U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Iowa
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-11-2016, 10:06 PM
 
25 posts, read 17,588 times
Reputation: 41

Advertisements

Both of my parents and their families were from the Jefferson-Churdan Greene county area. I may still have cousins around there that I've had no contact with in my adult life. My father is buried in Jefferson. I plan to retire there in the spring of 2017 or sooner. I have not been to Jefferson in many years. I have done some research and know the real estate market, shopping, and major town events. I spent months in the summers there at my Grandfathers house with two of my aunts and some time with my maternal grandmother in Churdan. I love my memories of Jefferson and I was born there. I know Iowa has changed some in past 50 years, but my hope is to find a friendly small town atmosphere with low crime, a well maintained neighborhood with sidewalks, big trees, and peace. I am very independent and like to keep to myself mostly. I plan to travel some, and also there are many places in Iowa that I want to revisit. I was raised by an Iowa protestant family and have Christian values but I am not a churchgoer. My politics are liberal. Some of the news reports I see are disturbing, meth use, homes burglarized, etc, that's not how I remember Iowa.

Any feedback on crime, local politics, and general feel of the social acceptance of a law abiding west coast liberal just wants to keep to himself buying a home in small town Iowa will be appreciated.

Last edited by jeffersonborn51; 06-11-2016 at 10:15 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Iowa
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top