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Old 04-22-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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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?
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Northern IL
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That's quite a list of requirements.

I had some thoughts until the church goer thing, not sure how to account for that.

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Old 04-22-2015, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Maybe living in the US is not worth collecting the survivor benefits, given how wonderful life is in Peru and how terrible it would be for you to live in the United States. Given the nature of your inquiry and the history of your posts, I'm not sure what kind of responses you expect to receive.

But...try Santa Barbara, California, if you have the money and can bring your own 5-year water supply.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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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?
Me, personally, with this set of criteria—Boston.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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The thread title is both off-putting and doesn't make sense until you read the original post and realize that the OP "has" to live in the U.S. for a certain period of time. But since the vast majority of posters in this Retirement Forum do in fact already live in the United States, I second the motion of post #3 in wondering what sort of responses were expected. Mine would be if it's that bad that the thread title needed to make it sound like a prison sentence, then just stay the hell out of this country. Malcontents do not normally make for pleasant company.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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The thread title is both off-putting and doesn't make sense until you read the original post and realize that the OP "has" to live in the U.S. for a certain period of time. But since the vast majority of posters in this Retirement Forum do in fact already live in the United States, I second the motion of post #3 in wondering what sort of responses were expected. Mine would be if it's that bad that the thread title needed to make it sound like a prison sentence, then just stay the hell out of this country. Malcontents do not normally make for pleasant company.
I didn't see anything explicit in the OP about disliking the U.S. He's obviously in Peru b/c he likes it better than here, and has to do a five-year stint here for his stated reason.

I do think that the thread title could have been more nicely worded, like: If you had to return to the U.S. in retirement....

The criteria are way too unarticulated to really give a reasonable answer, but he did ask for personal opinion and I gave mine, given the little he gave to go on.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:09 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?
The San Antonio TX suburbs of Cibolo and Schertz should tick all your boxes except churchgoers and possibly weather, depending upon what your idea of the latter is. Summers are brutal but the rest of the year is nice.
I would think some of the Denver suburbs might work too, if you're ok with snowy winters.

I commend you for making plans for your family's care. I don't see what you're doing as any different than someone who stays on several years at a job he hates, so he can secure pension survivor's benefits.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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Irvine, California.
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Old 04-22-2015, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Alaska
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Perhaps Arlington County or parts of Fairfax County, VA.
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