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Old 05-03-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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i just had some personal events go on, i was told to go somewhere start off fresh, and id gladly do it. some people gave me lists of states and towns, on that list the 3 top ones i was told to check out were Arizona, Michigan, and beleive it or not Delaware. so i was wondering if anyone could tell me where in delaware would be the best to look to start over. Im 19 and dont have anywhere left where I am so im looking to start fresh. ive saved up enough money to move and be secure for awhile but where would anyone recommened looking into.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Long Neck,De
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I love slower/lower Delaware . It is a great place to live.Do you have any work experience? There are plenty of jobs in the resorts during the summer. Not much for unskilled workers during the rest of the year. Housing expenses near the resort jobs is rather expensive.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:12 PM
 
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I love slower/lower Delaware . It is a great place to live.Do you have any work experience? There are plenty of jobs in the resorts during the summer. Not much for unskilled workers during the rest of the year. Housing expenses near the resort jobs is rather expensive.
i have some expirience, i graduated high school then i needed to save up some money in case what happened in deed did happen so for work expririence i worked at a flea market on weekends during high school, helped the customer find what they needed set up the tables. then i had another summer job as a high school custodian basically cleaned set up for the upcoming year. then after high school i worked in a vet from october until april as a kennel assisstant played with animals, clean cages, helped in the vet, talked to the clients, restrained the animals if they needed shots or blood drawn ect. thats the kind of expirience i have under my belt at the moment. the reason i guess it was on the list my counselor said its a gorgeous state with great schools whether it be community or 4 year colleges.
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Old 05-03-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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It's probably the cheapest state in civilization where you could move, meaning it's right on the eastern seabord, Boswash, close to D.C., Phila, NY, shore, skiing, etc.. Just not the cost of the surrounding areas.

I'd look at Newark if I were you. Safe, nice, friendly, affordable, good economy. It's also right on I-95 so you're no more than 15 minutes away from PA, NJ or MD. It's a great area for a 19 year-old. If you play your cards right, I'm sure you could move into a house with some UD kids and have the UD life rub off on ya.
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Old 05-23-2010, 02:51 PM
 
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For 19 years old...maybe. With UD, there are a lot of college kids you could meet and hang out with. However, if you are into going out and the party scene...no. You have to drive to Philly or Baltimore to do the club thing. Personally, from your list, I would chose Arizona. Nicer people, TONS of stuff to do, so MANY people to meet, diverse, more educated people (Phoenix/Scottsdale/Tuscon area), downside is the heat.
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Old 05-24-2010, 05:38 AM
 
Location: Greenville, Delaware
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I see the OP is from Glastonbury, Connecticut according to the zip code on his/her profile. Delaware would be less of a culture and environment shock, I think. Michigan is TOO COLD, among other things. I'm not going to comment on AZ because I detest their political culture. Delaware has a lot of advantages in terms of the beaches and reasonable proximity to major east coast cities. However, employment opportunities still aren't great here and there was an article in the paper last week regarding the absence of unskilled summer job opportunities for teens, due to the recession and resulting high competition for jobs in the beach towns. The OP's experience working as a kennel asst. at a veterinary practice sounds like a possible good angle for a permanent job of that sort. I don't think the social scene is as bleak for young adults as some people paint it. I know lots of twenty and early thirty somethings who seem quite happy to live here and aren't spending all their free time in Philadelphia. However, they are all from here (Wilmington area) and thus have their social groups formed during HS and college, and they have a Delaware, hometown sort of outlook. It may be harder for a lot of young people moving here to find a social group and things to do. However, that also depends on where you work and your own personality. If you're reasonably outgoing and lucky enough to work with friendly people in your own age group, you will probably quickly fit in and be just fine. I would not agree that most of Delaware is "gorgeous". I think that the relatively undeveloped areas north of the City of Wilmington are very pretty, even beautiful; and the wetlands, bays and seaside of lower Delaware are attractive. I happen to like seeing crops growing on farmland, though I reckon that merely seeing cultivated land could be dull as dishwater for a lot of people. Most of the state is coastal plain and thus very flat. It's not as picturesque as Connecticut. Overall, I think DE is a good place to live if you have a reason to be here, but to be honest I think it appeals more to natives and retirees.
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