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Old 10-31-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Ankeny Iowa
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What are some good small cities that have low cost of living, good colleges and technical schools, no traffic jams, good job opportunities, and a good seen for young single adults like bars and events?

I'm getting out of the Army in a few months and trying to find a small city to relocate to. I'm turning 22 next month and I'm single. Looking to go to a good technical school and looking for some good job opportunities.

Thanks for the Help
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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What kind of technical program are you looking to go into?

Is there anything else that you look for in a city?
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Finger Lakes Region, New York
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My top choice for you would be Madison, Wisconsin. Madison has great bars, lots of young people, four seasons, college sports, and a strong economy. If you like cheap beer, cheese, and you don't mind the snow, Mad Town is the place to be. Add it's beautiful, too.

It might be too small, but Burlington, VT might meet your needs well too.

They might be a little too big, but you may consider Chapel Hill or Salt Lake City.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Define small. Some people would call Denver small and some people would call Omaha huge.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
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Charleston, SC. Asheville, NC, Many in New England.

ps off topic, but how come no one has viewed my other post? Curious if I posted it correctly? Thanks.
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
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Oh I forgot, Boulder, CO or Austin, TX
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:41 PM
 
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Look into Ithaca NY as well.
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Finger Lakes Region, New York
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Look into Ithaca NY as well.
SUNY Cortland is a great school, and is not far away from everything Ithaca has to offer.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:47 AM
 
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SUNY Cortland is a great school, and is not far away from everything Ithaca has to offer.
Yep, there's also Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden as an option as well.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:00 AM
 
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If you're looking for an affordable smaller city with a low unemployment rate/job opportunities, light traffic, good education options and a thriving social/bar scene check out Lincoln, Nebraska. It has a sick low 3.3% unemployment rate (5th lowest in the US), a low cost of living (average rent is $540 for one bedroom apartment) and is a major college town as home of the University of Nebraska. There is a state-run community college in town as well as some private technical colleges. Lastly the social options are great thanks to the University and a low median age of 31.

Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lincoln, Nebraska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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