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View Poll Results: What is the single most important factor when moving to a new city?
Cost Of Living 8 21.62%
Job Outlook 15 40.54%
Transportation 2 5.41%
Education 0 0%
Health Care 0 0%
Crime 3 8.11%
The Arts 1 2.70%
Recreation 2 5.41%
Climate 6 16.22%
Voters: 37. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-27-2011, 12:37 PM
 
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What is the single most important factor when deciding to move to a new city?

-Costs Of Living
-Job Outlook
-Transportation
-Education
-Health Care
-Crime
-The Arts
-Recreation
-Climate

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Old 10-27-2011, 01:52 PM
 
Location: a bar
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For me, it would have to be job/career.
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Job. It's hard to enjoy the other stuff when you have no money.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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Crime. In my opinion.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:40 PM
 
Location: West Paris
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I suppose the job outlook..
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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You're missing the single most important reason people actually move for: family.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Jobs. Even trumps family. Sorry, but I'm living that reality. Want to be near family, but we live where my WIFE has family and jobs are scarce. As a parent, I need a job to support the family I love, and that comes first (but I have my own family now, and I know many don't).
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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the liquor laws
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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If the DC area is any indication, then jobs are definitely the key motivation for people to move.
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Old 10-28-2011, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Jobs. Even trumps family. Sorry, but I'm living that reality. Want to be near family, but we live where my WIFE has family and jobs are scarce. As a parent, I need a job to support the family I love, and that comes first (but I have my own family now, and I know many don't).
Maybe for you, but over all in America, it's family.
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