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Posted: 2/24/2019 11:29:57 PM EDT
Living in Illinois currently. I will be retiring in a few months, but my wife is still working. She is a nurse in Illinois and it would be easier for her to just work in the state.

I'm interested in moving to Iowa or a surrounding state. We come from a rural community and would like to find something similar. Our town is about 800 people, I'm looking for rural or small towns within 30-40 drive from a hospital or nursing opportunity.

Thanks for any help
Link Posted: 2/25/2019 1:48:02 AM EDT
Moved to Ames from the Peoria area in 2017, been there best thing I've ever done other than marry my fantastic wife. What do you want to know? Where you live now?
Link Posted: 2/25/2019 10:35:17 AM EDT
We have family in annawan Illinois. My wife is willing to move, but it must be close enough to visit without much of a drive.

I’d like to be close to the quad cities, but want to live in the country or small town.

I would like to be close to Illinois so my wife could just cross the river to work.

I guess I’m just needing recommendations for decent little towns in the area.
Link Posted: 2/27/2019 8:39:33 PM EDT
I live in the SE close enuff to Iowa City if I want to vist/shop/concerts but far enough I cant smell their liberal bullshit in Johnson county. There would be a lot of nursing jobs in the area
Link Posted: 2/27/2019 10:44:02 PM EDT
I'd probably look more towards Iowa City. I have a feeling that IL's minimum wage increase will raise the market wage around the QC area making everything more expensive.
Link Posted: 3/6/2019 7:34:44 PM EDT
Thanks for the replies, still looking. Wife is on board and is willing to move. I guess it comes down to what passes in Illinois.
Link Posted: 3/7/2019 4:34:10 PM EDT
Try one of the small towns around the Iowa side of the Quad Cities. Plenty of medical/nursing opportunities in the QC and the hospitals also have rural clinics in the smaller communities. Gun laws are pretty good and getting better.
Link Posted: Today 8:46:26 PM EDT
Thanks Steve
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