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Old 07-30-2010, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Peacelilies View Post
I don't think San Francisco is diverse enough for me. I may be wrong, but I understand that the diversity is predominantly Asian. I want a place that has everyone, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Asians, Africans, Europeans. A really huge melting point
Actually, San Francisco is the second most "diverse" county in the US(county/city is the same) behind Queens County in NY. So, you would be fine in that regard.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:45 AM
Location: Jacksonville FL
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I have lived in Dallas,Atlanta,and Houston. Grew up in NJ and worked in Chiacago on job details a few months out the year. I also visited Charlotte NC about 5 times. NYC is a GREAT city. If you can afford it I would say go for it. NC is nice but after a week or so it becomes a bit boring. Atlanta is nice but crime is crazy there. I lived there for 2yrs. Atlanta has major sprawl and you will need a car for sure. NC & Atlanta job market is a bit shaky. I love TX you can not go wrong with TEXAS. People are super friendly and there are alot of things to do....not to mention the great COL. Awsome! Dallas or Austin has alot to offer. I didn't really care for Houston. Have you ever considered DC? I think DC is AWSOMEEEEEEEEE there are so many things to do there and it is a melting pot for sure. The job market there is STRONG. Great place to be single...young and hip. No car is needed. Excellent public transportation system. DC is pricey though. Good luck.
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Old 08-02-2010, 10:06 AM
Location: Brookline, MA
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DC is a good suggestion. It's still expensive, but a bit cheaper than NYC. DC got hammered with snow this year, but on the average, the winters are milder than what you'd find in NYC and Chicago. It's also diverse with lots going on. Tons of transplants living there so you're less likely to encounter people whose social group consists of their BFFs from preschool and therefore, the group is hard to break into.

Places like NYC, Chicago and DC are great for singles because more people tend to get married later in life (starting in their late 20s) so there is a happening singles scene. I've lived in NYC and am now in Boston and I don't know how it is in Indy, but online dating is very popular for the 20/30 something set. There's no stigma. This is generalizing a bit, but from my experience, people in the South tend to get married somewhat younger (excluding cities like Charlotte and Atlanta).

Now, most big cities have at least somewhat of a rep for being "unfriendly," but that's because they are so big and everyone is into their own life. You've done a great job trying to get involved in Indy. Do the same wherever you move to. You have to put yourself out there, but you already know that. You'll meet rude people wherever you go. Don't take it personally. IMO, intramural sports are a great way to meet people. DC has a very popular kickball league full of young professionals.

NYC or Chicago may be a better fit for financial services though. Now, I don't know about Indy weather, but I don't think the weather is THAT much worse. I suppose it becomes more of an issue since the NYC and Chi are more walking/public transp cities as opposed to car cities.
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Old 09-05-2010, 09:21 PM
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Wonder if you have thought about London? Not sure what your individual position is with regards to having what is required(experience,skills) to be accepted by an employer there,but worth a thought.
London being a financial centre of some significance,if not now perhaps a little later. I feel it could tick a lot of the boxes to your preferences.
Failing that regardless of cost,it would have to be New York. I'd give it a year ,if it was me,and see how you land.
Good Luck.
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:17 PM
Location: Midwest
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I agree, San Francisco is diverse along with Chicago and New York on your list which all three will offer the most arrary of cultures. Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston can also be diverse. I think Atlanta is also somewhat divese but unlike other cities mention it is mainly diverse by just two ethnics when compared to San Francisco etc...
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Old 09-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Location: at the foot of my mountain
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I wouldn't worry about comparing SC to NC, Atlanta or Texas. They're no longer really southern (except more rural parts of NC) b/c so many are moving there from your area and the Northeast.
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