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Moving to racine

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Moving to racine

We are possibly moving to Racine and was wondering what the public schools are like? We are from Texas and have actually never even been to WI. Is Racine considered a good place to live and raise a family? Thanks!

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1. Re: Moving to racine

I haven't heard either way: http://www.greatschools.org/wisconsin/racine/

http://www.racine.k12.wi.us/

http://www.racine.k12.wi.us/?do=schools.home

http://racine.wi.net/schools.html

publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/…90424

localschooldirectory.com/city-schools/…WI reviews

www.city-data.com/city/Racine-Wisconsin.html you'll find lots of info. here

city-data.com/forum/wisconsin/300833-racine-…

…cnn.com/magazines/…WI.html

I don't know what exactly brings you here (job?) but does it need to be Racine? I would recommend highly Franklin, WI--great for families, good area, spread out, lots around. I have personal experience having grown up here. There's lots to see and do worthwhile in this surrounding area.

mydreamlocale.com/Relocation_Wisconsin.php

…wikipedia.org/wiki/…_Wisconsin Franklin, WI note it's listed "In July 2007, CNN/Money and Money magazine ranked Franklin #90 in its annual best places to live in the United States survey"

Yes it's in Milwaukee County so there's high taxes. However it is a great area to live, nearby New Berlin ranks high on other lists and recommendations too.

So my question is are you focused only in the Racine area, or other areas in WI?

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racine,_Wisconsin

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schoolsk-12.com/Wisconsin/…RACINE.html

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Racine is a fairly small city, I guess depending on your perspective. But, it is large enough to have some diversity. There are some very nice residential areas and some others that are kind of rough.

Within 1/2 hour of Racine you could go north to Milwaukee County as hatch suggests, or you could go west to some very small, almost rural areas like Burlington in the western part of Racine County.

Chicago sprawl is encroaching into Kenosha Couty, south of Racine so you might find property values a little higher and less attractive there.

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It has to be Racine...for a job.

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good to know I know sometimes even if the job is there a person will consider the outlying communities around there but it sounds like a definite Racine or not situation. Thanks for clarifying ;-)

Here's some other Racine stats to help you determine whether it's the right area or not for your family:

www.cityrating.com/citycrime.asp…

more Racine stats on the lower portion of this page:

http://www.greatschools.org/wisconsin/racine/

www.citytowninfo.com/places/wisconsin/racine

city-data.com/forum/wisconsin/300833-racine-… Racine comments

Hopefully these links give you direction in your choice. I would encourage you to travel here if you haven't already to decide for yourself if Racine and WI is suitable. Texas and WI have extremely different climates (below zero here today) as well so that is a factor for some as well. Also the communities vary greatly as well so you could visit outlying areas as well if you find Racine doesn't work for you to live in but just to work in (but you just posted Racine is it so perhaps this will not work).

Best wishes we have a great state here with lots to offer. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin

wisconsin.gov/state/core/living_in_wisconsin…

http://www.forwardwi.com/category43/Lifestyle

http://www.travelwisconsin.com/

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My husband was raised in Racine, and lived there up until about 5 years ago (his parents are still there). Like the others said, it's a smaller city, but if you include the outlying "suburbs" (i.e. Caledonia, Sturtevant, Mount Pleasant) you will find everything you need and some nice areas to live. It is generally a pretty blue-collar area, though areas like Wind Point and other neighborhoods along the water are pretty upscale. My husband and his brother both went to the public elementary schools and then Catholic high school, and from what I can tell they got pretty good educations; however, neither of them continued on to 4-year colleges, so I don't know if that is necessarily a reflection of the educational culture of the town. If I were you I would still do some research as I am definitely not an expert in the Racine school system...

(Just FYI, if you're into sailing and boating, there is, from my experience with my in-laws, a pretty involved community centered around the Yacht Club.)

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It has been my impression that the Racine Schools are pretty rough especially the high school. Just taked to someone the other day that went to Racine Case and he said it was not good.

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I live in Racine and I love it, but... have to admit it is a very mixed city. It was a very big manufacturing city in the past, but most of the manufacturing jobs have left and it is trying to find it's identity. Johnson Wax is a large employer and very supportive of the city, as well as providing some very beautiful architecture, including the new Fortaleza Building.

We moved here 10 years ago and have raised our kids here and have liked the diversity it has taught them. The schools are very mixed, too, so look at the ratings. Some are rough with a strong police presence. I know of many kids, though, that went to Case, Horlick and Park that have ended up at Madison, as well as other strong colleges. There are some private schools there, too.

There are some beautiful, older areas, such as Main St, some new subdivisions as well as very poor, debilitated areas. Housing costs, should be reasonable now, but taxes are high. It has a nice Harbor and Downtown, with many activities in the summer. Western Racine county is also nice, including Burlington and Waterford, and many people commute from there.

One of the things we love, it is between Chicago and Milwaukee, so we can go to "Big City" events, including sports, theater, ballet, etc.

Feel free to PM me, if you have any specific questions, otherwise, I would recommend you follow The Racine Journal Times, as well as take a trip here, before you make any decisions.

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You do not have to live in Racine to work in Racine! It's easy to get to from nearby towns and suburbs.

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