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Old 04-23-2012, 02:05 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Minneapolis/St. Paul, Portland OR, or Seattle.
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:26 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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I considered NYC and I can afford it but I don't want to spend that kind of money. I'd spend at least $2500-$3000/month for a place that I'd be happy with.

I still want to live in an urban area with nice entertainment. A city with at least 500,000 or more. Decent downtown and nic year around events.


I like lofts for my living space. Nearby water would be cool but not a must.


Where would you live? OR should I say, where could I live. I'm a single 38 y/0 male and I have no children.
Philly. Lots to do. Affordable. "Nearby water" comes in two forms - two rivers within the city and, of course, the Atlantic (2 hrs away). Plus, you're about 2 hours from NYC.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:37 AM
 
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I considered NYC and I can afford it but I don't want to spend that kind of money. I'd spend at least $2500-$3000/month for a place that I'd be happy with.

I still want to live in an urban area with nice entertainment. A city with at least 500,000 or more. Decent downtown and nic year around events.


I like lofts for my living space. Nearby water would be cool but not a must.


Where would you live? OR should I say, where could I live. I'm a single 38 y/0 male and I have no children.
If you want to live in NYC without the NYC cost, consider Hoboken, NJ. It is still pricey by most standards, but hlaf of what you would pay in parts of Manhattan. its a quick ride via PATH into the city.

Chicago would be my next suggestion.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Chicago or Seattle
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: NYC by week; ATL by weekend
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Atlanta, miami, new orleans, dallas, houston, san diego
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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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!
Louisville wouldn't even be on my radar except that I've heard so many good things about it, and not very long ago I saw a TV special on Louisville, and I was blown away by the scenes they showed of the city's downtown and the arts district. And I was surprised at how the city, even though in Kentucky, is viewed as more Midwestern than Southern... at least that's the impression I got.

I could be very tempted to relocate there.

One question, however, which for me at least could be a dealbreaker: How is the public transit in Louisville? And walkability? Could one live there comfortably without a car, if one lived in or near downtown?
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Louisville wouldn't even be on my radar except that I've heard so many good things about it, and not very long ago I saw a TV special on Louisville, and I was blown away by the scenes they showed of the city's downtown and the arts district. And I was surprised at how the city, even though in Kentucky, is viewed as more Midwestern than Southern... at least that's the impression I got.

I could be very tempted to relocate there.

One question, however, which for me at least could be a dealbreaker: How is the public transit in Louisville? And walkability? Could one live there comfortably without a car, if one lived in or near downtown?
Considered more Midwestern than Southern by whom? Granted, being a stone's throw from Indiana puts it at the very least in a sort of 'transition zone.' And I'm sure to someone from Little Rock or Tallahassee it feels more Midwestern than Southern. But to my Northern Midwest sensibilities, it has a definite Southern feel.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Louisville walk score

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Louisville wouldn't even be on my radar except that I've heard so many good things about it, and not very long ago I saw a TV special on Louisville, and I was blown away by the scenes they showed of the city's downtown and the arts district. And I was surprised at how the city, even though in Kentucky, is viewed as more Midwestern than Southern... at least that's the impression I got.

I could be very tempted to relocate there.

One question, however, which for me at least could be a dealbreaker: How is the public transit in Louisville? And walkability? Could one live there comfortably without a car, if one lived in or near downtown?
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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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!
I didn't know it was as large as it is in terms of population. I figured it was around 350k or so
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL USA
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I didn't know it was as large as it is in terms of population. I figured it was around 350k or so
I think it was, not very long ago. I seem to remember that the city at some point consolidated with the rest of the county, or something along those lines, so now the city is much larger and covers more territory.
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