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Old 11-12-2016, 11:47 AM
 
Location: New York Metropolitan Area
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Born and raised in New York suburbs (Long Island for the most part, but have lived in NJ/Brooklyn) Graduating college in a few years and im looking to move down south when i graduate, because of the warmer weather (I despise the cold), friendlier people, job opportunities, and more affordable living. I guess south would include any states south of VA.

Base your opinion on

quality of life
shopping
jobs
weather
things to do in surrounding area

Just curious. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2016, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Depends what you're looking for.

Are you more of city guy/gal and like night life?

If so, what's Your ethnicity, because cities like Atlanta are known for night life that appeals to African Americans.

Outdoors, biking, hiking, and nice lakes and night life would be Austin.

If you're Hispanic, I'd recommend Houston or Miami depending on you're nationality.

The list goes on.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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Take Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami as the general best cities to live in the South.

Shopping: All have great shopping with Houston and Dallas getting more flagship stores, but Miami and Atlanta not far behind

Quality of life: that's kind of a broad spectrum so I won't really go into that

Jobs: Probably all except Miami

Weather: I'd honestly put Atlanta as the winner here. Houston and Miami get hurricanes. Atlanta is the least humid and warm, but still warm enough.

Things to do in surrounding area: If you mean away from the city, Id have to say all except Atlanta. Miami is the winner and has the keys nearby as well as the closest to Orlando and all their theme parks. Houston nearby has San Antonio's theme parks (not Orlando but a lower caliber version), casino gambling in Lake Charles area, Austin fairly nearby as well.

Houston is by far the most culturally diverse city, so that gives it the international feel and food, etc. Dallas and Atlanta are known for being clean and organized, etc. Miami has beautiful beaches and is the Latin America and Caribbean hub.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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If lifestyle matters to you, look into the second-tier Southern cities. Charleston, Raleigh, Asheville, Greenville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Savannah, Austin, and a host of others.
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Florida
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You would feel much more at home in the Florida cities. More families in Florida have roots in the North than they do in the south.
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Old 11-12-2016, 03:15 PM
 
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What is your major? What types of jobs will you be looking at after you graduate?
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Richmond,VA
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Dallas, Houston, Charlotte and Atlanta probably the best cities for jobs, but I agree with poster (#4) above you may want to consider one of the 2nd tier cities.
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Take Houston, Atlanta, Dallas, and Miami as the general best cities to live in the South.

Shopping: All have great shopping with Houston and Dallas getting more flagship stores, but Miami and Atlanta not far behind

Quality of life: that's kind of a broad spectrum so I won't really go into that

Jobs: Probably all except Miami

Weather: I'd honestly put Atlanta as the winner here. Houston and Miami get hurricanes. Atlanta is the least humid and warm, but still warm enough.

Things to do in surrounding area: If you mean away from the city, Id have to say all except Atlanta. Miami is the winner and has the keys nearby as well as the closest to Orlando and all their theme parks. Houston nearby has San Antonio's theme parks (not Orlando but a lower caliber version), casino gambling in Lake Charles area, Austin fairly nearby as well.

Houston is by far the most culturally diverse city, so that gives it the international feel and food, etc. Dallas and Atlanta are known for being clean and organized, etc. Miami has beautiful beaches and is the Latin America and Caribbean hub.
South Florida definitely beats the other three in shopping and with more flagship stores.
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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San Antonio,Texas
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Old 11-13-2016, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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i think Greenville SC is the best across the board.

affordable, nice scenery, nice downtown, near mountains and lakes, only 3.5 hours to beach, winters aren't too cold, traffic isn't too bad, good employers, good shopping and restaurant selection, etc.
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