living in Bethel?.?.?

living in Bethel?.?.?

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Atlanta, GA

#1 Jul 10, 2007
My husband and I are considering moving our family (two 10 month olds) to Bethel and want to know the in's and out's of how to move our belongings. Any suggestions??

Jonesboro, AR

#2 Aug 4, 2009
Katie wrote:
My husband and I are considering moving our family (two 10 month olds) to Bethel and want to know the in's and out's of how to move our belongings. Any suggestions??
Did you find out any information? Did you move there? My wife just received a job offer there as an RN in the emergency room. We have 20 month old boy/girl twins. Would love to hear your opinion of Bethel if you ended up moving there.

Muskegon, MI

#3 Nov 1, 2009
As a LONG time resident of Bethel, I can honestly say it's a great place for young adults willing to work hard and persevere. You can raise young children safely there but absolutely MUST make sure to get them out of the area at least a couple times a year. Have them live with relatives for a couple of months in the summer, etc. I've seen too many kids graduate high school, go off to college and come right back because they've been so isolated all their lives that they are uncomfortable anywhere else.
The people of Bethel are GREAT. Most folks are on their best behavior with neighbors because in this small town you run into eachother everywhere all the time. I've been walking to work in the winter and had ten or more people stop to ask me if I needed a ride. Don't move to Bethel if you're not willing to open your heart and home to all.

Bethel, AK

#4 Jan 14, 2010
You have to see bethel to believe it isolation nothing to do board out of your mind.but you will make very good money as a nurse or physician.
Former resident

North Pole, AK

#5 Feb 1, 2012
I was born and raised in bethel.. After I graduated hs I moved to the Kenai peninsula, lived here for about 5 years now. I did pass through bethel twice in that time and I sure would never want to move back. The prices in bethel are so high I dont know how anyone survives especially if u have twin babies, you won't like spending $65 dollars on one box of diapers.
Former resident

Federal Way, WA

#6 Feb 14, 2012
I used to live in the area, and I can agree with the last post, primarally because I lived out there and there is a lot of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. fuel prices out in the local bethel area are high and growing, but enough of the negative, the best time to live there is in the summer time. If you can handle the cold in the winter, fuel prices, and domestic problems, I would say go for it.

Saline, MI

#7 Jun 28, 2012
I am moving to Bethel on August 3rd for a school position. I have been unable to find and housing. Do any of you know of any openings?

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