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Old 06-26-2007, 10:47 AM
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These three cities seem to be popular moving relocations. They all possess a unique culture that makes them stand out from the rest of the American cities. My questions to you is this: If you had the opportunity to live in one of these cities would you relocate, and if so, why?

The second part is connected to the first question but asks for a more thorough analysis between these locations. In your opinion, which of these cities are "real cities?" Cities that possess good public transportation, thriving nightlife, excellent public transit, multiude of small, cheap, independent stores, recreation activities, strong economy and lowest cost of living?

Also, let's speak from a hypothetical standpoint. Let's say you lose your job and will need to scrape by on minimal savings, which of these cities, in your opinion, would offer the "overall" cost of living, community resources and social/political climate that will allow you to regroup without sustaining extraordinary damage?

Let's discuss......
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Old 06-26-2007, 12:55 PM
Location: Austin
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Well, I suppose they are all real cities in different ways. Philadelphia would be the most obvious "real city" of them all because of its history, size and density. As for your questions:

Good public transportation: Philadelphia and Portland
Thriving Nightlife: Austin's my pick
Excellent public transit: Er... Philadelphia and Portland.
Independent stores: All 3, but Austin and Portland for quirkiness
Recreational activities: Outdoors: Austin and Portland; City stuff: Philly
Strong economy: Austin
Lowest cost of living: Austin

That last scenerio sounds awfully familiar. I actually went through that same situation a few years ago, in Austin. I think that's that's the best place for what you described. Austin has a low cost of living coupled with a thriving economy and abundance of entry level/temp jobs.

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Old 06-26-2007, 07:15 PM
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Good points. Others?
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