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Old 06-11-2013, 05:02 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Well, if you want to get away from the people but still live in a major city, in LA you can travel by car
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Toronto and Chicago.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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In terms of cities that are diverse, have a lot of business in them, and people, with public transit and walkable neighborhoods, outside vibrancy, good food/nightlife, etc....my choices would be Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, DC, Boston, and Toronto. I'd rank Chicago, Philadelphia, and Toronto at the top of those.

Nothing in the US and really North America (much of the world for that matter) is close to NYC in my opinion, but these cities offer great alternatives within the country (or Canada). Chicago and Philadelphia are the most affordable --> not familiar with that data for Toronto. DC, San Fran, and Boston can be quite expensive.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Well, if you want to get away from the people but still live in a major city, in LA you can travel by car
You can do that in every US city...no offense. There's a difference between "not needing a car to do my daily life" and "it's really hard to own a car" and "wanting to own a car if i want to."
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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I'm thinking Chicago. If you go for the iconic kind of city with all kinds of architectural marvels, busy 24 hour energy, diversity, without the one-upmanship chip on the shoulder kind of stress then Chicago would be an awesome choice. It doesn't get near NYC's level but IMO it's as close as it gets. It's quietly glorious.


I agree with this. This city is large, provides many of the amenitities you have in NYC but being a Midwestern city it will be more laid back than fast paced aggressive NYC. Atlanta may also be worth a looksee. Its a smaller city but its got a lot as well.
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:02 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I don't get why people are saying Toronto when the question is very specifically asking for a location within the US. But yeah, Chicago, maybe Philly.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Because Canada is an easy transition that's very close by and very similar and because Toronto is a better fit than any US city.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:02 AM
 
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I reluctantly moved to NYC for a job but never really liked the city, as hard as that is to believe. I've just had it with the crowded subways and people that just get on my nerves. I also feel out of place as an educated young, White professional living in an affordable but extremely diverse neighborhood in Queens (mostly poor Hispanic and Indian). I'm faced with the realization that wherever I move, I might get bored out of my mind compared to NYC. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help!
Chicago would be a good fit for you, as well as Minneapolis which is surprisingly urban and hip, yet affordable. Philly despite all it's support on this forum is a watered down version of NYC and not enough of a change in my opinion. It's not the friendliest city, no longer an undiscovered "value" or very well educated given it's documented brain drain.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:28 AM
 
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This list could you decide what city/area you may like.
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Old 06-15-2013, 07:55 AM
 
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Because Canada is an easy transition that's very close by and very similar and because Toronto is a better fit than any US city.
You can't just move to Canada and permanently live there...unless you're a Canadian citizen.
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