Message: I live in Ventura California with my husband and 11 month old son. I grew up in the Poconos of PA and met my husband while living in Toronto for 4 years. I LOVE so many things about California (progressive people, unbelievable weather, outdoor lifestyle). But, it is very expensive and the schools are terrible. I want to have more children and be a stay at home mom. My parents are retiring to Southport (south of Wilmington) and my brother lives in Charlotte. My husband and I are tossing around the idea of selling our house (cashing out) and moving closer to my family.
We are in our mid 30's, and would like to move someplace safe, with excellent schools. My husband is an artist/graphic designer. We would like to live in a neighborhood with accessibility, rather than a "cookie cuttter" development. We are not into watching sports, but we love a year round active lifestyle, good restaurants, and obviously the arts. We are trying to do our research and narrow the list before making a trip. Any help and advice would be appreciated.
Thank you so very much for your time!