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post #1 of 22
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So, recommendations:

 

family health care,

dentists,

times to go to parks to meet AP families,

Bloomington AP/secular homeschooling/unschooing facebook pages

 

And we have a pretty good idea of where we'll end up renting, but if you've got a great place near you for under $900 a month and they'd like someone by the end of April or so, let me know!

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 22
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Oh, and, obviously because of dh's job, we've got IU's health insurance.


Edited by sapphire_chan - 3/20/11 at 2:32pm
post #3 of 22
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If you had a choice between Henderson a few blocks south of Bryan park, or Smith and 3rd street, which would you pick?

 

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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post

If you had a choice between Henderson a few blocks south of Bryan park, or Smith and 3rd street, which would you pick?

 



Henderson.  You'd be able to walk just about anywhere for kid-friendly activities.  Smith and 3rd is getting out there...  Although, if you want to walk to do groceries, you might be better off at Smith and 3rd...

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post #6 of 22

family healthcare - for MD-type care, we go to Landmark Family Practice (Dr. Florini, specifically).  but most of the time we see our naturopath (and my mentor) at the Center for Wholism.  

 

dentist - Dr. Eads at Henderson/Walnut Pike/Winslow area.  He charges a bit more but he lets parents into the exam room with kids (actually, not a common thing here, especially for most of the pediatric dentists).  And he is definitely a family dentist, also not a common thing.  He's also not one to push procedures, so if you choose not to do fluoride, he won't get huffy.  The dental hygienists... well.... they're a different story ;)

 

I know little about AP groups and such - we're out of the playgroup age.  BABS would be a good resource though.  There is a moms meetup group or some such thing, though it isn't exactly AP.  They do charge a small monthly fee, if I recall correctly.

post #7 of 22
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Thank you!

 

Unfortunately, it looks like the Henderson place is out of budget for this year because of the timing on the lease on this place. Plus, it's got 1950s wiring and is not going to handle our usual electric load.

 

Dh works at 10th and the bypass, so the west side of town works for him to be home extra fast, dd and I can ride the bus into town, or drive places.

post #8 of 22

Smith Rd. or St? I would move to Smith Rd. and 3rd. I used to live in that area and I loved it., I was able to walk to the co-op and Marsh.  If you love walking, Bryan park is a nice 45 min. stroll.

 

 

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We just leased a place near Cascade park. I would have preferred the east side, but we couldn't find a home for rent that would fit all six of us. Hoping to buy in that area sometime in the next year.   We looked on the west side;  the area west of Walnut and South of the Pike had a lot sex offenders. 

 

I will be homeschooling my younger ones, lmk what secular groups you find :)

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Smith Rd. or St? I would move to Smith Rd. and 3rd. I used to live in that area and I loved it., I was able to walk to the co-op and Marsh.  If you love walking, Bryan park is a nice 45 min. stroll.

 

 


Smith Rd. Yeah, it's a good location. The apartment complex that had an opening though was not at all family-oriented.

 

We're actually going to look at another place, closer to dh's work, in a complex with a playground.

 

And then there's a newer house about a mile south of Bryan park, with a fenced in yard, that is probably what we'll end up with.

 

The bus line in Btown is better than Indy's, driving times are shorter, not going to be that horrible to not be in walking distance of everything.

 

post #11 of 22
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There's a pretty good Indy-area unschooler's group started, we could start a Bloomington branch of secular homeschool-friendly families!

post #12 of 22

You could tap into connections through BABS or through Barefoot Herbs/Barefoot Kids or through LLL.  Maybe post a few flyers around - Saharamart, Bloomingfoods, Barnes and Noble, MCPL, etc.  There is a binder at the MCPL on Kirkwood apparently that houses information about various local groups - you could insert something in there.

 

 

post #13 of 22
Thank you for the suggestions, Bluets. Sapphire, we aren't un-schoolers, but I am definitely interested in any type of secular group. I did find a group called LEARN, I guess they are open to all.
post #14 of 22
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Did you find any web presence for them? I'd seen LEARN previously, but only on fairly comprehensive lists of IN homeschool groups.

post #15 of 22
I did find a blog page with a lot of good info. The address is learninbloomington.blogspot.com
post #16 of 22
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Excellent!

post #17 of 22
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Update: we moved, and ended up on the east side near Pete Ellis and 10th.

 


Edited by sapphire_chan - 5/16/11 at 10:34am
post #18 of 22
Near the post office and Woodbridge? I think that is considered the east side. I really like the area over there.

Dh is moving into our house by Cascade Park today. We are moving down on June 4th, I am so excited about the move.
post #19 of 22
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Heh. I see what I did there. Yes, very much the east side. We'll be moving again in August a bit less than a mile from where we are now.

post #20 of 22
Nice, glad you were able to find a place to live. Too bad you have to move again in Aug.

I am over moving! I cannot wait to find a home to buy because I am not going to move again for a looong time smile.gif
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