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Old 09-14-2014, 07:58 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Home Affordability (Be able to buy ~2000 sq ft home (4-5 beds) for ~$400k house or condo; 20-30 min drive from core of the town)
Transportation (not being stuck in traffic for an hour during rush time; or other times for that matter. Or other good transportation such as trains etc.)
You're not going to find this in Austin.
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:42 PM
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One thing I will never forget about visiting Raleigh, a few years back, was how much crime was reported on the local news. It was just one violent crime after the other.

Look hard at the crime rate there.
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Old 09-15-2014, 07:27 AM
 
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One thing I will never forget about visiting Raleigh, a few years back, was how much crime was reported on the local news. It was just one violent crime after the other.

Look hard at the crime rate there.
While I'm sure it isn't crime free, its city and metro crime rates are the best in the South for a center city and metro in terms of top 100 metros in the uS. http://www.google.com/url?url=http:/...pzz14nmbuNuMJA

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Old 09-15-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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While I'm sure it isn't crime free, its city and metro crime rates are the best in the South for a center city and metro in terms of top 100 metros in the uS. http://www.google.com/url?url=http:/...pzz14nmbuNuMJA

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Yep. Taking a look at the 2012 FBI crime statistics, the Raleigh metro has a lower violent crime rate than the Austin or San Antonio metros, for example. Lower than South Bay (San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara), Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Phoenix, SLC, and pretty much every other metro mentioned in this thread. Heck, it's half that of Huntsville metro. FBI — Table 6

So maybe the newspeople there are just a tad sensationalist?
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:16 PM
 
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Yep. Taking a look at the 2012 FBI crime statistics, the Raleigh metro has a lower violent crime rate than the Austin or San Antonio metros, for example. Lower than South Bay (San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara), Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Phoenix, SLC, and pretty much every other metro mentioned in this thread. Heck, it's half that of Huntsville metro. FBI — Table 6

So maybe the newspeople there are just a tad sensationalist?
That is a part of it and what is also interesting is how many Rust Belt metros have a lower metro crime rate.
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Old 09-15-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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One thing I will never forget about visiting Raleigh, a few years back, was how much crime was reported on the local news. It was just one violent crime after the other.

Look hard at the crime rate there.
Actually Raleigh's crime rate is pretty low compared to many of its peers.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:21 AM
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Actually Raleigh's crime rate is pretty low compared to many of its peers.
I fully admit that my sample size is small, since it comes from one visit a few years ago. My contribution was just an observation that formed a perception and stuck with me. The OP should make a decision that's based on a lot of input, not just mine.
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