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Old 04-21-2012, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Id get 2nd job and stay in the Bay Area.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:13 AM
 
Location: The State Of California
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I wo...uld move to the Mayo Hotel located in exciting downtown Tulsa Oklahoma.......
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Back in the PNW where I belong! See ya SoCal
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If you can find a job in an area that pays well, you can live there. Typically when COL is higher, so are wages, that is unless you're moving to a horribly inflated area.
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Old 04-21-2012, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Inglewood, CA
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Oakland or jersey city.
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Old 04-21-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Chicago closely followed by Philly.
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Old 04-21-2012, 02:45 PM
 
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Oakland or jersey city.
Actually, I really like the Oakland idea.

You know best if you are more a SF type or a NYC type. If you are more NYC, go to Chicago. If you are more SF and really want the weather, Oakland is a great idea.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Actually, I really like the Oakland idea.

You know best if you are more a SF type or a NYC type. If you are more NYC, go to Chicago. If you are more SF and really want the weather, Oakland is a great idea.
I kind of agree with this. If you're more an SF type, I think Oakland is a great idea that will allow you to still live in the Bay. It's not cheap, but it's still much more affordable than SF. Seattle is an awesome choice as well. Portland may work if you don't mind a city that feels a lot smaller.

If you're more the NYC type, I think Chicago is the best option. As a city, it's definitely on par with SF and is probably the closest thing to NYC in terms of the big city vibe and things to do. If you want to stay in the NY area, Jersey could be an option. Not cheap, but cheaper than NY. Philadelphia could be a good choice too, and will give you easy access for day or weekend trips to NY. Pittsburgh or Baltimore may work for you too if you don't mind being in smaller city.
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I'd suggest Louisville. I know it's not first on ANYONE'S move-to list, but it's where I grew up, and the downtown area (especially Market St.) is currently booming. Tons of lofts with great downtown and river views, and tons of new restaurants and businesses popping up in the area now called NuLu. Louisville has a great arts scene, a brand new state-of-the-art arena on the river, a food scene rated #1 in the country by Southern Living, and everything there seems to be getting better by the day. At least check it out!
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:40 PM
 
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If you want a big city that stands alone, Chicago would be your best bet. I think they probably are loft apartments there.

Philly would be good too but it isn't as big as Chicago, but still vibrant. You can also take day trips to NYC if you want by train, but that would take a long time to get there.
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Old 04-23-2012, 01:26 AM
 
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If you still want that NYC vibe close by, perhaps places in NJ like Hoboken or Jersey City. In NY, perhaps the Rivertowns of Westchester County, Nyack or further out, Beacon. Maybe something on the Sound like Mamaroneck too. In CT, I'm guessing Stamford or Norwalk.
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