posted on May, 7 2011 @ 11:01 AM
reply to post by VicDiaz89
Living 15 minutes outside Maharanee my whole life is hard to compete with. You have pretty much the entire world condensed in one city. The museums of
natural history in ABQ, though great, takes 20 minutes to walk through in NYC you wouldn't be able to see everything in a day! NYC has more
diversity, culture, selection of goods and things to do or go to. Don't get me wrong I don't hate it here but if you can't find something in town
you have to drive an hour to the next city like Santa Fe. The town just ends about 20 minutes in every direction to a barren open desert, this is
vastly different to NE living where you can drive through 50 towns and not know where one begins or ends.
Also the schools which my daughter needs to start soon are terrible ranked 50 out of 50. The dropout rate is near 60% and a high school teacher told
me it is better to home school my child then put her in public school. The private schools here are marginally better then the public ones and still
rank far below most other NE locations.
Sorry for the rant but it is time to move the family back to civilization, probably PA for it is cheaper to live, schools are great and it's not that
far away from NYC for a day trip every other week or so.
Oh yea, everyone I know including my entire family is in NJ. This makes it hard also, here it is just me, wife and 2 kids.