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Old 08-04-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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Hello everyone.

I've been reading these forums for a few weeks now and have found excellent information about our potential relocation. My wife and I and our children (both under 3) grew up and lived in Northwest Indiana (more or less a Chicago suburb) our entire lives. I am a Professional Land Surveyor, but most of my experience is in land development and civil engineering. We are looking for communities that are on the rise and have affordable new homes and comparable salaries for my profession.
We have been looking a lot at the Raleigh North Carolina area. We love California but everything seems too expensive. If anyone can suggest a nice community where new homes sell for $150,000 to $200,000 in California we'd appreciate it. Here is a wish list of what we are looking for:

1. Good schools and safe neighborhood
2. Not big on humidity and extremely hot or cold weather. (No deserts / Nothing too far North.) No flat lands
3. We enjoy places to go like aquariums, zoos, waterfront shopping & activities, and sports (College or Pro).

This is a big scary decision for us and we appreciate all the suggestions and recommendations that you may have. Thanks.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:50 PM
 
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Gee, good luck finding all that...I am not from CA, but I have investigated the state. Unless you go way inland, you won't find a home for those prices, and even in the agricultural areas that look like Mexico, you won't find much.
Indiana is a better bargain all around. I think you are placing too much priority on the weather. Just my opinion.
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