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Old 10-26-2010, 09:04 AM
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My family - husband, myself and 2 teenagers moved to Sheboygan, WI from CA just over a year ago. We lived in a rural community in Nor CA. where everyone knew everyone, if you didn't know what you were doing someone else did. So as far as making friends, my husband and I have kept to ourselves, so can't help there. But people I meet are friendly, not snobby like Californians. My daughter has made a lot of friends and really likes it. My son, 13, hasn't made many friends and hates it, he was never really open to moving and my daughter was.

As far as winter, I was born and raised in CA, never lived in snow. I love it! I didn't even mind shoveling. As far as the heating bills, our house is 1000 sq feet smaller than our house in CA, and doesn't have a pool, so our energy bills are comparable in the winter and much less in the summer. And I rarely ran the heat or air in CA., unless we were at extremes, and here our house is a constant 65-75. My CA house ran on propane, which was very expensive. Obviously, you know how expensive the air conditioner in CA can run.

The schools are much better than CA., there are so many more extra curriculars offered also.

Long story short, I really like it here and only wish we would have made the move sooner.

If you own your home, you may want to consider putting it on the market now. Took us 11/2 years to sell or we would have moved a year sooner!
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