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Old 04-25-2017, 06:01 AM
 
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Getting you back on track for truly walkable suburbs (versus car-dependent) you might also look at Decatur GA just six miles east of Atlanta. It's definitely affordable for most professionals and a pretty fun/vibrant town with commuter rail service into the job centers of Atlanta (Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead and Perimeter). Decatur is a very safe town and ideal for young professionals who prefer the suburbs. Given your a Louisville fan you will also appreciate seeing them play against nearby Georgia Tech. : )

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Old 04-25-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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I know nothing of Pittsburgh, but it is relatively close to Louisville. However, Cincinnati wouldn't be an option. While there are nice areas, Cincinnati as a whole, has quite a bit of crime & issues
Pittsburgh also allows you to watch Louisville play, as Pitt is also in the ACC. So, that may be another thing to consider.
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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Pittsburgh also allows you to watch Louisville play, as Pitt is also in the ACC. So, that may be another thing to consider.
No matter where we end up, I'll still watch my beloved Cardinals one or another. Luckily they tend to be on the major networks (ESPN, CBS, Etc...)
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Old 04-25-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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Grand Rapids MI might be a good mix of what you're looking for too. Very strong economy, growing core city, attractive suburbs. 25 miles from Lake Michigan resort towns as well as all of the hiking nature and quaintness of NW Michigan. As someone who's in Louisville a couple times a month, it's a straight shot down US-31 through Indy. There are always things to do with good festivals and restaurants. If you like craft beer and spirits it's got a pretty strong scene for that too.
Thanks for that info. Any specific suburbs around Grand Rapids you would recommend as far as safest?
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Thanks for that info. Any specific suburbs around Grand Rapids you would recommend as far as safest?
Sure there are several.

In order of desireability

1. East Grand Rapids (Most Exspensive)
2. Rockford/Cascade/Ada
3. Grandville/Hudsonville/Jenison/Byron Center
4. Walker/Comstock Park
5. Wyoming and Kentwood (Although large portions of these cities are attractive from a suburban/shopping perspective. They tend to have little character.)

There are other areas but these are closest to GR itself.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:19 PM
 
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Sure there are several.

In order of desireability

1. East Grand Rapids (Most Exspensive)
2. Rockford/Cascade/Ada
3. Grandville/Hudsonville/Jenison/Byron Center
4. Walker/Comstock Park
5. Wyoming and Kentwood (Although large portions of these cities are attractive from a suburban/shopping perspective. They tend to have little character.)

There are other areas but these are closest to GR itself.
How is the Northvidw area as far as crime & the town itself? Seems to be pretty affordable judging by home prices
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:32 PM
 
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How is the Northvidw area as far as crime & the town itself? Seems to be pretty affordable judging by home prices
Northview is an area in Plainfield Twp. Not necessarily a town, very suburban and close to the shopping areas along Plainfield Avenue, as well as the East Beltline. It doesn't have alot of crime that i'm aware of. It directly borders Grand Rapids on the north side which has some of the nicer suburban neighborhoods in the city. It's also next to GR Township so there are some upscale areas that fade into it.

Plainfield Township as a whole is a pretty good bet for decent housing prices, and good neighborhoods. Might be the perfect mix for what youre looking for. The housing in that area tends to move pretty quick though.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:49 PM
 
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Northview is an area in Plainfield Twp. Not necessarily a town, very suburban and close to the shopping areas along Plainfield Avenue, as well as the East Beltline. It doesn't have alot of crime that i'm aware of. It directly borders Grand Rapids on the north side which has some of the nicer suburban neighborhoods in the city. It's also next to GR Township so there are some upscale areas that fade into it.

Plainfield Township as a whole is a pretty good bet for decent housing prices, and good neighborhoods. Might be the perfect mix for what youre looking for. The housing in that area tends to move pretty quick though.
Thanks for that info!
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Old 04-25-2017, 10:37 PM
 
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Stop overthinking it and come to New York City.
NYC is obviously the greatest city in America by far. The only thing I would hold against it is that OP did not want another Bay Area/California. NYC is very liberal, probably just as much as SF (as long as you're not in Staten Island or the suburbs).

Some other places to look at might be Scottsdale (Phoenix) or Austin. Austin over Dallas or Houston any day.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:50 AM
 
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NYC is obviously the greatest city in America by far. The only thing I would hold against it is that OP did not want another Bay Area/California. NYC is very liberal, probably just as much as SF (as long as you're not in Staten Island or the suburbs).

Some other places to look at might be Scottsdale (Phoenix) or Austin. Austin over Dallas or Houston any day.
What may make a difference is that the OP is looking to live in a suburb of a metro area. So, it may be a matter of which suburb they pick in the area.
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