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Old 04-23-2015, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Me, personally, with this set of criteria—Boston.
I am with you NEG. The subs of Boston would fit very nicely in his criteria. I think we have some of the best schools in the country. Not sure how close I would go but there are so very many options.

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LOL. The OP does obsessively tell us about his young wife in almost every post, but other than that, I don't get all the animosity toward him on this thread. True, the title could have been phrased better, but afaik, the OP has never been one to make negative or anti-US comments. IIRC, he moved to Peru to marry his Peruvian wife, not because he hated living in the U.S.

And as for trying to maximize his family's SS benefit, I don't see much difference between that and all the husbands and wives here going through all kinds of machinations with spousal benefits to do basically the same thing. I especially appreciate the irony of these same husbands and wives playing games with SS rules to maximize their own benefits while at the same time lamenting how SS is going broke.
MMB I am too confused at the animosity to alpineprine. He is simply asking a question we all ask at one point or another of ourselves and sometimes out loud. He has been on the other side of view points but we all have the right to believe what we want. This also includes those who feel the need to toss out negative comments. Good manners though would have taught them that if you don't have anything good to say about someone to just keep it to yourself. I'm just saying .
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:10 AM
 
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Prudhoe Bay, AK
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Columbia, MD
Maybe Ellicott City, MD
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I am with you NEG. The subs of Boston would fit very nicely in his criteria. I think we have some of the best schools in the country. Not sure how close I would go but there are so very many options.
Boston is one big elite medical compound. As an undergrad I worked at every Boston hospital except Mass General. The schools are great, the artculture great (talked last night with DH about our young married life there as students arriving at Jordan Hall at intermission and all the fantastic concerts and theater we attended). If I had the dough I'd live in Lexington or Concord (train). Spend January somewhere South.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Over yonder a piece
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Asheville, NC
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:26 AM
 
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If you had to live in the USA for 5 years, where would it be?
I am 62, wife 32, Son 10 and a 3 week old baby. In order for my wife to collect my SS survivor benefits we are forced to move from Peru to the USA for 5 years. We are looking for a suburb of a major city with modern apartment complexes, lots of young families, great schools,lot's of healthcare jobs, good weather, nice parks,little crime,less churchgoers,etc. Where would you choose?
For weather you need California. That shouldn't be too churchy either.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:28 AM
 
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If you had to live in the USA for 5 years, where would it be?
I am 62, wife 32, Son 10 and a 3 week old baby. In order for my wife to collect my SS survivor benefits we are forced to move from Peru to the USA for 5 years. We are looking for a suburb of a major city with modern apartment complexes, lots of young families, great schools,lot's of healthcare jobs, good weather, nice parks,little crime,less churchgoers,etc. Where would you choose?
California.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:11 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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For weather you need California. That shouldn't be too churchy either.
Weedpatch and Slab City are looking good!
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Sierra Nevada Land, CA
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Oildale and Arvin CA come to mind.
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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California.
This.
Weather-wise, I'd choose the San Diego area.

But like someone said above, bring water.
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