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Old 07-15-2007, 01:11 AM
 
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Thanks again guys...it's putting a lot of insight into my choices. I'll also look into Raleigh.
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Old 07-15-2007, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I second the vote for Denver/Boulder. Go check the forums. There is information both on the Colorado forum (for Boulder) and the Denver forum (for both).
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland area
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According to Forbes

1) New York
2) San Francisco
3) Atlanta
4) Los Angeles
5) Washington D.C.
6) Boston
7) Seattle
8) Minneapolis
9) Philadelphia
10) Denver

Best Cities For Young Professionals - Yahoo! Real Estate (http://promo.realestate.yahoo.com/Best_Cities_For_Young_Professionals.html - broken link)
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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i second (or is it third) Denver! Meets all your criteria. Do some searches on the denver forum for "young professionals" or "activities".. while there is a bar scene here, there is much more of an "outdoor/activity scene"
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:49 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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Northern Virginia is becoming a technology hub for the DC Area. All of the Liberals, Left-Wingers, and Democrats in Maryland and DC drive out the businesses. And that is exactly Forbes Magazine Voted Virginia the best place to do Business in! In NOVA, there is almost no crime (unlike Maryland and DC), very little pollution (unlike New Jersey), and the average income is very high. So, pack yer bags and head on out to Virginia!
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Northfield, OH
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Northern Virginia is becoming a technology hub for the DC Area. All of the Liberals, Left-Wingers, and Democrats in Maryland and DC drive out the businesses. And that is exactly Forbes Magazine Voted Virginia the best place to do Business in! In NOVA, there is almost no crime (unlike Maryland and DC), very little pollution (unlike New Jersey), and the average income is very high. So, pack yer bags and head on out to Virginia!
Cost of living is bad in NoVa. I made a blind move to Northern VA. At first it wasn't so bad but then I realized that there was no sense of community. And I got out quite a bit. I'm always up for meeting new people. Sadly, people liked to stay in their "circles" and didn't expand. So I'm moving back to Ohio, where Midwestern persona exists. I had an interview and it looks like I'm getting a great offer, possibly even more than I was making in NoVa before I lost my job.
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Old 07-17-2007, 09:12 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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Cost of living is bad in NoVa. I made a blind move to Northern VA. At first it wasn't so bad but then I realized that there was no sense of community. And I got out quite a bit. I'm always up for meeting new people. Sadly, people liked to stay in their "circles" and didn't expand. So I'm moving back to Ohio, where Midwestern persona exists. I had an interview and it looks like I'm getting a great offer, possibly even more than I was making in NoVa before I lost my job.
I wil have to admit that people in Arlington do NOT have a sense of community... but the rest of VA does. For example, in the small town of Culpeper, in Central Virginia, everyone waves to each other, and there are community events such as the cattle auction, the County Fair, the antiques store, and the farmer's market... great produce there.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:06 PM
 
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Seems like there are a lot of young professionals moving to Portland. They even kept coming during Oregon's recent recession, which was somewhat surprising. Unemployment went over 7% for a while. But I guess the city had a reputation that kept growth high and kept the young folks coming.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:14 PM
 
Location: I wonder... hmmmmm... maybe... I live somewhere in that pleasant state of VA, Mother of Presidents.
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What about VA, Table Mountain
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