Hello, I am new here and came here because I was on another site trying to find a good solid diocese to move to and a poster suggested I ask here.
We would like to move to a better diocese…dh is self employed so job outlook would not be terrible crucial and we homeschool so school systems are not that important either. If we were to add in all our “wishful thinkings” we would move to a solidly Catholic conservative diocese in a place which gets a nice amount of snow in the winter (we love snow) and has at least some rolling hills and stuff to do outdoors. We would also like a somewhat low cost of living area where we could buy a decent sized house with some acreage for the kids to play outside. We are not into being in the city and would prefer a rural area. shopping and restaurants are not big deals to us either…shopping with 7 kids is not my first choice for fun! We are an oddity here where we live now even within our parish and would like to be in an area where there are others like us. We want a place for our children to be with other Catholic children who do not play Nintendo DS during Mass (and yes, tonight at Mass, my dd observed that the organist’s son played his DS all during Mass…this son has received First Communion so he is old enough to participate in the Mass I would think)
Are there any areas that fit this? I know that Lincoln Nebraska is a great place but it is too flat for dh. Some other places that have been suggested have been Steubenville Oh, (but then I keep hearing it is crime ridden), North Dakota (but I hear there are few families with children there, mostly elderly people), Denver Co which seems to be too expensive for us, and the Wichita Kansas diocese which sounds as if it may be a good fit! Any comments on any of these places or suggestions of other places to look? I’d like to do some research for a while and try to move in the next year or two…The more info the better! Thank you so much for any help you can give me!