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Old 12-12-2011, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Okay so I've been doing a lot of research and asking questions about different cities, because I really want to venture out from Houston. I want a city that is very populous or densely populated with at least 500k people I guess. I'm really tired of Houston weather and want a place where it snows in the winter because I've never experienced a true winter with snow : ). Also a place where it doesn't get too hot in the summer because Houston gets scolding hot. I prefer a city that is racially integrated. I don't really mind if there are not a lot of black people, but I do want to feel welcomed and comfortable. So a place where every race gets along well and socialize. Where the blacks and whites and asians and hispanics and just everyone socializes without too much racial tension. Yes, I do realize that there is racism everywhere in the entire world. But in some places there is just more racial tension than others. Anyways, somewhere that is very pretty and has a city feel to it. Low crime and cost of living is important also. By the way I am 18 yrs old and I'm looking to transfer to a university.

And based on the things I've been reading on forums I have concluded that I probably don't want to go to places such as:

Detroit
Boston
St. Louis
Chicago
Portland
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
NYC seems great but sheesh it's so expensive
Oh and I will not go to Atlanta

They say these places are either super dangerous or super segregated. But hey, if you know these places to be different please school me lol.

Please let's not turn this into another race discussion PLEASEEEE. Let's just stay on topic and name some places that you think are good for that criteria. And I know that there is no place that's good for everything on my list, but if you know a city that holds most or some of these qualities please list it. So thank you in advance
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Okay so I've been doing a lot of research and asking questions about different cities, because I really want to venture out from Houston. I want a city that is very populous or densely populated with at least 500k people I guess. I'm really tired of Houston weather and want a place where it snows in the winter because I've never experienced a true winter with snow : ). Also a place where it doesn't get too hot in the summer because Houston gets scolding hot. I prefer a city that is racially integrated. I don't really mind if there are not a lot of black people, but I do want to feel welcomed and comfortable. So a place where every race gets along well and socialize. Where the blacks and whites and asians and hispanics and just everyone socializes without too much racial tension. Yes, I do realize that there is racism everywhere in the entire world. But in some places there is just more racial tension than others. Anyways, somewhere that is very pretty and has a city feel to it. Low crime and cost of living is important also. By the way I am 18 yrs old and I'm looking to transfer to a university.

And based on the things I've been reading on forums I have concluded that I probably don't want to go to places such as:

Detroit
Boston
St. Louis
Chicago
Portland
Pittsburgh
Philadelphia
NYC seems great but sheesh it's so expensive
Oh and I will not go to Atlanta

They say these places are either super dangerous or super segregated. But hey, if you know these places to be different please school me lol.

Please let's not turn this into another race discussion PLEASEEEE. Let's just stay on topic and name some places that you think are good for that criteria. And I know that there is no place that's good for everything on my list, but if you know a city that holds most or some of these qualities please list it. So thank you in advance


You eliminated some good choices!

Uh....I guess SF or Seattle . Maybe LA. You won't get more racially intergrated than Houston unless you go West.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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lol which one's. I said if I'm wrong please school me : ). But like I said most people say these places are either really dangerous or not too racially tolerant.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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lol which one's. I said if I'm wrong please school me : ).
Wasn't saying you were wrong. Outside of segregation; lots of people owuld have suggested Chicago, NYC and probably Boston.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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^None of those cities you suggested get snowy winters. :P

Minneapolis
DC
Toronto (it's not in the US, but it would be a pretty easy transition)

And these were on your list of don'ts, but you should look at Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, and Philadelphia anyway.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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^None of those cities you suggested get snowy winters. :P

Minneapolis
DC
Toronto (it's not in the US, but it would be a pretty easy transition)

And these were on your list of don'ts, but you should look at Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, and Philadelphia anyway.
ehh I've heard and read bad things about Boston, but you're right I should probably still consider it.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Wasn't saying you were wrong. Outside of segregation; lots of people owuld have suggested Chicago, NYC and probably Boston.
yea i might still consider Chicago. Thanks you guys for the input!
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:55 AM
 
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Again, Columbus OH. Integrated, is known for being interracial couple friendly, has Ohio State and other nearby colleges, has Black people in positions of leadership, is the 17th biggest city in the US(give or take) and growing, gets snow and more. It is definitely worth a look. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus,_Ohio

Ann Arbor MI is another place you may like, but has about 120,000 people.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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^None of those cities you suggested get snowy winters. :P

Minneapolis
DC
Toronto (it's not in the US, but it would be a pretty easy transition)

And these were on your list of don'ts, but you should look at Boston, St. Louis, Chicago, and Philadelphia anyway.
True, but DC is pretty segregated.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Maybe Raleigh or Charlotte NC? They both get some snow but not too much. Kind of steamy summers but not compared to Texas.
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