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Old 03-09-2017, 12:21 PM
Location: New York NY
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Surprised that no on has mentioned DC as an option. In the city proper you can certainly get a good one bedroom in your price range in Georgetown, Capitol Hill, or Northwest DC-- maybe even a small two-bedroom. And you'd do even better (in price or size) in close-in mostly upscale suburbs like Bethesda, Silver Spring, or Alexandria.

The DC area, of course, is liberal, cosmopolitan, full of things to do, and has plenty of employers, public and private, that need IT workers. Don't know where you're coming from, but it also has four distinct seasons, which I consider a plus, though YMMV.
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:02 PM
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Chicago for a large city. Tremendous city experience.

Minneapolis for a mid sized city. People I know in IT have several recruiters a month contacting them. Disproportionate number of F500 companies here. This metro was built for middle income professionals imo.
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Old 03-09-2017, 07:24 PM
Location: Miami-Jax
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Originally Posted by iamnewtoUSA View Post
Thanks for the responses guys...
Do you think Chicago would fit into these factors?
Of course! I kinda assumed it was too crowded/loud. But if you don't mind that level of urbanity, it is excellent value.
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Old 03-09-2017, 08:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
Perhaps Albany, which is in the NY marketed Tech Valley. You could likely rent in a neighborhood like this with that budget: Historic Center Square Neighborhood - Albany, NY

Or this area nearby and Downtown: Mansion Neighborhood - Albany, NY
Mansion Neighborhood - Albany, NY

In nearby Schenectady, the Stockade neighborhood has similar housing: Stockade Association | Committed to protecting, preserving and improving New York's first historic district.

Downtown Troy across the Hudson River from Albany also has such housing in and near that neighborhood: https://www.google.com/amp/www.times...yn-5625682.php


Washington Park

All 3 cities are diverse culturally, you can walk to things to do near those neighborhoods and you also have Saratoga Springs in the metro to the north: https://discoversaratoga.org

Tech Valley info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Valley

Tech Valley: A Hub of Research and Development

Startup Tech Valley | A new monthly meetup for first-time entrepreneurs, experienced entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, employees of startups, service providers to startups, and anyone else who wants to be involved.
Also, this area village is about 16% Indian: The Village of Menands - The Village of Menands
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Old 03-09-2017, 09:15 PM
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