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Old 05-15-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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I currently was born and raised in dreary Erie, PA which is north Pittsburgh. The city alone has fell below 100,000 population (man, it must have been more fun growing up in Erie during the 50s-70s) and the metro is stagnant population. I hope to flee to a more major or medium-sized market someday considering that I don't think Erie can ever reach it's old peak in my lifetime. It's sad.

I'd also like to know where the radio and TV station market is prospering the most. Erie is WAY down there on the list of media markets and it shows like that.
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:47 PM
 
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Orlando FL, one of the fastest growing cities, top 20 media market, great weather. Close to beach, parks etc
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Old 05-15-2016, 01:57 PM
 
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Thanks for the honest answer. I know that I should not focus only on stuff like media market as a factor where to live, but as a local news nut, I think it matters a little bit. But how do I deal with being so far away from where I am now is the question.
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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Is there anything else you are looking for?
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:46 PM
 
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Yes, what exactly do you enjoy doing? Because Dallas, New York City and Los Angeles are all large markets, but very different.
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:54 PM
 
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Erie is one of those places where you don't know anything about it but you know where it is because of its relative location to Lake Erie. Move to any large metropolitan areas like Chicago, Kansas City, or Milwaukee. If you're not interested in the Mid-West then look at the West Coast. However you're going to be paying more in taxes and what not since you're interested in a larger metro. Many metros like Dallas and Raleigh are getting more expensive because everyone is taking advantage of its lower COL.
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Old 05-15-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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But how do I deal with being so far away from where I am now is the question.
Well, you either want to move to wherever your career takes you, or you don't. If you're thinking of needing family closeness or being few hours away from Erie, it will seriously restrict your options.
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Old 05-15-2016, 07:38 PM
 
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I'm willing to take on higher taxes for living in a bigger market/metro. I also want good public transportation, and plenty of opportunities to be more social.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Omaha is a 1 million population metro. It is definitely a mid-major metro with much diversity/opportunities you should consider fleeing to..

Peace...
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:10 AM
 
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public transportation and media - NY/Philly
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