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Old 01-25-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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The smaller the better where towns go for me. I appreciate your help.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:22 PM
 
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The smaller the town the better. As for the arts I am not big into them and actually I am looking to be close to the farm life. Where upstate NY is concerned I do not live in any of the nice areas you speak of and after bein in a few of them I want out. Looking for a change all together was raised here in NY and never was really what I called home.. Want to make a place I feel comfortable and the small town possibly farm life would be great
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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The smaller the town the better. As for the arts I am not big into them and actually I am looking to be close to the farm life. Where upstate NY is concerned I do not live in any of the nice areas you speak of and after bein in a few of them I want out. Looking for a change all together was raised here in NY and never was really what I called home.. Want to make a place I feel comfortable and the small town possibly farm life would be great
You might look into a small town in the Flint Hills (which are beautiful, btw).

Here's a map as well as some more info on the area here.
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:28 PM
 
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To have access to any kind of city life, Jackson County, Jefferson County, Wabaunsee County, and Douglas County are where to look in NE Kansas, if you want a rural setting. Jackson County is less expensive than Douglas County. Not sure about the others, though. Teacher's aides (Para-Professionals) in our school district, make about $11.00/hr. I know this, only because I looked in to it for myself.
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Old 01-25-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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I am hoping to get a teachers aid job or substituing of somesort in a school as im going for my degree in elementary education. As for commuting I will travel up 25 miles i guess for good Drs. and schools. Thank you for your help.
Check out the towns of Desoto and Eudora. Desoto school district (which is very large as it stretches into Shawnee) is a great district and one that is still expanding, so they always seem to be looking.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:36 AM
 
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ty so much this was really good to look into
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:38 AM
 
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Thank you all so very much this makes life so much easier being ble to talk with others and get informtion tht would help benefit me and my kids. I will definatley look further into the areas you all mentioned.
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Old 01-26-2009, 06:41 AM
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You can also google something like "Nationaly ranked school in Kansas", or" best public schools in kansas ", you will get alot of great information about school size, student to teacher ratio, and also the percentage of students on free or reduced lunch, that is an indicator of how economically depressed a community is .you can also go the Citi- Data city search and get demographic info and compare notes. I have said this before, but almost with out exception you can find a great nieghborhood by finding a school with a national reconition
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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Check out some of the small farm communities that surround Manhattan, Lindsborg or Hayes. That would put you close to a town with a college in it, so you would have access to decent sized medical facilities, schools and some culture, without having to be anywhere near a big city.

And look up Pratt Kansas. It's tiny but nice.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:22 AM
 
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Sorry about the typo above. It's Hays. Not Hayes.
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