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Old 11-24-2014, 10:34 PM
 
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Great public transportation that is not too expensive for a monthly pass.
Many jobs that don't require a college degree.
Apartments under $1,300 a month.
The ocean touches one of the states borders (I don't want to be land locked!)
The cost of living is A LOT cheaper than places like New York City and San Francisco.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Great public transportation that is not too expensive for a monthly pass.
Many jobs that don't require a college degree.
Apartments under $1,300 a month.
The ocean touches one of the states borders (I don't want to be land locked!)
The cost of living is A LOT cheaper than places like New York City and San Francisco.
So I take it the Great Lakes aren't an ocean.

Cross off LA and San Francisco. Seattle too. Portland, but it doesn't have much in the way of any jobs, let alone ones that don't require a degree. San Diego comes close, but transit might be light. I don't know much about Texas or Florida, but they would apply assuming the public transit is sufficient, though TX probably better for jobs. Atlanta isn't in a landlocked state, but somehow Philadelphia is. DC isn't even in a state. Boston probably too expensive.

There you go.
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:35 AM
 
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Great public transportation that is not too expensive for a monthly pass.
Many jobs that don't require a college degree.
Apartments under $1,300 a month.
The ocean touches one of the states borders (I don't want to be land locked!)
The cost of living is A LOT cheaper than places like New York City and San Francisco.
Where you live depends on where you can find work.

1. Non-landlocked US states: Alaska, Oregon, California, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

2. States with 5.8 percent unemployment (average in the U.S.) or under: New Hampshire, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maine.

3. Cites with the lowest unemployment-rate are all in Texas (2014) and these are Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio.

4. Only a few cities have good public transportations. Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have decent public transportation but I donít think you will have an easy time finding employment there but it of course depends what your skills and experience are. Washington DC is what I know pretty expensive. If I was you I would look into Texas. It is pretty much the only State in the US which has some kind of job-market for average people with or without college degrees. Washington DC is great Ė if you can find a good paying job above minimum wage and if you cannot you will sleep on the streets or live on welfare in some kind of ghetto.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: US
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Where you live depends on where you can find work.

1. Non-landlocked US states: Alaska, Oregon, California, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

2. States with 5.8 percent unemployment (average in the U.S.) or under: New Hampshire, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Maine.

3. Cites with the lowest unemployment-rate are all in Texas (2014) and these are Austin, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio.

4. Only a few cities have good public transportations. Washington DC, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia have decent public transportation but I donít think you will have an easy time finding employment there but it of course depends what your skills and experience are. Washington DC is what I know pretty expensive. If I was you I would look into Texas. It is pretty much the only State in the US which has some kind of job-market for average people with or without college degrees. Washington DC is great Ė if you can find a good paying job above minimum wage and if you cannot you will sleep on the streets or live on welfare in some kind of ghetto.
According to googling, Texas doesn't have any good transit. NYC has the best in the country, but I don't want to live there! NYC is the most or at least one of the most expensive cities to love in the US and I'd love to visit there but it sounds like a terrible place to live. I love the idea of everything being close together and transit if walking would still take too long, but I don't like the idea of barely being able to afford basic life and seeing rats everywhere.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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According to googling, Texas doesn't have any good transit. NYC has the best in the country, but I don't want to live there! NYC is the most or at least one of the most expensive cities to love in the US and I'd love to visit there but it sounds like a terrible place to live. I love the idea of everything being close together and transit if walking would still take too long, but I don't like the idea of barely being able to afford basic life and seeing rats everywhere.
Dallas has an extensive rail system.

Houston has one of, if not the largest bus fleets in the entire country.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:57 AM
 
Location: US
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Dallas has an extensive rail system.

Houston has one of, if not the largest bus fleets in the entire country.
I read Houston is one of the most car dependent if not the most car dependent city in the US!
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Great public transportation that is not too expensive for a monthly pass.
I don't recall costs being an issue there, bu I would have to say in alphabetical order:
Baltimore
Boston
New York City
Washington, D.C.
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: The City
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Dallas has an extensive rail system.

Houston has one of, if not the largest bus fleets in the entire country.
Do you ever leave Texas?
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Old 11-25-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Ithaca NY is one that comes to mind. Albany NY may be another one. Having more specific criteria would help in some categories, but those are a couple that come to mind. I'm sure that there are others.
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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So I take it the Great Lakes aren't an ocean.

Cross off LA and San Francisco. Seattle too. Portland, but it doesn't have much in the way of any jobs, let alone ones that don't require a degree. San Diego comes close, but transit might be light. I don't know much about Texas or Florida, but they would apply assuming the public transit is sufficient, though TX probably better for jobs. Atlanta isn't in a landlocked state, but somehow Philadelphia is. DC isn't even in a state. Boston probably too expensive.

There you go.
Seattle is in the state of Washington. There is a border that touches the ocean. I just think it'd be cool to live in a state with an ocean by it, otherwise you'd have to travel farther just to go to a beach.
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