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Old 12-03-2016, 09:07 PM
 
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Hi all, thanks for taking the time to read. A bit about myself/my preferences: I'm a 25 year old Asian guy. I like playing sports, hiking/anything outdoorsy, and good (but not excessive) nightlife. I prefer warm climates but I've been through midwest winters. I like suburbs > cities but the only city that I've lived in was NYC which was a bit much for me (too busy, prices too high, some ppl were snobby). Other things I'm looking for: good dating scene, friendly people, young people, liberal political views, not terrible traffic. This next move will be for medical residency training, so I will be here for at least 3 years, possibly longer. So here's the list:

Rochester, NY
Chicago, IL
Iowa city, IA
Cleveland, OH
Baltimore, MD
Providence, RI

Any input about any one of these cities is much appreciated!
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Old 12-03-2016, 10:22 PM
 
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I'll say for Rochester and since you like suburbs, Brighton would be a good fit. It is a nice town with some walkability and it is about 13% Asian. It is also close to hospitals and the SE Quadrant of Rochester, which has nice neighborhoods with some nightlife.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:03 AM
 
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Hi all, thanks for taking the time to read. A bit about myself/my preferences: I'm a 25 year old Asian guy. I like playing sports, hiking/anything outdoorsy, and good (but not excessive) nightlife. I prefer warm climates but I've been through midwest winters. I like suburbs > cities but the only city that I've lived in was NYC which was a bit much for me (too busy, prices too high, some ppl were snobby). Other things I'm looking for: good dating scene, friendly people, young people, liberal political views, not terrible traffic. This next move will be for medical residency training, so I will be here for at least 3 years, possibly longer. So here's the list:

Rochester, NY
Chicago, IL
Iowa city, IA
Cleveland, OH
Baltimore, MD
Providence, RI

Any input about any one of these cities is much appreciated!
Baltimore would be my recommendation. It's vastly underrated and with it's close proximity to water (Chesapeake Bay), mountains and the beach/coast along with nearby Washington DC it offers so much to do in terms outdoor activities and cultural/social opportunity plus a decent cost of living.
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Old 12-04-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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I'll say for Rochester and since you like suburbs, Brighton would be a good fit. It is a nice town with some walkability and it is about 13% Asian. It is also close to hospitals and the SE Quadrant of Rochester, which has nice neighborhoods with some nightlife.
Some more information: Southeast Quadrant - Rochester Wiki


Park Avenue - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1482...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Park Avenue - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1498...8i6656!6m1!1e1


South Wedge - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1417...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Swillburg - Rochester Wiki
Highland Park Neighborhood - Rochester Wiki
South Clinton Avenue - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1396...6!9m2!1b1!2i48
(This area runs into the previous area on that side of town and note that this area has a concentration of Asian establishments)
Area of South Clinton where those businesses are located: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1388...7i13312!8i6656


Neighborhood of the Arts - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1559...6!9m2!1b1!2i48


Monroe Village - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1445...7i13312!8i6656


Upper Monroe - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1402...7i13312!8i6656


Upper Mount Hope - Rochester Wiki
College Town - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1231...7i13312!8i6656




Brighton - Rochester Wiki
12 Corners Area: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1269...7i13312!8i6656


Can find more here: Rochester Wiki - The People's Guide to Rochester
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Old 12-04-2016, 05:18 PM
 
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I'd say Baltimore. It's climate is more mild than the others and has some great medical facilities there.
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Old 12-04-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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Some more information: Southeast Quadrant - Rochester Wiki


Park Avenue - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1482...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Park Avenue - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1498...8i6656!6m1!1e1


South Wedge - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1417...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Swillburg - Rochester Wiki
Highland Park Neighborhood - Rochester Wiki
South Clinton Avenue - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1396...6!9m2!1b1!2i48
(This area runs into the previous area on that side of town and note that this area has a concentration of Asian establishments)
Area of South Clinton where those businesses are located: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1388...7i13312!8i6656


Neighborhood of the Arts - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1559...6!9m2!1b1!2i48


Monroe Village - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1445...7i13312!8i6656


Upper Monroe - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1402...7i13312!8i6656


Upper Mount Hope - Rochester Wiki
College Town - Rochester Wiki
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1231...7i13312!8i6656




Brighton - Rochester Wiki
12 Corners Area: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.1269...7i13312!8i6656


Can find more here: Rochester Wiki - The People's Guide to Rochester
Thanks for the links. Looks like a good resource, I'll check it out.

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Baltimore would be my recommendation. It's vastly underrated and with it's close proximity to water (Chesapeake Bay), mountains and the beach/coast along with nearby Washington DC it offers so much to do in terms outdoor activities and cultural/social opportunity plus a decent cost of living.
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I'd say Baltimore. It's climate is more mild than the others and has some great medical facilities there.
Baltimore definitely seems appealing. Any idea what the population demographics are like for those in their 20s? Young professionals? What specific outdoor activities?

Also, can anybody weigh in Cleveland vs Rochester? And Chicago vs Baltimore vs Providence? (I know these cities are weird to compare but how much more I like one location vs another does change my rank preference list since other factors may favor the training program in the less desirable location.)
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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Cleveland does have the well known Cleveland Clinic and that would be tough to pass up, if that is an option.

If nothing else, Iowa City wins in terms of traffic.
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Old 12-06-2016, 09:45 PM
 
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Thanks for the links. Looks like a good resource, I'll check it out.


Baltimore definitely seems appealing. Any idea what the population demographics are like for those in their 20s? Young professionals? What specific outdoor activities?

Also, can anybody weigh in Cleveland vs Rochester? And Chicago vs Baltimore vs Providence? (I know these cities are weird to compare but how much more I like one location vs another does change my rank preference list since other factors may favor the training program in the less desirable location.)
The outdoor activity most specifically connected to Baltimore is sailing and boating. There are some mini-mountains a little over an hour west of the city and somewhat bigger (but not big) ones a couple of hours west. The ocean beaches are three hours east but there is stuff to do around the Chesapeake Bay more close by. Somewhat surprisingly, there is a beach volleyball thing that goes on near the Inner Harbor.

Philly is an hour and half away on the train and DC is about an hour away. If you want to be around lots of young professionals, you will have to live in one of several neighborhoods around the harbor. That doesn't come particularly cheap, but renting there would give you a chance to get a feel for the city without making a real commitment. I don't know of any real young professional scene in the burbs... maybe Towson.
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Old 12-07-2016, 01:50 AM
 
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I really loved visiting Rochester this year. The city is completely underrated. If you like the outdoors, then there is plenty to do. In fact, I was rather shocked at how much there is to do for the size of the city. It is a short drive to the suburbs and they are very nice. The only downside would be the weather but no place is perfect.
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