Looking to relocate from DC to the Midwest - help!
June 12, 2012 6:08 AM Subscribe
Advice/leads/jeers for a (US) Federal employee trying to relocate from Washington DC to the Midwest while hopefully staying in the Federal system?
After watching nearly all of our good friends leave the Washington DC area over the past couple of years, my wife and I are looking to do the same. We'd like to move somewhere that an average family could actually afford to purchase a semi-decent home without winning the Powerball lottery (our current neighborhood in Alexandria, VA ain't it).
My wife is from northwest Ohio, and after a few recent trips, we've realized that we really feel at home anywhere from Cleveland to Minneapolis (with the exception of Chicago - too big). Ohio/Michigan/Indiana would probably be best, for family reasons, but we love the Twin Cities, Des Moines, and Madison, too. We're both Federal employees - my background is environmental/community planning/water, coastal & river stuff and hers is environmental & communications/social media - and we'd like at least one of us to be able to stay in the Federal system.
Any advice would be immensely, immensely appreciated.