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Old 02-01-2011, 04:01 AM
 
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Rate please this cities. What is good there and what is not. Which city has a prettiest downtown, best skyline, good nightlife and shopping and job possibilities. I am a big history, western heritage and architecture fan....where are a nice historical buildings? What about the weather?

I am 28 years old male from MS (but originaly from Czech republic) and I am thinking about to move to this area. Please help me to find a best place for me. MS is bad and I need a change, buy a new house, find a job and start a new life...

thanks
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:40 AM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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Albuquerque if definitely the best of the choices given.

The scenery is beautiful ... everything from downtown to the mountains.

There is PLENTY to do and see. Sports .. entertainment .. tourism .. shopping .. just good times in general.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:56 AM
 
Location: european union
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Hey... I am also European and I am comming to USA to learn english - english course for mayby 6-7 months. I am thinking about Amarillo area (Canyon tx)Arlington tx, Denton Tx, and mayby El Paso... but also Albuquerque sounds good to me.
Can you tell me more about that place? Is the Albuquerque downtown pretty? Has Amarillo or Albuquerque prettier downtown? How are the people there? ....I have seen here in forum, that some people don´t like Albuquerque, they think that it is ugly and downtown is rough...some people here write, that Amarillo is boring...about El Paso, that it is dirty, rough and too much hispanic...
I have no idea, what to thing about that places...I would like to choose a good place where to study..and enjoy it. Please help me.

And to m.pedro - good luck I am also European and I envy, that you live in the USA.... btw. I have been to Biloxi MS and I had a great times there...it can´t be so bad there
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Rio Rancho
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Rate please this cities. What is good there and what is not. Which city has a prettiest downtown, best skyline, good nightlife and shopping and job possibilities. I am a big history, western heritage and architecture fan....where are a nice historical buildings? What about the weather?

I am 28 years old male from MS (but originaly from Czech republic) and I am thinking about to move to this area. Please help me to find a best place for me. MS is bad and I need a change, buy a new house, find a job and start a new life...

thanks
Albuquerque = good weather + high crime.
El Paso = same as ABQ only hotter + really high crime
Lubbock = good people, low crime, Texas Tech, lot's of family things to do.
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Albuquerque = good weather + high crime.
Wrong. Incorrect. Define and explain High Crime, compared to what?

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El Paso = same as ABQ only hotter + really high crime
Yes El Paso is hotter... El Paso has a low crime rate. El Paso : Second safest city in the US !

I wonder how much time, if any, you have spent in El Paso...






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Old 02-01-2011, 11:04 AM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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Albuquerque = good weather + high crime.
El Paso = same as ABQ only hotter + really high crime
El Paso's crime is not higher than Albuquerque's according to any hard statistical facts I've ever seen. It may be across from Juarez, but that doesn't mean it is Juarez.
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Old 02-01-2011, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Windsor Hill, North Charleston, SC
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Albuquerque = good weather + high crime.
El Paso = same as ABQ only hotter + really high crime
Lubbock = good people, low crime, Texas Tech, lot's of family things to do.
I would have to disagree here.
I have lived in El Paso and Albuquerque and visited Lubbock on MANY occassions ...

In my experience Albuquerque is a MUCH nicer place to live and the crime rate in Lubbock is comparable to anything in Albuquerque.
As for family things to do there is just as much in Alb as what you will find in Lubbock.
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Choose Albuquerque or El Paso. They are real cities with amenities and are in interesting locations.

Amarillo and Lubbock relatively small and remote. The terrain is flat and brown, wind-whipped and often smell from vast cattle lots and other industry. They may hold some charm for some people, but they are not, in my opinion, a good choice for Europeans looking to have a stimulating environment in which to experience America.

Many young people who live in Amarillo and Lubbock move to cities like Albuquerque and El Paso as soon as they finish High School.

Additionally, I believe Lubbock is in a 'dry' county meaning you cannot even buy alcohol there. Also, both Amarillo and Lubbock are Christian and conservative even by American standards while Albuquerque and El Paso have some cosmopolitan aspects.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Choose Albuquerque or El Paso. They are real cities with amenities and are in interesting locations.

Amarillo and Lubbock relatively small and remote. The terrain is flat and brown, wind-whipped and often smell from vast cattle lots and other industry. They may hold some charm for some people, but they are not, in my opinion, a good choice for Europeans looking to have a stimulating environment in which to experience America.

Many young people who live in Amarillo and Lubbock move to cities like Albuquerque and El Paso as soon as they finish High School.

Additionally, I believe Lubbock is in a 'dry' county meaning you cannot even buy alcohol there. Also, both Amarillo and Lubbock are Christian and conservative even by American standards while Albuquerque and El Paso have some cosmopolitan aspects.
Lubbock was voted "wet" over a year ago. Let the good times roll.....
FYI: I don't know any young person from that region who headed to Albuquerque or El Paso. Seems like the overwhelming majority of those who leave the area head for DFW.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: .N6 A4
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According to this interactive map, more people moved from Bernalillo County to Lubbock Country in 2008 (the time period covered by this map) than vice versa (which I admit I find surprising). Only slightly more moved from Lubbock to El Paso than the other way around.

Map: Where Americans Are Moving - Forbes.com
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