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Old 11-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #1
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If you had to start all over with no $ where would you move?

I guess the title mostly says it all..anywhere in North America, if you had no money and were starting over as a single mom, where would you go? Cheapest place, for starters, though other concerns are low crime rate, schools with understanding of sensory issues, and not super conservative politics, though I'm not really in a position to be uber picky about that..
Does a good place spring to mind?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:32 PM   #2
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Re: If you had to start all over with no $ where would you move?

TX, but it is conservative. Low cost of living. Austin, Houston or San Antonio.
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If I had friends and/or family that could help me out with a place to stay or occasional babysitting until I got on my feet, I would probably move near them. A good support system can be priceless.
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Re: If you had to start all over with no $ where would you move?

Yes, Austin TX.

But seriously, I would move close to family. DH and I have both said that if something happened to one of us the other would move back to AZ, back with family. My kids and I would need the support structure that living close to family can offer.
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Re: If you had to start all over with no $ where would you move?

Close to family, especially as a single mom.
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If you have a car, you will need one, Tucson AZ. Up near Oro valley. I loved it there. Everyone so friendly. I don't think it is conservative, not uber at least. Great schools on amphitheater district..oro valley.

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Re: If you had to start all over with no $ where would you move?

I would go live with/near my parents.
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Re: If you had to start all over with no $ where would you move?

Really, probably right here in central Indiana, west side or south side of Indianapolis. Cost of living is pretty low. Violent crime is low, but I think smaller crimes like vandalism is probably average for most of the midwest. Fishers, which is actually on the north side, was on some national list of great places to live recently, though that area is slightly more expensive than the south or west side. Not much though. Schools on the west and south side are great, IMO. I haven't had a lot of experience with the special ed areas of the schools, though DD1 did have an IEP for 2 years because of speech therapy, and it was super easy to work through.

The area is pretty conservative, but at the same time, people take pride in their "Hoosier Hospitality" so there seems to be a "live and let live" approach to most things, that I see anyway.
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