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Old 12-29-2012, 05:54 PM
 
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OK, so I've lived in Texas my whole life, and graduated from High school there. When I graduate from college, what city up north could I go to where I can find a good job?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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What are you looking for in a city/area?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Portland, Seattle, and Minneapolis/St Paul are very popular right now for young people. Minneapolis/St Paul would probably give you your best chance at finding decent employment. The economic situation in Portland and Seattle is rather ho-hum right now.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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OK, so I've lived in Texas my whole life, and graduated from High school there. When I graduate from college, what city up north could I go to where I can find a good job?
Mad descriptive bro.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:19 AM
 
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OK, so I've lived in Texas my whole life, and graduated from High school there. When I graduate from college, what city up north could I go to where I can find a good job?
The Washington DC metro area is a top spot for those who want to jump start a career. Unlike cities like Seattle and Portland, there are good job opportunities for those with degrees as illustrated by it's very low unemployment rate (5.1% versus US average of 8%). Some will say it's expensive to live there, but don't seem to grasp the economics of equalizing that with the higher salaries one will find there.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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Columbus OH may work and is similar to Austin in some ways(big state university, a capital city, is growing, etc).
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Well, for now, I'm taking classes online at my local community college, THEN I'm going to an actual college.

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What are you looking for in a city/area?
One that has four distinct seasons, for one. Also, one where it's easy to maneuver around.

Though, I'm not really sure what most people would consider a "good", or at least, "decent" job.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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OK, so I've lived in Texas my whole life, and graduated from High school there. When I graduate from college, what city up north could I go to where I can find a good job?
Where do you go to college at down there? Just curious?

As an Okie who despises your Texas Longhorns , I have to admit that the larger communities in Texas are hard to beat. I'm not sure you could go "up north" and find a more desirable place to live than the options you have in your own back yard.

Also, you will have to adjust to the weather "up north".

If you insist on leaving Texas then I might look at Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, research triangle in NC as they have enough similarities to what you are used to.................. and you won't freeze.
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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Where do you go to college at down there? Just curious?

As an Okie who despises your Texas Longhorns , I have to admit that the larger communities in Texas are hard to beat. I'm not sure you could go "up north" and find a more desirable place to live than the options you have in your own back yard.

Also, you will have to adjust to the weather "up north".

If you insist on leaving Texas then I might look at Charlotte, Atlanta, Nashville, research triangle in NC as they have enough similarities to what you are used to.................. and you won't freeze.
Oddly enough, many find the possibility of experiencing something new and different intriguing, versus living life cradle to grave in the same area.
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Oddly enough, many find the possibility of experiencing something new and different intriguing, versus living life cradle to grave in the same area.
I wouldn't argue with you other than to say that moving "north" from Texas requires some "getting used to."

Secondly, the economy is more robust in Texas than most places "up north."

Finally, they have these bumper stickers in Texas that say "we don't care how you did it up north."
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