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Old 06-10-2016, 04:26 PM
 
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I have 3 kids under the age of 5. Two of the kids are autistic. My husband and I have no family here in Michigan but there's lots of fun things to do here. He is a correctional officer and we are thinking of moving to Marion, Iowa because my parents are moving there but I'm still not sure if it's a great place to raise kids. We don't know anyone in Michigan which makes my husband want to leave. Has anyone here lived in both states? Pros and cons of each?
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Old 06-10-2016, 09:35 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I get the impression that the area of Iowa you are talking about has a very similar quality of life and culture to western MI, but probably with fewer options for recreation (no Lake Michigan, of course). So then it comes down to what is most important to your family... Having fun things to do or having more friends and family around? That's a tough decision that you will have to make. I have not lived in both states, though, so hopefully someone else can help.
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