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Old 07-31-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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pgm123,

Thanks. Precipitation is not so high comparing to East Coast cities.

Btw, what city do you live in? What can you tell about it?
I live in Sunny Isles, a suburb of Miami right now.

Weather: The winters are mild and are occasionally hot. The summers are also hot. It's actually cooler than most of the Northeast right now. It's in the low 30s C right now, but it gets hotter at times. It's very rainy during the summer and really dry during the winter.

Nature: You have the ocean on one side and the everglades on the other. There are no mountains and not a lot of natural areas other than the beaches (which are crowded). I live right by Oleta Park, which is good, though.

Population: Miami has less than 2 million, but the metro area is very crowded. I think it'll have the problems with population that you don't like (tons of traffic).

People: There are nice people in Miami, but most people find Miamians to be rude. The Beaches in Miami (like Sunny Isles Beach) are pretty safe. I've never had a problem with crime.

Employment: Miami has a pretty high unemployment rate, but the financial sector has recovered better than most. Brickell is home to one of the highest concentration of international banks in the United States.

Other: Miami has all the major American sports + Jai Alai.
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Old 08-02-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Nicosia, CY
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We could probably give you a better answer if you told us how much you wanted to spend on a house whether to rent monthly or buy.
plates,

Amount of the rent expenses will depend on annual income, market conditions (quality, prices etc.).

In addition, I'm not planning to buy the house at this stage due to lack of savings and knowledge of the US cities' realities.
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Nicosia, CY
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pgm123,

Miami has around 1.500mm of annual precipitation. At the same time, Portland - less than 1.000mm.
Could you please explain, why is Portland considered as rainy and gloomy city ?
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:16 PM
 
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North Carolina is WAY too humid and hot in the Summer for the OP.

I agree that the Pacific Northwest would be a good fit- although it's more expensive than NC.
35 C in Fahrenheit is about 95F. I'd say he'd do fine in Charlotte. Furthermore it averages about 1000mm of rain a year, has mild winters, is VERY green, on the foothill of the Appalachians and has a strong growing economy based partly on finance (I assume that will translate to accounting). As a cherry on top, the metro is under 2 million and not very crowded.

As to the PacNorthwest, it has way too many rainy days. Furthermore I think Seattle is too big for his criteria and Portland? Eh, the economy is not very good.
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:18 PM
 
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pgm123,

Miami has around 1.500mm of annual precipitation. At the same time, Portland - less than 1.000mm.
Could you please explain, why is Portland considered as rainy and gloomy city ?
Miami gets rain in short bursts while Portland gets drizzle and plenty of clouds. Furthermore, for Portland this is all concentrated over the winter months making it very gloomy then.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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Seems to be very nice. How is it about the crime?
Crime there seems low, but property crime can be common in small college towns.
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