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Old 08-30-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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My husband and I moved out here to Farmington, MO about 5 years ago and we feel suffocated. The pay stinks, there are no fun things to do for the kids, and the schools are horrible!
We'd like to find a new place to call home. I'd like to have the convenience of a nearby city without actually being IN the city.
My husband is a corrections officer so we would like for him to continue that line of work.
Good schools, and affordable homes. Prison guards aren't rolling in green!
I grew up near the beach, and I miss it but a big lake would do. Just so long as I can not see to the other side. lol
Occassionally, we like to go out, so a cool nightlife is a plus.Culture, History, Diversity, are all things my current town lacks.
Am I dreaming or is there such a place for us?
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Old 08-30-2011, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Around Athens or Decatur AL might be a possibility. The Tenn. River is dammed and forms Wheeler Lake, there are activities, the schools are pretty good. Huntsville is nearby. COL is relatively inexpensive.
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Old 08-31-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Many Upstate NY communities would fit. Perhaps Rouses Point, Carthage, Clayton, Cape Vincent, Alexandria Bay, Corning, Oriskany, Sylvan Beach and Whitesboro, among others.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Rouses Point??? Near a city? The ONLY thing happening near Rouses Point when I was growing up in Vermont was a dance hall and an auto racetrack. The closest city would be what, Bennington? Lake George area? I don't know the other communities, but I'd rule out Rouse's Point.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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Rouses Point??? Near a city? The ONLY thing happening near Rouses Point when I was growing up in Vermont was a dance hall and an auto racetrack. The closest city would be what, Bennington? Lake George area? I don't know the other communities, but I'd rule out Rouse's Point.
You forgot about Plattsburgh, as well as Burlington and Montreal being within an hour. Can't forget about the Adirondacks being close by as well.
The Village of Rouses Point / Lake Champlain
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Old 08-31-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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I've never heard of any of those towns, but I'll look into it. Thanks
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:42 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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OP wants nightlife
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:17 AM
 
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OP wants nightlife
OK.....All of the places I mentioned are close or close enough to cities that have some to a lot of nightlife.

Saranac Lake might be another one to look into in terms of proximity to his line of work and some things to do in Lake Placid, Plattsburgh or Canadian cities like Ottawa or Montreal. Ogdensburg or Massena might work too. If you go that far up, check into getting an enhanced driver's license, which allows you to go into Canada if you don't have a passport.

This might give an idea of locations in NY for his line of work: Facility Listing » NYS Department of Correctional Services (http://www.docs.state.ny.us/faclist.html - broken link)
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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You don't want rural...you want the suburbs.
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Old 09-01-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Get the heck outa Missouri and head for the coast. Pronto
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