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Old 12-01-2009, 06:11 PM
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I'm looking to move with my family, but no clue where to go! I live in a small town in North Iowa, where it's freezing and there's not much to do.

Some things on my wish list:
  • Nice climate (not super hot humid summers, not super cold snowy winters! - 30's or above for winter would be nice, a little snow is ok, but not a ton)
  • Safe for me and my girls
  • Reasonable/low cost of living (houses around 100-120k maybe)
  • Beach &/or mountains nearby would be awesome!
  • Lots of activities for me and my girls
I'm lookin g for a general area right now, and when I figure that out, then a more specific place.

If my friend transfers with his company, we can get all our moving expenses paid, and he's gaurenteed a job, which is a definite plus. It wouldn't have to be near one of the following places, but if it was w/in 30 mins drive, that would be a plus! Some places that my friend can relocate with his company are:
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston (Charlestown), MD
  • Aliquippa, PA
  • Norfolk, VA
  • East Chicago, IN
  • Rainier, OR
  • Galena Park, TX
  • Plaster City, CA
  • Santa Fe Springs, CA
  • Sweetwater, TX
  • Shoals, IN
  • Southard, OK
  • Sigurd, UT
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Empire, NV
  • Bridgeport, AL
Thanks so much in advance for any suggestions! We want to move before next school year, and have to get this figured out soon
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:08 PM
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I would think somewhere in the coastal carolinas.
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Old 12-01-2009, 07:26 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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Baltimore - too expensive. Fairly hot/humid.
Boston - too cold, too expensive
Aliquippa, PA - might be too cold
Norfolk, VA - might be too expensive
East Chicago, IN - might be too cold
Rainier, OR - might be too expensive, lots of clouds/rain
Galena Park, TX - might be too hot/humid
Plaster City, CA - very hot, middle of nowhere
Santa Fe Springs, CA - too expensive
Sweetwater, TX - might be too hot
Shoals, IN - might work, but not too near much
Southard, OK - might work, but not too near much
Sigurd, UT - might work, but not too near much
New Orleans, LA - too hot/humid
Empire, NV - might work, a little expensive
Bridgeport, AL - might work, probably a little too hot/humid

That's a start.
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Old 12-02-2009, 06:16 AM
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Baltimore-proper fits all of your criteria except for homes in safe areas from 100-120K.

Check out Montgomery Village, MD. It's a planned community halfway between Baltimore and DC.
You won't find a detached single family house in your price range, though you will find 3 to 4 bedroom, 2 to 2.5 bath,
1400 square foot townhomes for a bit above your range (130K or just under). It's a safe area with very good schools and plenty to do in terms of neighborhood recreational opportunity for the girls, as well as things to do in nearby DC or Baltimore. Montgomery Village Foundation - Welcome to Montgomery Village!
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