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Old 11-01-2013, 07:19 PM
 
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Mid sized cities that have great opportunities, plenty to do, low crime, good wages and low cost of living. I live in Vermont and would really like to get away from the harsh winters as I hate snow/ice/cold etc. I enjoy the serenity of the beauty in nature and enjoy photographing it.

I am in my mid 30's and single with no kids, I plan on going back to school at some point to get my bachelors degree in business or accounting. I think I might be interested in bookkeeping or payroll jobs.

Thank you in advance for your time and advice
Merrie
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Old 11-01-2013, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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These cities came to mind: Raleigh, Fort Collins, and Salt Lake City
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:41 PM
 
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These cities came to mind: Raleigh, Fort Collins, and Salt Lake City

Will give Raleigh some serious thought, thank you!
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:12 PM
 
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Perhaps Omaha could be another one to consider.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:16 AM
 
Location: The A
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Atlanta!
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Will give Raleigh some serious thought, thank you!
I would focus a bit west to the Durham/Chapel Hill side of the metro area. It tends more interesting in terms of cultural opportunity and things to do in my opinion.
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:14 PM
 
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Perhaps Omaha could be another one to consider.
The chick hates the cold.
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Old 11-02-2013, 06:53 PM
 
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The chick hates the cold.
I know, but money talks and Omaha's economy would seem like a good fit.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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The chick hates the cold.
OMG, guys still say "chick"? Well, it's better than "broad"...but not by much.

OP, you don't normally get great opportunities coupled with inexpensive cost of living.

The good news is, that your salary should enable you to afford to live wherever. Salary will normally coincide with the local cost of living.

So, I suggest you figure out where you want to live. Then look at the jobs there and the cost of apartments, or rooms for rent.

Keep in mind that there are poor people living in every city in America. If they can afford to live there, you can, too. It's all about compromise and what sacrifices you are willing to make.

For instance, you can move to California. Not everywhere in CA is super expensive. For instance, look at Redding, CA. Very affordable, but salaries aren't super high.

Then, there are many areas in the SF Bay Area with good job market, and you can always find a roommate, if you can't find an apt in decent area.

I'm just saying, figure out where you want to live, and then see if you are willing to make whatever sacrifices/compromises you might need to make to live there. If you're not super picky, you can probably live wherever you want to.

Best wishes and good luck!
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