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o0 ecdysis 0o
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Where to move - US
I'm currently on an expat assignment overseas with my wife and toddler. We have sold our home in the US and just beginning to brainstorm ideas of where we might move to when we return. We are still 3.5 years out, but curious if anyone had recommendations on towns/cities. We would plan to stay for about 10 years (at least) and we are likely to both find remote jobs, so state/region won't necessarily be a limiting factor.

Some of the criteria we have (no expectation of meeting all of them):

-Reasonable cost of living
-Smaller than a major city (with preference for micro-city)
-Decent schools (ideally public; do not need "blue ribbon")
-Good sized airport within an hours drive
-Opportunities for outdoor recreation (eg mountains, lake)
-Access to reasonably fast internet (for taking on remote job)
-Community feel with middle/upper-middle class demographics
-Weather/climate without the extremes (no insane snow/cold or constant humidity)

After living in NOLA for most of our lives, we are drawn to the West as sort of an opposites thing, but I can't rule out staying South. Welcome any recommendations the MT may have.

TL;DR - where would you move in the US with a small family if job wasn't a restriction?


FinleyStreet
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Weather/climate without the extremes (no insane snow/cold or constant humidity)



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but I can't rule out staying South


Sounds like you just did.

Let me know when you find this fairy land with perfect weather, inhabitated by the Aryan master race with a low cost of living and is also an hour from a major airport.


thegreatboudini
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re: Where to move - US
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-Reasonable cost of living
-Smaller than a major city (with preference for micro-city)
-Decent schools (ideally public; do not need "blue ribbon")
-Good sized airport within an hours drive
-Opportunities for outdoor recreation (eg mountains, lake)
-Access to reasonably fast internet (for taking on remote job)
-Community feel with middle/upper-middle class demographics
-Weather/climate without the extremes (no insane snow/cold or constant humidity)


Some of these could be subjective from person to person, like what is considered a major city or micro city, how acceptable are the outdoor opportunities, and what is considered extreme weather. However for me with your list of needs I land on:

Waco TX
Colorado Springs CO
Bentonville AR


Eyeball
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re: Where to move - US
Lexington, KY checks a lot of those boxes


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o0 ecdysis 0o
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re: Where to move - US
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Sounds like you just did.



I guess it depends on how you define the South. I would have thought Tennessee/South Carolina or Northern GA would offer climate without the extremes.


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o0 ecdysis 0o
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re: Where to move - US
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Some of these could be subjective from person to person, like what is considered a major city or micro city, how acceptable are the outdoor opportunities, and what is considered extreme weather. However for me with your list of needs I land on:


Agreed - thanks for the rec's!


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John Casey
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re: Where to move - US
We just got back from a vacation to Chattanooga and it seems to be a city that would check most of your boxes.


GEAUXT
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re: Where to move - US
You want somewhere in Tennessee


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Got Heeem
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Georgia
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re: Where to move - US
Screw public schools.


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MoneyTime
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re: Where to move - US
Huntsville AL would be a great fit


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MoneyTime
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re: Where to move - US
Chattanooga is another great option


frankthetank
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re: Where to move - US
Nolensville TN


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wickowick
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re: Where to move - US
In 3.5 years SpaceX will be everywhere. Fast internet won’t be an issue


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jfw3535
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South of Bunkie
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re: Where to move - US
I would look somewhere in the eastern TN, western NC area.


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makersmark1
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Member since Oct 2011
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re: Where to move - US
Greenville, SC


crawfishcharlie
LSU Fan
Crawfishtown, USA
Member since Dec 2003
4754 posts

re: Where to move - US
Colorado Springs CO.............

This would be a nice choice....


LSUA 75
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Colfax,La.
Member since Jan 2019
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re: Where to move - US
Mountain Home / Bull Shoals Arkansas


KCRoyalBlue
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Member since Nov 2020
418 posts

re: Where to move - US
Conway, Arkansas


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molsusports
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31908 posts

re: Where to move - US
Sedona AZ
Chapel Hill NC
Astoria OR


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SmackoverHawg
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Mountain Home / Bull Shoals Arkansas



Good answer.


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