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Old 12-09-2006, 11:41 PM
 
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who does 1 believe when asking what a certain city/town is like.

1 person might say it's a great place, there neighbor might say it stinks.

1 can't go from town to town & spend a week in each town, statistics well there about as reliable as gas prices.

i asked about jamestown as an example from someone not on here & got better stay away from there, i read on here it's not a bad place.

finding a good city is like finding water with a divining rod.
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Old 12-10-2006, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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who does 1 believe when asking what a certain city/town is like.

1 person might say it's a great place, there neighbor might say it stinks.

1 can't go from town to town & spend a week in each town, statistics well there about as reliable as gas prices.

i asked about jamestown as an example from someone not on here & got better stay away from there, i read on here it's not a bad place.

finding a good city is like finding water with a divining rod.
Yes- its subjective really. For myself I would go crazy living in Mtn City or Elizabethton. But someone else may love it. It's really a personal choice and you need to know what YOU need- ask for opinions, but know what's good for you. JMHO-

Sunny-
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Old 12-11-2006, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Tri-Cities area, Tennessee
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I agree with Sunny. Different strokes for different folks.

You can research all you want, but until you actually live in a place, you won't know FOR SURE whether or not it's a good fit for you.

That's the adventure of life.
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Old 12-11-2006, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Beautiful East TN!!
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I agree too.
However it is understandable and realistic that someone can't visit every city/town. To narrow down your search here are some ideas of questions to ask on a forum like this.
First list what things, amenities you HAVE to have in a new home town. Hospital that has a specialty that you or a family member needs. A school that offers a certain activity your child is currently involved in or some place in that town that offers that, ie: gymnastics, Ty-kwan do, etc.
If you need work, don't ask " A city that has jobs available". State what kind of job. Nursing, teaching, sales, restaurant, engineering, driving, etc.
Think about what you are used to having around you day to day that you enjoy. Things like: Garbage pick up at your drive way, Ordering pizza/Chinese and having it delivered, a Starbucks coffee shop, a large mall, public playgrounds for the kids and/or grandkids, parks you can bring your dog too. Waterway you can use your canoe or rowboat without having motor boats, or a place you use your motor boat.
Do you have to have roads that are well lit at night?
What do you want to do with land you buy, can you do that?
Is the church denomination you prefer available?
Think of everything you can, even if it seems obvious to you.
Tell a little bit about yourself and family, likes and dislikes, the more information you give, the better answers you will get.
Who do you believe about an area town? Yourself.
Ask questions of those answering, find out if they are like minded. Someone may love an area and tell everyone about it...... but why they like it maybe the same reasons you would not like it.
Hope that helps!
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