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What are some of the reasons you live in the area you do? Is it because of the job market? Close to family? Recreational activities for your children? School district? Tell us why you live where you live!
We're not even close to any of those places, LOL. But I do love where I live. The weather is mild. We don't usually get much snow, except the freak snow storm last year when we got about 2 feet of snow. But this winter we barely got a dusting.
The schools are pretty good, some better than others. I like the two schools Alexander has been in so far.
I wish there were more things to do that bigger cities have to offer like a zoo, children's museum, etc. But it's a beautiful part of the country for the outdoors. I'm not really an outdoorsy girl though.
As nice as it is, I'd really like to live in Florida. I'm a summer person and it's like year round summer there and I'd love to live close to a beach. That's the only kind of outdoorsy I like.
Last summer at the Petrified Forest.
Last edited by tanya74; June 1st, 2012 at 06:04 AM.
We don't live near any of those places either. I do love my town. We traveled down here almost 6 years ago because we knew we wanted to move south and to an area where we could afford a house (we grew up in the Philly suburbs and it was just too expensive). We ending up loving the small college town vibe, my DH applied for some jobs, and we moved here a few months later.
I love the warmer weather here. Yeah, the summers are HOT but I'd rather deal with that than with snow and freezing cold, which thankfully doesn't happen too often here.
I also like that we're not in a super populated area. Our town is a good size because of the University of Georgia right here, but it doesn't feel crowded. We're about 1 - 1.5 hours from Atlanta, which is still close enough for a day trip to a museum/zoo/show if we wanted to go, but we're also far enough away that we don't deal with much traffic, etc. I love seeing the countryside.
The only negative for me is the distance from the beach. We're at least 4-5 hours from the shore, which is something we should've considered!
We didn't rank. We live here because it is where the miltiary sent us. It's a crappy place to live, and I'm glad we only have three more years here. Poor schools, high crime rate, and crazy traffic....ugh.
We're not on the list either but I love where we live!
DH and I both grew up in this area and have good jobs so there is no reason to leave now. Great schools here too. Being so close to multiple universities we have a ton of resources/opportunities/parks, etc.
Plus all of our family is still here so we have a strong support system.
We're not on there either... but I moved here when I was 5 with my mom and sister bc my mom & dad divorced. I went to school here and just stayed here Family is here which is nice. I'd say like most places there are good (and not as good) schools and such. We're the capital of Florida so theres quite a bit to do - nothing TOO big like major cities but enough to keep us entertained. We're 45 minutes from the closest beach and 2 hours or less from some of my favorites beaches which is nice
Well, I'm in Canada, but... I am 100% city girl. I need stuff close to me. Grocery stores, doctor's offices, post offices, drug store, dollar store, etc. NEED to be close. I don't like travelling for hours to find a Wal-Mart. I really love our neighbourhood for those reasons and also because it's a quieter/safe area. More expensive - yes. But we're managing fine here, I like the school Natasha attends, so it works for now.
Julia - Mommy to 3 sweet kids Natasha - 6.5 Veronika - 5 and Sebastian - 17 months
My specific one isn't on the list, but two other suburbs of St. Louis that are right beside us ranked - and our city made the list a couple years back. We've got a nice quiet, safe neighborhood that's far out enough to avoid the violence of the inner city but close enough that it's still got a decent city feel to it - everything is within a half hour drive of us, and most things are more like 10-15 minutes, if not within walking distance. Our county has one of the best school districts (though of course, we landed in one of the lesser schools in the district for elementary, doh), and there are lots of trees around - it's very pretty And of course, the huge free zoo up the highway is a nice perk too!
We're not on the list but I love our town. We've lived here for 7 years and love it. The school district that we live in is ranked 2nd best in our state. We have been talking about moving though because right now dh has a 2 hour commute both ways