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Nathan Young 2 kids; Syracuse, New York 57579 posts
22nd Apr '13

It's as others have said, it's about money.



Especially if you live in a state with a high cost of living... What you make very much determines where you can live.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22821 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting drunk b**bs.:" A friend and I were having a discussion about the city we live in. There are great neighborhoods here ... [snip!] ... that knowingly live in or move to crime ridden areas are bad parents because they put their child more at risk to violence? "


In general, I think it's fine to live in a crappy area when you are first starting out in the working world. If you have kids, it's probably best to have managed your life so you can move to a better area by the time your oldest is in first or second grade. By that time a couple should have had enough work experience and success to afford living in a good school district with peers and parents who are oriented toward the success of their children.
Unfortunately, lots of people have no idea that the consequences of their lack of ambition and motivation is kids being in lousy schools. sure, there are SOME good schools in bad areas but most are far below areas that aren't crime-ridden and poor.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 22821 posts
22nd Apr '13
Quoting drunk b**bs.:" A friend and I were having a discussion about the city we live in. There are great neighborhoods here ... [snip!] ... that knowingly live in or move to crime ridden areas are bad parents because they put their child more at risk to violence? "


In general, I think it's fine to live in a crappy area when you are first starting out in the working world. If you have kids, it's probably best to have managed your life so you can move to a better area by the time your oldest is in first or second grade. By that time a couple should have had enough work experience and success to afford living in a good school district with peers and parents who are oriented toward the success of their children.
Unfortunately, lots of people have no idea that the consequences of their lack of ambition and motivation is kids being in lousy schools. sure, there are SOME good schools in bad areas but most are far below areas that aren't crime-ridden and poor.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy Due September 10; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; California 29988 posts
22nd Apr '13

I dont think so, i mean look at the Newtown shooting those people lived in a good area some even moved there because they heard it was a really good area and looked what happened, crime reached them at an unfathomable level. Crime can happen anywhere you go. That being said i think people do the best with what they have i dont think anyone with kids would willing want to live somewhere where the crime rates were higher.

* Rob's Living Dead Girl Due February 15; Royersford, Pennsylvania 2978 posts
status 22nd Apr '13

Some people don't have a choice.