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    Best state/area to raise horses and kids

    Cost of living, cost of keeping horses, cost of housing, job market...those who love their town give me reasons! I'm moving somewhere and trying to decide where....

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    A little more info.... I'd like to stay within 10 hrs (possibly up to 15 hrs) from central MN.

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    Ah, then you don't want to come down here - NC is big horse country, especially if you are in the hunter/jumper scene.
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    Sorry I am not familiar with the midwest but Texas is heaven, if you like it hot..........

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    Well since you are use to the cold and if you don't mind the snow and the cold what about Waukesha, Wi. That's were I live. Where I board now it's $200 for pasture board and $275 for a stall. We have a indoor, outdoor and trails. As for housing and jobs tell me what kind of job you would want and if you want a house or apartment (#bedrooms, ect) and I can tell you more about that. Waukesha and the surrounding areas are very nice, quiet, and safe but close enough to Milwaukee if you want a bigger city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue-eyed-pony View Post
    Well since you are use to the cold and if you don't mind the snow and the cold what about Waukesha, Wi. That's were I live. Where I board now it's $200 for pasture board and $275 for a stall. We have a indoor, outdoor and trails. As for housing and jobs tell me what kind of job you would want and if you want a house or apartment (#bedrooms, ect) and I can tell you more about that. Waukesha and the surrounding areas are very nice, quiet, and safe but close enough to Milwaukee if you want a bigger city.

    House, 3+ br, 2 ba preferred. I have 3 horses so boarding would get expensive. I'd prefer a house where I can have my horses with me. Jobs are graphic design and structural welding (both of us have great references and 8+ years in our careers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Botwentyone View Post
    House, 3+ br, 2 ba preferred. I have 3 horses so boarding would get expensive. I'd prefer a house where I can have my horses with me. Jobs are graphic design and structural welding (both of us have great references and 8+ years in our careers)
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    Hmm, New Jersey is a mixed bag. This state is clearly horse friendly. The US Equestrian Team is in Gladstone, NJ; There are more horses per square foot than anywhere else in the country. The school systems, especially in Central Jersey, are one of the best. That is why I am living here. At the same time, taxes are an atrocity, the government and governor annoy the lunch out of me. Nevertheless, it is a great place to raise kids and my horses have great homes.
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    Well i dont know how far away i am but i live in Rochester, Ny and i know people my say it's a bad place to live, but i dont mind it. It all depends on where you live the size of the house and where you choose to board. I pay $170/month for full board. there are TONS of horse farms in Ny and Horsey people here! Me and Midnightstarr!!! I mean i can look up houses for you but i also dont know what your price limit is and you can get a three bedroom house with everything you want for LOTS of different prices and if you want a farm to with the house that will be alot more! Then you have to pay taxes on your land. Land owners insurence. well get back to me if your interested in NEW YORK!!!!
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    New Jersey I must say. Horses are everywhere, and where there is one horse barn, there are always more around. They are never by themself.

    However from what I've seen, the barn are often nice but boarding can be of high costs.
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