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Old 04-16-2017, 07:54 PM
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Hi guys, I just accepted a job offer in Seymour, IN and I just wanted to know what cities do you recommend for relocation. We are a small, active, and young family with one four year old child.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:25 AM
Location: Bloomington IN
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As much as I love living in Bloomington I wouldn't recommend it for a commute to Seymour. Even if you lived on the far east side of Bloomington, you would have to drive through Nashville. The road between Bloomington and Nashville can be treacherous during the winter months if there is snow or ice. There is one particular hill, near Brown County State Park, that consistently causes problems; at times it's shut down and there are numerous accidents on it during the winter months. I live south of town and drive a different way because of my location. It's still over an hour to Seymour.

I would recommend you focus on Columbus or anywhere between Columbus and Seymour. Seymour, although small, would be fine too.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:11 PM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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I concur on the road from Bloomington to Columbus, you do not want that commute everyday. Lots of tourist driving in the area, too. Seymour has more of a rural / Southernish feel to it. It isn't bad or tiny but if it's not for you consider Columbus. Columbus has a very different vibe, very Midwestern and surprisingly bustling. Cummins Engines has lots of engineering jobs downtown and it helps creat a vibrant downtown area that even has a mall. Between Seymour and Louisville's northern suburbs is Scott Co, which is like a piece of the poorest parts of Appalachia. Huge drug problems and social decay. If you plan on traveling to or through Louisville at all get a RiverLink toll transponder, it will half how much your toll is per pass ($2 vs $4). New Albany / Clarksville / Jeffersonville would be a 45 to 50 mile commute to Seymour on I-65.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:17 AM
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Hey VT08, if you are still out there I'd highly recommend Columbus, IN, it'd be a great place to raise a family.

In particular I'd recommend living downtown (so somewhere south of 17th and east of Central Ave.) or out around Tipton Lakes. Additionally, the north side of town along Washington St. and further north into Forest Hills is quite nice too. These two locations should cover basically all price ranges, and are not a horrible drive from Seymour. Additionally, Columbus has a number of amenities in town, and if that isn't enough Bloomington and Indy are a short drive away.

Good luck!
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