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Old 06-05-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Well, lets clarify. What kind of diversity are you specifically after? Many people say they are looking for diversity but its a pretty broad term. Are you looking for ethnic diversity, racial diversity, or simply an area where you would never feel out of place?

Im a big stats nerd, so I spend my free time looking at a lot of these numbers.
all that
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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all that
Well, based on statistics (and taking out the cities initially suggested in my first reply):

Racial diversity:

Denver
(big gap)
Minneapolis/St. Paul
St. Louis
Columbus

Ethnic diversity:

Minneapolis/St. Paul
(big gap)
Denver
Columbus
(big gap)
St. Louis

Integration:

Denver
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Columbus
(big gap)
St. Louis

Chicago would trup them all (except integration as its super segregated) with diversity.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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is atl integrated?
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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is atl integrated?
Like just about every metro area, it has segregated areas and integrated areas. The most integrated areas are going to be the East, Northeast, and Northwest sides of the city and metro area.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:21 PM
 
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The problem with Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta is that they are all in the Bible Belt. So are they ethnically diverse? Sure, but evangelical Christianity still rules down there. The biggest megachurches are all down there.

I would pick Denver or Minneapolis. Hell, Philly. Right down the road from you. Everything there is like half of whatever it would cost you in NYC.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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The problem with Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta is that they are all in the Bible Belt. So are they ethnically diverse? Sure, but evangelical Christianity still rules down there. The biggest megachurches are all down there.

I would pick Denver or Minneapolis. Hell, Philly. Right down the road from you. Everything there is like half of whatever it would cost you in NYC.
true
and yea, i thought about philly too, atl seems cheaper tho and more going on
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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and yea, i thought about philly too, atl seems cheaper tho and more going on

I would imagine cost-wise they are similar, but maybe ATL is cheaper...........but not by much. Philly and Pennsylvania in general really is a whole other world compared to NYC / North Jersey when it comes to cost of living..............that being said, I can't imagine Philly being less exciting or having less to do than ATL. Any way you slice it, Philly's a lot bigger. Plus it's close to NYC and DC so if you do get tired of it, you have other major cities close by.

Personally I think ATL is the most overrated city in the country, but that's just my own personal opinion. To each his own.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:48 PM
 
Location: NJ
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well, philly got bars and pubs, but im not really into that
maybe i should look into chicago more
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Do you have any other criteria that could set certain areas apart?
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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Do you have any other criteria that could set certain areas apart?
no, not really
i mean i like philly's location, especially that its close to the shore, and its got nicer topography, i dont really care about it being close to other cities, as i dont dont plan on visiting nyc or dc, while chicago seems like a better, well rounded city and there is a lake, ocean is better tho
atl is good cuz its cheap and no snow, which i dont care about per say, but driving in snow is hard, its hot and humid tho, which i dont like so all of them have pluses/minuses, as usual
the only thing that might set philly and chicago apart that they are northern so it might be less of a culture shock, as opposed to georgia, but i know many people moved from nyc to atl and seem fine, at the same time
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