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Old 05-30-2017, 07:02 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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El Paso and Albuquerque are very dangerous. Neither really has "safe" areas unless you have money and live in gated communities.
There is probably nowhere in America that is great if you don't have money.

You'll be living among lowlifes no matter where you go.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:24 AM
 
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There is probably nowhere in America that is great if you don't have money.

You'll be living among lowlifes no matter where you go.
That's a pretty generalized and very incorrect statement.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:31 AM
 
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Just going to leave this little nugget here:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140108...z/-/index.html
Yeah no. In terms of murders yeah sure, but in every other category no not even close.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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That's a pretty generalized and very incorrect statement.
There may be some isolated exceptions like Amish country. But I'd like to be proved wrong, generally speaking.

America doesn't treat you well if you don't have money. That is based on my observations and experiences.
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Old 05-30-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Yeah no. In terms of murders yeah sure, but in every other category no not even close.
http://www.city-data.com/city/El-Paso-Texas.html

Still waiting for proof to back up your argument.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:05 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Given a very stated intolerance for cold weather I don't get how cities like Boise, Salt Lake City and Madison are considered viable options.

If you're looking for warmer weather, a moderate cost of living, good job possibilities, diversity and a city vibe along with decent public transit a city like Charlotte would make much better sense.
Boise winters are actually pretty mild.......
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:10 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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It sounds like you might be looking for Houston. Still pretty affordable, tons of opportunity (If you cant make it in Houston, you probably can't make it anywhere) and an incredible bus system (by American standards).
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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There may be some isolated exceptions like Amish country. But I'd like to be proved wrong, generally speaking.

America doesn't treat you well if you don't have money. That is based on my observations and experiences.
Depends on what you mean by "no money". I think you're talking about not being upper middle class and above. I have never made more than $20,000 in a year. I qualify as poor according to the government but neither I or my family has ever been on any public assistance of any kind, and we have never had a problem having no money. We used to pay $450 a month for rent for a one bedroom, now we pay $600 for a two bedroom, in a "worse" part of town but we don't live in a drug infested crack den. I don't know where you live, maybe in order to have cheap rent there you do have to live in a drug infested crack den. If it's California, Texas, New York or any southern state then yeah you are correct. But there are places where it's not the case. Western Colorado is one of them.


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http://www.city-data.com/city/El-Paso-Texas.html

Still waiting for proof to back up your argument.
Just look at this very website for El Paso. Hundreds of rapes and robberies per 100,000. Thousands of assaults per 100,000. You can't walk down the street and not be affected.
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Just look at this very website for El Paso. Hundreds of rapes and robberies per 100,000. Thousands of assaults per 100,000. You can't walk down the street and not be affected.
Compare it to Dallas:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Dallas-Texas.html

Houston:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Houston-Texas.html

San Antonio:
http://www.city-data.com/city/San-Antonio-Texas.html

Similar to Beloved Austin, but Austin blows it away in the burglary department:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Austin-Texas.html

And city-propers similarly sized, Denver:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Denver-Colorado.html

Washington, DC
http://www.city-data.com/city/Washin...-Columbia.html

Seattle
http://www.city-data.com/city/Seattle-Washington.html

Boston
http://www.city-data.com/city/Boston-Massachusetts.html
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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And similar density:
Des Moines
http://www.city-data.com/city/Des-Moines-Iowa.html

Dayton:
http://www.city-data.com/city/Dayton-Ohio.html

You need to look at the per 100,000, not the total amounts.
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