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Old 05-10-2015, 02:57 AM
 
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I'm a 22 year old guy. I'm looking for a city where first and foremost, I can meet other people around my age (especially open-minded people with whom I can discuss heavy/intellectual topics on occasion). I'm not big on drinking or nightlife. It would be cool to live in a place where I could literally just walk outside my apartment/house and there would young people on the street or nearby places willing to socialize and potentially make friends.

I also studied computer science and I'm learning music production, so any city with a decent community for these things would be a nice bonus.
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:53 AM
 
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New Orleans!
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Old 05-10-2015, 07:15 AM
 
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I'm a 22 year old guy. I'm looking for a city where first and foremost, I can meet other people around my age (especially open-minded people with whom I can discuss heavy/intellectual topics on occasion). I'm not big on drinking or nightlife. It would be cool to live in a place where I could literally just walk outside my apartment/house and there would young people on the street or nearby places willing to socialize and potentially make friends.
Boston would be a great choice as it has a huge young academic community with colleges such as Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Tufts (and others) in fairly close proximity to one another. Yes, it can be expensive in terms of housing, but if you're willing to go with a roommate (another great way to make friends in a new city) it's fairly affordable.
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Old 05-10-2015, 09:26 AM
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You just described almost any big city in the country.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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You just described almost any big city in the country.
I agree any walkable, urban, educated area will do the job. It also seems like there are jobs working with computers everywhere. The OP needs to be more specific in terms of his hobbies, politics, budget, etc.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:36 AM
 
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I agree any walkable, urban, educated area will do the job. It also seems like there are jobs working with computers everywhere. The OP needs to be more specific in terms of his hobbies, politics, budget, etc.
Yeah, the vagueness of the original post in many threads has been pretty common on C-D lately.
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Old 05-10-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Right now I live in San Diego. It seems to be a great place if you're 22 years old and a college student, but I'm not a college student. I live in La Jolla, and UCSD students seem to largely stick to UCSD for their social life. Maybe I'm just going about it the wrong way, though (any tips?).
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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If weather is not a factor, Madison, WI would satisfy. Huge college presence but also the state capitol, so it really isn't a 'college town.' Even cab drivers there have Ph.D.'s because many students from the rest of the state go to school there and then never move back to the farm, so to speak, so the city is rich with culture including music, arts, good conversation.
And Chicago is a few hours away if you want big city stuff.
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:43 PM
 
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Literally any city.
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Old 05-11-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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Seattle, Portland, Austin, Denver, or San Francisco.
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