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I grew up in New Haven CT, met by DH at work, moved to Colorado for 3 years, moved to San Diego for 3 years, moved to Tulsa Ok for one year, then back to CT, where I was a Moving Relocation Consultant for 12 years. I had my only child Bethany at 40, and only worked part time for years. Three years ago I had 3 heart attacks and had cardio bypass surgery. I have a lot of medical problems, and are looking for a place where I can live relatively pain free from arthritis. Can't go to a 55+, my daughter is only 15, but I am ready for the retired life. I am on SSDI, DH is a computer consultant based in SoCal but travels back and forth from Raleigh each week. We are looking for that perfect place where it will suit all of us. (I love hot weather, hubby and daughter don't), good schools, etc. I'd welcome any suggestions members might have.


Life Stage: Family with Children
Occupation: Retired
Enjoys: Aqua Aerobics, Reading, Friends, Travel


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Wake Forest, NC

Great Place to Work and Live, BUT... - 10/15/2010
The Triangle is a great place to work and live, more reasonable than the North but more expensive than most places in the South. We live in a beautiful development-Heritage, which has various neighborhoods with a golf course and pond. But there does not seem to be much to do here unless you are into college sports; there are no amusement parks, water parks, zoos or other "crowd pleasers", for that you have to go to Charlotte or Virginia. I am very unhappy with the Wake County school system; they bus the kids all over the place to achieve economic and socio fairness-my daughter went to a horrible school last year, the School Board voted to end this practice but a group spearheaded by one board member did an end run and they have caved. Next year, they will go back to the practice of bussing. I do not intend to be here for that. MDH is a consultant, right now based in SoCal, we can live anywhere, we are looking for a new location.

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