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Old 10-17-2012, 08:39 AM
 
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I'm looking for ideas/advice about where to "transplant."

I'm a female in my early 20s and recently graduated from college with a degree in the humanities. At this point I'm unsure about pursuing grad school, but I'm keeping in my back pocket for the future. My real love is writing. What are some good places for a writer-ly type to transplant herself into? I've lived in Florida most of my life, so I'm in a little nervous about cold weather but open to any suggestions. I'm looking to just up and move at this point, so my ideal place would have the following: a nice college close by, friendly people, not be completely impossible to find *some* sort of decent job in where I can support myself and pay rent, not have an absurdly high cost of living and some sort of writer's scene would be great. Does such a place exist?

I want to add that I *love* the outdoors. Canoeing/kayaking/hiking, bring it!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Denver, Atlanta, Austin.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:42 AM
 
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In this economy with a degree in a non-technical major you'll want to go someplace with a very low unemployment rate where there isn't ridiculous competition for jobs you're qualified for. Given your desire for outdoorsy, friendly and what is more or less a college town I'd recommend:

Burlington, Vermont (4.3% unemployment rate, University of Vermont)
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Logan, Utah (4.4% unemployment rate, Utah State University)
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About Utah State University

Charlottesville, Virginia (5.0% unemployment rate, University of Virginia)
Charlottesville : Better Quality of Life
Exploring the University of Virginia and Charlottesville

Madison, Wisconsin (5.2% unemployment rate, University of Wisconsin)
Madison, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
University of Wisconsin

Morgantown, West Virginia (5.3% unemployment rate, West Virginia University)
http://www.morgantownwv.gov/
http://www.wvu.edu/

Salt Lake City, Utah (5.4% unemployment rate, University of Utah)
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Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota (5.7% unemployment rate, University of Minnesota)
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:02 PM
 
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In this economy with a degree in a non-technical major you'll want to go someplace with a very low unemployment rate where there isn't ridiculous competition for jobs you're qualified for. Given your desire for outdoorsy, friendly and what is more or less a college town I'd recommend:

Burlington, Vermont (4.3% unemployment rate, University of Vermont)
Burlington, Vermont - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burlington, Vermont : About UVM : University of Vermont

Logan, Utah (4.4% unemployment rate, Utah State University)
Logan, Utah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About Utah State University

Charlottesville, Virginia (5.0% unemployment rate, University of Virginia)
Charlottesville : Better Quality of Life
Exploring the University of Virginia and Charlottesville

Madison, Wisconsin (5.2% unemployment rate, University of Wisconsin)
Madison, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
University of Wisconsin

Morgantown, West Virginia (5.3% unemployment rate, West Virginia University)
http://www.morgantownwv.gov/
http://www.wvu.edu/

Salt Lake City, Utah (5.4% unemployment rate, University of Utah)
Salt Lake City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
About the U - The University of Utah
Salt Lake Hotels, Restaurants, Vacation Planning | Visit Salt Lake

Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota (5.7% unemployment rate, University of Minnesota)
Minneapolis
Future Students - University of Minnesota
I'd maybe add Ithaca NY, Amherst MA and Blacksburg VA, among some others.
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Austin, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Boston, or Denver/Boulder would be your best choices.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:07 AM
 
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Thanks for the suggestions!
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