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Old 07-10-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I'm a 28 year old single professional female looking to move somewhere new in the US. I previously lived in Sydney and absolutely loved it. If it was in the US I would move there in a heart beat. Not ready to make the permanent move I returned home to my small town in NY outside of NYC. Where I live now it's all families and I'm ready for a better social life again. I need some advice on where I should head to.

I'm not a big fan of cold winters, humidity is not ideal and I love being active outdoors especially the beach. I'm laid back and although I want a city I would like to still have a car. Dog friendly too! I would prefer a city as I will be moving alone and want to have a better networking of meeting people.

Although it would be great to stay close to family, I know NYC is too intense for me and I have already lived in Boston for several years. I'm thinking of Philly, DC, San Diego, SF, Charleston, Atlanta.

If people have lived both places or have visited both I would love to hear any advice people may have.

Thanks so much!
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Southern California sounds ideal given all your criteria. San Diego would definitely be the best fit out of all those cities.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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I'm a 28 year old single professional female looking to move somewhere new in the US. I previously lived in Sydney and absolutely loved it. If it was in the US I would move there in a heart beat. Not ready to make the permanent move I returned home to my small town in NY outside of NYC. Where I live now it's all families and I'm ready for a better social life again. I need some advice on where I should head to.

I'm not a big fan of cold winters, humidity is not ideal and I love being active outdoors especially the beach. I'm laid back and although I want a city I would like to still have a car. Dog friendly too! I would prefer a city as I will be moving alone and want to have a better networking of meeting people.

Although it would be great to stay close to family, I know NYC is too intense for me and I have already lived in Boston for several years. I'm thinking of Philly, DC, San Diego, SF, Charleston, Atlanta.

If people have lived both places or have visited both I would love to hear any advice people may have.

Thanks so much!
San Diego fits your criteria. I would not (repeat would not) consider Philly, it'd be quite the letdown after Boston. The knock on San Diego is it's uber-expensive without the job market (available jobs) to back it up which would be a concern if you're not transferring with your current employer. I'd recommend at this stage of our major recession (or depression as people avoid saying) looking at DC. It's has the lowest unemployment rate of any major city and is by and large recession/depression proof. It's quite similar to Boston and has all of the elements you look for in a big city...minus the beach and consistent moderate weather.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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I would not (repeat would not) consider Philly, it'd be quite the letdown after Boston.
lololoolololol based on what?
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:12 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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Southern California sounds ideal given all your criteria. San Diego would definitely be the best fit out of all those cities.
agreed.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A professional female couid be anything from a prostitute to a lawyer. It would help if you said what is your profession.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's always fascinating when someone asks someone else where they should live. How can another person possibly experience your wants and desires? You should live where you want to live, certainly not where anyone else "advises."
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Charleston is an interesting city. Its definitely a whole lot more laid back compared to Philly/DC/Atlanta. And there are some really nice beaches like Isle of Palms ect. It does get pretty hot/humid but its not that bad. There is some interesting Gullah culture there also.



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Old 07-15-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm a 28 year old single professional female looking to move somewhere new in the US. I previously lived in Sydney and absolutely loved it. If it was in the US I would move there in a heart beat. Not ready to make the permanent move I returned home to my small town in NY outside of NYC. Where I live now it's all families and I'm ready for a better social life again. I need some advice on where I should head to.

I'm not a big fan of cold winters, humidity is not ideal and I love being active outdoors especially the beach. I'm laid back and although I want a city I would like to still have a car. Dog friendly too! I would prefer a city as I will be moving alone and want to have a better networking of meeting people.

Although it would be great to stay close to family, I know NYC is too intense for me and I have already lived in Boston for several years. I'm thinking of Philly, DC, San Diego, SF, Charleston, Atlanta.

If people have lived both places or have visited both I would love to hear any advice people may have.

Thanks so much!
27/M/single--Actually in a similar situation, but looking to move because of a job. Living on Long Island now and hear you on the "its all families" I am considering a move up to Boston or DC--need a break from the Tri-State!
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Old 07-16-2010, 03:01 AM
 
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Charleston that's where i wan to move to ,hah
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