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Old 07-31-2014, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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What are the metropolitan areas in the Midwest that are friendly and welcoming to transplants with open arms? Places that are not provincial or insular and allow others into their social circle easily. Places where transplants are expected to come, and it's easy to make friends and assimilate.

Other than Chicago, please.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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Ann Arbor MI and Columbus OH would fit, among others.
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Old 07-31-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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Pretty much any place in Michigan. They have had that stereotype that everyone is leaving beat into their heads so hard, that people who relocate there are generally highly regarded and intriguing. I was suprised at how welcoming they were when I lived there.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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Pretty much any place in Michigan. They have had that stereotype that everyone is leaving beat into their heads so hard, that people who relocate there are generally highly regarded and intriguing. I was suprised at how welcoming they were when I lived there.
That is true and I sometimes feel that such places like that are viewed as provincial, but will also have as many or more people willing to welcome you.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Ann Arbor MI and Columbus OH would fit, among others.
Ann Arbor seems like an annoying college town though. Columbus seems like an out of control high growth area and severe college town also. But I haven't been to either.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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Ann Arbor seems like an annoying college town though. Columbus seems like an out of control high growth area and severe college town also. But I haven't been to either.
I would recommend a visit to Ann Arbor in particular as your take on it isn't what most would deem as accurate.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:05 AM
 
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I would recommend a visit to Ann Arbor in particular as your take on it isn't what most would deem as accurate.
Ann Arbor is pretty much the Northeast (and Michiganders who wish they lived in the Northeast, but Ann Arbor is closer.)
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:29 AM
 
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Ann Arbor is pretty much the Northeast (and Michiganders who wish they lived in the Northeast, but Ann Arbor is closer.)
I don't know any Midwesterner who would want to live in the Northeast instead.

Every Midwesterner that I know that moved here to New England ended up going back home to the Midwest within a matter of years.
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:45 PM
 
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Minneapolis?
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:56 PM
 
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Ann Arbor seems like an annoying college town though. Columbus seems like an out of control high growth area and severe college town also. But I haven't been to either.

That's an unfortunate assessment. I'm suprised at you for as much as you talk about going to different places marginalizing them without actually experiencing them. It probably pisses you off when that's done to Hartford.
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