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Where would be the best place to move to in the US, particularly if you have a Filipina wife and school age kids?

 

Henderson, NV was mentioned elsewhere in the forum and I certainly look into that area but any other suggestions?

 

Not too cold, not too hot, not too expensive, nice environment… and hopefully with non- or one-stop flight from the Philippines… :D

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Lee

Where would be the best place to move to in the US, particularly if you have a Filipina wife and school age kids?

 

Henderson, NV was mentioned elsewhere in the forum and I certainly look into that area but any other suggestions?

 

Not too cold, not too hot, not too expensive, nice environment… and hopefully with non- or one-stop flight from the Philippines… :D

Define not too expensive. :) Buy or rent? 

 

Cannot do the one flight or even two from south Florida but Parkland Florida is a very nice area but not many reasonably priced homes for sale there, found one nice short sale HERE for sale 

 

Coconut Creek seems to be a good area, HERE are some listings

 

What is good for one person may not be good for another. Henderson is nice, we almost bought a condo there, and the buffets are to die for. :P

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bmoore

Henderson is furnace hot. I live in San Diego which has great weather but it is expensive. Central Florida is cheap and warm and I was tempted but my wife dislikes it. I lived in Montana years ago and loved it but I do not think I can take the cold now. My plan is 3-4 months in Cebu and the rest of the year in San Diego or NW Oregon.

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Paul

Miles, in all honesty, Oregon isn't that bad of a place to be. It is growing on me. 

 

From what I understand, they experience all seasons here.

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colemanlee

I suppose if I could have my family with me, anywhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains would do it for me...

 

If not there, maybe Washington State, in the boonies

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Mikala

 

 

Where would be the best place to move to in the US, particularly if you have a Filipina wife and school age kids?

 

Henderson is where I have my condo, but it gets HOT in the summertime. I don't mind it though. They have reasonable schools, very good grocery stores and great access to the Vegas airport.

 

I can't recommend living in Hawaii if you have kids as most of the schools are below par, plus it's also EXPENSIVE with the average home (shack) price over $800,000 with a lot barely bigger than the house.

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broden

we're pretty happy where we are.. and there are some ritzy areas to live around here 

 

lots to do tons of restaurants.. pretty central location as far as the rest of the country is concerned 

 

prices are right pretty much across the board .. housing food gas etc 

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Salty Dog

I loved Hawaii and Alaska, but both are very expensive. As far as a great place to raise a family, Alaska would be my choice hands down. The closeness of the people in the small communites makes for an ideal family environment.

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Enuff

Delaware

 

No sales tax, low property tax, low retirement tax. Within 3 hrs to many airports IAD, DCA, BWI, EWR, JFK, MDT, PHL and ABE.

 

Nice summers with plenty of beaches. Decent winters as not a lot of snow. Many major hospitals close by and many large cities within 1 1/2 hrs away for sports, arts and more (Baltimore, Wilmington, Washington and Philadelphia).

 

Easy and short train ride into NYC. Very close to Washington DC which probably has the best selection of museums in the world. Short drive to Virginia (which is for lovers) to enjoy the mountains, caverns, wine country and overall beauty. Short drive to Lancaster County PA to enjoy some of the most beautiful land in all of usa plus enjoy some Amish heritage. 5 theme parks within 4 hrs ( Busch Gardens, Hershey Park, Kings Dominion, Six Flags and Great Adventure). Many ski resorts within 3 to 4 hours.

 

Deep Creek lake, Raytown Lake, Lake Anna, Smith Mountain Lake. Poconos, Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachian mountains.

 

There are 3 MLB teams in the area and a dozen minor league teams. 3 NFL teams, 2 NBA teams, soccer, lacrosse, NASCAR, horse racing, casinos, 3 damn fine zoos, great waterfront venues, many concert venues, great parks and just all around perfect location for a retired couple not looking to watch TV all day.

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/retire-here-not-there-delaware-2014-03-19

 

http://whylovede.com

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Kabisay-an gid

Metro Atlanta. Korean Air flies non-stop from Atlanta to Incheon, Korea. Short layover in Incheon with easy flights to both Cebu and Manila.

 

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Atlanta

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smokey

Miles, in all honesty, Oregon isn't that bad of a place to be. It is growing on me. 

 

From what I understand, they experience all seasons here.

oh yes oregon .. no sales tax oregon... low car registration oregon ,, Green oregon...land of parks up the ???  Portland West hills ... ohhhhhh  love the ocean... Newport beach ... love to see the boats come in ... Astoria ...  Need a romantic get away .. condo in neskowin.. Want to ski  mt hood...  River rafting .. rouge river  lots to do and lots to see ...

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rfm010

outskirts of detroit. say, rochester or oakland township to the north, chelsea/ann arbor to the west.  all the good shopping one might need from groceries to hardware to high end stores for the lady within driving distance.  quite good schools in both of these areas.  lots of nature in your backyard (literally) if you choose right and property prices are still a bit low.  sports teams, good dining, lots of water sports, etc.  downside for the northern area is the traffic is getting bad as too many people have discovered the area as gm and chrysler have moved out there.  lots of good swampland, apple orchards, and cornfields have gone the way of high density  (<1/2 acre lot) housing.  to the west, out ann arbor way, not so much.

but really there are places all over the country with similar descriptions.  out west the scenery is more dramatic and open space is more open and that can be hard to beat.  get down to western kentucky and you have all the good stuff you mentioned with a bit less winter than farther north. 

avoid ohio like the plague just on principle.

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Monsoon

I have been struggling with this dilemma for a few years now...

 

My solution is to spend a year full time with an RV. Got to do it now while the kid is still young enough. 

 

Good luck.

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Where would be the best place to move to in the US, particularly if you have a Filipina wife and school age kids?

 

Henderson, NV was mentioned elsewhere in the forum and I certainly look into that area but any other suggestions?

 

Not too cold, not too hot, not too expensive, nice environment… and hopefully with non- or one-stop flight from the Philippines… :D

 

Tampa, Florida...

 

the weather is just like the Philippines for the most part...especially the hard rain...

 

lived there when my second child was born (first filipina wife)...

 

we lived in an area of Tampa called "Carrolwood" along Orange Grove Dr....very nice area...very affordable area...near major high ways and an air port...there may not be a direct flight to the Philippines but something not too inconvenient, like through Atlanta I am sure...(I was traveling back and forth to NY, not the Philippines at the time)

 

I met someone at TGI Friday's (in Cebu) that lives in Tampa now...going back and forth (Cebu/Tampa)...young guy with a young filipina wife...

 

**no state income tax!!!

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cebubird

Tampa, Florida...

 

the weather is just like the Philippines for the most part...especially the hard rain...

 

lived there when my second child was born (first filipina wife)...

 

we lived in an area of Tampa called "Carrolwood" along Orange Grove Dr....very nice area...very affordable area...near major high ways and an air port...there may not be a direct flight to the Philippines but something not too inconvenient, like through Atlanta I am sure...(I was traveling back and forth to NY, not the Philippines at the time)

 

I met someone at TGI Friday's (in Cebu) that lives in Tampa now...going back and forth (Cebu/Tampa)...young guy with a young filipina wife...

 

**no state income tax!!!

 

Actually have not found any flights going thru Atlanta to Tampa. Korean Air and Asiana fly to Dallas, then to Tampa.  that is best scenario I have found as all the others go to Cal, then somewhere else, then Tampa.

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