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    Boone or Marshalltown?

    Serious question for CFers...After being stuck in the wasteland of B1G territory for too many years, I've been presented with two seperate employment opportunities. One is in Marshalltown and one is in Boone. Both positions are very similar and the pay is just about the same. The last time I lived in Iowa was the day I graduated, so I'm looking for advice. Which offer should I take? Either one gets me back in Cyclone country and the cost of housing seems to be much less in Marshalltown. But I'm sure there's a reason. The kids are out of the house, so school quality is not an issue. So this is where I turn to you, my CF family for advice. Which one?


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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    The answer to this question, and many others, is "not Marshalltown".



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Live in Ames and commute to Boone.


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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Death.



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Ugh, horrible choices. I would choose Boone because it is closer to Ames.


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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    What's the deal with M-town? House prices average about $60 - $75/sq ft, while in Boone they're more in the $130 - $160 range.


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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Live in Ames, not that it's cheaper, it's just not Boone. And they're both not Marshalltown.



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Take Boone job but don't live there.




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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Live in Ames and commute to Boone.
    This. Its 15 miles, and well worth the commute.



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Live in Ames and commute to Boone.

    Good call - I think this is the approach I would take if I faced the OP's situation! There should be some good housing options in west Ames.



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Live in Ames and commute to Boone.
    I don't have a lot of knowledge of either Boone or Marshalltown, but this was the first thing that popped in to my mind as well. Living in Ames and commuting would seem like the way to go.



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Marshalltown really isn't that bad, just blue collar.



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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    I'm not sure what my city did to all of you guys, but there is nothing wrong with living in Boone.


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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    I'm leaning toward Boone because i'd be 15 minutes from JTS and Hilton, but it doesn't seem like there's much going on in Boone.


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    Re: Boone or Marshalltown?

    Quote Originally Posted by rworkman83 View Post
    I'm not sure what my city did to all of you guys, but there is nothing wrong with living in Boone.
    When its that close to ames, ames is a much better option for living.



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