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Old 03-23-2010, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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You know ..

Dirt cheap rent, public transportation, affordable and easily attainable marijuana, and anything else a city could offer that's conducive to living extremely inexpensively. The city should rank in the top 50 or so in population. Don't want to live out in the boonies somewhere.

Don't care about:

* Neighborhood crime rates
* family environment
* schools
* city-attractions (museums, parks, etc.)
* friendliness of neighbors
If you take into account his "Don't care about" criteria, you can actually find something very cheap in Portland. Stay away from the "close in" and trendy neighborhoods and life in Portland becomes somewhat more inexpensive. If you can live in a tiny one bedroom in a crappy neighborhood, you're going to spend a hell of a lot less money than living in a loft in the Pearl.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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Portland sounds awesome ... what are the inexpensive areas to look at there? Very intrigued by Portland thx for mentioning it .. any additional details would be sweet.
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Old 03-23-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Clearly the thread starter is looking for "inexpensive as possible".

When did Seattle, Portland, or Austin become inexpensive?
There are very inexpensive pockets in and aorund around these cities, and all these cities also have large youthful populations that try to live as cheaply as possible... they are all magnets for young people with no money.

They are only expensive if you want to live downtown or in some hipster neighborhood.

The cheapest way to live in Portland is to rent a house with other roommates... my brother lives in a three bedroom, two-story house with two other housemates in NE and has a much higher quality of life than he would otherwise have in a lot of other cities due to being able to share costs and live in a house in the city limits...

Anyway... there are also cheap apartment buildings scattered around as well, and less desirable neighborhoods to look into if apartments are more your thing and cheapness as well... Also, there are some trashy-ish suburbs you can look into... PDX has good public transportation so you can live way out on the edge and still be easily connected to the rest of the city.

Trust me, you can live in Portland cheaply... you just hear about it less because the city is also filled with a ton of rich people who are constantly gentrifying old ****hole neighborhoods and turning them into new Pearls or Hawthornes or whatevers.
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Old 03-23-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Venice Beach , CA Per The Dude!
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Old 03-23-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Old 03-23-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Vegas....usually, anyone can get a job at a casino, except nowadays their unemployment is sky high.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:00 AM
 
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Vegas....usually, anyone can get a job at a casino, except nowadays their unemployment is sky high.
I recommended Vegas too, but I have to disagree with you. Casino jobs are very hard to get. I finally gave up on that. Also, they do very stringent drug testing.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:10 AM
 
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Clearly the thread starter is looking for "inexpensive as possible".

When did Seattle, Portland, or Austin become inexpensive?
Austin is expensive?
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:07 AM
 
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East Dallas or North Oak Cliff in Dallas would work - and they also have some of the things you don't care about. In East Dallas, a unrenovated 1950s/60s Gaston Avenue apartment would work just fine for you.
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