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View Poll Results: Cities to possibly move to
Chicago 1 10.00%
LA 2 20.00%
Boston 2 20.00%
Houston 3 30.00%
Atlanta 2 20.00%
NYC 2 20.00%
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:51 AM
 
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The wife and I are looking to move to a different city. Currently we live in Memphis. We are looking for cities with a strong job market, great food options, places to raise kids (schools / safety), entertainment options. Wife is in quality analysis, and I am in supply chain We don't go out a lot, but we would love a city with the possibility of options.

We have not been to many cities.We have been to Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and the New York area. We love the energy that the city of Houston has. there always seems to be something to do and great food. The down side of the city is that it is so dependent of oil and gas and the market has taken a hit recently. Atlanta seems to have a more stable job market, plenty of things to do, great food etc... Dallas seems so well rounded in terms of jobs, although I wasn't really a fan of the city. We were more attracted to the suburbs (Plano especially). I'm not entirely sure of the NYC area. I noticed that they have a lot of jobs posted on job sites. We all know that there are tons of entertainment options there. I don't think that I am currently sold on how fast paced the city seems to be? We have never stayed in a city with harsh winters so we are unsure of how we feel about that.

Currently considering:

Chicago - contemplating harsh winters and violence issue.
LA - COL is considerably higher than Memphis
Boston - could be a great possibility
Houston - favorite city that I have been to
Atlanta - closest to where we live, seems pretty well rounded
Denver - do not know too much about it
NYC - is the energy undeniable?
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Old 12-15-2016, 09:46 AM
 
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Seems like you have a lot to figure out first in terms of what you are seeking.

Just a few thoughts...

Chicago - contemplating harsh winters and violence issue.

Former may be a serious problem. Latter is not.

LA - COL is considerably higher than Memphis

Well every option will be a considerably higher COL. Obviously LA, Boston and NYC moreso.

Atlanta - closest to where we live, seems pretty well rounded


I think so, but as everyone says...you really want to live near your workplace to avoid as much of the awful traffic as possible

Denver - do not know too much about it


I dont either, but it seemed like a nice place when I went. Note housing costs have gone up A LOT.

NYC - is the energy undeniable?

Yes
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Old 12-15-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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Seems like you have a lot to figure out first in terms of what you are seeking.

Just a few thoughts...

Chicago - contemplating harsh winters and violence issue.

Former may be a serious problem. Latter is not.


LA - COL is considerably higher than Memphis

Well every option will be a considerably higher COL. Obviously LA, Boston and NYC moreso.

Atlanta - closest to where we live, seems pretty well rounded


I think so, but as everyone says...you really want to live near your workplace to avoid as much of the awful traffic as possible

Denver - do not know too much about it


I dont either, but it seemed like a nice place when I went. Note housing costs have gone up A LOT.

NYC - is the energy undeniable?

Yes
I hear that the violence issue in Chicago is more of an gang issue?
what do you think about the Boston area?
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Old 12-15-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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Are you guys only considering major cities? If not, Charleston ticks a lot of your boxes. Nashville does as well but you guys may be leaving it out for a reason since you're already in TN.
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:02 PM
 
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Are you guys only considering major cities? If not, Charleston ticks a lot of your boxes. Nashville does as well but you guys may be leaving it out for a reason since you're already in TN.
Thanks for the reply Mutiny77. We are looking into larger cities than Charleston. thats one of the things that we loved about Houston and Atlanta. Larger cities not as big as a NYC but has some of that vibe with a smaller town feel.
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Old 12-15-2016, 07:25 PM
 
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Thanks for the reply Mutiny77. We are looking into larger cities than Charleston. thats one of the things that we loved about Houston and Atlanta. Larger cities not as big as a NYC but has some of that vibe with a smaller town feel.
What about Boston then? It seems to fit that description.
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:40 PM
 
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I hear that the violence issue in Chicago is more of an gang issue?
what do you think about the Boston area?
Yes. Maybe not only "gangs" but definitely isolated to certain areas. In my two years in Chicago I never had any crime issues at all. In fact, my first week living there I lost my wallet on the train and I got it back several days later with my $100 cash still in there . I think it changed through about 4 people's hands to get back to me too.

Boston I love (Well to be honest I love most cities). I think it might suit you as a smaller NYC but still tons of energy and tons to do. But it is pricey and extremely cold in the winter.
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:05 PM
 
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What about Boston then? It seems to fit that description.
Boston has crossed our mind. I will look into it
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:10 PM
 
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Yes. Maybe not only "gangs" but definitely isolated to certain areas. In my two years in Chicago I never had any crime issues at all. In fact, my first week living there I lost my wallet on the train and I got it back several days later with my $100 cash still in there . I think it changed through about 4 people's hands to get back to me too.

Boston I love (Well to be honest I love most cities). I think it might suit you as a smaller NYC but still tons of energy and tons to do. But it is pricey and extremely cold in the winter.
what do you think about Houston (job market is so dependent on oil and gas) and Atlanta in terms of the energy of the cities? what other cities would you recommend?
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Old 12-15-2016, 10:16 PM
 
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I wouldn't worry about Houstons economy, I suspect that the next administration (and i am not trying to get political) will do everything they can to ensure that oil and gas remain strong.
Plus I have heard good things about Houston, it seems lively and vibrant with a lot of different neighborhoods.
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