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Old 11-13-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Over the past three years, I have been trying to find the "right city" for me. The things I am looking for in a city kind of go against the norm of most people it seems. Here are a few things I would like to find:

A smaller city, maybe in the 40,000-100,000 range without a huge spread out metro area.

Mostly white. I have lived in cities that were "melting pots" and I just don't want that anymore. I have lived in Texas where half the people did not speak English, and don't want that either.

I like conservative places where going to church is still a priority.

I like having the events a college brings, but do not want a "college town" where you're "old" if you're 30.

I need a city that has a little bit more than other small cities. (Shopping, good hospital) So basically a regional hub. It is important that they have an airport with at least two airlines.

I need a place that is fairly cheap to rent, as in less than $600 for a simple one bedroom apt. I also need a place with at least a half decent economy where I could find a part-time service industry job. I have an eye condition that limits my ability to work, so I am kind of on a fixed income with my SSDI and part time work.

Weather is not that big of a deal. I can handle extremes, but do not want to live where 100 degrees or higher is very common. I would rather dress for cold than sweat all summer.

Things that don't matter:

Education, Nightlife, Availability of High Paying Jobs

Please let me know of any suggestions if you have any.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Denver
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There are probably 100 cities like that. Mobile, Huntsville, Tallahassee, Tyler, Ft. Smith, etc.
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Old 11-13-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Not bad suggestions, but I will add two more things.

By "mostly white" I mean at least 80%.

I also want a city with fairly low crime rate, and not just in the more affluent parts of town.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:22 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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There are probably 100 cities like that. Mobile, Huntsville, Tallahassee, Tyler, Ft. Smith, etc.
Mobile/Daphne maybe and I could see Huntsville also. What about CO springs? I'd say no on Tallahassee, far too collegiate there with over 70k college kids and pop is only 180k. Also too black for him at 35% black.5% hispanic, 3% asian. Mobile probably also too black. Huntsville, might be white enough. There might be some white cities in the ATL metro or Jacksonville.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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Mobile/Daphne maybe and I could see Huntsville also. What about CO springs? I'd say no on Tallahassee, far too collegiate there with over 70k college kids and pop is only 180k. Also too black for him at 35% black.5% hispanic, 3% asian. Mobile probably also too black. Huntsville, might be white enough. There might be some white cities in the ATL metro or Jacksonville.
I actually used to live in western Colorado, in Grand Junction. Overall, the best place I have lived. The unemployment rate there is like 10% now, and I could not afford it anymore. Colorado Springs is has something like 400K people.

I do like the idea of living in the mountain time zone again. Just don't know where would work that I can afford.
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Old 11-13-2011, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Denham Springs,LA is overwhelmingly white. Crime focuses on drug and drug use, not many violent crimes. Mandeville, LA too.
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