- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Hello hive! **I didn’t put this in the local board as to avoid a double post since I am considering two different locations.
My husband and I currently live in New York City. We love New York for everything it is (and isn’t!) but for various reasons are always sort of itching to get out of New York (we, like everyone living here, have a pretty serious love/hate relationship with this place!). I have a great job here (I’m a New York City Public School teacher) but this city is so.hard.
We flip flop between wanting to live in a place like Miami, and Southern California (OC or San Diego).
I’m looking for reasons to love (or not love) your city. Tell me everything: about the people (really important for us), the economy and job situation (I’ll tell you more about us below), the housing market (we’d LOVE to buy a house — at least 2 bedrooms with a pool! — apartments run 300,000 and up here, and houses you can’t touch for at least 700,000-1,000,000!), raising a family there, the schools (important for me as a teacher and for our future children).
I’ll tell you a little more about us.
- Firstly, we are an interracial couple — I am French American and my husband is Turkish (very liberal Alevi muslim). The place where we end up should have cultural diversity and be tolerant and respectful of it. This is important to us personally and professionally.
- I am an ESL teacher here in New York City, I teach English as a Second Language to children from around the world. I *think* that in both cities there is no shortage of English Learners, but the public school English teaching system may be different.
- I also dream of opening an Etsy shop for paper products and other office accessories. This can travel with me anywhere if it actually flies off the ground. 🙂
- My husband is a swimming instructor/physical trainer/sports instructor/dance instructor/general health freak. He LOVES the sea, swimming, and just generally being active. I think a relocation would be great for him because he can practice his sport and instruction year round to (hopefully) health conscious people.
- And lastly, we hope to open a private language/international school here in New York in the next year or so, and if that goes well, we’d like to open one in another location (and hopefully relcoate there!). Not a full school, but one that would offer English and Foreign Language classes and after school programs to children through adults. Would this kind of thing appeal to people in your area?
We are very open, liberal, and friendly people. We like to stay active, and enjoy eating out, general cultural activities (I know, I know, you can’t find anywhere else like New York!!). We are looking for beautiful weather, nice landscape, and a suburb VERY close to city life (we are tired of living in the middle of a big city but hope to be able to get it whenever we want).
Please weigh in! Tell me *everything*!