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Old 04-08-2008, 10:32 AM
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There is a position open at my husband's company in Racine. All of the previous posts had really bad things to say about Racine. We have two small school age children ,I would like to know if there are any nice areas within about a 30-40 minute drive to Racine-just a nice community to raise kids with good schools-Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:43 AM
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Default Salem/Wheatland Area

We just moved from IL to WI in December when my husband got promotion to a job in Racine. I had heard terrible things about the Racine area as well. We ended up in Salem (30 minutes from Racine) and my kids go to Wheatland Center School, which we love. It is a small school, 4K-8, where family and community are a huge part. We had never lived in an area where the school was so friendly and nice. Our neighbors are friendly as well, although we haven't seen much of them over the winter because of all the cold & snow!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me directly.

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Old 04-08-2008, 10:49 AM
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thank you so much ,I'll have to look into that area,any other suggestions would be appreciated-We moved from Ohio to Baton Rouge,La almost five years age and we are so miserable here(bad schools,crime,actually alot of the issues posters are saying about Racine)As desperate as we are to leave here I don't wasnt to get into the same situation again-so I really appreciate the personal opinions1 thank you
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Old 04-10-2008, 08:45 PM
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hmmm... There are good schools west of the I with good schools - Yorkville, Union Grove, Raymond. Then in Milwaukee County there's Franklin and Oak Creek. I'd recommend Caledonia but we're stuck with Racine Unified schools - or pay for private/parochial school like I do.

Good luck on your search! Dea
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:20 PM
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We are also looking at the Racine area, specifically The Prairie School in Wind Point. Any thoughts on this private school? thanks!
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Old 04-16-2009, 07:04 PM
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Prairie school is top-notch. No question about it, but you will pay dearly... about 12,000 - 13,000 a year.
There is also St. Catherine's High School and Lutheran High School. Both are also excellent college prep schools as well.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:03 PM
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HI I am 19 years old with a two year old son an I am actually from Ill I moved to Oshkosh Wi with my parents an now that I am old enough to be on my own I am looking for a new place to start I don't know much about Racine Wi but I would like to go there I just don't know much about the area so if you could please help me I would love to know what you all think thank you an God Bless...
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