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Old 08-22-2014, 07:48 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Philly is not booming.
No, not booming in the "holy crap they're building highways and subdivisions faster than I ever thought possible" sense of the word. But really, who'd want that or any other form of rampant, untrammeled growth?

Philly's population has been steadily growing, and has the 3rd largest downtown population in the nation (people move there because there's lots to do - culturally, restaurants, etc.). The OP's desire was for a large city that's well-suited for young, single people. Downtown Philly (aka "Center City" and nearby 'hoods - Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Queen Village, to name a few - are ideal for this demographic.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Possibly Pittsburgh.
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Old 08-22-2014, 02:46 PM
 
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Portland, Oregon is booming.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Meh. I love Ohio State, but Columbus is pretty much impossible to live in without a car, unless you want to be confined to High Street. The downtown is extremely depressing.

If you have family/friends there and a car and enjoy suburban living Columbus is probably nice though. It has a moderate climate (to my standards) and is located right in the middle of a lot of different places.
From what was given in the OP, it still fits. Those are other things the OP would have to consider.
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Old 08-22-2014, 04:26 PM
 
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Meh. I love Ohio State, but Columbus is pretty much impossible to live in without a car, unless you want to be confined to High Street. The downtown is extremely depressing.

If you have family/friends there and a car and enjoy suburban living Columbus is probably nice though. It has a moderate climate (to my standards) and is located right in the middle of a lot of different places.
Columbus is only allowed to be bashed or belittled on city-data. Just now realized that. No reason to continue posting or viewing this website.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Columbus is only allowed to be bashed or belittled on city-data. Just now realized that. No reason to continue posting or viewing this website.
Aw, c'mon, don't be that way, letting them get to you. Look at it this way: I challenge you to find a single city or town anywhere on the forum that doesn't get a regular bashing from someone on at least a weekly if not on a daily basis. Even so-called paradises like Honolulu or Key West. I think Ohio is awesome.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:56 AM
 
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Portland, Oregon is booming.
Portland kinda meh, I wouldnt say it's booming. The job market is pretty mediocre.
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:58 AM
 
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DC is too expensive to be livable these days, thats why I mentioned Bmore.
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:48 AM
 
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DC is too expensive to be livable these days, thats why I mentioned Bmore.
Apparently not too expensive given it's the 5th fastest growing metro area right now, nor for the remaining 5 million plus living there.

D.C. region continues population growth;year-long increase fifth among metro areas - The Washington Post
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Old 08-23-2014, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex has a population of over 6 million. It's unemployment rate is under 6 percent and below the national average. Tons of fun stuff to do in the area and the cost of living is reasonable.


http://www.bls.gov/ro6/fax/blssummar...fort_worth.pdf

Houston has over 2 million people and a low cost of living and an unemployment rate of 5.4.
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