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Old 08-19-2014, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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How is the food scene in Omaha? It meets the other three criteria.
Article from Kansas City on Omaha's resurgence, especially in the food scene.

Destination Omaha: City breathes new life into old neighborhoods | The Kansas City Star

Places like Grey Plume, Lot 2, j Coco and The Boiler Room highlight the new class of restaurants in the city.
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Im absolutely shocked no one mentioned Dallas or Houston yet. As far as ethnic food goes, both blow away any city mentioned thus far in this thread. Both are very affordable and offer more for the money than any other cities mentioned in this thread (Ill exclude Minneapolis because it offers a lot for the money too).
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Old 08-19-2014, 08:28 AM
 
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This may help too: Here are the most and least expensive cities to live in

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Old 08-19-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: C-U metro
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Im absolutely shocked no one mentioned Dallas or Houston yet. As far as ethnic food goes, both blow away any city mentioned thus far in this thread. Both are very affordable and offer more for the money than any other cities mentioned in this thread (Ill exclude Minneapolis because it offers a lot for the money too).
The OP is looking at MSAs between 500k to 2MM. Twin Cities is at 3.5 MM (shouldn't be in the discussion), DFW is 6.8 MM and Houston is 6.3 MM. That's why DFW and Houston were not mentioned.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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There are other cities/areas that fit much or even most of the criteria. So, it may be a matter of what is valued the most.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:48 PM
 
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Knoxville has a good restaurant scene and restaurant diversity as well. It's not a high tech mecca but tech jobs do exist. So definitely worth looking for available jobs as it meets your other criteria.
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Old 08-19-2014, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Minneapolis
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Richmond might be ok, but has some pretty rough areas. Hampton Roads (Norfolk, VA Beach etc.) ticks a lot of your boxes and gives you plenty of options. I'm not too familiar with the food scene there though.

Aside from weather, several of the midwestern rust belt cities that have survived or thrived also would meet a lot of your criteria. I know Pittsburgh and Columbus have already been mentioned. those would be two of the better options, Indianapolis has a nice downtown area and is very affordable, Cincinnati has its merits, some people like Milwaukee... I would say Kansas City should be pretty high on your list. Tulsa and Oklahoma City might surprise you a bit, in a good way.

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