I'd like to get some input from you folks. My wife and I are considering a move from our present location. We live in east central Ohio. This area is in economic and social decline. Some of the things in particular we hate is the very poor school system, the "I'm stupid and proud of it" attitude and just he fact that there are too many people. First, let me give you some background. We are both 50 and the parents of two adopted children ages 3 and 1. Yea, I know we're old parents. I am a stay at home dad with two part time jobs and my wife is a teacher with three years till retirement. This possible move would of course be after her retirement. We have 100 acres, mostly wooded. I basically built this place from scratch. The house is a much improved DW with large addition on a full basement. In addition there is a large pole barn, greenhouse, orchard, large garden, pasture etc. The point being is that this is alot to give up on the gamble that some other place might be better. I guess my question is this. Is there a stronger moral fiber the deeper into the heartland you get? Our premise is that the fewer people and the more rural the better quality the people. As far as possible destinations we thought maybe the U.P. Wisconsin, Minnesota. We're old parents who like winter! Thoughts? Comments?