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Old 11-01-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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My husband and I and our infant son currently live in southern ohio. We are looking at moving in the next few years. Anyone have any suggestions?
We want to move somewhere that has a good school system for our son, good jobs for us both (he works as a paramedic and I am a nurse, I want to move somewhere with a Children's Hospital with good benefits), good places to eat, a good suburban area with nice sidewalks and parks.
Any ideas is appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 11-02-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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How large of an area?
What is your preferred climate?
What are your interests outside of work? (Other than your son, which will dominate the next few years)


My first thought was Grand Rapids, MI. Surrounded by very nice smaller communities and the city itself is quite nice. They are expanding their Medical capabilities every year and are the regional powerhouse for their Childrens Hospital DeVos, and overall the city is expanding into the Medical research side as well with their new medical facilities. Very good public schools and MI is "school of Choice" so you can pick the school you want. Good location for trips "back home" or Chicago, Detroit, or "Up North". The city is also expanding their Art scene as well which was brought home with their recent "ArtPrize" event which covered the entire downtown area.

While I generally despise "Wiki" they actually have a nice accurate article about the health care facilities in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Medical Mile

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Old 11-02-2009, 07:27 AM
 
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Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital - Home is expanding and may offer a good deal of career promise. They have Penn State Hershey Emergency Medicine - Life Lion Critical Care and also an affiliated regular ambulance service too.

These facilities are located in http://www.derrytownship.org/ which is near the PA state capital of Harrisburg and within 2 hours (at least on a weekend!) of all of Washington DC, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. The Hershey schools Derry Township School District are highly rated by many, including local real estate agents - surrounding Lower Dauphin School District is nearly as highly rated and offers less of a price premium
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Old 11-02-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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We don't have a certain climate that we are interested in. We enjoy the outdoors, places where we can go biking/hiking/camping. Like to live near a city with at least 50,000 and no more than 300,000 people. A low crime rate is really important as well.

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Old 11-02-2009, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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My husband and I and our infant son currently live in southern ohio. We are looking at moving in the next few years. Anyone have any suggestions?
We want to move somewhere that has a good school system for our son, good jobs for us both (he works as a paramedic and I am a nurse, I want to move somewhere with a Children's Hospital with good benefits), good places to eat, a good suburban area with nice sidewalks and parks.
Any ideas is appreciated. Thanks!
This could be a thousand places. Base off both of your post on this thread you probably could find that place within the state your in now. Cleveland Ohio has been known to have a top hospital, but you definately would want to live far away from the city. Also may want to look into Rochester Minnesota, a few cities in Colorado and New England.
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Old 11-03-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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We enjoy the outdoors, places where we can go biking/hiking/camping. Like to live near a city with at least 50,000 and no more than 300,000 people. A low crime rate is really important as well.
Continuing with the thought of Hershey, it's 10 miles from the Penn State Hershey Medical Center to the center of Harrisburg which is just about 50,000. The metro three counties are about 500,000. Also from the Med Center campus you can see across the valley to St Anthony's Wilderness which is one of the areas the SATC-Hike.org - The Online Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club goes to often.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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Syracuse:
Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital:SUNY Upstate Medical University

As far as suburbs, you might want to look at villages like Fayetteville, Manlius, Baldwinsville and Liverpool.
http://www.fayettevilleny.gov/
Village of Manlius
WELCOME TO THE VILLAGE OF BALDWINSVILLE
Village of Liverpool Home Page

You might also like suburban areas like the Orvilton area(DeWitt cdp) of the town of DeWitt(J-D schools), the village of North Syracuse, Fairmount in the town of Camillus
(West Genesee schools), Westvale in the town of Geddes, Onondaga Hill in the town of Onondaga(both of the last two are in the Westhill SD) and Baybery in the town of Clay(Liverpool schools), among others. A sleeper is Marcellus....

Here's some information to look at:
Onondaga County, New York
Welcome to University Hill!
New York schools - NY elementary, middle and high school information
Syracuse, New York - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
City of Syracuse
The Great New York State Fair :: August 27 to September 7 :: Syracuse, NY
CNYREALTOR.COM | #1 in Syracuse real estate and homes for sale. Search over 6,000 listings.
Apartments for Rent | Apartment Finder
Central New York Jobs

It is also in a good location to Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, the 1000 Islands, the Baseball Hall of Fame/Cooperstown and many of the major cities of the US and Canada.
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Old 11-03-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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UPDATE: Thanks for all the help. We have been discussing our options and have decided that we don't want to move anywhere that is colder than Ohio.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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According to US News and World Report (June, 2009) the top children's hospitals are located in Denver, St Louis, NYC, LA, Houston, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Baltimore.

If you prefer to live in a smaller community you might consider Kingman, Arizona. We don't have a specific children's hospital but our community hospital has been recognized as one of the best for a rural city. Another private hospital just opened last month so I'm sure there is always a need for you and your husband's skills. Greater Kingman has about 50k with good schools. It's a growing area with excellent climate, good outdoor recreation opportunities, and close enough-yet far enough to the excitement of Las Vegas (100 miles). Good luck in your quest.
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Old 11-03-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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We were thinking of moving to Gilbert a year ago. How is Kingman vs Gilbert?
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