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Old 10-19-2013, 11:11 AM
 
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I could easily substitute Carolina football/basketball (especially basketball) for pro sports. I like college sports a lot too actually. Is Raleigh good for young professionals though? It seems like a pretty small place .
It may seem small if you find a population of around million (cities of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) "pretty small". Bear in mind roughly a third of that population is single, around the average age of 30 and highly educated (one of the most educated metros in the country).
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Hmm, if you want guaranteed snow but not too cold I guess DC looks good. Lots of young people, good incubator for startups (though many look to head west once they have the opportunity), pretty sure with the major medical facilities and schools in DC there's strong biomedical along with Johns Hopkins not too far away. And a good presence from the sustainability industry. Only thing is it aint cheap. A bit cheaper than NYC/SF perhaps, but still an uphill struggle to get into the upper class as you are hoping.

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It may seem small if you find a population of around million (cities of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) "pretty small". Bear in mind roughly a third of that population is single, around the average age of 30 and highly educated (one of the most educated metros in the country).
Actually if you include Durham and Chapel Hill you are looking at over 1.7 million...it's really not small. Just very sprawling overall.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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I'd agree with the DC area. While the cost of living in the city itself is high, there are many suburbs in nearby Virginia and Maryland where housing is much more affordable, mass transit lines connect to DC itself. Many of the job opportunities as well are in the 'burbs because of the limitation on building heights in DC. There are also a fair number of young single people living outside the city becuase of that, with gathering places oriented toward them. And of course DC meets all the other criteria you mention.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Raleigh-Durham Chapel Hill, NC or Austin, Texas are your 2 closest matches with weather and career wise being leading factors. I also second Atlanta.
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