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Old 07-26-2016, 12:36 PM
 
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I'm looking to relocate to one of these cities in two years. My considerations are:
1. Affordability (I work in retail).
2. A strong LGBT community.
3. An accessible film scene (work in the industry, incentives for filmmakers, etc).
4. An active and accessible art scene (being able to affordably attend art events and relatively inclusive venues for exhibiting one's art).
5. A good "vibe" (less likely to have to deal with aggressively rude people).

I'd love to hear from anyone who has lived in these cities.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I'm looking to relocate to one of these cities in two years. My considerations are:
1. Affordability (I work in retail).
2. A strong LGBT community.
3. An accessible film scene (work in the industry, incentives for filmmakers, etc).
4. An active and accessible art scene (being able to affordably attend art events and relatively inclusive venues for exhibiting one's art).
5. A good "vibe" (less likely to have to deal with aggressively rude people).

I'd love to hear from anyone who has lived in these cities.
Go for Minneapolis. More affordable than Chicago but offers a thriving LGBT community. Supposed to have a good arts scene as well. I have a feeling Minnesotans might be a tad friendlier than Chicagoans just due to the sheer size differences of the city but that's a sweeping generalization.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Go for Minneapolis. More affordable than Chicago but offers a thriving LGBT community. Supposed to have a good arts scene as well. I have a feeling Minnesotans might be a tad friendlier than Chicagoans just due to the sheer size differences of the city but that's a sweeping generalization.
Chicago isn't expensive..and Minneapolis has virtually not film scene.
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Old 07-26-2016, 12:58 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Chicago
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Chicago, only because it offers everything you need, but on a much larger scale. Its MPLS and Austin on steroids. And meth.
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Old 07-26-2016, 04:18 PM
 
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San Antonio, Minneapolis, Austin, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston in that order
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Old 07-26-2016, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Chicago would work for you.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'm LGBT, film student, and I got my eyes set on Minneapolis. I personally hate Austin.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Chicago isn't expensive..and Minneapolis has virtually not film scene.
If you're from Boston of course you don't think Chicago's expensive. Minneapolis may not be Hollywood or NYC but it's a good place for indie film makers. It's certainly artsy as whole, and film making is an art.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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I'm LGBT, film student, and I got my eyes set on Minneapolis. I personally hate Austin.

May I ask why you hate Austin?
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