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Old 06-05-2017, 08:54 AM
 
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Is this true? Or is it Charlotte, NC?
He meant Charleston (although Charlotte is a good option as well).

2016's Best Cities for Tech (Outside California and New York)
http://charlestondaily.net/just-how-...charleston-sc/
https://statetechmagazine.com/articl...h-hubs-america
https://www.scchamber.net/media-cent...on-tech-growth
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Yeah Charleston is pretty good for most of your criteria. However it is a much smaller metro than most of the otherwise in discussion and it is just as expensive, so those are the downsides. But lovely city with a growing tech scene.
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Old 06-05-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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Yeah Charleston is pretty good for most of your criteria. However it is a much smaller metro than most of the otherwise in discussion and it is just as expensive, so those are the downsides. But lovely city with a growing tech scene.
But growing just as fast as those other cities. It won't be long until we start talking about Charleston as a midsized, rather than a small, metro area.
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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Is this true? Or is it Charlotte, NC?
Yes I ment Charleston sc.

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Old 06-06-2017, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis, IN
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Good day everyone! We currently live in Chicago and would like to move to somewhere where I can continue to grow in technology experience and be able to provide for my family. Chicago has been a great place but it has become family unfriendly with the expensive rents. Also, the violence makes it difficult to live there.

I have obtained a Cisco CCNA but the only city offering something in this field was Austin, TX and at one point Dallas but I realize that they only give jobs to locals.

I am seeking help in finding any towns or cities that have:
  • Affordable housing with a nice backyard especially a 3-bedroom and I can find work in technology that will continue to help me grow.
  • Mild climate so that our kids can spend most of the year outside.
  • Safe area (my wife home schools so schools are not a focus).
Nice to haves:
  • Preferably an area with many trees.
  • Cultural zest.
  • Slow paced.
I know more of cities than towns that would provide some of this like Austin, Dallas, but what about Raleigh-Durham-Chapel triangle, Huntsville, AL and other places that you may know? I have been reading many of the City-Data posts but these latter ones don't get mentioned like some years ago.



Also my wife is Hispanic and would not like her to run into any racial situations with our 3 children. Thanks in advance for any help provided.
Indianapolis... The tech sector is GROWING quite nicely here. It's a family-oriented city,and the cost of living is VERY reasonable.

You can get a nice 3BR house with huge yard in a quiet neighborhood for 60K.

Winters have been quite mild here the past few years.

Cultural zest is basically non-existent here, though. It's a plain-bread city. Good luck!
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Old 06-10-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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Low cost cities for entry-level tech jobs would be:

Atlanta, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, and Raleigh, NC. The mentioned cities are also ranked in the top 25 tech cities in the country according to a study by Cushman & Wakefield.

Tech Cities 1.0 - Cushman & Wakefield
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Indianapolis... The tech sector is GROWING quite nicely here. It's a family-oriented city,and the cost of living is VERY reasonable.

You can get a nice 3BR house with huge yard in a quiet neighborhood for 60K.

Winters have been quite mild here the past few years.

Cultural zest is basically non-existent here, though. It's a plain-bread city. Good luck!
I would second Indianapolis, meets almost all of your requirements.

I lived in Metro Atlanta for many years, save yourself the hassle and don't bother. No matter how great it seems, it's not.
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Old 06-12-2017, 07:32 AM
 
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I lived in Metro Atlanta for many years, save yourself the hassle and don't bother. No matter how great it seems, it's not.
Speak for yourself. You can't say it wouldn't be great for the OP. Someone could turn around and say the same thing about Indianapolis; it's all subjective. Just because a place doesn't work for you doesn't mean that's the case for everyone.
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:51 PM
 
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I agree with Mutiny77, but can you elaborate more on why not Atlanta? Your impressions can help in this Chadro77.

I just got back from visiting the cities you have mentioned thus far, Knoxville, Atlanta, Charleston, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill and Indianapolis. I have to say that most of the cities were impressive. I don't think I did a good job at looking at Charleston but I had amazing food there.

Thank you everyone thus far for your input. I shall be finding it difficult to choose something since they are very good suggestions. If you want to add more details to a city please let me know. We definetly found people very helpful and friendly along the way and very beautiful cities.
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:10 AM
 
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Low cost cities for entry-level tech jobs would be:

Atlanta, Columbus, OH, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Nashville, and Raleigh, NC. The mentioned cities are also ranked in the top 25 tech cities in the country according to a study by Cushman & Wakefield.

Tech Cities 1.0 - Cushman & Wakefield
Thanks for this link, very interesting.
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