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Old 05-01-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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For me, it would definitely be somewhere either in SC or the west coast of FL.
What town in SC?
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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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!
My primary criteria is the school district and after living overseas for 12 years, I can adapt to anything as long as my family is happy.

In Roanoke, we are focused just south in a town known as Cave Spring or possibly North in Salem. Roanoke itself has some lovely old mansions I like, but the Patrick Henry H.S is poorly ranked.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:08 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Albuquerque or one of the surrounding towns would work. Rio Rancho schools are better than Albuquerque's I think. Climate is an easy four seasons...high desert - not hot (Don't need AC). Low cost of living. Multicultural and lots to do. Should be lots of health industry jobs. Santa Fe is a hour drive.
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:15 PM
 
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You would need to go to specific forum on area to you ask about schools. The districts can vary in short distance in many and even school quality. Actual parents are best to ask and not many here in retirement forum.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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Just stay in Lima. Brother you are complicating your life big time by moving back to the U.S. Stay where you are buddy. You are make a huge mistake.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Albuquerque or one of the surrounding towns would work. Rio Rancho schools are better than Albuquerque's I think. Climate is an easy four seasons...high desert - not hot (Don't need AC). Low cost of living. Multicultural and lots to do. Should be lots of health industry jobs. Santa Fe is a hour drive.
My older sister lives in Santa Fe, but mostly travels around the western part of the country in her RV as she does not own a home. She is a senior and works PT in various National Parks in exchange for a few grand a month and a place to park.
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Miraflores
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You would need to go to specific forum on area to you ask about schools. The districts can vary in short distance in many and even school quality. Actual parents are best to ask and not many here in retirement forum.
I graduated from one of the top schools in the country (according to US News and World report). So, I rely heavily on their rankings and would only consider a High School in the top 500. My daughter also graduated from my Alma Mater and went on to UMichigan and just finished her PHD at UDenver. All members of my family are highly educated and successful, although I was the only one to retire at 34 years old.
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Fort Liquordale, Florida
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If you move back to U.S., every dude will be scamming your young fertile wife. DON'T RISK IT. The U.S. has changed drastically in the last 10 years! It's all about work and paying the bills. It's a horrid cycle of commercialism and consumerism. Everyone is trying to out do the other. Bigger house, faster car, more money, more money, more money, debt, debt, debt. Bro, you are living the LIFE in the 3rd world. Don't mess it up. Young trophy wife, couple kids chilling in Peru! If you come back to America, your wife will become Americanized, obese and she will start hassling you like the majority of American women. Then BAM she leaves you for the young dude! Now you are stuck like chuck paying alimony and child support and you will never be able to return to Peru. You could die, alone and sad in the U.S. under Obama Care! All the while if you had stayed in Peru, you'd be living like a Saudi Sheikh.

STAY WHERE YOU ARE AMIGO !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-03-2015, 01:29 AM
 
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If you come back to America, your wife will become Americanized, obese and she will start hassling you like the majority of American women. Then BAM she leaves you for the young dude! Now you are stuck like chuck paying alimony and child support and you will never be able to return to Peru
That has to hurt, although I'm puzzled why you can't return to your wife's country, wherever it is. I'd like to sympathize. But. I. just. can't.
In fact I kinda admire her for being able to pull off that switcheroo without losing her visa status.

Nice cautionary tale. Not about bringing your family to the U.S. but about marrying and having children with a young foreign wife. What spurred you to bring them here? Alpineprince is trying to meet the conditions that will allow his family to receive SS survivor benefits.

FWIW, alpineprince and his wife sound pretty solid to me. He talks dismissively about her but I think they're good. I suspect she's got a whole lot more going than he'll ever admit here on this forum. She's a nurse who apparently intends to keep on working whether here or in the US. I'm pulling for them.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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............. The U.S. has changed drastically in the last 10 years! It's all about work and paying the bills. It's a horrid cycle of commercialism and consumerism. Everyone is trying to out do the other. Bigger house, faster car, more money, more money, more money, debt, debt, debt.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

STAY WHERE YOU ARE AMIGO !!!!!!!!!!!!
As for the consumerism and the debt, etc., that has been true for at least the last 30 years. In that regard, not much has changed in the last 10 years. How did you come up with "the last 10 years"?
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