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Old 12-23-2017, 10:57 AM
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If I had to pick a small town in Iowa to live it'd be Leclaire.

Anyone who thinks proximity to a river or any other body of water, increases meth/opioid usage is an idiot.
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Old 12-23-2017, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Dewey59 View Post
Why Interstates? Dubuque is served by several 4 lane hiways, most of which are largely controlled access (freeway grade):

* 151 SouthWest to Cedar Rapids where you can catch I-380
* 61 South to the Quad Cities where you can catch I-80, I-88, and I-74
* 20 West to Waterloo where you can catch I-380 and further to West to I-35 (eventually, it will be 4 lane all the way to Sioux City where you can catch I-29)
There isn't a single freeway grade highway that goes through, or even around, Dubuque. Both 151 and 61 are not like interstate highways. There are quite a few places where traffic can enter the highway through an intersection. Interstate highways are 100% ramp-controlled with no intersections. The speed limit is also lower on those two highways.

Access to I-380 is essentially meaningless. It's a 70-mile highway that only serves two smaller metropolitan areas in NE Iowa. No major population centers are along that highway. If catching 80, 88, or 74 is important to someone, they should just move to the Quad Cities. That will save them a 75-minute drive from Dubuque.
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Old 12-23-2017, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Markey View Post
Hi, GraceKrispy.

We enjoyed our time visiting Decorah and have decided we will be moving there this summer after we sell our home. We are realistic that there will be some changes we'll have to get used to moving from a large metro area to a small town but we are really excited to lower our stress levels and live a simpler lifestyle.
Yay! I love it when posters come back and tell us what they decided to do. Hope your family loves Decorah, OP! Enjoy all the things to do (find out about upcoming activities and houses for sale/rent and etc. on https://decorahnow.com/ ) Enjoy the farmer's market and Vesterheim. It's not that far to Rochester, MN, which is a very nice smaller city.
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Old 04-06-2018, 12:42 PM
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Interested to see if you decided and also what your opinion is on the suggestion of Cedar Falls.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:56 AM
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Des Moines, Mount Vernon, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids
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