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Old 06-04-2008, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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A great place to raise my family????? My husband interviewed for a job where you can live just about anywhere in the USA. We have the opportunity to live anywhere. We have 2 kids - 4 and 6 years old. We like to bike and walk and play!!! Prefer nice weather, but will endure some winter for a great place. Excellent Schools are a must and a small to medium city near by for stuff to do. Traffic and commutes dont pose a problem for us. We are looking in the 300-400k price range for a home...I am hoping people can help us find a great place to live with all of the above!! Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-04-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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My husband and I are planning to relocate to Colorado Springs. It is absolutely beautiful and there are so many things to do there!
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Old 06-04-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Pocono Mts.
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How about the Pocono Mountains...I must say, I'm a bit partial...lol.

Stop by the Pennsylvania threads, the Poconos is discussed often in the NEPA thread.
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Old 06-04-2008, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Bellingham Washington area has some very good attractions for living there. I’d check it out online and see if it’s a good fit for your needs. The weather isn’t all that cold or hot and you’re close enough to everything a family needs.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:33 AM
 
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Thas a tough choice because there are a few places that if I could, would live. One, being Checotah, Oklahoma. Albany, Wisconsin being another choice.
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Old 06-05-2008, 05:44 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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I'd pick Hawaii. Any island.
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:08 AM
 
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Lexington, Virginia.
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:16 PM
 
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North East Tennessee!!
Anywhere in NETN....you can't go wrong. (IMO)
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:50 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I've been really looking at Cookeville (or maybe even Crossville)Tn. Great cost of living, beautiful scenery, and moderate climate year round. The city is just big enough to provide everything I find necessary, but if I want to whoop it up someplace fancy, four different large cities are only a two hour drive away. If I get tired of whoopin' it up in the big cities I can head out to any one of the fantastic nearby state parks, or on over to the smokies for some serious outdoor activities. I'm just counting the days!
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Old 06-05-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Florida (SW)
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I recently moved to Gorham Maine just outside of Portland. I hope to never leave here. There is more than a little winter but put that in the natural cycle of the year-- spring, summer, indian summer, fall, early and late winter...and it is glorious. Low crime, scenic beauty, ocean, city amenities, rural values.....I can't recommend it enough.
Maine: The Way Life Should Be!
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