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?
posted by jhandey to work & money (7 answers total)
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.