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Old 09-29-2013, 10:21 PM
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Originally Posted by ARhodyInTheDesert View Post
Well, I've been told time and time again that the economies of Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, and Charlotte are much better than the economies of Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tampa, and Orlando, so that's the reason why I don't want to cross any of my preliminary choices cities off my list just yet. Don't you agree that's a safe bet at this point in time?
Tampa and Orlando are in the South, so I'm not sure why you grouped them with Phoenix and Las Vegas. Even if you don't consider Florida the "real South," Tampa and Orlando aren't anything close to being Southwestern cities.

At any rate, Atlanta and Charlotte are still trying to recover from the recession, so if your concerns are economic in nature, go ahead and scratch them off the list.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:31 PM
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Hmm interesting thread. I live in london UK but have been around the states many times. I have compiled many spreadsheets of where the ultimate city would be to live if I ever win the green card lottery etc lol. My criteria is very very similar to yours.
I had phoenix pegged as a winner about 2 years ago. Great weather (I love heat), clean, happening, sports teams, low crime (ish), decent priced.but .....this may not be important to you but phoenix is the main city and area in usa where the fatal endemic of VALLEY FEVER is. This is growing year by year and thousands and thousands are getting this painful breathless fatal disease every year from dust. It's from a certain type of plant/soil/fungus etc that only grows near phoenix and the slight surrounding area. Also in california. (Its spreads to west texas)Anyway this is on the rise and heavily documented if you check it out. So for me that ruled phoenix out. There is a valley fever map on this page CDC Features - Valley Fever: Awareness is Key
Some people may say they dont care about it and slim chance of getting it but I repeat its fatal and also crippling so I wouldn't live there where the plant grows. So I have narrowed it down to 3 cities dallas tampa and charlotte. Charlotte is starting to fade as I don't think there is much to do there.tampa or dallas are my two main choices if I ever move to usa or marry an American girl!
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:05 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Originally Posted by kyle19125 View Post

Don't, Raleigh is about as much fun as having VENEREAL DISEASE.
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