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Old 05-04-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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The best place to start is, what are you willing to pay for a studio apt?
1200? 1600? 2000? Then go from there...hoping that you'll be paid the same in your new city.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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DC is typically cheaper for a studio ($1400-$2000) in a safe area, pretty much on par with Boston for most things. It's still expensive though, but not as expensive as Boston to rent (oddly enough more expensive to buy).

We have the smart people, cultural activities, etc. The music it depends what you like...for jazz and classical it's great, for electronic dance music/club stuff or country, not so much.

Seattle, Portland, and Chicago might also be worth looking into. Depending on what you are going after. Portland if you want the most chill place possible. Decent public transit, good biking, and not horrible traffic. Also lots of music and an artsy vibe. Portland was not for me, but I get it's appeal. It was a little desolate for me.

NYC and SF are more expensive than Boston.
DC is actually pretty good for EDM and club-related stuff. But if you're interested in country, you might wanna travel further south into Virginia for that.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:10 PM
 
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DC is actually pretty good for EDM and club-related stuff. But if you're interested in country, you might wanna travel further south into Virginia for that.
Country music is found all over the U.S. - not just in the South. DC has a country music radio station, so apparently there are enough listeners there to support it.

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Old 05-04-2015, 07:13 PM
 
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Country music is found all over the U.S. - not just in the South. DC as a country music radio station, so apparently there are enough listeners there to support it.
Country Music is everywhere now!
It was like how hair metal was back in the 80s.

Love live heavy metal!
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:04 AM
 
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I live in a 1 bedroom in a safe neighborhood in Boston for $1100
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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A sleeper may be Rochester NY with its Eastman School of Music, music festivals and average COL. It also has an educational attainment above the national percentage of 30% in regards to those 25 and older with at least a Bachelor's degree(33%) within the metro area. Commutes are pretty short as well. In terms of city neighborhoods, look in this section of town: Southeast Quadrant - Rochester Wiki You may like this very nice first ring suburb if you want something outside of the city, but is close to the section of the city previously mentioned: Brighton - Rochester Wiki

More info: Eastman School of Music - Rochester Wiki

Festivals - Rochester Wiki
Here are some apartments in the area: Apartments - Rochester Wiki

https://www.walkscore.com/apartments...h/NY/Rochester
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Another alternative could be Cleveland, which has lots of cultural amenities, low cost of living, a wide assortment of cities and villages, reasonable public transit, and most importantly -- plenty of jobs.
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