Husband and I are contemplating a move and I’ve come to COTH for some advice and experience.
Currently live in the Bay Area and are getting increasingly fed up with the affordability/traffic/rat-race mentality/increased crime/crowds, and we just had our first child and would love to raise baby somewhere else. Currently live with family and would like to purchase our first home, which will not be feasible here.
What we would like:
-Less traffic and people, but still within 1-2 hours of a city/tech-hub
-Good schools, family-oriented community, with more affordable housing
-Horses! I currently ride at an “A” show barn, with the goal of going to 4 shows per year. Board/training costs about $2600/month, and I would like to stay around that number but ideally less. Looking for a good horsey area with access to local shows.
ETA: more interested in looking at climate-change-friendly locations
We would love to stay on the West Coast but are open to learning about places that fit these desires.
Thanks in advance!