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Old 06-22-2011, 07:31 AM
 
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My daughter just met a marine a few months ago and now see wants to move from CA. to Elkhart. I haven't heard anything good yet.

Any thoughts?
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Elkhart has its good sides and bad. Best bet is to know which areas are safe and youll do fine. Theres plenty do to for a city that has 50k people and it has an ok park system. Plus you have south bend and Mishawaka right next door and Goshen to the south.
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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anyone?
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:06 PM
 
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well what questions do you have? I lived in Elkhart it was a decent Area. Its not a bad city to live in if you just know the areas which to avoid which there isn't that many.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Very boring.
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Elkhart is only a two hour drive from Chicago!
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Very boring.
This seems to be your standard response. Do you have any other original thoughts?
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:34 PM
 
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well what questions do you have? I lived in Elkhart it was a decent Area. Its not a bad city to live in if you just know the areas which to avoid which there isn't that many.

jobs? weather? people? you know the common stuff
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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jobs? weather? people? you know the common stuff
Jobs are iffy. Depends on how hard you want to look and what your specialty is. your best jobs in Elkhart are coming back as the RV Industry is rebounding and so is manufacturing. Think North America is making an electric car in Wakarusa. Probably hiring some people. InsideIndianabusiness.com is a good website to watch for economic developments for Elkhart. I watch it to see when a company is going to invest there
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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Jobs are iffy. Depends on how hard you want to look and what your specialty is. your best jobs in Elkhart are coming back as the RV Industry is rebounding and so is manufacturing. Think North America is making an electric car in Wakarusa. Probably hiring some people. InsideIndianabusiness.com is a good website to watch for economic developments for Elkhart. I watch it to see when a company is going to invest there
Think North America is actually manufacturing cars in Elkhart, not Wakarusa. That is Navistar in Wakarusa. Regardless, Elkhart has received national attention the last couple of years with respect to their economy, and it wasn't good at the time. In fact, probably one of the worst metro areas in the United States. However, this area has seen a dramatic increase in activity; first of all because of the RV industry (nearly 80% of all RV's in the world are made in Elkhart County (this provides roughly forty thousand jobs in this area alone. In addition, new investment in electric cars and other manufacturing has increased the economic activity as well. There are good areas of Elkhart (along the river and the north and east sides, and then it is hit and miss in the west and south sides. However, it is located in the Michiana area which has over 1,000,000 in population. The lifestyle here is pretty simple, MUCH MUCH different than California. In can get boring, compared to where you are from or what you aspire for, but all in all, it ranks in the middle (not amazing, but not horrible )

If you have any questions, let us know. We are here to help! What is your primary concern?? Are you moving here as well?
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