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Old 12-22-2016, 06:33 PM
Location: Cleveland, OH
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I will be moving out of northeast Ohio in about 2 years after I get my BA in business. I'm pretty positive that I want to move to these general areas,but maybe someone can help me narrow it down a bit and decide between LA vs Bay Area vs SD vs Sac vs Miami vs Ft Lauderdale etc etc.

I want somewhere warm and sunny year round and close to the beach for access most of the year. For income, where I move should be a hotspot for entrepreneurs and start ups since I plan on making a living mostly working from home or starting my own projects. I understand these areas are expensive so I'm not asking for somewhere cheap, but somewhere with decently affordable housing options and nice communities for early 20s college grads. The area would need a nice nightlife, and walk-ability/good public transportation options are always a plus. My hobbies include MMA, general fitness, hiking, cycling, watersports, swimming, soccer, fashion, and music. I speak English and a little Spanish, but I don't mind learning more and speaking it occasionally. My favorite cuisines have to be latin and Mediterranean.

So which city in these regions do you think would be the best for someone like me?
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:46 PM
Location: Miami-Jax
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Just some random thoughts for ya:

-Bay Area does not match my definition of warm and sunny year round.
-Sacramento is definitely much cheaper than SF and imo and that correlates pretty closely to the lesser vibrancy, excitement and amenities. So it's not a terrible alternative if you are willing to accept the "lesser" in exchange for cheaper. Honestly, it's not bad...it has just enough vibrancy, walkability, etc for me.
-Walkable Miami is expensive. If you can skip the trendy hot spots, then Miami/FLL should definitely be the most affordable option.
-They've all good decent startup/entrepreneurial activity but SF and LA should easily be in another tier for opportunities.

Good luck!!
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:54 AM
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I'd say SD or Fort Lauderdale. Both are expensive busy cities that offer what you are looking for but not to the extreme of overpopulation and awful traffic like LA or Miami are.

And if you want a taste of the madness you are reasonable drive to spend a wknd in LA or Miami.
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Old 12-23-2016, 05:13 PM
Location: TOVCCA
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Even in SoCal, the ocean is always cold. It's never like the ocean in Florida.
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