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Old 10-27-2007, 12:01 PM
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To cut a long story short. My parents are divorced after 3 years and now they go back to court to decide if the house we're living in should be sold. If so my mother should be getting half the money (around $200,000 - $220,000). I'm trying to persuade her to move to the U.S because the houses here are to expensive.

My older brother said if we move it has to be to New York so I need information on what area to move to.

It has to:

be multi-cultural
good schools and college
friendly people
has to ahve 2 season (winter and summer)
lots of snow (for me)
near a airport

List will lengthen when I can remember more things

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Old 10-27-2007, 12:06 PM
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New York is way too expensive. Plus US economy is about to go into recession, so I don't think moving here is a grand idea. Furthermore there are immigration issues to deal with. I moved to US from Latvia in 1994 and let me tell you, even coming here as a legal permanent resident did not keep us from fighting with those fat morons in INS.
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, the cost of living in New York is pretty damn high, as well as California. You think houses in England are expensive? Have you even seen prices for New York houses?
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Old 10-27-2007, 12:35 PM
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OK so NY is out
I was thinking Colorado because of the snow and house prices but my older brother said we can die of an avalanche lol
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yeah houses here are damn expensive, even though its pretty profitable to move to america from britain now, as your money will double due to the currency conversion ($1=around .50 cents GBP)
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you could try to move to canada, ontario or manitoba :P

although houses are relatively affordable in ontario, I haven't been there back in a while so not sure what the situation is now.

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Old 10-27-2007, 12:47 PM
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you could try to move to canada, ontario or manitoba :P

although houses are relatively affordable in ontario, I haven't been there back in a while so not sure what the situation is now.

Right. As long as the houses are cheap, I'm near a major airport and the area is multi-cultural and multi-racial.

I've checked out some houses in Colorado and I saw a 4 bedroom home for $105,000. They seem quite cheap in that area

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Colorado is a fantastic choice, for snow lover (ski?) or not. It has beautiful scenery, and long story short, just an amazing place. One of my friends moved out there (Denver) almost a year ago, and she fell in love with the place. Certainly one of the places you should look into once it is decided you are moving the this side of the world. Almost all of Canada is also good, given your criteria; NY (I take it we are talking about NYC) is certainly out (not to discourage you coming here, it's just way too damn expensive across the board), plus there is snow in winter but fairly scarce). Upstate NY maybe good, western NY (i.e. Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse), or central regions of NY (i.e. Albany).

US/Canada are big places, long list of good sites for relocation. Good luck!!

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be multi-cultural
good schools and college
friendly people
has to ahve 2 season (winter and summer)
lots of snow (for me)
near a airport

You should think about Chicago, it's got everything that you asked for on your list.
- Chicago has neighborhoods for a lot of different nationalities: China Town, Little Italy, Ukrainian Village, plus there are a lot more without official titles
- The Midwest is known to be home to the friendliest people in the US, way friendlier than NYC.
- Chicago has an extremely hot summer, and an extremely cold winter with lots of snow most years. If you don't mind having both extremes every year, it's alright
- Chicago has two airports, one of which is O'Hare, which is supposed have the most amount of flights per day out of any airport worldwide
- The schools are the only thing that isn't good in the city, if you have to go to public school. But, that can be easily remedied by moving into one of the suburbs, rather than moving into the actual city. Some of the public schools in the suburbs are considered to be even better than the private schools in the city. Plus, we've got two great universities: Northwestern and the University of Chicago. Plus we've got a lot of lower tiered schools that are great also.

I really love Chicago and wouldn't even consider living anywhere else, so you should really consider it at least.

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Colorado is a fantastic choice, for snow lover (ski?) or not. It has beautiful scenery, and long story short, just an amazing place. One of my friends moved out there (Denver) almost a year ago, and she fell in love with the place. Certainly one of the places you should look into once it is decided you are moving the this side of the world. Almost all of Canada is also good, given your criteria; NY (I take it we are talking about NYC) is certainly out (not to discourage you coming here, it's just way too damn expensive across the board), plus there is snow in winter but fairly scarce). Upstate NY maybe good, western NY (i.e. Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse), or central regions of NY (i.e. Albany).

US/Canada are big places, long list of good sites for relocation. Good luck!!

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Yeah, I thought about upstate NY and no the actual city
I'm looking at some homes now in CO and it looks nice but I saw a home with hurricane shutters....Is CO in a hurricane path?

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