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Old 07-14-2008, 09:43 PM
Location: Illinois
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I've lived in the Moline area all my life and I love it here. My husband actually works for John Deere Harvester in East Moline. He really enjoys working there but it is kind of hard to become employed there. Does your husband want to work in production or does he want to work in an office setting?
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Old 08-19-2008, 05:33 PM
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Can anyone give me an idea of what it is like working for John Deere and living in Davenport or Bettendorf?
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Old 11-07-2009, 06:59 PM
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Default Quad city living

Originally Posted by Texasgirl View Post
My husband and are are considering moving to Moline so he can work for John Deere. We have lived in Texas for several years, so a move up north to a colder climate would be a big change :-) What is the town like? What are the schools like? What types of businesses and restaurants are around there? Any information on Moline would be great! Thanks

I've lived in moline (the quad cities) my whole life, It's a great place to live. I was raised here and my children are being raised here. I wouldn't live any where else. I have lived in san diego, CA. Once your here it's a big change but for the better. However, John Deere just laid off a number of employees, My husband included he was there for 5 years, so if you do move here make sure it's going to be worth it.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:21 PM
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I was born and raised in the Quad Cities and moved to Denver when I was 24 (10 years ago) for better job opportunities. For the last two years before I moved away I lived in Davenport. People always talk about the crime in Davenport, but guess I was just fortunate to live in one of those neighborhoods where the crime wasn't too bad. Where I lived you never SAW the gun shots, you only HEARD them from blocks away. My car only got broke into three times in two years and my house only once. Not too bad if you ask me.

Seriously, those things did happen to me, and yes, the crime rate is much higher in the Quad Cities than what you should expect based on size.
So, if you love blisteringly cold winters and sweltering, hot and humid summers with few job opportunities and out of control crime, then the Quad Cities are for you!

But I still miss Whitey's Ice Cream, Maid Rite, and Harris' Taco Pizza.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:21 AM
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This thread is four years old, and this is unrelated, but you still find Maid Rite in PEoria.

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Old 01-26-2010, 02:30 PM
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I've been in the quad cities for seven years and would recommend it. It has a blue collar kind of culture, but many cultural attractions prevail here such as museums and theater. Iowa
City is only an hour away. There are good neighborhoods and bad ones in each of the quad cities.
You'll have to look it over and judge for yourself. Bettendorf is the pick of the litter for schools, but there are good ones in Davenport, Rock Island, and Moline as well.
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Old 04-18-2010, 03:55 AM
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I lived in the QC my whole life im 32. Yes homemakergirl is correct.The QC is full of angry people that like to "backbite" And the Moline police are corrupt.I ran a roof company for 14 years in Moline.I was drowning in bills.Me and the wife got into an arguement. I have had zero domestic violence in 14 years.After our tiff the MOLINE police rodney kings me and put false charges on me gave me 2 black eyes and a broken nose for doing absolutely nothing wrong. They stood me on my feet after sitting there conversing with them for about 5 minutes and beat the crap out of me tried giving 3-6 years in prison on false charges. They need money so they extort it by concocting charges. After paying a lawyer cost me 4thousand dollars to stay out of prison. But lost my business my home everything. Good job Officer JASON SMITH you are an official nazi Tool of satan.
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Old 04-18-2010, 09:59 AM
Location: Chicago
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Who is "homemakergirl"?

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Old 04-18-2010, 11:33 AM
Location: Davenport, Iowa
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Originally Posted by Drover View Post
Who is "homemakergirl"?
That would be the OP of the other thread he posted that in, before Copy/Pasting it into this one as well. I hate it when someone gets upset about an area, storms onto a forum to complain about it, and immediately dredges up the worst years-old threads to do it in...

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Old 09-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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I grew up in Moline, Illinois and now I live in Baltimore, Maryland.
And OH MY GOD is Moline safe. First off: Springbrook Courts is simply housing for low income families and is NOT a threat. I went to grade school a block away from Springbrook Courts. Now, of course, no matter where you are at you have to exercise basic common sense, but that should go without saying.

I think it would be a great place for you and your husband to move, and start a family, safety-wise, school-wise, and etc, and that may be enough to overlook the climate. Moline is hot and sticky in the summer and freezing, FREEZING cold in the winter... its just gross. Then there is the Fall, and you can smell the fall... the leaves, the (finally) temperate climate, the breeze... it is beautiful.

Entertainment-wise it is a big enough area (The Quad Cities) that you'll be sufficiently entertained. I recommend VonMaur in North Park Mall (Davenport) for shopping. I love Scott County Park (Iowa) for hiking and picnics. Happy Joe's for Taco Pizza, Adolf's for tacos, Whitey's for ice cream. There is the Mark of the Quad Cities for big concerts and lots of cute little bar and restaurant districts. Oh snap and I almost forgot "Little Mexico," I'm not sure if thats the Politically Correct term but man, oh, man you can get some AMAZING mexican food, very very authentic. Oh and Chicago is a day-trip away.

Overall, I'd say I was very lucky to grow up (birth-18) in the Quad Cities and you should like it as well. To put it in the words of the great philosopher JAY-Z its the "same ****, different toilet" no matter where you are. Your attitude follows you, if allow yourself to love Moline, it'll be home... just bundle up!
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