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Old 04-23-2015, 09:52 PM
 
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Hi everyone,

I am currently living in Arizona and have been thinking about moving somewhere else for a while now. Anyways, I am trying to pinpoint which state(s) I should focus on and what areas relate to what I am looking for. Here is my list of must haves in the new location:

1. Good economy and plentiful job opportunities
2. Smaller suburban area (Don't want to live in a Downtown area, but possibly a smaller city or somewhere rural that is close enough to a metro area)
3. Somewhere safe with low crime and theft
4. Somewhere that has four seasons and a variety of weather
5. Somewhere that is affordable and not too expensive

I know it may sound like I have a huge wish list, but this is what I would like to find in the new area that I chose to move too. In regards to number two, I would like either a smaller metro area that is not very crowded or somewhere that is rural and not too far from a metro area to commute to for work. For instance, somewhere in the country that is 20-30 minutes or possibly further from a metro area.

Thank you all for your help in advance and I look forward to seeing your responses. I greatly appreciate your help as well!
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Raleigh, North Carolina, perhaps. It's booming big.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:21 PM
 
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What kind work would you be looking for and do you have a metro size that you prefer?
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:03 AM
 
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Hi everyone,

I am currently living in Arizona and have been thinking about moving somewhere else for a while now. Anyways, I am trying to pinpoint which state(s) I should focus on and what areas relate to what I am looking for. Here is my list of must haves in the new location:

1. Good economy and plentiful job opportunities
2. Smaller suburban area (Don't want to live in a Downtown area, but possibly a smaller city or somewhere rural that is close enough to a metro area)
3. Somewhere safe with low crime and theft
4. Somewhere that has four seasons and a variety of weather
5. Somewhere that is affordable and not too expensive

I know it may sound like I have a huge wish list, but this is what I would like to find in the new area that I chose to move too. In regards to number two, I would like either a smaller metro area that is not very crowded or somewhere that is rural and not too far from a metro area to commute to for work. For instance, somewhere in the country that is 20-30 minutes or possibly further from a metro area.

Thank you all for your help in advance and I look forward to seeing your responses. I greatly appreciate your help as well!
I agree regarding the Raleigh-Durham area though would point you specifically toward smaller more rural suburban areas like Mebane, Pittsboro, Hillsborough or Graham on the west side of the metro area which tends less dense and is actually more convenient to most of the job market, as it's mostly clustered between Raleigh and Durham. I lived in this area for over ten years and highly recommend it for providing the criteria you're looking for. It's about 30-40 minutes at the worst of rush hour from these towns to the economic center of Raleigh-Durham, though consider there's a good bit of employment options that'll be much closer in the 20 minute range.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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Omaha or Des Moines pretty much fit your description to a T.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Yep, Omaha, Des Moines, Madison, Lincoln, Iowa City, La Crosse, Rochester (MN), Sioux Falls... Plenty of nice affordable cities up here.
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Old 04-24-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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OP, are you looking for something like this?: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8871..._fL6ZKzVRQ!2e0
Downtown Canandaigua -
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