Moving to the country

March 10, 2008
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More of us Hoosiers are moving to unincorporated areas and other places beyond city and town limits.

In fact, the pace of growth for unincorporated areas was significantly faster between 2000 and 2006 than for cities and towns, the Indiana Business Research Center found in a recent study.

Why? The center, which is an arm of Indiana Universityâ??s business school, isnâ??t certain. But it pointed out that people tend to leave town as their incomes rise.

Is this a good thing, considering the higher costs to the environment and local governments?
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  • This is not good for several reasons. Urban sprawl, under utilized farm land,
    added pollution from more travel, polluted water tables from under maintained
    septic systems and on and on. The mini-ranch movement is selfish and
    short sighted.
  • all good points but still, it's difficult to resist the flight
  • Moving to the country, goin to eat me a lotta peaches

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  1. These liberals are out of control. They want to drive our economy into the ground and double and triple our electric bills. Sierra Club, stay out of Indy!

  2. These activist liberal judges have gotten out of control. Thankfully we have a sensible supreme court that overturns their absurd rulings!

  3. Maybe they shouldn't be throwing money at the IRL or whatever they call it now. Probably should save that money for actual operations.

  4. For you central Indiana folks that don't know what a good pizza is, Aurelio's will take care of that. There are some good pizza places in central Indiana but nothing like this!!!

  5. I am troubled with this whole string of comments as I am not sure anyone pointed out that many of the "high paying" positions have been eliminated identified by asterisks as of fiscal year 2012. That indicates to me that the hospitals are making responsible yet difficult decisions and eliminating heavy paying positions. To make this more problematic, we have created a society of "entitlement" where individuals believe they should receive free services at no cost to them. I have yet to get a house repair done at no cost nor have I taken my car that is out of warranty for repair for free repair expecting the government to pay for it even though it is the second largest investment one makes in their life besides purchasing a home. Yet, we continue to hear verbal and aggressive abuse from the consumer who expects free services and have to reward them as a result of HCAHPS surveys which we have no influence over as it is 3rd party required by CMS. Peel the onion and get to the root of the problem...you will find that society has created the problem and our current political landscape and not the people who were fortunate to lead healthcare in the right direction before becoming distorted. As a side note, I had a friend sit in an ED in Canada for nearly two days prior to being evaluated and then finally...3 months later got a CT of the head. You pay for what you get...

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