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Old 08-24-2007, 11:30 AM
 
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I need advice on which are the best cities to live in the US (especially East Coast)?. I want to pursue a career in marketing, advertising or public relations. Which states are better in terms of cost of living.... any other info would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08-25-2007, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I think Atlanta might be a very good choice (strong economy + low cost of living). It's a fun city with lovely suburbs. Raleigh or Charlotte in NC might be other options to consider. If you go much north of NC, the cost of living skyrockets until you get to Maine.
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Old 08-25-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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I second Atlanta. It's a large city with a booming and diverse economy with a fairly low cost of living. There are plenty of opportunities further north along the East Coast in places like DC, New York and Boston but the cost of living is much higher.
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:04 PM
 
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is'nt puerto rico part of the US?
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Old 08-25-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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A lot of Puerto Ricans are moving to Orlando and Kissammii Florida. Central Florida has seen a large growth in the PR population.

Chicago's Puerto Rican population has shrunk a lot. NYC's has shrunk but not as extreme.

Philly I belive is stable. Camden NJ is a stable or growing PR population.

Allentown and Reading PA growing PR population I belive. Small cities.

I guess out of all of these Florida is your best bet. Growing cities, jobs, growing PR populations.
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Old 08-26-2007, 12:09 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Try the SUnbelt areas...lots of new development like around Las Vegas, Phoenix, DFW, Charlotte, and the Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). North of DC I will have to say the economy is stagnant....Baltimore is okay but its not booming like the cities in the South and Southwest.

And yeah, isn't Puerto Rico part of the U.S.?
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Old 08-26-2007, 01:19 AM
 
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is'nt puerto rico part of the US?
It's a U.S. Commonwealth. Puerto Ricans are born U.S. citizens but have no say or vote in "mainland" American politics.
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:16 PM
 
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It's a U.S. Commonwealth. Puerto Ricans are born U.S. citizens but have no say or vote in "mainland" American politics.
Just so some people don't come away from reading the above with the wrong impression, it should be pointed out that the reason Puerto Rico is still a commonwealth and therefore has no say or vote in mainland American politics is because the majority of its residents have repeatedly voted against statehood.

On a side note, there really should be a separate Puerto Rico forum here. It certainly has a big enough population to justify it (larger than several actual states) and it's my understanding that there are a lot of people moving between there and the states that could really benefit from a dedicated forum.
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Katy-zuela
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Puerto Ricans are born U.S. citizens but have no say or vote in "mainland" American politics.
But once they move to the continent, can they vote?
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Old 09-02-2007, 03:32 PM
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But once they move to the continent, can they vote?
Yes, they can...

And I second the suggestion of having a Puerto Rico forum....
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