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Old 01-15-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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When you say: 1) low cost of living, 2) large Muslim community, 3) large African community, 4) Safe places to live, in my mind your talking about one of the following cities (in order by my opinion):

Minneapolis- This is truly the city de'jour for people from North Africa. The amount of immigration from North Africa is one of the largest in the US. There are also no shortages of safe places to live in the area. Its economy is doing quite well too. However, it sounds as if you may not like cold weather and this is the coldest major city in the US. It is the most walkable of the cities on my list.

Dallas/Houston - Both have a very low cost of living and both have no shortage of safe places to live. The public transit in both is good for the Southern US, but they both do sprawl quite a bit. These two are overall very diverse, Dallas has the larger African population but Houston's Muslim population is slightly bigger. They both have tons to offer given their huge size.

Atlanta - Huge African population (largest in South) and no shortage on safe places to live. The Muslim population is not as big as Dallas/Houston, but its still large. Its not as cheap as Dallas/Houston, but still has a relatively low cost of living. It probably does have the best public transit in the South too.

Detroit - Detroit has the largest Muslim population in the US after NYC and LA and there are many ammenities geared toward your faith. Its also very cheap. That said there are very few Africans in the Detroit area and public transit is probably the worst on this list. The city itself also has crime problems, but the suburbs are great.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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glad to see such valuable thoughts , clevealand has a lot of crime issue and weather is not appealing
i guess colombus is much better as suggested by you also lot of crime and the job market is not that good

I thought of Omaha , but i was told that public transit is bad as well a weather
Winters can get a little cold, but it's not too bad. Public transit isn't all bad inside of the I680 loop, either.

There is a large Sudanese population in Omaha, I believe one of the largest in the nation. So, I'm sure there is a consulate and other resources at your dispense should you decide to build upon your life in Omaha.

Also, Omaha has one of the lowest cost of living indexes in the nation, while also having one of the lowest unemployment rates. Housing is also very affordable.

I honestly couldn't think of many reasons why Omaha would be a bad choice. If there is anywhere you could get a fair shot, it's Omaha.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, Tx
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Default Houston, Tx

Houston, Tx would qualify for everything you just described. you should check it out.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:56 AM
 
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omaha have all waht i need , i was warned about many tornados , blizzards , i do not know if that would be a big issue for me , i am coming from a very stable weather warm year around except the summer ( so hot and average 40-60% humidity)houston is great except for crima and summer humidity , i think DFW may be more proper than houston due to lower humidity
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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my thoughts about atlantya and detroit that they are among the most dangerous cities in US , minneapolis seems much appealing , it is in my list and i want more candidates
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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my thoughts about atlantya and detroit that they are among the most dangerous cities in US , minneapolis seems much appealing , it is in my list and i want more candidates
I depends. Are you going to settle in a city or a suburb?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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prefer safe suburb that have a reliable public transit to the city
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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prefer safe suburb that have a reliable public transit to the city
If thats the case, you should seriously consider Plano or Richardson, Texas. They both have rail and bus options into Dallas and they both have huge Muslim and African populations. The area has a low cost of living and are overall extremely diverse cities.

Fun fact, Richardson is the only city in Texas that has a Muslim city councilman currently (Amir Omar).
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:59 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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my thoughts about atlantya and detroit that they are among the most dangerous cities in US , minneapolis seems much appealing , it is in my list and i want more candidates
No major metro areas in the U.S. are generally dangerous. Crime is usually concentrated in specific areas and neighborhoods of cities (mostly low-income). And unless you are a gang member or involved with drug trafficking, it is unlikely you'll ever be affected by crime. The U.S. is a pretty safe country overall for most people.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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i think plano is expensive based on high income level , i think it is very safe
i do not know how safe are richardson and fortworth
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