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Old 02-29-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Hartford, CT
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I just graduated college with an Specialized IT degree and am looking for a new place to live.

I grew up in Hartford CT and don't wish to go back there.

I went to school for 5 years in Rochester NY and spent 6 months in New York City doing an internship.

I really liked NYC but I am an outdoors person and would rather live some where that caters more to my rock climbing and mountain biking needs.

More important than all of this though is the ability to meet new people close to my age since I am leaving most of my friends in Rochester.

Has anyone else been in this situation or can anyone give me some advice?

Thanks
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Austin, TX. Very hot with young people, and not far from outdoors stuff if you want it. It might be hard to find a job in IT there due to the sheer number of young college grads trying to find jobs in Austin, but your internship should put you ahead of a lot of new grads.
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Old 02-29-2008, 05:48 PM
 
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Denver, CO and Portland, OR are very outdoorsy cities and quite a young population. In any big city out west, you will most likely find IT jobs and young people. Austin does have a large young crowd, but I wouldn't want to live in TX.
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Old 02-29-2008, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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mountain biking makes me think of Colorado.

Missouri has a lot of outdoor things to do, though. There's a lot of trails and woods. St. Louis itself has 2 large parks (Forest, Tower Grove) inside the city itself.
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