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Old 03-27-2010, 07:47 AM
Location: Durango, CO
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Default Relocation advice needed (Taos in particular).

My wife and I have particular requirements for relocation and would really appreciate any advice from the locals in NM. We are in our 40's and tired of the heat and humidity of Kentucky summers. We are both changing careers, she is an RN and I am in school. I am willing to make myself as marketable as possible just to be able to move west of the Rockies but am primarily considering becoming a H.S. math teacher or accountant. Is Taos going to work for us professionally? We visited the area in summer of 2008 and fell in love with it. Our original choice is Durango, CO but for various reasons, doesn't look promising so we've now decided to look in other states. We prefer a mountain town and are willing to consider other places in NM but don't want to go smaller than Taos' population. We have no children.
Any advice appreciated and thanks in advance.
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Old 04-15-2010, 04:31 PM
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A registered nurse and a math teacher? You are a rural communities dream couple.
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Old 04-15-2010, 07:57 PM
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Wink Should it suit

Durango, CO is a lovely place, but in many ways dissimilar to Taos. As you may have gleaned from your visit, Taos is unique unto itself. If Durango is your first love, you might question in which ways Taos will prove the better match. A great place, but not for everyone.

Assuming you've come to terms with the first question, then your biggest challenge likely financial. Real estate in Taos tends to be expensive. With a small job market not adverse to nepotism. You might both find employment in your chosen fields, but probably doing so because determined, with enough perseverance.

If appreciably larger, but still somewhat small, Santa Fe is another option. A different feel, but sharing many of the sensibilities one will find along the Rio Grande of northern New Mexico. It is a world like no other.
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