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Old 09-05-2007, 06:37 PM
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It's probably better than Bloomington....
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:09 AM
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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Originally Posted by hoosier812 View Post
It's probably better than Bloomington....
Why do ya say that?
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Old 09-06-2007, 08:28 AM
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Can anyone direct to me to what towns in Parke County, which seems to be a nice place outside of TH proper, are nicest? Any other counties with good schools nearby? Looking for a nice home around `170 ish or so. I had done some research and I see that Florida and Helt are upper income area? Is this true? Its so confusing to me and I have only a few months here, please someone help me!
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:32 AM
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If you have $170K to spend on a house you should have zero problem at all. There are some very nice "high end" (in midwest standards) subdivisions in TH proper...check out east. $170K will go a long ways out there. The whole housing boom thing has pretty much missed TH and the surrounding area. Housing is CHEAP.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:33 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thanks so very much, finally someone commented! The east side has many areas, can you please pinpoint what neighborhoods and schools? i keep hearing that Bee and honey are over that way and good schools, and that s, vigo is ok but large, west t seems to have alot of flooding?
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:05 PM
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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((gypsyjena)) thanks so much!!!
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:58 PM
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Terre Haute is a great place. I have grown up here, moved away and came back. I love it here. There is plenty of shopping, restaurants, activites, night life, movies, car lots, parks, workout centers, kid centers, colleges, good schools, close to big cities like Indy, St Louis and Cincinnati. Lots of things to get kids involved in. I don't know why people gripe, guess there will always be a pessimist somewhere. Anyway, it is a great place to live and raise a family. Cost of living is lower than a lot of other cities.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:21 PM
Location: Indianapolis Indiana
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One of the classic lines from the TV show "Law and Order": The prosecutor asked the perp about her taking her sister's life and identity. She responded with: "My sister, Mr. McCoy, lived in TERRE HAUTE INDIANA where she removed staples from insurance forms. SHE HAD NO LIFE".
sorry dj39, no offense meant. I personally have have pleasant memories of time spent in TH.
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Old 05-29-2008, 06:24 AM
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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I guess people who remove staples from insurance forms in NYC have a life eh??? Duh.
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Old 06-06-2008, 06:40 AM
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Hello All,

This is my first post, but I visit the site often. I have just never felt the need to post until I just finished reading these threads bashing my hometown.

I have lived in Terre Haute my entire life, excluding a 4-year stint with the Marine Corps. Through work, the military, and travel, I have seen and visited many US cities. Terre Haute is not even half as bad as some posters make it out to be.

My wife is from Bloomington, and comparing TH to there is not exactly apples to apples. Bloomington relies and is built around IU much more than TH is ISU. I love visiting Btown, but it is seriously ghost town USA when school is out.

If you are from TH and can afford to live outside of downtown, the town is great. The cost of living is cheap. I am the Materials Manager for Sherwin-Williams and make about the same money as my cousin does working MIS at a bank in Indianapolis. He paid more money, but my home and yard is much larger/nicer than his and I don’t have a 40-minute commute to work and even longer when caught in rush hour. *GO GREEN!* You can live in our premium subdivisions IE Idle Creek, Lexington Farms, Richland Manner... ect And buy that home at/ or around $100 p/sf.

If you are looking for things to do other than going to bars at night... We don't have much to offer right now. There are no nice dinner theaters or even a competitive University to catch a game now and again. I personally like to spend my free time with my family at the parks or on the lake. And there are many choices for that around here. Or within a short drive.

For everyone complaining about the smell down by the paper mill; I suggest not living there. Why would one chose to live under I-70 if they could afford not to anyway? The talk about peoples "self esteem" is a joke to me. Last time I was in Indy, I didn't notice all of you homeless beggars dancing the *** in front of Have a Nice Day Cafe. So please stop with the self esteems comments. When I am walking around Downtown here I don't have to empty my pockets of change. Nor do I feel unsafe at all.

Where is all this crime people speak of? I know there are a few wanna-be gangs around here, but prostitution? Where? Not that I am looking for a date... But, I had to get strippers from Indy for my brother’s bachelor’s party. I didn't know there was a local market? There is only one strip-club here? How many is Indy supporting these days? I know it is close to the teens.

Sorry, I was so long winded. I just don't understand why people that lived here for two years, or were just students, think they learned everything there is to know from their walks to and from Campus.


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