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Old 11-22-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I know that this title opens me up to a lot of responses, but here it goes..

I have 2 small children (ages 8 and 4). I am currently living in a town/state which I did not choose: my now EX husband moved us here for his job. He has since moved out of state, and I am here with no family.

I will be finishing my degree in the near future, and I am planning to move to a state where I will have considerably more earning power (and some family).

My two serious options are: Texas and Virginia (looking for smaller towns north of San Antonio and east of Leesburg). Virginia has more family around, but Texas appears (on the surface) to be more reasonably price, allowing for more "bang for the buck" (disposable income).

Suggestions? Ideas? The town/state where I currently live would be about 140% lower in pay than I could make in either state, so I don't want to stay here!

Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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While Texas generally has a lower cost of living, it also generally has a lower pay scale, too. What field will you be looking to get in to?
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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education - TX is ranked 7th in the nation, (also looking at VA, which is 25th)...

my current state, however, is in the last 5-7 spots, so I have a lot of room for improvement! lol
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:43 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If moving to the Leesburg, VA area most likely you would need to consider your commute to work because there would be one involved when living in that area. It is a nice area as I am sure you know since you have family there you also need to consider if you want to deal with the winter weather. I am from the Maryland side the of area and I know I prefer living in San Antonio but that is me. Money definitely goes a lot farther here. If my hubby and I moved back to that area we would have to live in a townhouse due to the cost of living. The history and of course all the FREE stuff to do in DC is a plus though. I took all of this for granted while growing up there. Took me moving away to appreciate what was in my backyard.
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