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Old 01-21-2007, 08:03 AM
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Looks like there are a lot of great places to live! I am currently searching for a home in Colorado. We are looking in the Fort Collins area (named #1 best place to live 2006 from Money Magazine) and in the Parker area (best schools in the state are in this county).

I flew out last Tuesday and found a house I loved, but the crime rate and school system were atrocious, so we passed. I am heading back out this Tuesday after doing some due diligence on crime and schools. I hope to find something we love enough to place an offer on.
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Old 01-21-2007, 12:38 PM
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This is an interesting question and one my husband and I will be considering in the next two years... he is finishing his PhD and will be applying for professorships. We just love Texas but are open to moving someplace new, like maybe Washington state or Oregon or the Carolinas. We like being near the water so I don't know that we would focus on going to a landlocked state.

Given the choice, I don't know... I'd probably move into central or north Texas and live out in the country!
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Right now, I am completely satisfied where I am at. I live in Pearl MS. There are good schools, low crime. It's just a nice, quiet area... for now anyway.

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Old 01-22-2007, 09:51 AM
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Hi guys

In my search for a great place to live I stumbled on some pretty helpful websites.

Area Connect - First click on your state, then select the appropriate city from the list. On the right side bar you may or may not see "Crime Level" under Statistics. There will be a green checkmark if overall the crime isn't bad, a red X if it's not so good. Click that and you can see the breakdown, very handy!
http://www.areaconnect.com/

Another one is Great Schools. Type your city and select your state in the box in the upper right side of the page. This will give you all the school (public, charter and private) in that town. You can click on the school you want info on, or type in the school name in the upper right corner (or the school district) to narrow the list if you like. Once you click a school you can view tons of statistics. If there is a link to Compare the School, click that and you can see the rankings and everything and compare it to other schools in the area. There's also a section for parents and the principal to rate the school and leave comments.
http://www.greatschools.net

Another of course is Family Watchdog which shows you all the registered sex offenders in your area.
http://www.familywatchdog.us/Search.asp
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:39 PM
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I think TN is the best place to raise kids!
I was raised in Indiana and in a big city, I hated it!!
I love the country life!!
I raised 3 kids here and I've got 5 grandchildren that will be raised here!!
Most of my family was raised here and my Mom came from a family of 15 kids!!
Daddy's family was about half that big, but they all did ok!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 02:32 PM
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I would go to the Napa Valley, California ...

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Amanda, Have you ever checked out Windsor, Co? I believe it is in the general area of Co that you are looking at. The Mayor of Windsor is a former school teacher of my husbands. He and his wife were from the Windsor area originally and have moved back there. We had an oppurtunity to visit with them at a school reunion and they told us a lot about their community. I know it is a growing community, but trying to keep that hometown / family atmosphere. Check it out.
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Old 01-28-2007, 08:39 AM
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Amanda, Have you ever checked out Windsor, Co? I believe it is in the general area of Co that you are looking at.
It is so funny that you should mention that. That is pretty close to the the area where the house we want is. (that was an awkwardly written sentence LOL) In fact, I drove through Windsor with the real estate agent
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I'd live in my hometown, Greenwell Springs, LA. However, once they are all grown, I'd love to live in Nauvoo, Illinois! It is like stepping back in time...very peaceful and quiet...a wonderful spiritual town.
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