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Old 09-15-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Charleston SC
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Hello everyone.. Well I currently live in Charleston SC ..and I want to move in 1 year just to go out and be on my own and I don't think being here is a good fit. As I've narrowed my choice there still a lot still on the table.. I ha e Greenville SC, Concord NC, Norfolk and Richmond VA, and Austin TX..I'm 22 Single no kids ..I'm in the Military (Reserve) so I can move anywhere ..I'll be finished with school (Health Care) and I'm currently a manager in retail ..which of these would be a good place to start off on my own and not be too overwhelming? How does housing and taxes stack up compared to Charleston as well? I am the artistry type so I like museums ect., I also need a very good nightlife and plenty to go to and do around town, good running trails, diversity and growth in people and Jobs!
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Hello everyone.. Well I currently live in Charleston SC ..and I want to move in 1 year just to go out and be on my own and I don't think being here is a good fit. As I've narrowed my choice there still a lot still on the table.. I ha e Greenville SC, Concord NC, Norfolk and Richmond VA, and Austin TX..I'm 22 Single no kids ..I'm in the Military (Reserve) so I can move anywhere ..I'll be finished with school (Health Care) and I'm currently a manager in retail ..which of these would be a good place to start off on my own and not be too overwhelming? How does housing and taxes stack up compared to Charleston as well? I am the artistry type so I like museums ect., I also need a very good nightlife and plenty to go to and do around town, good running trails, diversity and growth in people and Jobs!
Your request is a bit vague. How much can you spend on housing? What type of weather do you prefer? Is there a specific type of scenery that tickles your fancy? Liberal or conservative city preference?

If you dont mind the cold, Chicago sounds like a good place for you. The museums are amongst the best in teh world, there is a fantastic running trail right along Lake Michigan, housing is relatively affordable,downtown is superb, public transporation is amazing, tons of diversity, butt tons of jobs in nearly every field you can think of, massive suburb list (if you so choose to go suburban), etc... The downside is cold winters, and high taxes. But the jobs will most likely pay much more than where youre at currently.
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Austin is the least diverse major city in Texas.Thanks for your service.You are one of my heroes.Best of luck.
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:38 PM
 
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Hello everyone.. Well I currently live in Charleston SC ..and I want to move in 1 year just to go out and be on my own and I don't think being here is a good fit. As I've narrowed my choice there still a lot still on the table.. I ha e Greenville SC, Concord NC, Norfolk and Richmond VA, and Austin TX..I'm 22 Single no kids ..I'm in the Military (Reserve) so I can move anywhere ..I'll be finished with school (Health Care) and I'm currently a manager in retail ..which of these would be a good place to start off on my own and not be too overwhelming? How does housing and taxes stack up compared to Charleston as well? I am the artistry type so I like museums ect., I also need a very good nightlife and plenty to go to and do around town, good running trails, diversity and growth in people and Jobs!
Given your career, age, cultural interests and desire for diversity along with job options I would suggest Baltimore. You could probably well afford some of the hip neighborhoods in/around downtown near the nightlife, sporting events (Ravens and Orioles) and cultural amenities. Baltimore is a bigger city but manageable and in close proximity to DC and Philadelphia which are fairly easy drives or hop a train (Amtrak) for day trips. Check out neighborhoods like Fells Point, Canton, Federal Hill and Mount Vernon.
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