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Old 09-12-2009, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Tampa, Florida
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How come no one has mentioned Council Bluffs?

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New Town:
1. Must have city parks that people can actually use
Check. Council Bluffs has some nice parks.

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2. Good schools (my son is only 5 but is doing 3rd grade work in some subjects)
The schools in CB are pretty decent.

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3. Jobs available (I have a degree in economics and 12 years retail experience but don't care what I do)
You'll have plenty of jobs available both in Council Bluffs and across the river in Omaha.

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4. Prefer small population (around 50,000 or less)
Council Bluffs is listed at just under 60,000.

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5. Housing prices must be reasonable
Housing is pretty cheap in Iowa.

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6. My son wants a soccer team that he could play on and music classes in the school (they removed them in his school)
There are children's soccer leagues spread out around the area. As far as I know, the schools still have music programs.

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7. My son wants a planetarium or somewhere he can put his telescope
The University of Nebraska-Omaha has a real nice planetarium available to the public.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:20 PM
 
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Hello Iowaians please tell me where is the best city to live in with my wife and 2 sons 16, 13. We are African-Americans from Chicago, Ill. currently living in Dallas, Texas. Looking for to come back north, not looking for the country nor inner city. Looking for a peacful economically clean safe good schools, transportation REAL CHRISTIAN community. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities
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Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Davenport.
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Old 01-25-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Originally Posted by steel03 View Post
Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, or Davenport.

I don't know if I would consider any of those towns as "REAL CHRISTIAN" communities as the OP requested.
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Old 01-25-2012, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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^ I guess I'm not sure what you mean by "Real Christian Community". I can tell you that demographically, you'll probably find more evangelical-type Christians in the western suburbs of the Des Moines metro. I based this on the fact that is where a couple of the mega churches reside and keep getting bigger and bigger. The problem with moving to the suburbs is that you don't have nearly as many options for good public transportation (which seemed to also be one of your requirements).
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:07 PM
 
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Default Spencer Iowa

All I can say is stay away from Spencer Iowa. Zero opportunities, no jobs, taxes through the roof
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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All I can say is stay away from Spencer Iowa. Zero opportunities, no jobs, taxes through the roof
If that's all you can say, why even bother saying it? The OP is like four years old.
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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If that's all you can say, why even bother saying it? The OP is like four years old.
A 4-year old is posting out here?
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:46 AM
 
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LeClaire. Just north of the Quad Cities.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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Ames sounds right to me. I can't get excited about Council Bluffs. With Iowa City and Des Moines you get a bigger city feel, but a lot more opportunity with it.
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