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Old 10-07-2012, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Hi!

I'm looking to see what you all have to offer me in advice as to where you think a good place to move would be, with job opportunities in the graphic design field and we are hoping to pay for rent about what we pay here ($900 or less).

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Graphic design. I live with my boyfriend and two medium-large dogs in Raleigh, NC right now. When our lease is up next August, I'm looking to move to a completely new place. I'm originally from San Jose, CA so I've been on both sides. I've travelled a lot in the US, but never to the Northeast, so I am not knowledgeable at all on the area up there.

I'm hoping to find a job in graphic design and move but if that doesn't work out, I'm looking to move to somewhere and transfer with Petsmart. We are looking for a 1BR that will accomodate the two of us and our dogs. We have a 40lb lab mix and 60lb boxer. Both my boyfriend and I work in pet boarding/pet care. We are looking for somewhere that is dog-friendly, hopefully a park nearby. I'm looking for somewhere with character, I suppose - something that is very different from the places down here in NC. I want to be close to city-life, for the last 12 years I lived in the middle of nowhere in Bunn, NC. It was exciting when we got a stoplight. I've lived in Raleigh for only 4 months.

Also a note: we are becoming minimalists (not to join the fad, but to focus on what's important to us: family, dogs, art/design, video gaming). So we don't need much space. Just enough for us to be comfortable with the 2 pups.

I'd be glad to give any other needed information.

Thanks!

Heather
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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NYC yeah buddy! Be a reverse NYer and move from NC to NYC.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Have you lived there? And are there dog parks there? I'm sure there's job opportunities there, for sure.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Yup, yup, and yup!

http://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=graphic...New+York%2C+NY
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis would be a great place for you.
#1 it has the lowest cost of living of ANY major US city.
#2 Indy has the nations most affordable housing market. Average home price in Indianapolis: 100k
#3 Indianapolis is the fastest growing city/metro in the midwest and is a leader in the midwest for job creation. 2nd only to the Twin Cities.
#4 Indy is a very family friendly city and Indy was also ranked as the 4th happiest city for young professionals. Cities With Happiest Young Professionals - Business Insider
#5 Indianapolis offers many unique and wonderful amendities for a city of 2M people. Attractions include Downtown Indianapolis which has over 200 unique resturants. 85% locally owned. 300+ unique shops and Circle Centre Mall and the 2nd highest concentration of monuments in a city. *2nd only to Washington D.C*
#6 Indianapolis has low traffic for a city its size. Drive through Chicago/Charlotte/Washington D.C/Atlanta/Austin Texas and youll see a major difference in traffic backups.
#7 Indy is famous for its sports and hosting large events. The Worlds Largest sporting event the Indy 500 is held here every may and the city turns to Party Town USA for the month of may. Super Bowl 46 was also held here and our city recieved such rave reviews Indy will be bidding for a Super Bowl either in 2018 or 2019. The Super Bowl Village turned Indianapolis into the worlds party capital for 10 days.
#8 Indianapolis has a strong life sciences/biotech industry. Eli Lily has its worlds headquarters in Indy and employs thousands of people. Dow Agrosciences is also located here. Along with IT companies like Angie's list/ExactTarget.
#9 Indianapolis is within a days drive to 80% of the US population. This is a major factor in the high amount of distribution jobs in Indy. a 4 hour drive or less will put you in these cities: Chicago/Milwaukee or south side of it/Detroit/Cincy/Louisville/St Louis/Fort Wayne/Columbus Ohio/Dayton.
#10 Indianapolis has very open minded/friendly people. Visitors for Super Bowl 46 raved about how nice and kind everyone was and how awsome Hoosier Hospitality was. People are down to earth and will go out of their way to help you. Also people are tolorant of other races/cultures. Indy is the most racially intregrated city in the north. 25% of blacks and whites live on the same block.


Here are my top 10 reasons why i love Indy
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:13 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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I would move back to the awesome coast if you've got a job transfer that will pay a living wage.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Woops, didn't see your rent requirement.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Originally Posted by Broadrippleguy View Post
Indianapolis would be a great place for you.
#1 it has the lowest cost of living of ANY major US city.
#2 Indy has the nations most affordable housing market. Average home price in Indianapolis: 100k
#3 Indianapolis is the fastest growing city/metro in the midwest and is a leader in the midwest for job creation. 2nd only to the Twin Cities.
#4 Indy is a very family friendly city and Indy was also ranked as the 4th happiest city for young professionals. Cities With Happiest Young Professionals - Business Insider
#5 Indianapolis offers many unique and wonderful amendities for a city of 2M people. Attractions include Downtown Indianapolis which has over 200 unique resturants. 85% locally owned. 300+ unique shops and Circle Centre Mall and the 2nd highest concentration of monuments in a city. *2nd only to Washington D.C*
#6 Indianapolis has low traffic for a city its size. Drive through Chicago/Charlotte/Washington D.C/Atlanta/Austin Texas and youll see a major difference in traffic backups.
#7 Indy is famous for its sports and hosting large events. The Worlds Largest sporting event the Indy 500 is held here every may and the city turns to Party Town USA for the month of may. Super Bowl 46 was also held here and our city recieved such rave reviews Indy will be bidding for a Super Bowl either in 2018 or 2019. The Super Bowl Village turned Indianapolis into the worlds party capital for 10 days.
#8 Indianapolis has a strong life sciences/biotech industry. Eli Lily has its worlds headquarters in Indy and employs thousands of people. Dow Agrosciences is also located here. Along with IT companies like Angie's list/ExactTarget.
#9 Indianapolis is within a days drive to 80% of the US population. This is a major factor in the high amount of distribution jobs in Indy. a 4 hour drive or less will put you in these cities: Chicago/Milwaukee or south side of it/Detroit/Cincy/Louisville/St Louis/Fort Wayne/Columbus Ohio/Dayton.
#10 Indianapolis has very open minded/friendly people. Visitors for Super Bowl 46 raved about how nice and kind everyone was and how awsome Hoosier Hospitality was. People are down to earth and will go out of their way to help you. Also people are tolorant of other races/cultures. Indy is the most racially intregrated city in the north. 25% of blacks and whites live on the same block.


Here are my top 10 reasons why i love Indy


Wow, that actually sounds a lot like what we're looking for. What kind of things are there to do there in downtown?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Woops, didn't see your rent requirement.
Haha, yeah I had started looking - sounded great - but WOW it's expensive there! :P
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:47 PM
 
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Rochester NY may work: Graphic Design jobs in Rochester, NY - Indeed Mobile

rochester, NY apts/housing for rent classifieds - craigslist

Rochester, NY apartments and classified listings from the The Renters Guide Magazine.

There are Petsmart locations in Greece, Henrietta, Victor and Webster, which are suburbs of Rochester: State
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