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Old 02-23-2009, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Queen Anne's County, MD
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Pretty much self-explanatory. How is it there? I'm talking about suburban to rural areas, how are the people, place, economy, environment all around? I kind of want to head out there for a little while, see how I like it, but I need the motivation. I want to hear from the actual citizens. I'm from a small farm/fishing town, everybody knows everybody, kind of looking for somewhere else like that, maybe bigger so I can take hold of some opportunities. I'm going to school for automotive management and hopefully I will be able to get a "high-paying" job, but I don't know where to go. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Well ... it's hard to say. Indiana has everything from the Chicago area in NW Indiana and all that has to offer to the Indy area, little more suburban, small town .... to Mayberry type places. Indiana has suburbs of Chicago, Louisville, Cincinnati for other states ... crunchy granola towns like Bloomington and West Lafayette ...

You're from Maryland ... Indiana is as midwest as it gets really. Not sure what else to tell you ... living in Indiana is really a make your own bliss kind of place.
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Old 02-26-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I agree with Domergurl. Usually most people you will encounter in Indiana are usually pretty warm and inviting. We have NW Indiana and Indianapolis. We have moderately sized towns like Evansville and South Bend. There are also little sleepy towns reminiscent of "Mayberry,North Carolina". But just as Domergurl stated:Living in Indiana is really a make your own bliss kind of place. That is what I think has drove Indiana through. People come here and create their own bliss and become one with themselves.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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As it appears you live on Maryland's Eastern Shore, I think you'll be surprised at how the topography is similar. About 8 years ago I drove to Ocean City with a buddy from Hagerstown. Once I got over the Bay Bridge and got onto the Eastern Shore I was blown away by how much it looked like Indiana, particulary from Indy north -- flat with corn and soybean fields.
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: In bucolic TN
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I thought IN was a great place to llive. The people, the neighborhoods, and the values were things I cherished in my one year stay. I miss it strongly. Economy is not too good, but people still drive cars, and if you're good in the auto trade, I imagine you will be of use in IN. You may be paid back in corn, but altogether I think you will manage. Best of luck to you.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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I lived in a Bedroom Community outside of Fort Wayne for 20 years, the name of the town is Huntington. Population around 17,000. During that time I raised 3 children and drove a half hour to work each day in very light traffic both ways which made it very nice and enjoyable. Never have we been victims of crime and we could leave our doors unlocked for long periods and find everything still in its place. We did not practice that but at times we forgot to lock things up. People for the most were nice and it took some time to warm up to them, but I think that its a natural thing for people to get comfortable with others takes time. So for the most people are nice and pleasant. Indianapolis is a wonderful town that has everything for everyone. Sports sports and more sports complexes. Malls and small shops pop up on every street corner as far as the eye can travel. Churches of every denomination are found throughout the whole state. In Huntington itself, I found that there were almost 50 churches in a town that size. So, if this could be of any help, Indiana for the most is in no doubt a wonderful and safe state to raise a family or enjoy yourself if you are single.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:49 AM
 
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As looking at the post date this warning proably comes too late.....DON'T DO IT!
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:15 AM
 
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As looking at the post date this warning proably comes too late.....DON'T DO IT!
why not?
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I don't know ...

On Friday, I travelled to my parent's home near South Bend and then drove to Fort Wayne for the First Lego League State Championship on Saturday morning. It was the first time I'd been to Fort Wayne in 20 some years ... wow .. it's really grown! Glenbrook Mall and the Colliseum were about all I recognized. Even IPFW has changed A LOT!!! Spent a fun filled day watching my daughter's Lego team and also seeing a great representation by team from all over our great state competing in friendly competition and having too much fun!

Went back to my parent's house for the night ... and drove home in the blizzard back here to Columbus ...

All in all, I'd say I had a true Hoosier weekend and I still like living here.
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Old 12-13-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Martinsville IN
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I think Indiana has a lot to offer. Geographically you are fairly centered so driving or flying to other parts of the country for vacations is easier. Northern part of state is fairly flat but south of Indianapolis the hills begin. Beautiful country but much more rural because of the terrain. You can live less than an hour from Indianapolis, with shopping, jobs, airport, etc and still be in the woods near a small town with lower taxes and a quieter life-style. I live just north of a small county seat just a couple of miles from a major highway. Our community is safe beautiful and quiet and inexpensive. I can drive a short way to major shopping malls, the airport, or go the other way to artist communities, college towns, state parks and forests. It's the greatest!
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