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Old 06-27-2014, 01:36 PM
 
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Hello all! I am a 28 year old black college graduate (with a bachelors degree in business). I have two beautiful children, and I would like to relocate to a city that is safe, diverse, or somewhat diverse, also, where there are jobs, and decent schools for the children. I'm obviously not caring about the dating scene (AT ALL). I currently live in Seattle, but I don't like it.

Other things that make my city ideal:
SAFETY
Things to do and see/attractions for families
Good public transportation that is not extremely limited
Jobs!

The weather would be nice, but not a priority

All ideas welcome

Thanks!

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Old 06-27-2014, 01:46 PM
 
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Have you considered Bellevue?

With new diversity, Bellevue defies its 'Blah-vue' image | FYI Guy | Seattle Times

What about Tacoma? There are areas of Tacoma that are pretty nice, particularly in the north.

Can you give us the specifics of what you don't like about Seattle? The transport situation? The safety situation? That would help us make more specific recommendations.

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Old 06-27-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Minneapolis, Philadelphia, DC,
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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2nd vote for Bellevue, WA. I've lived here for a little over 10 years and the worst 'crime' I've experienced was seeing a guy lying in a parking lot. I asked him if he needed an ambulance. He replied 'no' and I continued on my way. I can go running at 1AM with no worries. My vehicles have never been broken into or vandalized.

Schools are good here. Bellevue is more diverse than Seattle. Economy is finally beginning to percolate again after the 2008 crash. There are two massive cranes within a couple blocks of where I live, putting up new buildings. You would be very welcome here.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Okay, so far Bellevue, Tacoma, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and DC...two votes for Bellevue. I will research these cities, thank you. In the meantime, any other ideas?
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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I second the Washington DC area. The job market is thriving and pretty much recession proof, it's very diverse, has excellent public transit and massive amounts of things to do with numerous museums/National Zoo always free (no admission)....and umpteen other activities happening daily. Check out the Maryland suburbs of Bethesda, Rockville and Chevy Chase as well as the Virginia suburbs of Fairfax, Vienna, Reston and Falls Church plus the District neighborhoods of Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Tenleytown, Van Ness, Glover Park, American University Park, Woodley Park and Cleveland Park.
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:41 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'd look at Dallas. It's a booming affordable city that has become a magnet for young Black professionals. Public transportation isn't the best, but you can make it work for you depending on where you live.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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I second the Washington DC area. The job market is thriving and pretty much recession proof, it's very diverse, has excellent public transit and massive amounts of things to do with numerous museums/National Zoo always free (no admission)....and umpteen other activities happening daily. Check out the Maryland suburbs of Bethesda, Rockville and Chevy Chase as well as the Virginia suburbs of Fairfax, Vienna, Reston and Falls Church plus the District neighborhoods of Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Tenleytown, Van Ness, Glover Park, American University Park, Woodley Park and Cleveland Park.
I'd also look into Bowie, Greenbelt, Laurel, Columbia and Upper Marlboro in MD as well.

Milton in the Boston area could work as well.

In the Minneapolis area, perhaps parts of Brooklyn Park in the Osseo School District could work.

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Old 06-28-2014, 12:04 PM
 
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I'd also look into Bowie, Greenbelt, Laurel, Columbia and Upper Marlboro in MD as well.
The schools in Bowie, Greenbelt and Laurel aren't very good plus only one (Greenbelt) is connected to the DC Metro Rail system which would greatly affect commuting time....not to mention all but Columbia are in Prince George's County which has one of the highest crime rates in the country.
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Old 06-28-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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The schools in Bowie, Greenbelt and Laurel aren't very good plus only one (Greenbelt) is connected to the DC Metro Rail system which would greatly affect commuting time....not to mention all but Columbia are in Prince George's County which has one of the highest crime rates in the country.
All of those areas are outside of the Beltway, which is the nicer part of Prince George's County, which also happens to be the most affluent predominately Black county in the country. So, things vary there.

Columbia is in Howard County and employment in Baltimore could be an option from there(and even parts of outer PG County) too.

In the Philadelphia area, Cheltenham, Media, West Chester and Downington may work.

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