hey, i grew up in chicago and find myself really missing my family, the weather, and the city itself. i'm a young single parent (who happens to be trans). my kids (ages 9.5 and 5.5) are homeschooled (we are eclectic homeschoolers with unschooly leanings). i'm wondering if anyone has advice for us about the advisability of such a move. we currently live in Portland, OR and enjoy the good public transit, quick access to natural areas and farms, walkable neighborhoods, and lots of families who don't find me too weird to consider letting the kids play together. ;)
we want to continue to have some/most of those things, as well as a yard (at least 6000 square feet, as we currently have 7000 and are big gardeners). any good neighborhood suggestions? anyone want to meet up if we make an exploratory trip?