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Old 08-04-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Hi, I currently live in Erie, PA. I HATE it here. The job market is crap. I used to work in call centers but most of them have closed down here, so I am stuck working in fast food for just over minimum wage. Also I am sick of the winters up here. Also I kind of feel out of place in Erie being a Baptist Republican in a mostly Democratic Catholic city.

So, what city do you think would be best for me to relocate to? I'm looking for somewhere with a good job market, not alot of snow, (I don't mind cold, I just don't like shoveling snow and having the cars rust out from all the salt.) with alot of Evangelical Christians and Republicans. Some of the cities I'm thinking of are.

Dallas/Fort Worth
Tulsa
Oklahoma City
Fort Smith, AR
Springfield, MO
Dothan, AL
Pensacola, Fl
Jacksonville, FL
Charlotte, NC
Charleston, WV
Cinncinati,OH
Indianapolis, IN
Chattanooga, TN
Nashville, TN
Lexington, KY
Louisville, KY
Atlanta, GA
Phoenix, AZ.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:24 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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It won't make any difference where you move without some job skills. Without something that let's you do better than fast good work, you'll be warm, but broke. Get some job skills first and you'll have more options about where to go and what you'll do.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Let me ask you this, do you want a place that's strictly evangelical or one with a diverse mix of religions, yet still a good sized presence of enagelicals?
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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I was going to recommend Colorado Springs, Co., a very evangelical and Republican town. However, since you don't like snow, you can do better. Just pick anywhere in the South with a good economy, and you'll do fine. If you like mega churches, just pick one of the Atlanta suburbs and call it a day. The economy is decent, and you won't have an issue finding a job.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:55 AM
 
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I am working on getting a degree. It's tough since Erie doesn't have a community college and I don't want to have a load of student loan debt, especially at my age.
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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Flyover City, Flyover State, USA
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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I am working on getting a degree. It's tough since Erie doesn't have a community college and I don't want to have a load of student loan debt, especially at my age.
If you can tell me the answer to the first question I asked, I may have some thoughts. Also do you prefer smaller cities, suburbs, or a large city?
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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OK, Mostly evangelical.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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If you're looking for a call center job, than Atlanta definitely has a lot of those and most of the suburbs are conservative. It also has a lot of community colleges.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Phoenix, AZ.
Cross that off the list. Phoenix is not very socially conservative in the religious sense (moreso libertarian) and religious elements that are there consists mostly of either LDS, catholic, and/or largely irreligious. Phoenix is live and let live for the most part, not words that come to mind as synonymous with evangelical. Head somewhere Southeast.
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