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Old 09-29-2006, 10:24 AM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Iowa, maybe around the columbus junction area or muscatine, how is the area? Are there good jobs? High Crime? Anything you could tell me would be helpful! Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:11 PM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Iowa, maybe around the columbus junction area or muscatine, how is the area? Are there good jobs? High Crime? Anything you could tell me would be helpful! Thanks!
I am from Waterloo,Iowa.I had a great childhood,fishing,playing in the woods and swimming in the lakes.But unless you have small children or are retired i really think its a bad idea.
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:13 AM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Iowa, maybe around the columbus junction area or muscatine, how is the area? Are there good jobs? High Crime? Anything you could tell me would be helpful! Thanks!
I grew up in Iowa, very small town. I've been to Columbus Jct and Muscatine. I would choose Muscatine easily. Columbus Jct, too small, alot of illegal immigrants due to meat packing plant. Muscatine is cleaner.
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Old 10-12-2006, 09:03 AM
 
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I'd pick neither....both towns have a high amount of illegal immigrants and both are poor towns with a high population of spanish-only speaking people. Try the quad cities, which is about 40minutes east...more opportunity, better schools and better housing.
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Old 10-28-2006, 03:58 PM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Iowa, maybe around the columbus junction area or muscatine, how is the area? Are there good jobs? High Crime? Anything you could tell me would be helpful! Thanks!

way too many illegal aliens there...
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Old 11-07-2006, 11:32 AM
 
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Please be advised that there are Hispanic persons all over the country including Iowa (rural and urban). I would be surprised if the majority are illegal as suggested by several of the other responses. Not all of us in Iowa have narrow minds and prejudge others.

I came from the twin cities (MN.) and now live in NE Iowa and I wouldn't go back for twice the money. We have great schools, a reasonable cost of living and our local elected leaders, though somewhat conservative, do care about our concerns.
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:25 PM
 
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Columbus Junction is a town of not even 2000. Cmon now. Get above the 5000 mark and then you can start complaining about illegal immigration. A town in Iowa with lots of immigration is only what the natives make it. They can be racist and reject them, which will lead to a junky town, or they can accept them into their culture, which produces great results. Believe me. My county is 77.5% white non hispanic (according to quickfacts.census.gov) AND its in Iowa. Its pretty good around here.
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Old 11-24-2006, 09:42 PM
 
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Just relocated in July from Oklahoma City, OK, I decided to on the Quad Cities, still a small town with the large city amenities. I am still trying to get used to the smell of Farms, crops, etc., but living so close to the river is a plus. Im getting scared of the winter, and the cold....... Good Luck
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to Iowa, maybe around the columbus junction area or muscatine, how is the area? Are there good jobs? High Crime? Anything you could tell me would be helpful! Thanks!
I've lived in Muscatine for six months. I moved here to live with my fiance (now husband). We are in the process of buying a new house in Muscatine, so we'll be living here for many years to come. I commute to work in Iowa City. I moved to Muscatine from Cedar Rapids, and I love living here! It's so much more peaceful than Cedar Rapids. It's definitely a prettier town, and it doesn't smell near as bad as CR did! Muscatine is home to several large companies like HON, Bandag, Musco, etc. It's located on the scenic Mississippi River, has a very quaint and historic downtown, and is full of great parks and trails. I don't think the crime rate is any higher than any other town its size...certainly less than Cedar Rapids.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:26 AM
 
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I am from Waterloo,Iowa.I had a great childhood,fishing,playing in the woods and swimming in the lakes.But unless you have small children or are retired i really think its a bad idea.
Well, Waterloo is not a far comparison. There are certainly MUCH better places to live in Iowa. Iowa is a GREAT place to live!
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