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Old 06-05-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I live in the NYC metro area and looking to relocate for cheaper COL and less hectic living. My main focus right now is ATL, and it seems like a good fit, but I wanna have more options to choose from plus it slightly bothers me that ATL is in the deep south and could be a big adjustment. I'm looking for diverse, cheaper cities, metros 2 million+ that are on the come up with decent economy and 4 seasons. I like a good nightlife, in particular hip hop clubs and events. Cities in the Midwest come to mind, but I am not too sure where to look.

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Old 06-05-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Atlanta fit best for cheap and diversity.

If you want to spend more, Chicago may work.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, and Atlanta fit best for cheap and diversity.

If you want to spend more, Chicago may work.
Yea, Chicago is cool, but might be too big, and their property taxes are outta control.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Yea, Chicago is cool, but might be too big, and their property taxes are outta control
If cheap and diversity is really what you want, I would go with one of the first four I mentioned. If the two main requirements are cheap and very diverse, it doesnt get any better than Houston, Dallas, Vegas, and Atlanta.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:21 PM
 
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If cheap and diversity is really what you want, I would go with one of the first four I mentioned. If the two main requirements are cheap and very diverse, it doesnt get any better than Houston, Dallas, Vegas, and Atlanta.
I just edited my OP, I also prefer 4 seasons.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Columbus OH may be very close to what you are looking for. Maybe Minneapolis as well.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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What about St Louis?
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:47 PM
 
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What about St Louis?
I wouldnt call St. Louis diverse, but you can get it pretty cheap.

Minneapolis/St. Paul is a lot more diverse than St. Louis. None are as diverse as the ones I mentioned or Chicago, but Minneapolis doesnt exactly lag in that department either.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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I guess Denver is not very diverse?
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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I guess Denver is not very diverse?
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.
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