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Old 10-18-2012, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I'd go w/ Houston. Second I would go w/ Austin.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:50 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Houston no contest.
I agree.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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All six of those cities have a low cost of living, and they've all weathered the poor U.S. economy relatively well. In terms of extreme weather, you'd find the least in Pittsburgh and Raleigh. The worst you'll get in Pittsburgh is persistent cloudiness during the winter months, and the occasional flash flood in low-lying areas. The worst you'll get in Raleigh is a heat wave during the summer, and the occasional tornado. Nashville, Austin and Houston are all prone to persistent extreme heat during the summer. Nashville, Omaha and Austin are all prone to tornadoes. In terms of religion, You'll likely find the most Muslims in Houston and Austin. Nashville, Pittsburgh and Raleigh have fewer, but they're still there. Omaha probably has the fewest Muslims.
You rarely, if ever hear of tornadoes in the Austin area or points south & west. They are mainly in North Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth) & Eastern Texas.
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Overall, I would go to Pittsburgh because weather sucks in most of the other cities. Either massive super storms, tornadoes, 110 degree summers, or a combination. I feel like Pittsburgh would be more moderate.
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Old 10-18-2012, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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If you're from Northern Africa, you might not mind the extreme heat of Texas. If you're sick of the heat, you might try the more northern or midwestern cities. As the others said, Houston & Austin would have the highest Muslim populations.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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First it was Dallas, then Omaha and Nashville, and now this thread.

Have you considered looking for work first and going based on where you get a job? The truth is you will be fine in any mid sized metro area or better regardless of your ethnicity or religion.

The only difference is that you might meet more like you in one of the Texas cities. However if you desire a place like Omaha, I would not hesitate. You would be just fine there.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Columbus Ohio may also work: http://isgc.org/

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio (CAIR)
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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Overall, I would go to Pittsburgh because weather sucks in most of the other cities. Either massive super storms, tornadoes, 110 degree summers, or a combination. I feel like Pittsburgh would be more moderate.
Everyones been saying about the heat, humidity in the selected cities further south, and that Pittsburgh has the least amount of extreme weather.

Now granted I'm used to snow and cold, having grown up outside Chicago, and I'm not a fan of humid heat, but I'm suprised no one has mentioned that Pittsburgh can have some real cold and snow. I mean come on, I know its not on the lake like Cleveland or Buffalo, but its not superfar from these cities. If one isn't used to cold and snow, Pittsburgh may take some getting used to.
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:59 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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Everyones been saying about the heat, humidity in the selected cities further south, and that Pittsburgh has the least amount of extreme weather.

Now granted I'm used to snow and cold, having grown up outside Chicago, and I'm not a fan of humid heat, but I'm suprised no one has mentioned that Pittsburgh can have some real cold and snow. I mean come on, I know its not on the lake like Cleveland or Buffalo, but its not superfar from these cities. If one isn't used to cold and snow, Pittsburgh may take some getting used to.
Compared to cities in the Midwest, even the cold in Pittsburgh isn't as extreme. That's actually one of the benefits of the persistent cloud cover in the winter: it moderates the cold somewhat. The average high and low temperatures in Pittsburgh in January are 35 and 20, respectively. In Omaha, it's 33 and 13, respectively. Even in Nashville, it's 47 and 29, respectively, which means that the average night in Nashville in January is still below freezing.

As for snow, Pittsburgh averages about 38" per winter. It's far enough east that it can get clobbered by nor'easters, but that happens about once every 10 years on average, and those storms skew the average snowfall total higher. In most winters, you can expect anywhere from two to three feet for the entire season. It's too far away from Lake Erie to get any significant lake-effect snow. The absolute most you could expect from a lake-effect snow band would be an inch or two. Most of the time it just leaves a coating that doesn't even cover the grass. North of I-80 is where the heaviest lake-effect snow is.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Everyones been saying about the heat, humidity in the selected cities further south, and that Pittsburgh has the least amount of extreme weather.

Now granted I'm used to snow and cold, having grown up outside Chicago, and I'm not a fan of humid heat, but I'm suprised no one has mentioned that Pittsburgh can have some real cold and snow. I mean come on, I know its not on the lake like Cleveland or Buffalo, but its not superfar from these cities. If one isn't used to cold and snow, Pittsburgh may take some getting used to.
I know that, but I've experienced both extremes plus the bombs from above.
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