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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Dallas/Fort Worth 5 20.83%
Central Texas/Tri-Cities: Austin, Round Rock, Temple, Killeen, etc. 3 12.50%
San Antonio Metro 2 8.33%
Tyler-Longview, Texas 0 0%
Charlotte, NC/Metrolina 5 20.83%
Durham/Chapel Hill, NC metro 6 25.00%
Tri-Cities, TN (Bristol, Kingsport, etc) 1 4.17%
Nashville, TN metro 7 29.17%
Chattanooga, TN metro and North Georgia suburbs. 2 8.33%
North Mississippi suburbs of Memphis (Horn Lake, Desoto, Hernando, Senatobia) 0 0%
Tupelo, Mississippi 0 0%
Hattiesburg, Mississippi metro 0 0%
Alexandria, Louisiana metro 0 0%
Lafayette, Louisiana metro 1 4.17%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-08-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Alot of these cities are very different from each other. But, other than Austin, all are below average in COL.
Good to know. But I don't think I'd live in Austin, just some nearby town or city.
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Old 03-08-2017, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Rents and property prices in hip parts of Nashville are rising dramatically. This has now spread to most parts of the city proper. I wouldn't call Nashville proper blue collar at all - most of the recent growth has been driven by healthcare and various support staff (finance, IT, supply chain, etc.) to healthcare organizations, though there are more "blue collar" operations outside the city. Nissan's North America headquarters is in nearby Smyrna.

I'm from the Tri-Cities. It's certainly blue collar, but there is little to no dating scene here, few transplants, and a weak local economy. There is great outdoor activity available here if you're into that - probably the best among the places listed.

Chattanooga may be a good compromise. It draws more in the way of transplants than the Tri-Cities, has a major Volkswagen plant, and is becoming a bit of a magnet for younger people, and also has great outdoor activities.

I'd also consider Knoxville TN.
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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Rents and property prices in hip parts of Nashville are rising dramatically. This has now spread to most parts of the city proper. I wouldn't call Nashville proper blue collar at all - most of the recent growth has been driven by healthcare and various support staff (finance, IT, supply chain, etc.) to healthcare organizations, though there are more "blue collar" operations outside the city. Nissan's North America headquarters is in nearby Smyrna.

I'm from the Tri-Cities. It's certainly blue collar, but there is little to no dating scene here, few transplants, and a weak local economy. There is great outdoor activity available here if you're into that - probably the best among the places listed.

Chattanooga may be a good compromise. It draws more in the way of transplants than the Tri-Cities, has a major Volkswagen plant, and is becoming a bit of a magnet for younger people, and also has great outdoor activities.

I'd also consider Knoxville TN.
I've been looking at Chattanooga too. Place was a buzz during the Atlanta Campaign so lots of sightseeing for a guy like me.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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You might like Fort Worth. Although it's not as saturated in young people as Dallas is, it is smaller and cheaper. You're close enough to all of the entertainment and nightlife options of Dallas. There's some nightlife in Fort Worth, particularly along West 7th and also in Downtown.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:48 AM
 
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Um.. don't consider Alexandria... Lafayette is a great city and has a lot of culture. Not too far from New Orleans or Houston for more to do and a lot of fun. Not far from the beaches of Galveston. Lots of festivals. Or I would recommend trying Baton Rouge.
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Old 03-09-2017, 12:26 PM
 
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It was in the "maybe" category for me. Dating right now isn't a priority.

I never expected Dallas, Charlotte, Nashville and Durham to get such a big turnout.
Okay, I see.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Um.. don't consider Alexandria... Lafayette is a great city and has a lot of culture. Not too far from New Orleans or Houston for more to do and a lot of fun. Not far from the beaches of Galveston. Lots of festivals. Or I would recommend trying Baton Rouge.
Well, I felt it was worth knowing what that area is like. I've never been to it. But Lafayette does sound fun.

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You might like Fort Worth. Although it's not as saturated in young people as Dallas is, it is smaller and cheaper. You're close enough to all of the entertainment and nightlife options of Dallas. There's some nightlife in Fort Worth, particularly along West 7th and also in Downtown.
My cousin used to live in Denton, nothing but accolades for it.

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Okay, I see.
Yeah, like I said I'm just going off of what I saw during my first visit.
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Old 03-10-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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Well, I felt it was worth knowing what that area is like. I've never been to it. But Lafayette does sound fun.



My cousin used to live in Denton, nothing but accolades for it.



Yeah, like I said I'm just going off of what I saw during my first visit.
Okay.I wish you the best of luck.
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