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Old 08-22-2009, 03:24 PM
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:32 PM
 
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You could say that list is about right. Only one place from Texas made it on there, and while there could be more, that's not a bad list at all.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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^^I've seen in most articles that Texas is one of the worst places to raise a family.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I grew up in Manhattan. Great place to grow up.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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^^I've seen in most articles that Texas is one of the worst places to raise a family.
Interesting that there are three Southern cities on the list - including the top two, but only one small New Jersey city for the entire, huge Tri-State region.


Plano, TX happens to be one of the nicest suburbs in the Country. Home to several Forture 500 HQ's, diverse, good schools, a redeveloped Downtown and direct rail access to Dallas.

You could do a lot worse.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 05:36 PM
 
Location: A Small Metro In Southeastern Virginia Called Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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Virginia Beach tops the list
 
Old 08-22-2009, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Virginia Beach tops the list
And I'm not surprised, I loved it there .
 
Old 08-22-2009, 05:44 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default I don't regret for one minute

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Interesting that there are three Southern cities on the list - including the top two, but only one small New Jersey city for the entire, huge Tri-State region.


Plano, TX happens to be one of the nicest suburbs in the Country. Home to several Forture 500 HQ's, diverse, good schools, a redeveloped Downtown and direct rail access to Dallas.

You could do a lot worse.
my husband not taking that transfer to Houston when our kids, including Rachael, were young. Everyone who had taken that transfer told us NOT to move to Houston.

I am also very happy my kids also didn't have move to and grow up in Florida.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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Seems like another list.... These lists are getting silly.. far too many.
 
Old 08-22-2009, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Southlake, TX
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First off, it's hotter than hell just like every other city in Texas. The houses are over priced, and the city has a severe lack of trees. It's a suburban nightmare. The city sucks.

Here's a snippet from Wikipedia on Plano.

"after rejecting several names for the budding town (including naming it in honor of then-President Millard Fillmore), the locals suggested the name Plano, from the Spanish word for "flat,"
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