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View Poll Results: Most satisfying new city if moving from a Tier 1 metro.
San Diego 50 26.60%
Jacksonville 6 3.19%
Tampa 7 3.72%
Nashville 19 10.11%
Kansas City 14 7.45%
Charlotte 11 5.85%
Austin 10 5.32%
Atlanta 50 26.60%
Indianapolis 7 3.72%
St. Louis 14 7.45%
Voters: 188. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-23-2017, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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So if someone from Chicago, NYC, LA, Washington, SF, etc. had to move (or was looking to move) to a 2nd or 3rd tier city, where might they find the most satisfaction? Let's say they wanted a full city experience that wouldn't be so underwhelming compared to their home Tier 1 city. Some good urbanity, sports, amenities, etc.

Some are left off of here on purpose but feel free to comment if you have one in mind that isn't listed, and isn't an obvious one, like Denver, Dallas, Seattle (I consider those pretty much Tier 1)
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Galewood
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Maybe San Diego
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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So if someone from Chicago, NYC, LA, Washington, SF, etc. had to move (or was looking to move) to a 2nd or 3rd tier city, where might they find the most satisfaction? Let's say they wanted a full city experience that wouldn't be so underwhelming compared to their home Tier 1 city. Some good urbanity, sports, amenities, etc.

Some are left off of here on purpose but feel free to comment if you have one in mind that isn't listed, and isn't an obvious one, like Denver, Dallas, Seattle (I consider those pretty much Tier 1)
Why did you leave so many second tier cities off the list? The majority of these are third tier cities. Denver and Seattle are in no way 1st tier cities, especially Denver.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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If you moving from New York don't even think about St Louis Jacksonville or Indianapolis
Exactly, you're going to be deeply disappointed.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:18 PM
 
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Are you black? Go to Atlanta. Otherwise, go to San Diego. It doesn't compare to NYC, and that's the whole point. Enjoy the beaches and perfect weather.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Atlanta is a Tier 1 city.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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The poll only allowed me 10 choices, and I was interested in something not "obvious". Also, I took out a few places I have no interest in, like Memphis, Phoenix, Vegas, and a few others.

This wouldn't be a something you'd do to try to emulate NYC, for example. Just something that wouldn't be super lame if you found yourself living there afterwards.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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Atlanta is a Tier 1 city.
It isn't, but it's a tier ahead of the cities in this poll.
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Old 07-23-2017, 06:36 PM
 
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Don't go to to Atlanta. I did the move from NYC to Atlanta... I had two other friends also do the move, granted none of us had kids or families and we all left within a year or two because it sucked. You have to go to a city that provides something different and unique that the top tier cities didnt provide i.e SD with its beach culture and life or you end up compare and contrasting for no good reason.

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Old 07-23-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: East side - Metro ATL
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Don't go to to Atlanta. I did the move from NYC to Atlanta... It sucked. You have to go to a city that provides something different and unique that the top tier cities didnt provide i.e SD with its beach culture and life.
"One man's trash is another man's treasure!" Just because you did not like Atlanta does not mean that someone else would not. I mean, there are damn near 6 million people here, so obviously, Atlanta is doing something right and the city is attracting new faces daily.

OP, despite whta Ebck120 stated, you should give Atlanta a try. It will be the easiest to settle down in considering that there are so many northerners and people from all over the world in the Atlanta metro and the area is still relatively inexpensive but is still growing and building new attractions. The job market is on fire and there is a reason why so many companies are either relocating their Headquarters to Atlanta or putting in Satellite offices in the area.

At least visit the area and get a feel for it to see if this is somewhere you will want to be.
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