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Old 09-07-2011, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Oh- and of course there should be work, because cheap rent is meaningless if I can't get a job.

Btw, I am in low-level finance, not a college grad.

Cheap Rent + Job + safe area is really all I care about.
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I don't know about rent as such, but in general Iowa had relatively low house prices about 20 years ago when I lived there. Reasonably peaceful area, economy OK. Hot humid summer, cold snowy winter though. I would think you could find a cheap place in Miami if you know where to look.

There is a fair amount of banking in South Dakota, but my impression is the weather is worse than Iowa.

You sure that nice Miami weather is not important at all?
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:49 PM
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Location: The Triad (NC)
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Cheap Rent + Job + safe area is really all I care about.
and this makes you different from 98% of the world how ?

In sequence for your attention:
1) find work.
2) find a gf/bf
3) make everything else work around that.

hth
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:06 PM
 
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check out lovely Portsmouth, Ohio
http://www.city-data.com/city/Portsmouth-Ohio.html
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Old 09-08-2011, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Miami
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I don't know about rent as such, but in general Iowa had relatively low house prices about 20 years ago when I lived there. Reasonably peaceful area, economy OK. Hot humid summer, cold snowy winter though. I would think you could find a cheap place in Miami if you know where to look.

There is a fair amount of banking in South Dakota, but my impression is the weather is worse than Iowa.

You sure that nice Miami weather is not important at all?
No, I hate Miami - sorry, forgot to mention that, lol!
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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No, I hate Miami - sorry, forgot to mention that, lol!
Does the climate matter?
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Miami
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Does the climate matter?
No, but I prefer cooler with seasons. But I like sunshine in the summers....
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Lansing, MI
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Rural parts of the Midwest offer cheap living with great communities (OH, MI, IN, etc), but jobs are hard to come by.

Better perspective --- find multiple places you can land a job with your experience, then narrow down the right fit by asking which of those areas would meet your cost of living criteria.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:10 AM
 
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North Dakota has the lowest unemployment. Winter pretty awful however. Indianapolis has good rents and is a larger city to look for employment.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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How about one of the suburbs outside of Charlotte, NC? Banking is supposed to be big there. It has 4 distinct seasons as well.
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