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ebgbjo
Sewing is cheaper than therapy
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reply to Harddrive

Re: Having moving orders... (Fall River, MA area)

said by Harddrive:

if you will be employed in Fall River, don't take up residence in Rhode Island. your taxes between both States will be a nightmare to prepare.
i'd choose to live up route 24 or out I-195 a bit. Fall River isn't a place you really want to live.
We don't have to worry about the taxes. Husband is active duty military and a resident of South Dakota

Easton is just a tad further out than what my husband wants to live. He will be working in Fall River and will need to travel occasionally (maybe once a week) to Boston and with driving around for work all day, he doesnt really want to live more than 25-30 mins max (especially once winter comes have to add additional time). He would actually prefer to have just a 10min car drive since for the past 8 yrs he has had at least 45-60min drive, but I told him I don't know how well are chances are of finding something right in Fall River that we will love will be

We have on our list by looking at apartments we could find on line:

Dartmouth, MA
Highlands area of Fall River
Somerset, MA
Rumford, RI
Pawtucket, RI
Warwick, RI
Middletown, RI
Tiverton, RI
Portsmouth, RI near Aquidneck Island

So basically, way too many options right now. We really need to make a trip out to the area for a few days to see what specific area offers more of what we are looking for.

We are putting our son into a private preschool once we get to the area since they are so cheap there so not worried about local schools.

Flex schedule not even in the picture for husband as he works very long days- some 12-14 hour days and going to get worse since he will be taking on a bigger station, but he is really looking forward to it.

I will be finishing school (if VA gets their head out of their asses and can manage to get Post 9/11 GI Bill payments out to people)

CATV4life

join:2006-02-02
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Originally from Fall River...i have friends and family in Somerset and Swansea. Good places to live and raise a family. Westport is also nice.
Good luck.


ebgbjo
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What streets and how much of them are considered "the highlands" and what other areas of Fall River are good places to live?

Getting really confused on drive times to smaller towns/cities outside of Fall River as I am getting conflicting answers from various sources. We may end up moving to the area a lot sooner, but definitely need to schedule a weekend trip out there to look at towns

CATV4life

join:2006-02-02
USA
i would stay away from RI...as i mentioned before, Westport, Somerset, Swansea and Dartmouth/No. Dartmouth are great with no real "bad" areas. Westport has the ocean beaches, country and a 10 -20 minute commute to FR depending on where you want to live. These surrounding towns I mentioned are very rural communities with nice subdivisions quiet neighborhoods. I grew up in Fall River spending 20 yrs there but i would not move back. I don't like the city life anymore and Fall River is city compared to the other communities.


ebgbjo
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well, I don't want to be too far from RI as I am applying for some government jobs in Newport and hoping I land one of them

We have contacted several places in the towns you listed CATV for rentals, but are finding out a lot of the people we contact arent even paying attention to our biggest requirement which is a space with at LEAST 1200sq foot. Several places have emailed me back trying to get me to rent places with 800-900 sq feet and also go on to say about rent "The prices do change every day" WTF! Since when do apartment rental prices change every day that they can't quote me a monthly rate? In all the states I have ever lived, I have NEVER seen this. I just wish they would at least read my comments when inquiring about spaces and how I our requirements we wont compromise on is min. sq footage of 1200.