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Old 12-11-2011, 11:17 PM
 
Location: winter park florida
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I'm looking to relocate in the next 5-6 months from Florida and looking at the midwest. I'm in my late 30's black male looking for a laid back easy going atmosphere, low crime, with a pretty good job market. Weather isn't an issue since its easy for me to adjust.

I will rely on public transportation so that is my biggest concern. I've already started researching areas such as Minneapolis/St paul, Omaha, Ne, Oklahoma City and Indianapolis. So if anyone has a suggestion, please feel free to responde.

I have a college degree(political science plus graduate school but did not complete). Have exp in the shared services and logistics. I don't have kids and I'm single. Looking for areas with at least 100k + population.

Thanks.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:55 AM
 
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Out of those listed, the Minneapolis/St Paul area is the best overall choice. I think that Omaha is a sleeper.

Others in the Midwest you may want to consider are: Columbus OH, Madison WI, Des Moines IA and Ann Arbor MI.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Best job markets will be Minneapolis, Omaha, Des Moines, and probably Madison. Of those, Minneapolis has by far the best public transportation system.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Chicago?
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Northfield, MN
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Look into Cleveland. 10th lowest unemployment in the nation right now and a growing economy. It's also full of big city amenities, but has a low cost of living and friendly people. Cleveland also has one of the best public transportation systems in the country -- a product of the fact that it was once a much larger city, and has routs designed for a city of 900,000 but is actually a city of 400,000.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0...itle=Cleveland
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:14 AM
 
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Omaha
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I will rely on public transportation so that is my biggest concern.
Public Transportation will limit you the most in this decision.

The only places in the Midwest with decent systems are Chicago, Cleveland, and Minneapolis. Pittsburgh just outside the Midwest has a decent system too.

Any other city I'm forgetting??
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Look into Cleveland. 10th lowest unemployment in the nation right now and a growing economy. It's also full of big city amenities, but has a low cost of living and friendly people. Cleveland also has one of the best public transportation systems in the country -- a product of the fact that it was once a much larger city, and has routs designed for a city of 900,000 but is actually a city of 400,000.

The 10 Best Cities For Recent Grads
Correct, Cleveland is at tenth lowest: Cleveland Has 10th Lowest Unemployment Rate In The Nation

Midwest is doing very well in unemployment numbers recently. Best US metro unemployment rates:

1) Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN -- 5.4%
5) Pittsburgh, PA -- 6.4%
6) Rochester, NY -- 6.7%
8) Buffalo, NY -- 7.0%
10) Cleveland, OH -- 7.1%
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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Buffalo would work as well.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Public Transportation will limit you the most in this decision.

The only places in the Midwest with decent systems are Chicago, Cleveland, and Minneapolis. Pittsburgh just outside the Midwest has a decent system too.

Any other city I'm forgetting??
I'd imagine St. Louis isn't bad.
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