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Old 02-03-2017, 01:42 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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Portland, Seattle, Austin, Denver, and San Francisco. Whether you want to bum around or make a life as a young professional, there are no better places to be in the U.S. right now if you are in your twenties or early thirties than those five cities.
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Old 02-03-2017, 01:50 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Definitely the West Coast, but also Austin, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Portland I definitely think fits the bill perfectly - so does San Diego and also Seattle.

San Francisco and Los Angeles have a lot of artists, actors, and freelancers that just don't work or try hard enough in my opinion. In those cities, you can go out on a Tuesday afternoon (after most lunch breaks from offices) and see tons of 20 somethings or 30 somethings just hanging out in plain clothes with their friends. I'm always like - why? Many of them I assume are waiters or bartenders, especially in LA - but I do know some people who just live off unemployment and just do nothing. I guess "bumming around" is subjective. It's not so much odd that they are not working at these times, it's that they are in huge groups that also aren't working.

When I lived in Chicago and New York, I was a waiter (in both cities), made about $1200-$1500 in tips a week while only working about 30-35 hours, and considered that "bumming around" because I didn't have a professional 9-6 job that was related to my degree.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:51 PM
 
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I cannot think if any big city in the US that does not have a goodly share of slackers with the possible exception of DC.
The slackers in most cities are spread out throughout the cities, the ones in DC are confined to Capitol Hill
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Old 02-03-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Portland. ... a city where young people go to retire.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK8kPYeG7T4

The dream of the 90's is alive in...
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Old 02-04-2017, 02:05 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I cannot think if any big city in the US that does not have a goodly share of slackers with the possible exception of DC.
Here in DC, we telecommute mainly. That's not being lazy. Congestion around here is royal pain, and we'd rather not be caught in it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: No Man's Land
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Cities in Florida- Key West, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville--those metros are filled with lots of 20-something transients running away to constant year round sunshine and beaches and thinking that's the entire world. They mostly come from small towns in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Indiana etc.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:29 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN
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Denver! My husband says he's getting resumes/applications from completely unqualified individuals. Apparently people want to move here so badly, they are putting in job applications for anything.
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Old 02-15-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Yakima WA
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Portland by all means.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: 352
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Denver! My husband says he's getting resumes/applications from completely unqualified individuals. Apparently people want to move here so badly, they are putting in job applications for anything.
Thats technically not bumming if people are actively looking for jobs, but thats still pretty funny.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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In the 90s, I had the impression Austin was a text-book example of young people bumming around. I don't know about now.
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