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AUSTRALIAN MOVING TO VERMONT OR NEW HAMPSHIRE
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Daniel LEITINGER    Posted 09-20-2003 at 11:42:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I am from Alice Springs, Australia and have been living in Lumberton, New Jersey for several years now. My wife, daughter and I will be moving north to either VT, or NH within 2 years, maybe even at the end of next summer. I know what the weather is like and have heard the people are very friendly compared to NJ people. We are considering the area around St. Johnsbury, VT and within about 100 miles from there. Can you recommend towns we should consider as a place to live? I would love to hear what life is like living in VT or NH. Is it relaxed? Would my wife get a job easily? She is certified School Nurse and a BSN, RN, Maternity, Mother-Baby, Delivery, Post Partum trained nurse. I would appreciate any information you could email me at leitinger@downunder-australia.com. Thank you. Daniel Leitinger


G'Day Mate...    Posted 09-20-2003 at 12:17:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well...

St-J is a beautiful area...

Should be able for the Wife to get a job, though you will have to remember that the hospital in St-J is a teaching hospital, so there may be a few 'extra' nurses there already...My Wife graduated form there...

The public schools in that area are spoken of well here in VT...

As for 'town' to reside, that is a bit more difficult...Once you get outside the St-J area, it gets pretty lonely and rural...Pretty much if you do not bring a 'job' with you, you will not find one...

My Wife, Daughter and I live south of Burlington on the other side of the state...We are looking into moving into the Kingdom in the next few years though...Land prices are still 'fairly' reasonable, but are going up fast due to our states' Act-60 education funding piece of junk legislation and the fact that people from the Boston area has found the Kingdom to be sort of what the 'Hamptons' are to New Yorkers...3 hours away and bucolic...

Salmoneye, Who Is Impressed That He Can Spell G'Day...

;-)


Les    Posted 09-20-2003 at 12:20:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Heck, anybody can spell g'day. It's bucolic that impressed me.


;-)    Posted 09-20-2003 at 12:21:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Would 'Pastoral' be a better choice?



Les    Posted 09-20-2003 at 12:25:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
You might think so about the 15th of January.


By then...    Posted 09-20-2003 at 12:29:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll be wishing I was out sitting in a sunny pastoral on a warm day, drinking a couple of strong ice-cold bucolics...

:-)


Les...fortunate    Posted 09-20-2003 at 12:08:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
If your wife is a nurse, she can just about take her pick of jobs as there is a great shortage of nurses just about everywhere. St. Johnsbury is about 50 miles northwest of me. It's in the southern part of what is known as the "Northeast Kingdom" of VT. Not a very prosperous area economically but very beautiful, as is Coos county, the northernmost one in NH. Real estate would be cheaper there than in the area where I live which is a lot more touristy and therefore yuppified with many second homes, ski areas, lakes & more mountainous. Littleton, NH is a real nice town. It's on the Connecticut River about 20 miles this side of St. J. It has a brand new hospital.
Good luck with your quest. People have been moving here to NH for as long as I can remember and before. Way more than half the people in NH were born somewhere else.
I doubt if you'll have any trouble making friends. We're pretty used to people "from away".
Heck, my wife is one of them "flatlanders".
";^)


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