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Old 09-13-2007, 05:28 AM
 
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Me and my family will be moving in the next couple of months and I have been looking at differnet states and we would like a state with lots of trees and good neighbors,scools and work. Need help!
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Me and my family will be moving in the next couple of months and I have been looking at differnet states and we would like a state with lots of trees and good neighbors,scools and work. Need help!

Looks like you answered your own query here. Iowa meets your criteria, depending on what your line of work is and what you mean by lots of trees. Naturally Iowa is a prairie state, but there are a lot of oak, birch, walnut, etc trees out and about these days.
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:18 PM
 
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Iowa is a beautiful state and a safe place to raise children.
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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If it's trees you want, look at NE Iowa, and elsewhere along the Mississippi River. Not sure how easy it is to find work in those places, though.
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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If it's trees you want, look at NE Iowa, and elsewhere along the Mississippi River. Not sure how easy it is to find work in those places, though.

I read somewhere that Dubuque was rated highly as far as employment by Forbes or something, I forgot if it was for "young professionals" or what. I'm sure someone could pass on the correct information though.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:46 PM
 
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This is a prairie state. If you want trees and views try either the east or west state lines. If I had to settle here over again I would investigate the east line. In between is pretty durn flat.
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Old 09-19-2007, 08:20 PM
 
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Dubuque has plenty of trees and has been gaining more jobs than other areas of Iowa. The Des Moines metro area probably has the strongest economy in Iowa, though.
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Old 07-02-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Northwest Iowa would be a good place if you want trees and a safe place to raise kids! There are lots of job options here also.
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:00 AM
 
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Best Places to Live: Top 100 - Urbandale, Iowa (39) - Money Magazine

Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines, was ranked #39 in the nation by Money Magazine. While I am not a native of Iowa and did not go to school here, I have heard great things about schools here. Someone else on this forum would be more qualified to go in depth about schools than I am. Yes, Iowa is an agricultural state, but there are plenty of trees here! Everyone seems friendly, and Des Moines is a growing city; you will have no problem finding a job here!
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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Iowa is a fantastic place l want to live there too,Visted a friend there for three months and ive been back a few times..you lucky lot that do live there times like this when you wish you was American.And Iowans are very friendly and one or two are not but on the whole l would move there today if l could.....
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