Like I said our main priorities are good schools, low crime and affordability. We both want a definite change in seasons, that includes snow. I would prefer a suburban area close to a large city. Public transportation is not needed. Cultural amenities would be nice, and architectural style is not a main concern.
We currently live in Ybor City, a historic district near downtown Tampa, FL.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Why don't you tell us where then? Those states are better than NY for education and they mentioned nothing about diversity. Upstate NY would be great if the economy were better and there are alot of upstate schools that are mot too good
Moderator cut: see comment TX and GA are NOT better than NYS when it comes to education. Moderator cut: see comment

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Old 04-24-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Upstate NY is what you want.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:31 PM
 
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Upstate NY is what you want.
I was going to say Syracuse would be perfect. Great schools, change of seasons, has tech jobs at places like Sensis, Syracuse Research Corporation, Lockheed Martin and Anaren, has a very underrated arts scene, there are things for the kids to do and more.....Check this out:

Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau

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http://www.syracuseopera.com/

and much, much more......
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