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Old 01-27-2008, 04:41 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Cedar Rapids is a very progressive on the move town that you will like.

Jasper
I hope that I do it seems to be perfect for me from what I have read about. I just hope that I can get a job right away. I am thinking about light industrial, I have experience in that, so maybe I will luck out. I am excited to get out there and see what it is all about. WV has lost so many jobs, housing is high, jobs are 20 hours a week on minimum wage, and education well we are number 1 for party schools. I just need a change of pace and Iowa seems to be it.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:46 PM
 
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Check out monster.com and cedar rapids gazette and you can get feel for job outlook. Also gazette will have rental information. You still have some time before move to research and get prepared before making the move.

Jasper




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I hope that I do it seems to be perfect for me from what I have read about. I just hope that I can get a job right away. I am thinking about light industrial, I have experience in that, so maybe I will luck out. I am excited to get out there and see what it is all about. WV has lost so many jobs, housing is high, jobs are 20 hours a week on minimum wage, and education well we are number 1 for party schools. I just need a change of pace and Iowa seems to be it.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Bettendorf, IA
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People cat fighting over which town in Iowa is better than the other. Too funny.
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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Jasper, buildings in Dubuque do not need to be demolished. They are not in bad condition... It is called history. Several buildings are on the National Historical Register and to tear them down would be foolish. The buildings are renovated on the inside and preserve the "brick, early 20th century" look on the outside... Some people think that our buildings in Dubuque are beautiful, and wish that they could have a tour. Relatives visit from IL and WI all the time and admire the historical preservation of the city of Dubuque.
---If you like Davenport so much, then move there---

I visited Davenport last week and found that it was a bit better than when I had visited a few years ago, but still not great. The downtown leaves a lot to be desired, and they could be doing a River Renaissance Project like Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City are... Especially given their desirable location.

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Old 01-27-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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Dubuqueaskme who lives in Peosta just pointing out positive things going in Davenport and find it far from dumpy as you termed the town and doubt residents feel that way

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Jasper, buildings in Dubuque do not need to be demolished. They are not in bad condition... It is called history. Several buildings are on the National Historical Register and to tear them down would be foolish. The buildings are renovated on the inside and preserve the "brick, early 20th century" look on the outside... Some people think that our buildings in Dubuque are beautiful, and wish that they could have a tour. Relatives visit from IL and WI all the time and admire the historical preservation of the city of Dubuque.
---If you like Davenport so much, then move there---

I visited Davenport last week and found that it was a bit better than when I had visited a few years ago, but still not great. The downtown leaves a lot to be desired, and they could be doing a River Renaissance Project like Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, and Iowa City are... Especially given their desirable location.

-dbqaskme
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Old 01-27-2008, 05:32 PM
 
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My husband and I moved to Iowa (North Liberty) in 2004, and we moved the first week of June. It was wonderful. I didn't find it too hot, and we weren't worried about all the doors being open actually moving our things in. June gave us the time to find our way around before our kids started school. The best of luck with your move. We LOVED Iowa.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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I'd say around 8-ish. It's not too early where you're going to wake everyone up, it's a few hours before the hottest time of the day and you have a lot of daylight ahead of you. Remember, the early bird gets the worm!
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:14 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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People cat fighting over which town in Iowa is better than the other. Too funny.
I have rummaged through a few Virginia threads...you don't have to travel to the Iowa forum for that.

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Old 01-30-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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Default Davenport bash

I haven't been to Davenport in a while so I can't comment on whether it is dumpy or not but I doubt they let it go downhill much since I was there.[/quote]

Ok, so I have to jump in here on the debate about Davenport, having been born and raised in Davenport. While I don't live there now, I did visit recently, and the new Figge Art Museum MUST be seen. Modernism in the midwest - who knew? Downtown is revitalizing, along with Moline and Rock Island, so new restaurants, etc. etc. Can you really dismiss the Quad Cities so easily, with over 350,000 people living there?

Last edited by futurecitizen; 01-30-2008 at 04:53 PM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 01-30-2008, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Dubuque Metro, Iowa
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GDD (Greater Dubuque Development) has announced that in the industrial park west in Dubuque, near Asbury, a new Hormel plant will be built. Complete details are at kwwl.com and kcrg.com, our two local news stations. 200 Blue-Collar Jobs will be created, and GDD is expected to make an announcement of more Westend industrial growth in February!

Dubuque was chosen out of ten spots in Iowa, beating out Eldridge, Mason City, and a few more. This is the biggest investment made in the state of Iowa (except for the ethanol plant(s.)

For JasperHobbs who says "well jobs in Dubuque don't get replaced," we go through a slow-period in the winter months, and begin to rebound usually in late Feb- March, this year we are starting our rebound early .

-dubuqueaskme
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