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Old 03-09-2017, 09:50 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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I'm going to join the growing chorus and say Austin.
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Old 03-09-2017, 10:01 AM
 
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Is there anywhere like Austin? With a similar job market, warm weather (never snows), affordable, and not a huge metropolis like Atlanta or Houston. I don't like huge cities.
Austin traffic is much closer to that of Atlanta and Houston than it is to Raleigh. So essentially big city traffic woes, but in a smaller city/metro (both pop. and density wise).
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Old 03-15-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA, from Boston
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Richmond Va. I love it for similar reasons to why I like Austin.
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Old 03-16-2017, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Clovis Strong, NM
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I've been kind of eyeing the surrounding suburbs of Austin. Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville,. etc
Not exactly downtown, but it seems affordable for a truck driving wage and it's not a super long ride on a bicycle or drive in a car either if one wants to experience the night-life.
Compare that to my fruitless search for apartments in the Denver metro area where everything is pretty much cost-prohibitive in a 20-30 mile radius!!

But I'd say go for Austin, or the cities surrounding it. If my no-degree having, truck driving self could locate affordability, then this should be an easy one for you, OP.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I've been kind of eyeing the surrounding suburbs of Austin. Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville,. etc
Not exactly downtown, but it seems affordable for a truck driving wage and it's not a super long ride on a bicycle or drive in a car either if one wants to experience the night-life.
Compare that to my fruitless search for apartments in the Denver metro area where everything is pretty much cost-prohibitive in a 20-30 mile radius!!

But I'd say go for Austin, or the cities surrounding it. If my no-degree having, truck driving self could locate affordability, then this should be an easy one for you, OP.
Austin suburbs are horribly boring and to me their infrastructure is not as well built as Hosuton or Dallas.
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: 352
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Raleigh, easily. It doesn't snow that much, but from what I've seen the city is too good to pass up. A couple snow days a year shouldn't effect that.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:36 PM
 
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I'm probably heading to Raleigh. Well, Somewhere in NC. I think I could make it work in Raleigh or Charlotte. Austin might be getting too crowded for me. I like the weather, but I don't like the idea of crowds and traffic everywhere. I'm trying to get away from that.
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:51 PM
 
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Richmond Va. I love it for similar reasons to why I like Austin.
Richmond's winters can be pretty cold...
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:50 AM
 
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Richmond's winters can be pretty cold...
The whole state is pretty darn cold in the winter.
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:55 AM
 
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Austin suburbs are horribly boring and to me their infrastructure is not as well built as Hosuton or Dallas.
But Houston and Dallas are too big.
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