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Old 08-06-2014, 02:11 PM
 
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Hi,

So I have been considering recently to apply for being relocated to the U.S. from Scandinavia.

It is not really important where I would live, as I would be travelling a lot, but for that reason I would like to be able to access the airport relatively easily. My employer would though be based in Kansas City.

But when I'm not on business trips, I would like to be able to go on dates and hopefully end up with a partner at some point

I have to admit that I really appreciate the climate in Southern California, but it is not any must. I guess it would not be very practical to get to LAX from WeHo, but how would I like Culver City for example?

What about Signal Hill, Long Beach I read somewhere that is popular with gays, and it seems to be right next to Long Beach airport, but is the community also for my age and some places to meet mates?

I would really appreciate your input and you are welcome to give suggestions not in SoCal

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Hi,

So I have been considering recently to apply for being relocated to the U.S. from Scandinavia.

It is not really important where I would live, as I would be travelling a lot, but for that reason I would like to be able to access the airport relatively easily. My employer would though be based in Kansas City.

But when I'm not on business trips, I would like to be able to go on dates and hopefully end up with a partner at some point

I have to admit that I really appreciate the climate in Southern California, but it is not any must. I guess it would not be very practical to get to LAX from WeHo, but how would I like Culver City for example?

What about Signal Hill, Long Beach I read somewhere that is popular with gays, and it seems to be right next to Long Beach airport, but is the community also for my age and some places to meet mates?

I would really appreciate your input and you are welcome to give suggestions not in SoCal

Thanks in advance!
Long Beach is a great place for gay people, but it's not all that near LAX. Long Beach has a commercial airport, but it isn't as big as LAX and doesn't have as many direct flights to other cities in the U.S., so flying out of Long Beach means you'll usually have conneting flights in cities like Phoenix, Denver, etc.

Culver City is ok and closer to nightlife in L.A. As for Kansas City, if you have to fly in and out very often, the airport sucks and is about 15 miles from the city center.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:25 PM
 
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San Francisco
Atlanta
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Unless you're rich, I would avoid California at all costs. The state is literally losing white population as well. They are fleeing to places like Arizona, Oregon and Texas.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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As much as I would want to try to live in SF, it seems like it is a bit expensive, but I had not noticed the Oakland airport on the Bay Side,, maybe the prices there are more decent (housing).

Atlanta also sounds interesting, but what about tornado's? But does Atlanta have many advantages over KC? Would not Denver maybe be a better choice then?

@nep321, you say I should avoid Cali, is it a fact many are fleeing? Why? I would not say I am rich, what would be a decent yearly income for a single guy to live in California would you say?
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Atlanta has next to no Tornado, They do happen from time to time, but nothing anyone here worries about.

Where will you work take you?

Atlanta (ATL) can get to most 1st and 2nd tier cities non/stop.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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Basically all over, in most cases I will be visiting the suburbs of cities or driving to a town outside the city (where factories are located).

In some cases I guess it will be just as good to drive from where I would relocate to.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I assume you can legally work in the US. Your employer will do the paper work to sponsor you.
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:42 PM
 
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Of course, I would be working on a L-1
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Will you be visiting the factories and/or office of Your KC based company, or would these be Clients Sites?

If that are your companies I would Plot out on a map were all of them are.

But either way you more or less want to be at a HUB airport of the major airlines. If you travel alot you want to get on to non/stop flights. Having a connection can add 2-3 hours to each trip each way.

Does your company have a preferred airline? Many Companies have negotiated rates / discounts / upgrade etc, with one or two airlines. If you put yourself in city that is not a Hub for that airline you will find yourself connecting on just about every flight. Flight to 3rd tier cities may require a double connection.
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