where to live?

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  1. hunterjumper999

    hunterjumper999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my fiancé and I are talking about moving ...but because we're from very different areas we have no "common" places we've both seen . . . so starting in November we're starting to take two day vacations to the top contenders and checking them out. "move date" is no earlier than Late 2011.... I have to finish school!

    I'm open to suggestions...



    Open Space
    within an hour of a major city ( okay at least a semi big one!)
    Temperate climate ( I'm from CT, Shes From FL .... happy medium?) Neither of us wants snow for 4 months!
    Some need for Nurses and IT specialists [​IMG]
    Alternative lifestyle friendly ( we are so not that cookie cutter family!)


    I have several BB's that I'm tracking to check places out... but i trust your BYC opinion.
     
  2. keedokes

    keedokes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Portland, OR
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Arkansas!!
     
  4. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    if the snow isn't a deal breaker, VERMONT!!! We're super liberal, (especially around Brattleboro, Montpelier and Burlington), real estate is cheapish, and you could live in my state! I'll even bake you cookies! Y'all are gonna have to get a U-haul just for your animals though...
     
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    AND, if you want to come out and have a look around, we've got a guest room, and you are welcome!!!


    eta: the foliage is real pretty in October too, peaks around the 7th or 8th....
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2010
  6. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm from Ocean County (Jackson) New Jersey.

    Open Space
    There's still a good bit of acreage available. It's a large town - over 100 square miles - so there is a wide diversity of areas. From farms to sub-divisions. It's close to shopping and services, but much is still open space. This area is very agriculturally friendly.

    within an hour of a major city ( okay at least a semi big one!)
    I'm less than an hour and a half from Manhattan and Philadelphia.

    Temperate climate ( I'm from CT, Shes From FL .... happy medium?) Neither of us wants snow for 4 months!
    New Jersey - somewhere in the middle. We get snow, but not for 4 months!

    Some need for Nurses and IT specialists
    THere are populated areas close by with many opportunitues for those types of fields.

    Alternative lifestyle friendly ( we are so not that cookie cutter family!)
    This tends to be a friendly community. Lots of community involvement and activity.

    OH!!!! And we're only about 20 minutes from the boardwalk!!! [​IMG]

    Good luck in your search for a new home!!!!
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    St. George, UT... not far from Vegas... but not liberal at all.

    Salem, OR... but you'd have to like rain.

    Walnut Creek, CA... not to far from SF, Oakland & Berkley (the epicenters of Babylon), no to little snow, great climate and lots of open space.
     

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