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Old 08-25-2008, 07:27 AM
 
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My cousin Chris has to take a class on how to live in New York, after being raised in Nebraska.
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Old 08-25-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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You never know what you will and won't miss till you leave. I say that from experience. That said, you won't know till you try it. I would certainly go out for a look around, see what catches your eye.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:38 AM
 
Location: NY
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You never know what you will and won't miss till you leave. I say that from experience. That said, you won't know till you try it. I would certainly go out for a look around, see what catches your eye.
I agree. I plan on looking in a few places next summer (hopfully) then if I find something that looks promising, go back in dead of winter and see how it is then too. Experience both weather extremes. That should help with the weather part of the move. I think a place just has to have the right "feel". I got that when I visited Gillette WY but winters there are a bit much from what I hear.
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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I grew up in Los Angeles, and moved to Dallas in my early 20's. We lived there until our middle 30's until we realized the city had gotten to big ,to fast. The corker happened one night when I had stopped after an evening downtown at a convenience store to gas up.

In the 15 minutes it took to get home and the 30 minutes until the news came on, I was shocked to see the opening story where someone had gone in apparently right after I left and robbed and shot the store clerk as well as a customer. All in the space of 45 minutes

We decided we couldn't take it anymore and moved to a small town of about 2,000 outside of Wichita in Kansas, raised our kids and never regreted the change from day one. Now the wife and I are moving to Nebraska, and I honestly like the Lincoln area, was up there yesterday looking about.

The best thing I can suggest is plan a few days to just look around, read the papers, watch the news, and just talk to a few people to get a feel about what communities might suit you. Over the years I've found midwestern folks to be of pretty solid stock and if you ask a straight question, you'll generally get a straight answer. You may not like the answer, but thats the risk one takes in asking .
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I agree. I plan on looking in a few places next summer (hopfully) then if I find something that looks promising, go back in dead of winter and see how it is then too. Experience both weather extremes. That should help with the weather part of the move. I think a place just has to have the right "feel". I got that when I visited Gillette WY but winters there are a bit much from what I hear.
Even then, and this is speaking from experience, you won't know what you're going to miss until you miss it. Maybe it will be your great hairdresser. Maybe that little coffee shop where they know your name. Maybe the local paper. That sort of stuff. I have moved a lot of times, and even when I thought I hated a place, there were always things I missed. The new place may not be better or worse, but it will be different.

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I grew up in Los Angeles, and moved to Dallas in my early 20's. We lived there until our middle 30's until we realized the city had gotten to big ,to fast. The corker happened one night when I had stopped after an evening downtown at a convenience store to gas up.

In the 15 minutes it took to get home and the 30 minutes until the news came on, I was shocked to see the opening story where someone had gone in apparently right after I left and robbed and shot the store clerk as well as a customer. All in the space of 45 minutes

We decided we couldn't take it anymore and moved to a small town of about 2,000 outside of Wichita in Kansas, raised our kids and never regreted the change from day one. Now the wife and I are moving to Nebraska, and I honestly like the Lincoln area, was up there yesterday looking about.

The best thing I can suggest is plan a few days to just look around, read the papers, watch the news, and just talk to a few people to get a feel about what communities might suit you. Over the years I've found midwestern folks to be of pretty solid stock and if you ask a straight question, you'll generally get a straight answer. You may not like the answer, but thats the risk one takes in asking .
There is crime everywhere. You can't escape it. Your description of midwesterners doesn't jibe with "Minnesota Nice", which is also extant in many other midwestern states.
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:56 PM
 
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There is crime everywhere. You can't escape it. Your description of midwesterners doesn't jibe with "Minnesota Nice", which is also extant in many other midwestern states.
Crime is more apparent in some areas than others, but yes, in the context of crime in itself being in existence, I agree

I'm not familiar with the term "Minnesota Nice" is that a Prairie Home Companion reference? My own comparison is based upon personal experience over the years in comparison with other areas I've lived.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Crime is more apparent in some areas than others, but yes, in the context of crime in itself being in existence, I agree

I'm not familiar with the term "Minnesota Nice" is that a Prairie Home Companion reference? My own comparison is based upon personal experience over the years in comparison with other areas I've lived.
No, it's not from "Prairie Home Companion"; it has been around long before that. It's a sort of passive-agressive form of behavior: speaking nicely to someone to their face, talking about them behind their back, etc. There have been books written about it.

Here is one thread from the Minnesota forum. There are lots more.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/minne...ce#post4716261
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Old 08-26-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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Ah, well good thing I chose to move to Nebraska instead.
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:07 PM
 
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So did you move to Nebraska? If so, where did you finally settle?
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Jane Lew, WV
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jeepejeep, I lived about 25 yrs. of my life in Nebr.and now 4 yrs in NY and Nebr. humidity is as bad if not worse then NY. Alot of the country in up-state NY reminds me alot of Nebr. The big difference will be property taxes and the cost of living.I have to say the winters are alot worse here in NY. I can't wait to move out of this state myself, just waiting for something to sell here. They can have the high taxes here, it's crazy. We are looking into, WV or Nebr. I always liked Wahoo, Nebr., very nice small town but in the middle of Lincoln and Omaha, if you would need to commute. Good-luck, GenG1022
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