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amother




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Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 3:21 am
I now some one who is looking for a place to live.

She has no kids in school yet.

She needs a place that:
a)has jobs, will train if need be
b)has affordable housing, when I say affordable I don't mean a house that is cheaper then what NYC\Lakewood is charging, I mean a place were the price of houses is about 30% of what your income would be.
c)affordable tuition, a place were you don't need to give your whole salary to be able to send your kid to school

Does such a place exist in the US?
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amother




Antiquewhite
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 8:26 am
Cleveland
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amother




Wheat
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 9:14 am
Baltimore
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amother




Rainbow
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 10:31 am
Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore are known for affordable real estate, but jobs in Cleveland can be hard to come by depending on your field. South Bend is even cheaper if you're looking for a smaller community. Also consider Waterbury, but jobs may not be easy there.
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amother




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Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 1:55 pm
amother [ Wheat ] wrote:
Baltimore


What is the price of tuition there?
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amother




Orange
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:00 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
What is the price of tuition there?

At least $10000/kid/year. Boys are more than girls.
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amother




Orange
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:01 pm
amother [ Rainbow ] wrote:
Detroit, Cleveland, and Baltimore are known for affordable real estate, but jobs in Cleveland can be hard to come by depending on your field. South Bend is even cheaper if you're looking for a smaller community. Also consider Waterbury, but jobs may not be easy there.

All real estate is expensive everyehere
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amother




NeonOrange
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:11 pm
What sorts of jobs is she interested in? What sort of workplace? Is a secular one ok, or only a frum one?
Baltimore probably has the most diverse options of the cities mentioned here, but if you are a bit more specific that would let those of us familiar with the different cities help you with choosing a place that has decent opportunities in those fields.
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amother




OP
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:19 pm
amother [ NeonOrange ] wrote:
What sorts of jobs is she interested in? What sort of workplace? Is a secular one ok, or only a frum one?
Baltimore probably has the most diverse options of the cities mentioned here, but if you are a bit more specific that would let those of us familiar with the different cities help you with choosing a place that has decent opportunities in those fields.


She is now a bookkeeper, but would not mind having\doing more training in that field.
She would work in a non-Jewish office.

Her husband is training to be an electrician.
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amother




NeonOrange
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:26 pm
amother [ OP ] wrote:
She is now a bookkeeper, but would not mind having\doing more training in that field.
She would work in a non-Jewish office.

Her husband is training to be an electrician.

Baltimore could work. There are a few frum electricians already, would he want to open his own business? Or work for someone? Just something to keep in mind.
Baltimore Jewish Life is a good website to get a feel for Jewish businesses as well as the flavor of the community
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mha3484




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:33 pm
Milwaukee is another one. Cheap housing. Vouchers. The community is really nice and friendly. Your near Chicago for its amenities but MUCH cheaper cost of living.
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mha3484




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 2:35 pm
Another option is St Louis. They have the same scholarship tax credit program that we have in IL. I think the housing is reasonable too.
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amother




Wandflower
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 4:05 pm
amother [ Orange ] wrote:
At least $10000/kid/year. Boys are more than girls.


Can anyone confirm? The minimum tuition is at least 10k per kid per year?!?!
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amother




Rainbow
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 4:29 pm
amother [ Wandflower ] wrote:
Can anyone confirm? The minimum tuition is at least 10k per kid per year?!?!


That's the base tuition they ask for. But with financial aid you can definitely pay less.
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amother




Wandflower
 

Post Fri, Jun 24 2022, 4:37 pm
amother [ Rainbow ] wrote:
That's the base tuition they ask for. But with financial aid you can definitely pay less.


that doesn't sound very different from other OOT communities... assuming most folks get a discount unless they are high earning.
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amother




OP
 

Post Sat, Jun 25 2022, 10:26 pm
Thank you everyone who took the time to respond, I will pass on your recommendations to her.
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