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Old 04-23-2015, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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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?
What about the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area? There are lots of nice areas, some very good schools if you are careful in your real estate choices, and as a bonus, there are lots of people from Peru and other Central and South American countries. I sold one of my homes there to a family from Peru; the people next door were from Argentina.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Thanks, for all the suggestions. I will weed through them as time permits. We love Boston, but have discounted the entire NE (for extreme Winters) I spent 50 years in and around Manhattan and while still a great place to visit, I could never live there again. Washington is interesting (Tax wise,University wise) and my Oldest Daughter is moving to Corvallis, Oregon to finish her Doctorate in Psychology. California weather is the "bomb" much like Lima, but am concerned about water issues (much like Lima). Houston has been talked about as a lot of Peruvian Doctors my wife works with are going there ( we would consider The Woodlands) but the weather and water issues arise again. Florida is a possibility but we are not interested in living in an area with a lot of Latino's as my Wife would like to experience something different for her time as an Expat. I appreciate all the suggestions, keep them coming.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:02 AM
 
Location: Eastern Iowa
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Honolulu? My brother was stationed there for 3 years but that was before his kids reached school age. After several other locations abroad and in the US, he settled and retired in Colorado Springs where his kids went to school. The area gets snow but not as cold as the Midwest or the NE, and the snow melts within a day or so. It tends to be conservative but people aren't in your face about religion. COL is reasonable.

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Old 04-23-2015, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks, for all the suggestions. I will weed through them as time permits. We love Boston, but have discounted the entire NE (for extreme Winters) I spent 50 years in and around Manhattan and while still a great place to visit, I could never live there again. Washington is interesting (Tax wise,University wise) and my Oldest Daughter is moving to Corvallis, Oregon to finish her Doctorate in Psychology. California weather is the "bomb" much like Lima, but am concerned about water issues (much like Lima). Houston has been talked about as a lot of Peruvian Doctors my wife works with are going there ( we would consider The Woodlands) but the weather and water issues arise again. Florida is a possibility but we are not interested in living in an area with a lot of Latino's as my Wife would like to experience something different for her time as an Expat. I appreciate all the suggestions, keep them coming.
Better to state your criteria up front, as much detail as you can, so we don't waste time giving suggestions for places you'd never consider.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:47 PM
 
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Thanks, for all the suggestions. I will weed through them as time permits. We love Boston, but have discounted the entire NE (for extreme Winters) I spent 50 years in and around Manhattan and while still a great place to visit, I could never live there again. Washington is interesting (Tax wise,University wise) and my Oldest Daughter is moving to Corvallis, Oregon to finish her Doctorate in Psychology. California weather is the "bomb" much like Lima, but am concerned about water issues (much like Lima). Houston has been talked about as a lot of Peruvian Doctors my wife works with are going there ( we would consider The Woodlands) but the weather and water issues arise again. Florida is a possibility but we are not interested in living in an area with a lot of Latino's as my Wife would like to experience something different for her time as an Expat. I appreciate all the suggestions, keep them coming.
Latinos? We are everywhere! Well except for Vermont and Maine. We kind of stood out when we were up there on vacation last year.

Try Oregon. My nephew did a stint with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and loved it. My sisters went there and they said they would move there without a second thought. It was in Ashland.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:58 PM
 
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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?
Look at Houston and suburbs. Houston is a major metro city and the healthcare sector should probably be the largest sector after energy in terms of jobs . tons of apartments, good schools, tropical weather, less crime. You can save some $$ as well compared to other metros such as NY, LA etc.

Its almost raining daily now, so no weather worries
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:00 PM
 
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I gather that Honolulu schools are quite sub-par. Maybe to balance out the perfect weather?
I also concur that the suggestion of Boston is strange, as no one would ever say that Boston has "good weather." It also is low on modern apartment complexes.
The summers are close to tropical, at least, to me, who would prefer a high-altitude dry mountain summer any day. It seems every year gets more hazy/grey/humid, and not even that hot, just sticky.
But OP already said New England isn't on their radar.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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I think the Woodlands would be perfect. Also Dallas. But, we have a very large Hispanic population.

What about San Diego? Probably you should advise what you budget is....
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Lima, Ohio
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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I think the Woodlands would be perfect. Also Dallas. But, we have a very large Hispanic population.

What about San Diego? Probably you should advise what you budget is....
I wondered about that. He did say that his wife is drawn there because the Peruvian doctors she works with, are moving there

Maybe it is the type, class of Latinos? Want more of a higher educated enclave of Latinos?

Move to far north San Antonio.

But if I had the opportunity, Texas would be at the bottom of the list. And I live here! Lol.

Maybe move from place to place in the US with the seasons. New England summers, California winters!
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