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Old 05-22-2009, 03:21 AM
 
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Would really appreciate advice on the areas with the a decent cost of living
on a nursing salary. for a mom of 2 teenagers 17 and 15
So colleges and universities....doing some research(but really need some help still!!!!)
At the moment, prefer Florida, Atlanta or California...
Relocating from the UK in a year or so

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Old 05-22-2009, 05:21 AM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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Add Texas to your list.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Not many consider California a reasonable cost of living state.

I moved from there to Texas partially for c-o-l reasons.
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Old 05-22-2009, 07:45 AM
 
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Would really appreciate advice on the areas with the a decent cost of living
on a nursing salary. for a mom of 2 teenagers 17 and 15
So colleges and universities....doing some research(but really need some help still!!!!)
At the moment, prefer Florida, Atlanta or California...
Relocating from the UK in a year or so
While the midwest isn't exciting, it's cheap to live there, and there are places with good colleges/unis. Take a look at someplace like Kansas City, maybe.
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Old 05-22-2009, 10:46 AM
 
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I am leaving CA for St Louis this summer with my two pre-teen daughters. The cost of living is, without argument, more reasonable than I could have imagined. While CA has a lot in terms of beauty and weather, St. Louis is not bad at all. The universities there are excellent (Washington U especially). CA is a tough state right now. I pay twice as much for rent in a place three times smaller than what I'm getting in St. Louis.
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Old 05-22-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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Smile C.o.l

Thankyou for the responses, everyone. Really helps...keep those suggestions coming.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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Texas for sure. Best state for employment. Housing costs are very low. You can get a lot of house in Texas for the money. Weather gets hot during the summer, but you wont need a winter coat.

There is no state income tax in Texas.
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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While the midwest isn't exciting, it's cheap to live there, and there are places with good colleges/unis. Take a look at someplace like Kansas City, maybe.
Kansas City is a very nice city with very good cost of living. I agree that you should take a look.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Seaford, Delaware
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A nursing salary in Texas would get you a nice house. Also, there is a serious shortage of nurses in Texas and you could write your own ticket for area you want to work. Also, begin getting your nursing license before you get here. The Board of Nurse Examiners in Austin has some very complicated rules to get a license in Texas.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Long Island,New York
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The suburbs east and west of Rochester,NY are very affordable and it is rated as one of the best metro areas to raise a family in the united states.You can buy homes for $70,000 USD,and large homes for under $200,000. I relocated here 6 months ago and there is a big demand for white collar workers.
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