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Old 09-19-2011, 01:31 PM
 
Location: ShyTown
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Default What city do I 'belong' in?

Ask me some questions. I'll answer them. Then tell me what city you think I 'belong' in
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:35 PM
 
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City size? Job skills/education? Walkable neighborhood? Diversity?
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:36 PM
 
Location: clackamas county
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do you like to bike? like living by water?
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:16 PM
 
Location: ShyTown
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do you like to bike? like living by water?
I jog/run. I don't bike much now so biking isn't a dealbreaker but I'd like the option.

I have never lived very close to water but yes, I do like lakes and beaches.

I prefer larger cities to smaller towns; was raised in a very small town. I like diversity.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: ShyTown
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City size? Job skills/education? Walkable neighborhood? Diversity?
City size-I'm okay with a city with a population similar to or larger than Atlanta's

Job skills/education-bachelors from Spelman (economics) 3 years marketing research experience...6 years clinical research experience

Walkable neighborhood-I'm okay with it being walkable or not actually. As long as I have access to a nice large park or parks where I can walk, and a nice gym, I'm good. I don't mind venturing outside of my own neighborhood...but my neighborhood does need to be safe.

Diversity-the more diverse, the better
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:55 PM
 
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I came in late to the questions but based on what you offered up so far, would say Washington DC sounds like a good option for you based on your work history, actual job availability, diversity and safe neighborhoods that are walkable as well as offering ample greenspace. Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom are the neighborhoods I would most recommend.

Adams Morgan
Foggy Bottom
Dupont Circle/Kalorama (http://washington.org/visiting/experience-dc/by-neighborhood/dupont-circlekalorama - broken link)
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Old 09-20-2011, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Are you one of those people who insists on having a car, or would mass transit get the job done for you?
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: ShyTown
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Are you one of those people who insists on having a car, or would mass transit get the job done for you?
I do not have to have a car at all
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:21 AM
 
Location: ShyTown
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Also, as an FYI, I'm early 30s, female, single, no kids, no pets.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:35 PM
 
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What about climate/weather? Cost of living?

So far, I agree with the DC suggestion. Depending on other factors, Seattle and Denver might work. Philadelphia might also be worth looking into.
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