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Mar 27, 2014 10:00AM
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I'm a mom of four kids. I currently live in ohio and am looking to relocate. I definitely need somewhere with a job market with decent pay. I currently have a medical assistant license, but I'm willing to work in a relatable job. I will be literally starting out fresh, so I need somewhere I can build myself up. A reputable education system is key. Looking to go south. Looking for country living and open spaces. I open to any suggestions. Please help me out with any helpful information you may have. 
Feb 8, 2014 12:19AM
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Did anyone notice the picture of Amarillo Texas is from 1950's!!
Amarillo, Texas Where time stands still.....
Jan 29, 2014 7:56AM
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Hello, I live in central Iowa right now. I grew up in a small town, graduated, and moved to a bigger town. I've always dreamed, though, of living somewhere extraordinary and beautiful and looking at the city night lights!! 
       My boyfriend/fiance and I have been together for 6-7 years now. We also have a 6 year old daughter that is full of energy (maybe, too much!) :) We talked about moving to Colorado, and we want to do it!!  We think it's a good way to start fresh. We're already saving up money, even though it'll be a few months yet. We have jobs that we can transfer (to Colorado) so that won't be a problem. I just want to make sure this would be a good choice to make for our family, and since we'll be on our own with moving and moving expenses! 
     The only people we know in Colorado is a friend of ours, with his 3 kids in middle and high school. We go to him for some advice/options when we get stuck.. ;) Both of our families will still be in Iowa, miles away though. It'll be a happy, but sad day for me! :( please tell me if this is a good choice or a bad idea!! Any stories would be great too!! Thank you!!!  <3, Bri
Dec 6, 2013 9:31PM
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Hi, I am an 18 year old female. I have graduated high school and I do plan on going to college. I already have my CNA license. I am a small town country girl, laid back, and I love to experience new things. I am from Tupelo, MS. Not a very exciting town. I don't mind a cold snowy winter or a hot/warm summer on the beach. I like small town and big cities. I plan on moving away somewhere but I have no idea where to start. Any suggestions ?
Sep 24, 2013 6:50AM
Jun 28, 2013 11:33AM
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Did the dummy (above page 1) write "diverse"(meaning "diversity?)?
That is the "thought police", "social engineering" code word for NO WHITES...

WHERE is there NO DIVERSITY?
(meaning PROSPERITY....)

Another way of putting this question is:....
WHERE do they enforce Illegal Alien laws, Do Not PAY STUPID LOWLIFES to breed (reverse eugenics....) and give out the LEAST amount of government handouts with YOUR confiscated money....?

The TRUTH of the matter is that the place WHERE there is the MOST of what I described (above) would never be mentioned....
ANYWHERE.... 
Jun 6, 2013 1:39PM
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Hello, I am a 27 yr old survivor of domestic violence. I live in Arkansas and am looking to relocate somewhere out of Arkansas, but have no idea where to go. I am on disability so i have a limited income. I have been doing research online for a few days now but I've found nothing that suites me. I don't care about night life. I would rather be some place that is relaxing and quiet. I would like to find a place that has public transportation if possible. Any suggestions will be very appreciated. I only have until August 1st to make this decision on where to go.
Dec 26, 2012 10:51AM
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Hello. I am 45, a white male and am through with my need for partying and going out all the time. For those people like me who are looking for a safe, crime free, good place to raise your kids and grandkids, I have some advice for you. I lived in a small town in North Carolina for 40 years and watched in horror as it went bad over the last 10 years from gangs coming in from Raleigh and Greensboro into the schools and towns. People were getting shot for no reason and murders seemed like it doubled as well. I started looking for the safest place for me and my family to move to for my grandkids to be raised up in.  I did not care about the nightlife as we are a stay at home type family.
We ended up moving to Presque Isle Maine which is about 15 miles from the Canadian border straight up and in the middle.
It is a 2 hour drive south to Bangor which is the place you need to go for a big mall, Best Buy, Chili's , and Outback restaurants. Those were places I  missed the most while living there.

Rent for a small house was usually around $600.00-$700.00 a month for a 2-3 bedroom and there is not a lot of places to rent there.

Jobs are very hard to find but are there if you will work at a Wal-mart, grocery store or restaurant.

If you have your own business or retired and have a income coming in that you do not have to work to make, you might like this place.   

If you can afford to buy 10 acres of land and build a house, this is a great place to live for safety and low crime.
Gas prices are about $0.20 higher there than Bangor because they have that long drive to get it to the gas stations and then back. Oil home prices are about average if you fill up your tank before the winter hits.
Ideally, you will want to build a home that has a good wood stove in it to help keep your home warm during the winter months.
Electricity is reasonable there and if you are into wind turbines to produce your power, this is a great area to live in.
If you plan right and can fix up your house to live cheaply there, the area is a great place.Boring, some .
If you like the night life, you will go crazy. Not many bars or places to go for entertainment.

There is a small mall, Sears, Lowes Home Improvement, Staples, Very nice Walmart with great grocery shopping, Subway, McDonalds, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC and Taco Bell, and a few good local places to eat.

If you are white, you will fit in well there. There are not alot of different races there. Not saying that is a good/bad thing, but you will figure it out after spending 5 minutes in walmart and noticing that there are no other races present but white.

Beautiful farm country, great views and even a small ski area nearby.

Good luck in your search for a small, safe, place to live.

Feb 11, 2012 7:03AM
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wondering if someone ould help.  we are currently living in michigan and have all our lives.  we are wanting to move south somewhere to a warmer climate and milder winter. we are also worried about jobs markets and cost of living.  we have 3 kids and would like somewhere with bigger lots as far as land with your property, do not want to live "in town".  any suggestions would help us make our decision!  thanks.
Feb 10, 2012 2:51PM
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@thrify-one.....I lived in CO for 32 years....YES there is a stigma attached to living in a mobile home.  Sorry to say.....but honestly, if there is a tornado, large wind storm, hail storm or any other natural disaster, you can bet it hit the trailer park and you can bet the place was destroyed. With the diverse weather it's not worth it.
Jan 19, 2012 7:12AM
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my family and i would love to move to colorado. Just starting to look into some things. My question is if there is a stigma attached to living in a mobile home in Colorado, because there seems to be a lot of them and very reasonably priced. We live in Wisconsin and there is a huge stigma attached to living in a mobile home whether it is on land or in a mobile home park. Any thoughts?
Jan 22, 2011 2:03PM
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I retired to the Tri-Cities 6 years ago.  Best decision I ever made.  I love it here.  Great place for seniors.  I have a Gorgeous home for $200K that I could not afford anywhere else.  Large Yard, don't have to worry about neighbors being too close.
Lots of sunshine, but nice Winter season also.  Living near the river is great.  Prices for everything are reasonable and it is very easy to get around, no traffic.  Most important, I feel very safe going anywhere at any time of day or night and I feel safe in my home living alone.  Medical facilities are wonderful, I had a heart attack that most do not live through but because of I was gotten to the hospital quickly and the Expert Care I was given, I lived.  People are very friendly and there is always something to do.

Dec 9, 2010 1:14PM
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I live in Tri-cities and have for a few years. I grew up in Spokane and between the two places, I would live in Tri-Cities anyday over Spokane. It is a wonderful place to raise a family, it is clean (Not a lot of trash on the streets, no bums sleeping on sidewalks, generally a safe feeling(unless you venture into east Pasco)). There are jobs available, house prices are excellent and people are friendly! If you would like more information about relocating here, there is a guy that offers area tours and knows a lot about the area and moving here. His name is Ken. 509-737-7118
May 10, 2010 6:45PM
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loanboy--if you are gonna be a professor learn to spell grammar!!
Mar 22, 2010 11:20AM
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The tricities is an incredibly diverse community to live.  It is closer to $250K residents when you consider outlying areas not just the three cities of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland.  We have not experienced the economic downturn the rest of the country has experience and in fact are facing a housing shortage in the near term due to the tightened lending practices.
Aug 10, 2009 1:59PM
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I believe WSU (Washington State University) is in Pullman WA.
Jul 25, 2009 5:47AM
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illegal immigration in DC is  ridiculous. If you move here you are in great competition with the immigrants  for work. You must speak another language. I feel like living in D. C. is like living in a foreign country. The housing prices are so high 500,000.00 in Alexandria will get you a very old house that needs major work. The projects in old Alexandria have better housing, Right on the waterfront. Obama will have the immigration bill ready very soon. So then what is going to happen to americans who's families have been born here, fought for our country and died here for hundreds of years.

  Government jobs? yea right...you better have a masters in something or know somebody, and even then good luck.

Jul 22, 2009 7:17AM
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I can't believe the picture from Amarillo. I moved there in 69 and it didn't look like that then.  It is a beautiful city.  Amarillo should not even be on this list. I was laid off in Nov of 08 and the only jobs available are min wage jobs and it is hard to get those.  So many people have moved from the area due to lack of jobs.  Maybe that's why the unemployment rate supposedly reads low.  Check out the Workforce Commission.  It's packed every day.  I love Amarillo! The people are friendly, the weather is generally great and its still small enough to get around in easily.  But there are no tech jobs around.  Almost 500 people have been laid off or quit from the company I worked for after being bought out by a larger company in the north.  I sold my house (lucky there because there are still tons of houses that have been on the market a long time) and moved near the DFW area.  I'm back in school hoping that edge will help some. For the person asking about TX for your son, I don't know of any place in TX that is booming. The health field is about the only one still going because there will always be sick people.  The DFW area is hurting and more are expected to laid off. The price of housing is getting lower but only because of so many foreclosures.  Sad  Unless you get a job before moving to Amarillo or the DFW area, I would not recommend moving to either area. 
Jul 21, 2009 10:45PM
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the Tri-City area has nuclear power, one of the cleanest form of energy there is. Hanford for the past 20 some odd years have dedicated their time and efforts to cleaning the place up and have an expansive "Hanford Reach" program that protets our wildlife. We have been building many 300-400k homes.......visit a real estate website for more info. One point I do agree with you on is that yes, the Tri-Cities is pretty drab, but expanding rapidly, its no more drab than Vegas without the strip. Just some food for thought . My husband and I have just closed on a 200,000k home in Kennewick and are eagerly awaiting for the sale to be finalized. As far as Yakima goes, it's much smaller..... it's best to move to Tri-Cities instead unless you are looking for work in the wine and agriculture industry, Yakima's strongest points..... and yes, drugs have become a rising concern.
Jul 21, 2009 8:20PM
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I find the extremes in opinions of the states featured to be really interesting.  I grow up in Winston-Salem and love it for it's beautiful tree-lined streets. excellent educational system and friendly people.  I now live in Omaha (military transplant).  The people here don't speak and after 21 years "native omahans" still treat like an outsider.  I think it is interesting that no one mentioned that Omaha is a visibly racially divided city, that it ranks #2 in the U.S. for african american children living in poverty and #1 for adults.  The unemployment data is skewed towards those seeking work in finance, IT, medical research, agriculture, and the food industry.   Public transportation is practically non-existent outside the metro proper and the best jobs get rotated to the same people over and over.  I am a professional with two degrees but haven't penetrated the good old boys club.  If you don't have a degree or don't know the right people, you are regulated to telemarketing and restaurant jobs situated west of the metro (the high rent district).  I have lived in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Denver, Texas, even Florida, and have never seen anything like Omaha.  I wouldn't recommend it!
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