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Old 10-22-2016, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra, Florida
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For anyone reading, are there any Western cities that would be a good fit for a young insurance sales agent? Preferably ones that are reasonably affordable? By West, I mean NM, CO, WY, MT westward.
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Old 10-22-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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Columbus is definitely one of the cities I have noticed would be a pretty good fit for me. What about other cities in Ohio? Or even Pittsburgh? I always got the sense that Ohio's other large cities are pretty grungy and crime ridden (which I admit could likely be a misconception). Minneapolis is another city I have looked at, but I do worry if the prolonged extreme cold might prove too much for this Florida native. The seasons in Pennsylvania, where I visit often, are just about perfect to me. Charlotte and Dallas would be lower on my list, likely options of last resort, because of the summers.

Columbus is a much younger city in terms of development than Cleveland or Cincinnati. We never had that same level of industry so when manufacturing tanked Columbus remained relatively unscathed while Cleveland got decimated and Cincinnati took a hit to a lesser extent. Those cities seem to have more "grit" than Columbus but they are turning the corner and arguably have preserved their historic cores better

Unless you're planning on living in the ghetto then I wouldn't worry about crime in Columbus, Cleveland or Cincinnati. All of them have old money or cookie-cutter suburbs and gentrified/happening urban areas.

As a recent college grad living in Columbus (originally from New Jersey/Metro NYC) I love it here. It's affordable, there's a ton of young people and development is occurring rapidly.

I don't know enough about Pittsburgh to give you a comprehensive answer but think it would definitely be worth looking at as well.
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Old 10-24-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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Just go where you find a job
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Old 10-25-2016, 01:34 PM
 
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Trust me on this, don't be picky right now. Put applications out nationwide and move to wherever you get an offer.
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