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Old 04-23-2015, 11:21 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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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?
Salem, MA.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:50 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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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.
OK, so no Salem. I guess the California foothills have some nice towns with reasonably easy access to larger cities ..... that would be along rt 49, the old gold rush towns. Santa Cruz also might work for you.

The drought thing is going to be more a problem for agriculture or homes with large lawns, not as much for individuals. They're not going to be closing off the water mains any time soon, you'll still be able to get an occasional glass of tapwater or take a little Navy-style shower every few weeks.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:32 AM
 
Location: Pac. NW
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I'd check out St George, UT.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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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.
I'm not reading 7 pages so sorry if this has been posted already. It wasn't the thread title that I took notice of, it was the line in the OP that read "we are forced to move from Peru to the USA for 5 years". That was a pretty rude thing to say to posters who mostly live in the US. So yeah I was put off too, especially when the plan is to spend 5 years in Hell so he can tap the already taxed SS system.

Send him to Newark
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Greenbelt, MD
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Columbia, MD
Maybe Ellicott City, MD
No. High taxes and too much traffic that is projected to get much worse. Way too many people live here.

I want to move out of here but I am stuck. I would not recommend anyone to live in this area. Plenty of cold and rude people too.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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No. High taxes and too much traffic that is projected to get much worse. Way too many people live here.

I want to move out of here but I am stuck. I would not recommend anyone to live in this area. Plenty of cold and rude people too.
I won't go into the rude people, just not the case up here in Mount Airy MD. But totally agree that Maryland is NOT the place to move due to the taxes and high cost of living. It's also 45 degrees outside on April 24, not the best weather if you are moving from Peru.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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For me, it would definitely be somewhere either in SC or the west coast of FL.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:42 PM
 
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Not true. As for the rest, the OP invites it.

Compared to that thread where someone wanted to straight away live here illegally and screw an American , oops love and marry an American woman and settle here ) .
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Thanks to all that responded many of you were helpful. We need to keep our eye on the SCOTUS decision in late June and where my daughter goes when she finishes her PHD, but have a few states,areas in mind. In no particular order they are.
Colorado
Apex, NC
Roanoke, VA
Washington State
Orlando/Tampa, Fl
Woodlands, TX

Have not been to any of these places (exception Orlando) in 30+ years and so I see a fair amount of travel in the near future.
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Old 05-01-2015, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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Thanks to all that responded many of you were helpful. We need to keep our eye on the SCOTUS decision in late June and where my daughter goes when she finishes her PHD, but have a few states,areas in mind. In no particular order they are.
Colorado
Apex, NC
Roanoke, VA
Washington State
Orlando/Tampa, Fl
Woodlands, TX

Have not been to any of these places (exception Orlando) in 30+ years and so I see a fair amount of travel in the near future.
We've been to Apex, when one of our sons lived in Chapel Hill. It's apparently one of the growing areas in NC. I don't have any special impression of it. Small plain town, flat, tiny downtown.

We've been to Roanoke, and there are some nice areas within that city. Unfortunately we entered the city from the wrong angle and went through some depressing parts. I'd give it another chance, there seems to be some good urban planning going on.

I must say, your list of places is wildly varied!
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