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Old 12-15-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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Activities: I am a big football fan so a city with an NFL franchise or a city near a city with an NFL franchise would be ideal. I am also a soccer fan and casual baseball fan. I am not too big on the NBA but the NHL is a sport I keep tabs on infrequently. Aside from sports, I love music and a city with a good music scene (i.e. lots of famous bands come from the city, lots of famous bands tour in the city, etc.) is essential as I love attending concerts. Finally, I also like dining out and my favorite foods are Americana (e.g. burgers, steaks, hot dogs, etc.) and Mexican (e.g. chilli, nachos, tacos, burritos, etc.).

Crime: I am looking for a city that is largely safe and doesn't have a reputation for crime like Detroit or Baltimore. I can deal with cities that have a few, small pockets of crime but cities that have large expanses of crime problems are not what I am looking for.

Cost of Living: I am not mega-rich nor am I poor. I would say I earn just above average wage. Rents must be manageable. For example, New York is too expensive for me but I could afford Chicago.

Economy: A good economy is always nice but I work for a multinational so I can transfer branch to any big city.

Location: Not bothered, as long as the city itself has lots to do meaning I wouldn't need to travel to other nearby cities for fun.

People: I like people who are, on the whole, educated, politically-inclined, liberal, musical, and friendly. I am not into cliquey areas nor do I like the clubbing scene.

Politics: Liberal. I am a Democrat and couldn't live somewhere overtly Republican.

Religion: I am agnositc and wouldn't want to live in the Bible Belt.

Transport: I can drive but would like the option of good public transport. Amtrak is a must.

Vibe: Cool, hip, happening, safe and friendly.

Weather: I don't care, as long as there is no humid heat all year round. I can deal with snow and long overcast days.

Suggest a city for me to live!
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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You mentioned Chicago, so I say Chicago.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Anchorage, Alaska (South Central Region)
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Denver, Colorado
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Chicago, Denver, Cincinnati, Columbus
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:07 PM
 
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Seattle - NFL, Virtually no crime, Decent-ish COL, Good economy, Lots to do, Blue, highly educated, It's got them subways for transport and the weather sucks for 8 months, so yeah move to Seattle.

I'm 29 and was single up until a few months ago, and there is really a lot to do here.

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Old 12-16-2014, 06:15 AM
 
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Your criteria in my opinion points toward the Bos-Wash Corridor, especially given your desire for educated/politically involved residents and good transit/Amtrak. You mention making an "average" salary which pertains to a majority of people living comfortably in that area, so I wouldn't overlook it. Check out more affordable areas like Silver Spring MD or Arlington VA just outside of DC, Collingswood NJ or Lansdale PA just outside of Philadelphia, or even NYC suburbs like Montclair NJ or Forest Hills (Queens, NY), all of which have sizable young professional populations.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Philly or Chicago
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:51 AM
 
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Hartford, CT

Just ranked 4th best place for young people.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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Minneapolis or St. Paul in MN would work.
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:01 AM
 
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Houston, Texas?
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