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Old 08-07-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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My wife and I moved to Columbus, Ohio from Houston, Texas and we absolutely love it. It is a very vibrant city with a strong economy. It is a progressive city with a lot of walkable neighborhoods. You would also love the art and fashion scene that has developed here. I think you should definitely give Columbus, Ohio strong consideration.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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I'd have suggested Austin, but you said you wanted good weather. Lol
My thoughts exactly, though if they want a warmer area they should go for it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:34 PM
 
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I actually just applied for a really good job that's right up my alley in Omaha...so here's to hoping!
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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My thoughts exactly, though if they want a warmer area they should go for it.
If I somehow secured a job I would.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Old 08-08-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Thanks for the other Texas suggestions. I don't really have much desire to live anywhere else in Texas other than Austin really. My short list for areas I'm trying to look into more are:

Fargo (mostly only for the low unemployment/COL , not too keen on the isolation/weather)
Omaha
Twin Cities and other places in Minnessota
And I'm also still looking at places closer to here - STL, Champaign, Chicago area
Still kind of looking at Austin and Portland

All of its really going to come down to where I can secure a job though. Any other suggestions?
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Old 08-08-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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If you can find a job, Ithaca NY would work. It is a smaller college town, but it fits pretty much all of your criteria. It would put you within 4-5 hours of NYC and other major cities in the Northeast and Canada as well. It does have a below average unemployment too. Visit Ithaca, NY - Official Site for Ithaca, NY & Tompkins County

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You may find something in areas close by or in other parts of the state as well. Perhaps something like this: Applicant Tree
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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I am also open to somewhat smaller areas... or large towns...maybe the equivalent to a Bloomington, Indiana...It was bigger than my hometown but not a city and I liked the diversity and openness but things just didn't work out. Hopefully I will know next week if I will get an interview for the position I applied for in Omaha.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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I just came upon this thread in another thread on this forum that is discouraging to how I hope Omaha would be. While if I get the job I will move there regardless but is this person right about it being ultra conservative?
Ready to leave Omaha...
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Thanks for the other Texas suggestions. I don't really have much desire to live anywhere else in Texas other than Austin really. My short list for areas I'm trying to look into more are:

Fargo (mostly only for the low unemployment/COL , not too keen on the isolation/weather)
Omaha
Twin Cities and other places in Minnessota
And I'm also still looking at places closer to here - STL, Champaign, Chicago area
Still kind of looking at Austin and Portland

All of its really going to come down to where I can secure a job though. Any other suggestions?
If you're open to the Twin Cities you should apply there. Most people who have even a BAD attitude about the Twin Cities or MN generally end up loving it. IOW, it's a very livable city and has always been a strong employment center.
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