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Old 12-27-2016, 09:14 PM
Location: Minneapolis
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Hi I am looking to move out of my current city ( minneapolis) in the next year or two. I am looking for a city that has a lot of entry level middle class or working class type of jobs, Friendly people and easy to make friends, decent bars, restaurants, clubs,museums, etc.. I do not want too many yuppies( or creative class types) and afforable rent as well ( under $700 a month, preferrable 400-600 dollars) and low crime as well. I would ideally like to live near oceans as well. I Will be open to suggetions around the United States, As well as Canada , or even I would like to in the future move to Ireland or australia, but for now most likely in The united States. Any suggestions would be helpful , thanks
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:32 PM
Location: Denver
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You're not going to find a place with a lot of jobs and rent under $700. It definitely won't be near an ocean, and if it was it would have plenty of creative class types and cost twice as much. What you're looking for doesn't exist in this country.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:14 PM
Location: TOVCCA
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You could look around the Gulf Coast, maybe New Orleans. You can rent for your budget there, but jobs may be another matter.

Hope you know that you can't just move to another country because you want to. You must qualify on a points system by having a highly skilled profession and/or an advanced degree that the country needs. And immigration can be expensive and take years.
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Old 12-28-2016, 12:23 PM
Location: Miami-Jax
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Possibly jax.
The neighborhoods that would probably most suitable do have a lot of yuppies a creatives but at least you should be able to get rent under 700 in a handful of areas and be a short drive to the beach. If you can have roommates and don't need your own place you could even conceivably be at the beach even for that price.
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:48 PM
Location: Nebraska
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Maybe Melbourne, Gainesville or St. Petersburg, Florida.

Your not going to find a really nice place for 700 dollars in those cities, but they are fairly affordable. It seems as though there is a huge drop of in prices from Florida largest cities to the medium sized cities in the state on rents.

Florida is far friendlier then expected, the state is more down to earth and extroverted then most.

Florida in general is a great bargain who like to be around an ocean and gulf. Nice, warm weather year-round also and a limitless amount of amenities with all the different cities.
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Old 12-28-2016, 08:40 PM
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VA Beach/Norfolk area, maybe?
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:23 PM
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Charleston SC fits the bill. Check out areas like North Charleston or Hanahan.
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Old 01-02-2017, 01:34 PM
Location: Northern US
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You could find areas of Des Moines with low rent and plenty of jobs. But it does have a lot of "creative class, yuppie" stuff in it's core, just not as much as some other cities. Omaha could also be a good option too.
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Old 01-03-2017, 06:14 PM
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Lol at the person who said Florida is a friendly state. B!t$h where? In the Panhandle maybe... otherwise...

Anyway you're not going to find cheap places in most cities, especially by the ocean. Even where I live, 700 is the very bottom budget wise. I think Nashville would be a nice place for you to check out.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:28 AM
Location: Cbus
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Not to be rude but why are people recommending New Orleans and North Charleston when the OP stated they wanted a low crime community? I love New Orleans and am well aware there are perfectly safe areas but would assume they wouldn't be in the 700 price range anywhere near the city center.
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