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Old 10-26-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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I'm in IT (Software) and would say:

  1. Bay Area (Palo Alto, San Jose)
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Dallas, TX (More Affordable)
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Boston, MA
  7. NYC, NY
  8. Also, Salt Lake City, UT has a lot happening lately...
  9. Atlanta, GA
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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Originally Posted by fishacadiana82 View Post
I'm in IT (Software) and would say:

  1. Bay Area (Palo Alto, San Jose)
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Dallas, TX (More Affordable)
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Boston, MA
  7. NYC, NY
  8. Also, Salt Lake City, UT has a lot happening lately...
  9. Atlanta, GA

Columbus, Ohio is another city with lots of IT work.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Minneapolis
Omaha
Kansas City
Dallas
Houston
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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San Antonio
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Old 10-28-2013, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by fishacadiana82 View Post
I'm in IT (Software) and would say:

  1. Bay Area (Palo Alto, San Jose)
  2. Seattle, WA
  3. Dallas, TX (More Affordable)
  4. Austin, TX
  5. Denver, CO
  6. Boston, MA
  7. NYC, NY
  8. Also, Salt Lake City, UT has a lot happening lately...
  9. Atlanta, GA

Wait, you mention NY, Seattle, and Silicon Valley as low cost of living? You could easily pay rents from $1500-$2000 in any of those places.
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Old 10-29-2013, 03:50 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Austin, Dallas & Houston, TX
Atlanta, GA
Raleigh & Charlotte, NC
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Minneapolis-St. Paul, if you can put up with the winters.
How come Texas cities didn't get that misnomer: "Dallas or Houston, if you can put up with the summers"?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:33 AM
 
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Reading OP's other posts - a 22-year old medically discharged US Veteran from the Midwest. Job skills are probably limited and he should qualify for GI Bill for education/some cost of living/medical.
Where does he have some social network, what trade/education does he have in mind and where are the appropriate schools? P/t work can be found everywhere.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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I would definitely not say Seattle or anywhere in the Bay Area. That area is one of the most expensive places to live. As for the original question, I would say the following cities.

-Anywhere in Texas (Austin, Houston, Dallas)
-Minneapolis/St Paul
-Omaha
-Des Moines
-Tulsa
-If you are able to live without urban cultural amenities, Oklahoma City has a booming job market and so does North Dakota because of the current O&G boom
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:51 PM
 
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If you want a major city with plenty of job opportunities and a relatively low cost-of-living, I would look into Phoenix, AZ. There's no need to live in Tornado Alley if you don't have to.
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