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Old 06-08-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Cost of living.
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Within an hour of a decent sized town.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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For me, initially it was the jobs available and being created. But after living in Sarasota, Florida for a few years , I have changed my mind. Crime has become a great concern throughout our nation; but it seems worse where the population is more transient, like here. We just had a woman shot in the face, when she looked out her bedroom window!!!!! HORRIFYING!!!!! Now I'll consider the crime rate more important for a good quality of life. What do other people think?
I agree that the crime rate is very important. Where I live there is very little crime against strangers. I would not, could not live in an environment where I was fearful all the time. But then again, I lived in New Orleans in 1984, and people were being killed for their groceries, and I was never fearful. I have driven through the seedy areas of Kansas City though and was very much afraid.

The other thing is that I would never live in a college town where the college was the number one economic indicator. I've done that before and I hated it. I'd much prefer to live where there is no college even near by.

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Old 06-08-2009, 10:52 AM
 
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