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Old 02-28-2017, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Hello!

I've been using City-Data for a little while and started to look at other posts similar to mine. It seems like users are very helpful in giving city suggestions, so I thought I would give it a try.

My fiancée and I are getting married in May and are beginning to talk about moving out of our small town in Utah to start our married lives together. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and I have a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration. We want to move somewhere were the arts (museums, theatres, game companies, etc.) are thriving and we can hopefully find new careers in our fields. Moving somewhere that has a circus arts facility is important to me as well. I'm very heat sensitive, so living somewhere were the summers aren't brutal is a must.

I lived in Seattle for a summer and I loved it. Traffic was horrible, but I loved all of the activities to do and how beautiful the scenery was. If we could move somewhere similar to Seattle without all of the congestion, that would be pretty ideal. I also loved Washington, DC with all of the free museums when I went on vacation there a few years ago.

I know every city has their pros and cons and finding "the perfect city" is difficult. We have spent a majority of our lives in two cities so I am open to any city suggestions for me to research. We won't be moving for a little while, but I'm looking forward to starting the search and generating potential future plans.

If any more details are needed, I would be happy to answer questions. Thank you for your help!
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:36 AM
 
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What is your budget for housing?
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Utah
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What is your budget for housing?

I'm flexible on budget, it depends on what salaries our new careers bring us. To buy a house in my current area is between $130-200k for a 3-4 bedroom. Mortgage or rent around $800-1000 for a 3-4 bedroom home would be great. We're both artists, so having those extra rooms for office and studio space is nice.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:08 AM
 
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Minneapolis came to mind, but it depend on more information.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Cleveland has a thriving art scene and a reasonable cost of living.
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:04 PM
 
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I would recommend Detroit as an option. The city is going through a massive transformation and being both young and artistic, you can put your own stamps on the revitalization which as an artist could/should be an exciting prospect.

http://detroit.curbed.com/2016/3/30/...nt-dan-gilbert
Experience Detroit -- Seasonal Things to Do
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/11_zm/0_mmm/
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Old 02-28-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Minneapolis came to mind, but it depend on more information.
What other information can I provide?

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Cleveland has a thriving art scene and a reasonable cost of living.
Thank you! I will take a look.

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I would recommend Detroit as an option. The city is going through a massive transformation and being both young and artistic, you can put your own stamps on the revitalization which as an artist could/should be an exciting prospect.

http://detroit.curbed.com/2016/3/30/...nt-dan-gilbert
Experience Detroit -- Seasonal Things to Do
https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sal...t/11_zm/0_mmm/
Another thank you! I'll add it to my list.
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:19 PM
 
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What other information can I provide?



Thank you! I will take a look.



Another thank you! I'll add it to my list.
I thought about the area due to its arts scene. I believe it has one of the most supported arts scenes in the country in terms of investment, if I'm not mistaken.
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