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Old 11-22-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Metro Birmingham, AL
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I'm planning on being in Birmingham through 2012, but I'll probably be looking to move afterwards. I've live here most of my life (30 yrs), and its a good place to live, and most of my family and friends are here, and to be honest a part of me is telling me to stay, but I'm starting to feel like I need a change of scenery and pace. So where would be a good fit for me?

I'm a black male, 30, bi-sexual so diversity is important

I've worked a variety of fields from retail, outside sales, customer service, and general labor, so finding a job won't be a difficult issue but finishing college is a big deal for me.

I'm a sports oriented guy, especially football college and pro.

Nightlife is important, but not a deal breaker.

Mass transit would be a plus, but I'm used to getting around in a car.

And finally I wanna move to a upper midsize to large metro in the South, but staying in the region isn't a must. Most people don't think I'm "southern" anyway.lol
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Old 11-22-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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Atlanta or Nashville. Maybe New Orleans, Houston, Dallas or Charlotte. Outside of the South, perhaps Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Columbus, DC, LA, San Francisco and Philadelphia.
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Seems like you'd like Charlotte. I've loved it every time I went.
New Orleans fits everything you want except ethnic diversity. Sexual diversity is no problem, as well as nightlife and the Saints and nearby LSU.
Houston can fit all of that too, just not as much charm or character.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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I'm planning on being in Birmingham through 2012, but I'll probably be looking to move afterwards. I've live here most of my life (30 yrs), and its a good place to live, and most of my family and friends are here, and to be honest a part of me is telling me to stay, but I'm starting to feel like I need a change of scenery and pace. So where would be a good fit for me?

I'm a black male, 30, bi-sexual so diversity is important

I've worked a variety of fields from retail, outside sales, customer service, and general labor, so finding a job won't be a difficult issue but finishing college is a big deal for me.

I'm a sports oriented guy, especially football college and pro.

Nightlife is important, but not a deal breaker.

Mass transit would be a plus, but I'm used to getting around in a car.

And finally I wanna move to a upper midsize to large metro in the South, but staying in the region isn't a must. Most people don't think I'm "southern" anyway.lol
Without a doubt I'd recommend DC. It's diverse sexually and racially, has a very low unemployment rate, is one of the select cities with all four major sports franchises (NFL, MLB, NHL and NBA), a varied nightlife scene and fantastic restaurants (many various ethnicities) and a world class mass transit system. While arguably not in the "South", DC is pretty close. Check out the Northwest quadrant of DC as well as the very close-in suburbs of Arlington, Virginia or Bethesda, Maryland.
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