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Old 10-29-2018, 02:09 PM
 
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Probably Minneapolis, Philly, or maybe Portland

Portland is the most expensive, and it and Minneapolis share the difficulty in making friends and networking - though Minneapolis is likely the most socially isolated city I've ever been to, next to its neighbor, St Paul. Both are very safe so long as you're smart.

Philly is a trashcan in areas but not so much in others, from what I can tell its pretty safe in most areas.

Denver is an option as well, but not really tech orientated. The climate is pretty ideal though, and lots of transplants from across the country so gaining a social group should be easy.
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Old 10-29-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Probably Minneapolis, Philly, or maybe Portland

Portland is the most expensive, and it and Minneapolis share the difficulty in making friends and networking - though Minneapolis is likely the most socially isolated city I've ever been to, next to its neighbor, St Paul. Both are very safe so long as you're smart.

Philly is a trashcan in areas but not so much in others, from what I can tell its pretty safe in most areas.

Denver is an option as well, but not really tech orientated. The climate is pretty ideal though, and lots of transplants from across the country so gaining a social group should be easy.
You couldn't be more wrong.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Probably Minneapolis, Philly, or maybe Portland

Portland is the most expensive, and it and Minneapolis share the difficulty in making friends and networking - though Minneapolis is likely the most socially isolated city I've ever been to, next to its neighbor, St Paul. Both are very safe so long as you're smart.

Philly is a trashcan in areas but not so much in others, from what I can tell its pretty safe in most areas.

Denver is an option as well, but not really tech orientated. The climate is pretty ideal though, and lots of transplants from across the country so gaining a social group should be easy.
Denver/Boulder has a very large tech scene for a metro of 3 million. Google has made some of its largest investments here. We cracked monster.com’s top 10 list for tech jobs.
https://www.monster.com/career-advic...st-cities-0217

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Real estate and investment firm CBRE just released its 2018 annual analysis, ranking the top cities for tech talent, based on factors, such as available tech jobs, workers with tech degrees, average apartment rent, and momentum of growth.

As expected, the San Francisco Bay Area reigns as the top tech city. However, this year, Denver, Colorado, was able to crack the top 10, and Toronto, Canada, moved up from No. 6 to the No. 4 spot this year. Meanwhile, Atlanta (No. 2 last year) moved down to ninth place, and Dallas-Fort Worth (No. 10 last year) didn’t even make the cut this year, now ranked at No. 12.
This recent article talks about the state of tech in Denver. https://coloradosun.com/2018/10/22/d...ompanies-sold/
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Based on your criteria I'd say Durham, NC fits to a tee. Other than it does get hot in the summer, but so do many places. The average high in July is only 89, so it's not nearly as bad as other cities in Texas or other parts of the South. They experience all four seasons with a simply wonderful Fall and Spring. Winter is warmer and much shorter than cities in the Northeast and Midwest. It's a small metro which is part of a bigger CSA of about 2.3 million, combined with Raleigh.
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:16 PM
 
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If you don't mind a small area...

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While Ithaca's COL can be viewed as being above average, given the housing budget, you should find something within that price range. https://www.realtor.com/realestatean...rice-na-500000

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Old Yesterday, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Based on your criteria I'd say Durham, NC fits to a tee. Other than it does get hot in the summer, but so do many places. The average high in July is only 89, so it's not nearly as bad as other cities in Texas or other parts of the South. They experience all four seasons with a simply wonderful Fall and Spring. Winter is warmer and much shorter than cities in the Northeast and Midwest. It's a small metro which is part of a bigger CSA of about 2.3 million, combined with Raleigh.
I agree, the whole Raleigh area is affordable and offers strong tech and arts scenes. As a young person, I could move to Raleigh or Durham and live in either's downtown area with money left to save/spend. I can't say the same for some other cities even though they appear to be more desirable at the moment. This time of year is always wonderful for taking pictures of North Carolina's fall foliage.
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Old Yesterday, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Washington DC
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I agree, the whole Raleigh area is affordable and offers strong tech and arts scenes. As a young person, I could move to Raleigh or Durham and live in either's downtown area with money left to save/spend. I can't say the same for some other cities even though they appear to be more desirable at the moment. This time of year is always wonderful for taking pictures of North Carolina's fall foliage.

Everything the OP describes is Raleigh. I don’t think the weather is that bad. So. That might be the only strike?


(And lol at the poster who equated Atlanta’s nickname, Hotlanta, to refer to the weather)
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Old Today, 09:56 AM
 
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Philadelphia?
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Old Today, 01:58 PM
 
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That's the funniest thing I've heard all week. Dallas's average high is 90 or above for a solid three months, and with the humidity the overnight lows are consistently in the upper 60s-upper 70s. June-September in DFW sucks big time. Austin is even worse, but at least it has an exponentially better natural setting than DFW.
Depends on where you're from whether or not that's a bad thing. 90 in Dallas feels much better than 90 where I'm from in Alabama. 90 here is very livable and enjoyable most of the time for most people.

If you love freezing cold weather then yes it sucks, but most of the summers here are not bad at all for someone coming from the humid south.
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