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Old 01-19-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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Hey everyone (first post here), I have lurked on here for a while now just doing some researching and here I am finally posting!

I have lived in Texas my whole life
Alvin (south of Houston) for 25 years
Waco (central Texas) about a year and a half
Granbury (south of Ft Worth) for 3 months

I can tell you I do NOT like Houston area at all. I can not do the long term hot weather, plus after 25 years- I am ready to be anywhere but there! The only thing I liked about Houston is that I was able to be close enough to a big city to enjoy some of the events/hobbies/activities that a city like that could offer, but I was far enough away that I was not in city living.
I am not a fan of Waco, with the exception of Cameron Park (great for hiking!)
I did like Granbury. I worked in Glen Rose for a few months and truly enjoyed that area the most out of the areas I have lived in.

I am considering going back to that area after graduating. However, I really want to explore the many different options that I can as it is time to start considering where to go for a job. I am graduating as an I & C (Instrument and Controls) Technician and I did an internship at a nuclear plant. I will be looking for jobs at power plants, pipelines, or nuclear plants (or something similar).

I really want to live somewhere where I can do my hobbies (eventing with horses, dog agility, and sport bike racing, motocross) and that offers a LOT of outdoors activities.

Hot weather is one of my least favorite things, I dont mind some during the summer, but please give me four seasons! I am not a very big "city" person (do not care for the night life), although I do enjoy going and doing stuff such as sporting events, occasional shopping, and I really enjoy eating out at various restaurants. I like hiking, hunting, fishing, etc

I am not big on cultures or varieties of people. I just am a simple down to earth person who likes the outdoors and wants everyone to get along with everyone else.

I will be just getting out in the industry so I would like to be able to get out and be able to stay afloat so I want to make sure I do not go somewhere where it is extremely expensive to live.

Thanks in advance.. I know my question is really vague, but since I have not lived anywhere else- I really would like to explore some options! I appreciate any and all info!
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Hey everyone (first post here), I have lurked on here for a while now just doing some researching and here I am finally posting!

I have lived in Texas my whole life
Alvin (south of Houston) for 25 years
Waco (central Texas) about a year and a half
Granbury (south of Ft Worth) for 3 months

I can tell you I do NOT like Houston area at all. I can not do the long term hot weather, plus after 25 years- I am ready to be anywhere but there! The only thing I liked about Houston is that I was able to be close enough to a big city to enjoy some of the events/hobbies/activities that a city like that could offer, but I was far enough away that I was not in city living.
I am not a fan of Waco, with the exception of Cameron Park (great for hiking!)
I did like Granbury. I worked in Glen Rose for a few months and truly enjoyed that area the most out of the areas I have lived in.

I am considering going back to that area after graduating. However, I really want to explore the many different options that I can as it is time to start considering where to go for a job. I am graduating as an I & C (Instrument and Controls) Technician and I did an internship at a nuclear plant. I will be looking for jobs at power plants, pipelines, or nuclear plants (or something similar).

I really want to live somewhere where I can do my hobbies (eventing with horses, dog agility, and sport bike racing, motocross) and that offers a LOT of outdoors activities.

Hot weather is one of my least favorite things, I dont mind some during the summer, but please give me four seasons! I am not a very big "city" person (do not care for the night life), although I do enjoy going and doing stuff such as sporting events, occasional shopping, and I really enjoy eating out at various restaurants. I like hiking, hunting, fishing, etc

I am not big on cultures or varieties of people. I just am a simple down to earth person who likes the outdoors and wants everyone to get along with everyone else.

I will be just getting out in the industry so I would like to be able to get out and be able to stay afloat so I want to make sure I do not go somewhere where it is extremely expensive to live.

Thanks in advance.. I know my question is really vague, but since I have not lived anywhere else- I really would like to explore some options! I appreciate any and all info!


Most of your criteria will fit in many places but I focused on "horse eventing" which is NOT a widespread activity. In balance with your other criteria I think cities like Aiken, South Carolina or Georgetown, Kentucky could be a good fit for you.


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Old 01-20-2012, 08:52 AM
 
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Lake George, CO
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Thanks for the info and links, I will be looking into them.

I also was looking at North Carolina, I visited there almost 10 years ago and enjoyed it then, and said I would not mind going back there...but then I was not aware of cost of living, taxes, etc when I was 18 =) anyone have any input on North Carolina?

I have always loved Colorado, but seems like there are not so many plant jobs there. I would like to retire in Wyoming one day (when having hobbies will not be so important then!)

I have looked into South Carolina some as a possibility as there seemed to be a lot of eventing. North Carolina seemed to offer a lot of all of the hobbies I have enjoyed though so NC might be a bit higher up on the list from what I see so far.

Kentucky sounds like it might need some research done though- it could have potential!

Thanks again!

Anyone have anywhere else they would like to suggest?
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