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Old 10-19-2014, 09:34 PM
 
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Hello!

I would like to move but have a difficult time finding a place that meets my ideal requirements. Any advice would be great.

Preferences:

-I will not have a car, so good public transit and walkability is a must.

-In the Northeast (DC and Maryland and north of that but ideally New England)

-Nothing too gritty and cityish (NYC is definitely not for me). My absolute favorite city that I have been to is Quebec City (old Quebec part).

- a good job market (since I am planning on looking for work after I move).

-apartment for rent under $1000 (ideally closer to $800) in a safe place near public transportation. Must be clean(absolutely no roaches). Don't care about a lot of space or luxury.


Does such a place exist? Also, if there is a place that meets all the requirements except the rent, how much money should I have saved before moving without having a job lined up.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:32 AM
 
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Without a doubt Burlington VT is going to be your best option in terms of criteria. It has good public transit since it's a college town, it's pedestrian/bike friendly, has affordable rentals, it's quaint/definitely not gritty and has a very low unemployment rate (4.1%).
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:43 AM
 
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Ithaca NY would also fit and is probably slightly more affordable. Maybe Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls NY as well. There may be other depending on the type of work you are looking for.

Perhaps places like State College PA and Amherst MA may work as well.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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Thank you so much for the replies. I was actually considering Burlington, VT and will look into the other cities.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:51 PM
 
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What kind of work would you be looking for? That may help determine where to look as well.

You may also be able to look into villages/suburbs/small towns outside of a bigger city. For instance, a small city with relatively good public transportation that came to mind is Oswego NY. http://www.centro.org/Schedules/Cent...o-08252014.pdf It is only a city of 19,000, but I'm not sure if it would be too urban. Neighborhoods vary though.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:12 PM
 
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