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What is the best place to live in the US, in terms of job and quality of life for your family?

I am looking at the best place to live for me and my family in the US. I work for one of the lagest IT companies and, in order to maintain my managerial role at such senior level, I understand I am short listed when it comes to where I should be living, from a careeer perspective. However, I am also looking for a good quality and standard of living for my family (neighborhood, schools, etc.). We currently looking at the Washington DC area, but this may not be the best location to relocate to. I understand this is a very subjective topic, but I am looking for some guidelines on where (or what) I should be looking, in order to base my opinion upon, before I can make my decision. I thank you in advance for your kind attention and precious advise.

Asked By: piccozzim - 1/5/2007
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And the winners are...I'm from the midwest but have lived in California, Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Carolina..plus I've had jobs where I traveled a lot... More
Answered By: waswisgirl1 - 1/5/2007
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and,..I'm still looking,........
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Answered By: you_me_us16 - 1/5/2007
 
I'm not sure. But Alabama's pretty good. The weather is odd in lower AL, it's winter and it's 80 degrees outside. But there are a lot of jobs, because people don't really know Alabama to be a modern place. Plus, many of the towns are friendly in lower Alabama. Nothing more hospitable than the south.
Answered By: Haley-bug - 1/5/2007
 
Arizona or Florida. The two cities I recommend are Tempe or Phoenix in Arizona or Palm Coast in Florida. Also check out Ormond Beach in Florida. No snow. Quality of life very high. Income midde in terms of national average. Housing costs mid-range. Few bad neighborhoods.
Answered By: xeno277 - 1/5/2007
 
Manchester, New Hampshire was rated the #1 city to live in the country. Manchester is 1 hour north of Boston, MA. I live in this area and it is an excellent area for schools, quality of life and (compared to Washington DC) affordable housing. Once you get past the Yankee stiff upper lip thing, people here are very... More
Answered By: Cheryl M - 1/5/2007
 
where are you now, do you want to relocate? why do you want to move? good questions for you to consider.
Answered By: Marcia M - 1/5/2007
 
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