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Fin Fan in Cali
04-14-2012, 12:23 AM
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/best-cities-for-raising-a-family.html

5. Raleigh, North Carolina (http://realestate.yahoo.com/search/North_Carolina/Raleigh/homes-for-sale)
Rankings (of 100 largest metros):
Median Income: 19
Cost of Living Index: 32
Housing Affordability: 56
Commuting: 54
Pct. Owning Homes: 32 (69%)
Crime: 12
Education: 4



http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/raleighfamily-1.jpg


No. 5: Raleigh, North Carolina
Photo: iStock


Commuters waste about 25 extra hours a year compared with the average around the country, but hey, thatís only 10 minutes or so a day. Not bad for the top fifth in median income.

Bumpus
04-15-2012, 12:03 AM
1. Wheeling, WV
Rankings (according to statistics I just made up):

Availability of moonshine: 7
Local history/heritage: 3
Employment opportunities in fast food industry: 6
Outdoor recreation: 2
Ratio of bars to churches: 4
Crime: Why ... You holding?
Fancified book learnun: 69 (mainly crusty old Penthouse back issues)

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/h19no33-1.jpg

Gonzo
04-15-2012, 09:36 AM
http://realestate.yahoo.com/promo/best-cities-for-raising-a-family.html

5. Raleigh, North Carolina (http://realestate.yahoo.com/search/North_Carolina/Raleigh/homes-for-sale)
Rankings (of 100 largest metros):
Median Income: 19
Cost of Living Index: 32
Housing Affordability: 56
Commuting: 54
Pct. Owning Homes: 32 (69%)
Crime: 12
Education: 4



http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/raleighfamily-1.jpg


No. 5: Raleigh, North Carolina
Photo: iStock


Commuters waste about 25 extra hours a year compared with the average around the country, but hey, that’s only 10 minutes or so a day. Not bad for the top fifth in median income.
Could they have chosen a more boring image? And extra commute is far from a minor issue. My hour long commute in Texas made me hate my former job all the more. I love parts of North Carolina, especially the coastal area, but no thanks to this.

Side note, the city flag looks like the love child of the Canadian and Mexican flags.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/Raleigh_Flag-1.jpg

Fin Fan in Cali
04-15-2012, 10:33 AM
Could they have chosen a more boring image? And extra commute is far from a minor issue. My hour long commute in Texas made me hate my former job all the more. I love parts of North Carolina, especially the coastal area, but no thanks to this.

Side note, the city flag looks like the love child of the Canadian and Mexican flags.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/04/Raleigh_Flag-1.jpgMy dad lives about an hour from Raleigh. It is beautiful there in the fall, and the people are some of the most friendliest I have had to the pleasure to meet. I agree a better picture could of been chosen.

Gonzo
04-15-2012, 10:51 AM
My dad lives about an hour from Raleigh. It is beautiful there in the fall, and the people are some of the most friendliest I have had to the pleasure to meet. I agree a better picture could of been chosen.

No doubt it's a nice area. Unfortunately, the commute factor is a huge strike against it, IMO.

Funny that the article used that kind of picture for nearly all the cities on there. It's like they assume that once a couple has a family, they no longer care about enjoying themselves as well. Cost of living, crime, etc. are all important with a family, yes, but why not show some of the cool things about these cities that are a draw as well? If I only care about crime and cost of living, I'll move to the middle of nowhere Texas. I'm talking drive somewhere on I-10 between San Antonio and El Paso, then turn off on a dirt road for about an hour. Build a compound. Become a Prepper. :lol:

CedarPhin
04-15-2012, 10:37 PM
I'm absolutely shocked Youngstown is on that list. That city sucks balls.

Vaark
04-15-2012, 11:52 PM
No doubt it's a nice area. Unfortunately, the commute factor is a huge strike against it, IMO.

Funny that the article used that kind of picture for nearly all the cities on there. It's like they assume that once a couple has a family, they no longer care about enjoying themselves as well. Cost of living, crime, etc. are all important with a family, yes, but why not show some of the cool things about these cities that are a draw as well? If I only care about crime and cost of living, I'll move to the middle of nowhere Texas. I'm talking drive somewhere on I-10 between San Antonio and El Paso, then turn off on a dirt road for about an hour. Build a compound. Become a Prepper. :lol:

I've driven through that wilderness... sometimes as much as 85 miles between small towns. SW TX is a miserable part of the country!

NY8123
04-16-2012, 10:25 AM
This thread is not Basque approved, just ask them they'll tell ya or don't ask and they'll still tell ya. lol.

MadDog 88
04-16-2012, 02:48 PM
I've driven through that wilderness... sometimes as much as 85 miles between small towns. SW TX is a miserable part of the country!

I have made the drive from Raleigh to Barstow across I-40 several times. Texas, Arizona and New Mex parallels SW Texas. Miserable drive across that area. Always tried to hit as much of it as I could at night.

Bumpus
04-16-2012, 09:53 PM
I'm absolutely shocked Youngstown is on that list. That city sucks balls.

http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2012/09/4694-1.jpg

:bobdole: That's what I get for not reading the link.


Youngstown, OH??????

That city is a straight ****hole.

FinsNCanes
04-20-2012, 01:32 PM
I'm absolutely shocked Youngstown is on that list. That city sucks balls.

Is it really? Wow. My mom grew up in Youngstown aka where the Mafia hid. I heard Youngstown is getting better, but the girl I date is from Columbus and even said Youngstown sucks. Odd..

I can see parts of NC though. Mostly nice people, great views, and you don't see 25 illegals when you go to the gas station.