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Old 05-11-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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Didn't want to hijack the other thread on relocating so I figured I would just make my own.

Profession: teaching
Rent +- utilities: <$1500
Walkability: High priority
Transit: prefered though I would care about it less if the bike infrastructure is decent.
Night Life/Amenities: Don't care for night longues/cubs, but would like for there to be a wide variety of things to do besides those things
Weather: I'm used to hot humid sweltering summers in VA and don't mind them. I don't like long frigid winters where the weather is routinely in the teens and below.

I would also prefer to be in a city that attracts a lot of people around my own age(20s).
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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Check out Columbus, Ohio. It has a number of walkable in-town areas, a good bike infrastructure, a low unemployment rate and a large population of young professionals thanks to a large corporate community, as well as from being the state capital and home to Ohio State University which is the largest employer.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:05 AM
 
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Portland, Austin
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Check out Columbus, Ohio. It has a number of walkable in-town areas, a good bike infrastructure, a low unemployment rate and a large population of young professionals thanks to a large corporate community, as well as from being the state capital and home to Ohio State University which is the largest employer.
Agree, though it is crucial to point out Columbus also has a great private sector economy and growth. The largest private sector employeer is actually Chase. They employe over 20,000 in Columbus (due to being the prior headquarters to Bank One) The area does have a large young professional population and many hip urban neighborhoods (that are not student oriented). It is a liberal city, but in a moderate state (which isn't always a good thing due to the extreme contrast between the city and rural areas)
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:09 PM
 
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Portland, Seattle, Denver......maybe Austin..i'd recommend Philadelphia or Chicago but the winters can get into the teens, although at least in Chicago it usually stays above 25 or 30 in the winter for a high.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Perhaps places like Nashville, Louisville, Lexington and Knoxville could be good options.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:46 PM
 
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San Diego, Austin, Denver, Great places with lots of young people.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Portland, Austin, or Seattle
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Since I live in Portland let me give you some honest advice advice as opposed to those suggesting it and don't.

Portland meets all your criteria execpt for the job. We have hundreds of laid off teachers both here and in the suburbs already looking for work. One 'burb, for example last year laid off 400 teachers and the city of Portland hasn't done much hiring and is continually consolidation school districts and laying its teachers off. It it doesn't look like it's going to get much better. So be very cautious if you want to pursue your line of work unless you have a highly specialized teaching degree.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Thanks for the recs so far guys. I do have a question about some places though. Don't cities such as Austin and Portland have huge college populations which make up a large section of it's youth?


San Diego: isn't that just as the expensive as the city I'm currently looking at(DC)?

Chicago: That's another place I was looking at since it's a huge city similar to NYC, but not as expensive. Are the winters pretty bad and how much does rent go for in a good neighborhood?
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