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Old 03-28-2008, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Thanks for sharing and all, but you've arrived drastically late, Mr. Murphy.
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Old 03-29-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Default property taxes really higher in ia city?

In response to our fashionably late friend Mr. Murphy:

According to a website called bestplaces.net - property taxes in Iowa City are lower (at $12.76 per 1k of home's value) than they are in Cedar Rapids ($13.26 per 1k of home's value) which is shocking.

Does anybody know this to be true? I'm all for high property tax in the city of C.R. - I live here - if the city were actually doing something visable with the money to aid in the development of the community, aesthetically, economically, whatever. Woodwardgirl, you've lived in both places; is this the case?
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Old 04-06-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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ok for one thing south and south eastern iowa is very good, it is quiet and stuff. i live here and love it. everyone is friendly and acceptiong. (just dont go into bad neighbor hoods in bigger citys, but that is same for everywhere.) iowa city is good, burlington is ok too, mt. pleaseant eh, it has a crappy hospital with horrid service. when i was in kindergarten i dislocated/fractured my arm and waited for 3 hours to be seen by a doctor, and we were the only ones in the er. so yea. iowa city has university and mercy, and veterans, all great. burlington has great river, dont really know bout it, never gone there except for first grade field trip. though burlington is kinda sucky in a way,. yea just dont go there really. but SE IOWA RULES.
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Old 04-07-2008, 01:06 PM
 
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GABoy - First, thank you for the service and sacrifice you are making on behalf of us all. We sincerely appreciate it.

You should be able to find alot of opportunities in your field so don't pass up the smaller communities. Franklin County's REC and Corn Belt Electric are also good places to consider, as are living in any of their communities. Good people, attractive and very affordable places to live, local small town festivals and other fun stuff is just a short roadtrip away. Irregardless of which community in Iowa, you're making a good choice with Iowa.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:49 PM
 
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GABoy
first THANK YOU!!!

second not all of us Iowans are ignorant in thinking a way lame reason for your name (I figured it out right away)

third if your wife wants to advance in the nursing field UIHC is the hospital to go to. but you don't have to live in Iowa city to do that. you can live in one of the many small towns that surround IC. the U might also offer a position in your field too check it out The University of Iowa

The schools rock in Iowa we are consistently in the top 10 for best education sytem

Also FYI, I think that a former soldier form Iraq/current student started a 'support' group for soldiers like you in Iowa City
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:59 PM
 
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[FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Hello Iowa,[/SIZE][/FONT]
[SIZE=3][FONT=Times New Roman] I will be leaving the military in about a year, I’m from Georgia but I’m thinking about maybe moving to another state. I have done a lot of research on Iowa, but would like to know what the residents think. What are some good places (cities) to live? Things like crime, schools, economy, state taxes, cost of living, are all important but a couple of things I’m looking for as well is “hospitality”, a sense of neighbor hood, and politeness. I’m looking for a place that has community events (festivals, parades, carnivals, fairs, concerts), with beautiful scenery, hunting, and fishing. I’m currently in the US Army serving in Iraq, I built power lines before I joined and I’m a (25L) Signal Corp Telecommunications Lineman inside the Army. I will be looking for work in the power lineman or telecommunications field when I separate from the military. My wife is a Registered Nurse (RN) and will be looking for a job as well. So any info on power companies, telephone companies, and hospitals in those areas would be greatly appreciated. Best place to raise a family? So what’s your states “Mayberry”? [/FONT][/SIZE]
I don't know if you have moved somewhere yet or not, but I just saw your post....we lived in Bettendorf, Iowa...on the Iowa/Illinois border. We miss it so much.....nice people in the Quad Cities, good shopping, ease in getting around, lots of activities, Bettendorf schools are good, great parks and bike paths abound......people very involved with their children. There is a wonderful medical community there so your wife should have no problem in getting a job there. I'm not sure about your particular career.....we currently live in Illinois (yuck). Property taxes not terrible in Iowa and I don't remember corruption in government, at least, not rampant like here. We moved 5 years ago. We lived there for 23 years and plan to move back when done here in Springfield, Illinois. If you have kids, easy to meet people and get involved. Hope this helps. Brenda
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Old 04-24-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Hmmm.... just happened to decide to read this post. I found some (not all) of the replies to be rather insulting rather than helpful. No wonder he hasn't returned. I hope this isn't an example of Iowa's hospitality.
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Old 04-24-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, IA
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Hmmm.... just happened to decide to read this post. I found some (not all) of the replies to be rather insulting rather than helpful. No wonder he hasn't returned. I hope this isn't an example of Iowa's hospitality.

He hasn't returned because the same message was cross-posted on to several other state's forums. I think he got some pretty good responses considering his original post was a cut and paste job, inserting "Iowa" in the appropriate spots.
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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He hasn't returned because the same message was cross-posted on to several other state's forums. I think he got some pretty good responses considering his original post was a cut and paste job, inserting "Iowa" in the appropriate spots.
I honestly do think he got some pretty good responses, but I don't believe it should really matter if he was doing a cut and paste job. Many people are interested in more than one area of the U.S., and he may be trying to get a feel for what would be the best place for him. There is nothing wrong with asking the same questions in different places. I can think of many places I might be interested in moving to, and would want to get feedback on all of them- that is not a crime.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:13 AM
 
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Well, if he's putting them up in 6 other states, he's obviously not taking Iowa to be anything special, and there is no need to waste our time helping him.
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