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Old 08-05-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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I lived in St. Louis for 4 years, but I had to move back to LA. I don't like to use the term "Slow Pace" but the segregated culture of the city I wasn't very fond of. Especially coming from a melting pot like Los Angeles. But is it cheap, yes! I miss 2BD/2BA apartments for 750/mo. LOL
you probably wouldn't like most cities in the midwest/northeast then, since many of them are even more segregated than st. louis. curious, where in st. louis did you live? because i live in south st. louis city (originally from philadelphia), and my block is filled with blacks, whites, jews, arabs, asians, etc. many neighborhoods on the south side reflect this diversity as well. the north side is over 90% african-american, though, so perhaps that's what you're referring to.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I love how you listed H&M as a necessity of where you need to live. I'm not too sure how long I would last with out one.
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:19 PM
 
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you probably wouldn't like most cities in the midwest/northeast then, since many of them are even more segregated than st. louis. curious, where in st. louis did you live? because i live in south st. louis city (originally from philadelphia), and my block is filled with blacks, whites, jews, arabs, asians, etc. many neighborhoods on the south side reflect this diversity as well. the north side is over 90% african-american, though, so perhaps that's what you're referring to.
I think the big difference with some other cities is that in St. Louis there are smaller numbers of immigrants than most metros so diversity will likely be less by default.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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"Low rent" is relative, but I'd add Denver, Minneapolis, maybe Omaha.

I suggest looking for college towns.

Last edited by houstoner; 08-05-2010 at 06:39 PM.. Reason: i forgot omaha!
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The list

- Chicago
- Philadelphia
- Pittsburgh
- Baltimore
- Cleveland
- Dallas
- Houston
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Chicago by far
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and St Louis
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Cleveland, Minneapolis, and St Louis are all places I had not thought of. Cleveland does sound like it has a lot of what I am looking for - might have to go check it out. Philadephia appeals to me due to the history, but I would be concerned about crime. I have been meaning to visit there anyway ever since I heard about the Mutter Museum Anyway I will check out these cities in more depth. (and thanks for all the links costello_musicman)
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:06 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Really surprised no one has mentioned Houston yet.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Seminole, FL
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Really surprised no one has mentioned Houston yet.
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I don't really like it, but I would throw Houston up there as well. Places like Austin, Tampa, Richmond, etc. could also fit the bill. Milwaukee and several other northern midwest / rust-belt cities may work. Although I've never been there, I've also heard good things about Omaha, Lincoln, Boise, and Kansas City. A key that I would (and am) look for is the proximity of a major college...
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