Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Cromwell, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    I would like to ask where is the best place to live with our DD, bearing in mind it has to be affordable and have good doctors and schools.

    Any ideas?

    Love Annie Crom
  2. elliespad

    elliespad Member

    Ann, I am SURE you and I can tell EVERYONE upfront, that NEW YORK is NOT the ideal place for CFIDS/Fibro sufferes. Agreed? I'd like to go to Mid-Atlantic States, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, N/S Carolina. I don't necessarily feel any BETTER in the heat, but at least I won't shiver and tense muscles in the awful New York winters.

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  3. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    I understand the reason for this thread. I just posted to you on The Porch.

    I live in N.C. and we would love to have you here. We have 4 seasons but the winters are usually short. The summer can be very humid but all in all it is a nice place to live. The temperature is in the low 60's today.

    The taxes where I live are reasonable not at all like yours in N.Y. I live in a rural area and do not suggest that you would like my setting but N.C. is so diverse. The school systems here vary a lot from county to county.

  4. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    I live in North Carolina and I think you would like it here because it is a very beautiful state but I don't think it helps my fibro.

    We lived at the South Carolina coast for a while and actually I felt better than living here. I don't know why except maybe it was the ocean?????LOL

    Me and hubby have discussed it and are giving it some thought of moving out west because of the drier climate towards Arizona/california.

    In my opinion though the school systems in North Carolina are horrible and continue to get worse it seems.

    Taxes are reasonable.

  5. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    LOLO Fight!!! But NC we lived in Asheville years ago for a while, beautiful scenery.

    Strangely, we were thinking of Wilmington araea a place called Boiling Springs as a possible as it seemed reasonable and had cheap golf, plus the schools there pioneered the TEACHH programs for autism.

    I always thought this meant the schools were good, so sorry to hear to the contrary, and yes 1sweetie, you are right, what would be the point of staying here? You know Danny's programs are not working well, but he does have his three friends(all auties)here. I also think about moving up to Canada to be near my brother and SIL as Danny loves his same age second cousins up there, and we could maybe rent a place near them. I think I could get into Canada now as I am a Brit and my brother needs help.

    Keep the suggestions rolling in. Anyone live in Indiana, as the houses seem affordable there in certain areas, Bloomington?

  6. sixtyslady

    sixtyslady Member

    well I live in Il. nothern part in a very small town,and there must be something about it,because people from Chicago move out here to retire,they can"t afford to stay in the city.
    they can sell their homes for a big price in the city and buy twice the house out here for less and lower taxes.
    we have our 4 season but its kind of nice to have the change.
    I know I could"t live where its hot ,heat makes me feel worse.
    when its cold I just wear more clothes, and I love fresh air.we sleep with our windows cracked unless its in the single digit,s.our heat is set at 70.
    well I guess I"am just a small town person.I live on 7 acres of timber,we love it. sixtyslady
  7. Lendy5

    Lendy5 New Member

    Hi Annie - I am sorry and don't mean to discourage you from possibly moving back to North Carolina. Wilmington is a beautiful wonderful city and we actually have family there.

    We have three kids in the NC school system and the schools in this immediate area just don't seem to have a priority in keeping kids safe anymore. Maybe it is just our county that seems to be the problem.

    I am sorry if I discouraged you and didn't mean the whole state. NC does have alot of great benefits and it's always been home.

    Wish you the best of luck with where you choose to move ;)

  8. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    With its smaller gravitational force, I think the moon would be a pretty good place to live with Fibro or CFS. The medical care, doctors, and schools might be lacking a bit, though.

    Albuquerque, where I live, is pretty good, but some people with CFS might have trouble with the mile-high elevation, and the nearest CFS specialist is probably in Denver or Salt Lake City.

    Come to think of it, Salt Lake City sounds like an excellent place to live.

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  9. kriket

    kriket New Member

    where all is quite, peaceful and everything is at a slower pace!! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

  10. dragon06

    dragon06 New Member

    I always thought San Diego would be the best place. They have an average climate with temperatures that stay about the same year round and not much fluctuation.

    My mother who has FM spent a winter in Mexico (just across from San Diego) and the climate was so good for her that she was able to cut back on pain meds.

    Unfortunately I hear that San Diego is on the expensive side to live, so I guess that cuts us out :(
  11. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

    and I'll say it again....suffering warm is better any day.
    I live in up crap Ohio

  12. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I live in Michigan surrounded with and including many beautiful lakes and rolling hills. I have a hard time thinking of living anywhere else in spite of the cold winters. I don't know that I would be happy without the change of seasons although it would be nice to be someplace sunny in January, February and March!

    I really think the best place to live with our illness is where we're happy and that's gotta come from inside us. No matter how perfect the climate, if we aren't balanced and have a peaceful spirit, anywhere will be hard.

    To those of you who're considering a move for other reasons, Canada with free health care sounds interesting except it's even colder in the winter there.

    I think a nice long stay in the place of our choice would be smart, before moving.


  13. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    Some were LOL(thanks mindbender) Yes, I think the schools in general throughout the nation have problems for sure and not just for special needs kids as accelerated learners are suffering as well(although they do have the brains to teach themselves).

    We have to stay put until Dec 2007 due to that two year rule and also energy level for me, but we thought we could explore a few places. San Diego has become a nightmare due to overbuilding and too much traffic due to the climate. I am sorry we ever left Sequim Washington really as we had a great moderate year round dry climate there. Low taxes and utilities too but the home prices have gone up there as well.

    Keep ideas rolling in.

    Love Annie Cromwell
  14. mindbender

    mindbender New Member

    If we all move at the same time the world will tilt
  15. ksp56

    ksp56 Member

    Oh Annie, housing is so affordable. It's almost embarrassing! LOL

    We live in the Fort Wayne area. We get what is called the 'lake effect'. Much of our weather comes from the great lakes, even though they are at least three hours away.

    Our weather is horrible. Not many sun days. A lot of humidity. The barometric pressure is constantly changing and this causes me much pain, along with the dampness. Many days of dreary clouds. We seem to have two seasons now, winter and summer. I have lived in NC, and would move to any area there, in a heartbeat! Even trading humidity, fro a little more.

    I would live in Central Indiana, Indianapolis area etc., to southern Indiana. The weather is actually better with much more sun. It's very flat where we live. The land is rolling and very hilly the farther south you are. It is gorgeous.

    If you need a tour guide, let me know!