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Old 08-02-2014, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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My husband and I are planning to move from Louisiana next year because I have been getting too sick from the heat. I work in insurance and my husband is a painter. He would like to get a factory job or another job in construction. What colder US cities have a lot of factory or construction jobs? Looking for northeast or northwest cities preferably
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Old 08-02-2014, 11:38 AM
 
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I would recommend the Washington DC area, in particular the Northern Virginia area around Dulles Airport west to the VA/WV line along the I-66, Route 7 or US50 corridors which never really slowed down during the recession, and are still going strong for construction and light manufacturing jobs. The cost of living is well below much of the DC area as well.
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:10 PM
 
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For insurance jobs, areas like Hartford, Central Upstate NY(Syracuse, Binghamton and Utica/Rome), Columbus OH, Omaha and Chicago come to mind. So, it may be a matter of seeing what is available for the hubby in his line of work in these areas or in an area you can find employment in. What else would you look for in a community/area/neighborhood?

Also, is size a factor? I only ask, because a smaller area may have what you are looking for. For an example, these positions are in the same county as this small city: https://preferredmutual.com/HR/Careers.aspx

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Old 08-02-2014, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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My husband and I tend to like living in cities rather than rural or suburban areas. We would be renting apartments until we can save up money for a down payment on a house. We are pretty low key and mostly enjoy going to the movies, and we love eating at Vietnamese or Thai restaurants. I'm 23 and my husband is 33, so an area with some nightlife would be nice too, but nothing too crazy/wild. We are renting a two bedroom apt for $700 here in Louisiana, so we could afford anything between $600 to $850 for a one or two bedroom apt.
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:33 PM
 
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My husband and I tend to like living in cities rather than rural or suburban areas. We would be renting apartments until we can save up money for a down payment on a house. We are pretty low key and mostly enjoy going to the movies, and we love eating at Vietnamese or Thai restaurants. I'm 23 and my husband is 33, so an area with some nightlife would be nice too, but nothing too crazy/wild. We are renting a two bedroom apt for $700 here in Louisiana, so we could afford anything between $600 to $850 for a one or two bedroom apt.
It isn't an area or city that gets mentioned on the forums in its state, but a small city that comes to mind is Utica NY. I only mention it for these reasons: it has a few insurance companies, it has a Vietnamese community, it has rentals in that range, there are some manufacturing jobs or perhaps some other jobs your husband could do and it should enough to keep you entertained. I'd suggest South Utica or North Utica. Here's some information: Careers at Utica National | Utica National Insurance Group
https://www.uticafirst.com/careerops.html
Commercial Travelers | Mutual Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual

https://www.hrapply.com/hphood/AppJobList.jsp (Oneida and Vernon are close by)
Revere Careers | Revere Copper
Oneida Indian Nation | Employment
Finishing Technician job Rome New York apply online

http://m.yelp.com/biz/pho-mekong-house-of-noodles-utica
Noodle House Utica, NY - The Lotus Garden

Utica Apartments and Rentals - Walk Score
http://hillsidegardenapts.com(very nice village that blends in with South Utica)
Longley Jones Management Corp. - Apartments - Standard Apartment Housing - Utica/Rome - Candlewyck Apartments
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Old 08-02-2014, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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It isn't an area or city that gets mentioned on the forums in its state, but a small city that comes to mind is Utica NY. I only mention it for these reasons: it has a few insurance companies, it has a Vietnamese community, it has rentals in that range, there are some manufacturing jobs or perhaps some other jobs your husband could do and it should enough to keep you entertained. I'd suggest South Utica or North Utica. Here's some information: Careers at Utica National | Utica National Insurance Group
https://www.uticafirst.com/careerops.html
Commercial Travelers | Mutual Insurance Company
Liberty Mutual

https://www.hrapply.com/hphood/AppJobList.jsp (Oneida and Vernon are close by)
Revere Careers | Revere Copper
Oneida Indian Nation | Employment
Finishing Technician job Rome New York apply online

http://m.yelp.com/biz/pho-mekong-house-of-noodles-utica
Noodle House Utica, NY - The Lotus Garden

Utica Apartments and Rentals - Walk Score
http://hillsidegardenapts.com(very nice village that blends in with South Utica)
Longley Jones Management Corp. - Apartments - Standard Apartment Housing - Utica/Rome - Candlewyck Apartments
Mobile Site Preview
1 and 2 Bedroom Townhouses and Apartments for Sale, New Hartford, NY
Utica Hillcrest Manor : : About Us
Utica looks like a nice place, it certainly fits most of our criteria Only concern is the winters, looks like the average high is only around 30 degrees, yikes!
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Old 08-02-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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Utica looks like a nice place, it certainly fits most of our criteria Only concern is the winters, looks like the average high is only around 30 degrees, yikes!
If you want milder winters in the Northeast, I'd say to look into cities in PA. Pittsburgh may be worth a look.
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Old 08-04-2014, 05:25 AM
 
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If you want milder winters in the Northeast, I'd say to look into cities in PA. Pittsburgh may be worth a look.
Yikes, PA winters are not mild...or short of late. I know the OP has offered up some tough criteria though. Given the desire for cooler weather than Louisiana (not too difficult), rentals in the $700-$850 range, a healthy job market, urban setting and a decent restaurant/nightlife scene I would offer up Richmond (VA). I think there's a tendency when one is living in a place with weather extremes to want to move to some place on the other end of the spectrum, only to discover that it's still a similar experience and as a result highly recommend the middle ground of weather moderation (four milder seasons).
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:10 AM
 
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Yikes, PA winters are not mild...or short of late. I know the OP has offered up some tough criteria though. Given the desire for cooler weather than Louisiana (not too difficult), rentals in the $700-$850 range, a healthy job market, urban setting and a decent restaurant/nightlife scene I would offer up Richmond (VA). I think there's a tendency when one is living in a place with weather extremes to want to move to some place on the other end of the spectrum, only to discover that it's still a similar experience and as a result highly recommend the middle ground of weather moderation (four milder seasons).
Well, given the criteria, that is the milder option. With that said, if they want a more temperate/mild winter, then a place like Richmond or perhaps the I-81 corridor near DC in WV, MD or VA may work.
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Old 08-04-2014, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I was considering Virginia, but it looks like the summers there are still hot. Wikipedia and weather.com show the July and August average as 90, which is only 2 degrees cooler than the average of 92 here in Baton Rouge. What about Conneticut, is the weather mild there?
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