U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-21-2015, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
184 posts, read 176,018 times
Reputation: 106

Advertisements

I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis. I've had a few stints in Chicago as a young adult, and I also gave St. Louis another try. I actually just moved back to Chicago and will start a new job soon. I'm giving it a go for one year, and then I'm going to re-evaluate.

In the case that it doesn't work out, I'd like some feedback on what other cities I might try. Please offer some suggestions.

Here's what I think you need to know about me:
- female, early 30s
- have dual US/EU citizenship
- single, no kids (not necessarily wanting to stay this way forever)
- white, straight, not religious, college-educated, liberal leaning
- introverted with a bit of social anxiety mixed in but wanting to meet new people who will become good friends
- family in St. Louis, friends in Chicago, don't know many people elsewhere
- work as a public school teacher (open to making a career change to a new or related career)
- again, work as a teacher, so not loaded in terms of finances
- want a walkable environment but one that allows for a car if needed to get to/from work; like having public transportation as an option if it is commonly used by the masses
- prefer moderate weather with all four seasons, fall and spring being the favorite seasons (hate hot, humid weather, but don't mind the cold)
- enjoy scenery and being outdoors, but not really an outdoorsy type; also not an artsy type
- must live someplace relatively safe; not confident enough to live in an early gentrifying area with a lot of crime

That's about all I've got. I'm trying to remain hopeful that Chicago will work out for me this time around, but I'm keeping my options open in case it doesn't (for reasons including lack of social life, cost of living, dissatisfaction with job, etc.).

Thanks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-22-2015, 08:38 AM
 
1,476 posts, read 1,307,935 times
Reputation: 1321
Quote:
Originally Posted by bella84 View Post
I grew up in the suburbs of St. Louis. I've had a few stints in Chicago as a young adult, and I also gave St. Louis another try. I actually just moved back to Chicago and will start a new job soon. I'm giving it a go for one year, and then I'm going to re-evaluate.

In the case that it doesn't work out, I'd like some feedback on what other cities I might try. Please offer some suggestions.

Here's what I think you need to know about me:
- female, early 30s
- have dual US/EU citizenship
- single, no kids (not necessarily wanting to stay this way forever)
- white, straight, not religious, college-educated, liberal leaning
- introverted with a bit of social anxiety mixed in but wanting to meet new people who will become good friends
- family in St. Louis, friends in Chicago, don't know many people elsewhere
- work as a public school teacher (open to making a career change to a new or related career)
- again, work as a teacher, so not loaded in terms of finances
- want a walkable environment but one that allows for a car if needed to get to/from work; like having public transportation as an option if it is commonly used by the masses
- prefer moderate weather with all four seasons, fall and spring being the favorite seasons (hate hot, humid weather, but don't mind the cold)
- enjoy scenery and being outdoors, but not really an outdoorsy type; also not an artsy type
- must live someplace relatively safe; not confident enough to live in an early gentrifying area with a lot of crime

That's about all I've got. I'm trying to remain hopeful that Chicago will work out for me this time around, but I'm keeping my options open in case it doesn't (for reasons including lack of social life, cost of living, dissatisfaction with job, etc.).

Thanks.
12 Cities Where You Can Live Affordably in a Walkable Neighborhood - Walk Score Blog
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top