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Old 06-13-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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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.
You may very well love it, I just gave my opinion. The worst thing about Atlanta is the traffic by far, it dictates far too much of people's lives. If you live in the northern suburbs and work in the city you are going to spend many hours in your car each week. It is worse than Chicago without a doubt.

I personally hate the seasons or the lack thereof I should say. No real spring or fall, it's just too warm all year long. Taking the kids trick or treating? You're gonna sweat. Celebrating Thanksgiving? Break out the shorts.

Housing prices have gone up to the point where Atlanta really isn't that great of a deal anymore. If you want tons of diversity, you will be in heaven, though. The counties and cities spend tax money on the dumbest things. Things like libraries and public parks are really bad compared to Illinois. The schools as well as far as that goes.

I'm on my phone so I'll stop at that. Just my opinion
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Old 06-13-2017, 10:33 AM
 
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You may very well love it, I just gave my opinion. The worst thing about Atlanta is the traffic by far, it dictates far too much of people's lives. If you live in the northern suburbs and work in the city you are going to spend many hours in your car each week. It is worse than Chicago without a doubt.
Agreed but you're going to deal with that on some level in any big city. If the OP lives in the northern suburbs, there's a good chance he will work there as well with the concentration of tech jobs in Alpharetta and elsewhere in that area.

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I personally hate the seasons or the lack thereof I should say. No real spring or fall, it's just too warm all year long. Taking the kids trick or treating? You're gonna sweat. Celebrating Thanksgiving? Break out the shorts.
I can recall cool Halloweens in Atlanta and warm Thanksgivings are rare, although with climate change things are warming up. It was around 70 degrees on Christmas Day in Philadelphia the year before last.

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Housing prices have gone up to the point where Atlanta really isn't that great of a deal anymore. If you want tons of diversity, you will be in heaven, though. The counties and cities spend tax money on the dumbest things. Things like libraries and public parks are really bad compared to Illinois. The schools as well as far as that goes.

I'm on my phone so I'll stop at that. Just my opinion
There are still great housing deals to be had in Atlanta, although they aren't cheap in several parts of the metro. The schools and parks in the northern suburbs are great so I don't know what you're talking about there. I don't have experience with the parks in Illinois, but if the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Big Creek Greenway, East Roswell Park, Morgan Falls Overlook Park, East Cobb Park, etc. are "really bad" compared to Illinois, then all the parks in Illinois must have trails paved with gold and trees with $100 bills for leaves.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:04 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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KC has a huge tech demand at the moment. Contrary to popular belief rents in downtown and some of the core neighborhoods are not cheap, but the surrounding areas are quite affordable. It's a great place to raise a family because the price to buy into nice areas with great schools is still attainable for many people. Also, minimal traffic issues.
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Old 06-16-2017, 03:37 AM
 
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I dare say that outside of winter weather, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY area may fit: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Valley

NY TECH VALLEY FIRST

Tech Valley: A Hub of Research and Development

What Does the Future of Tech Valley Look Like?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gkUxwt...ature=youtu.be
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Old 06-16-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Austin
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Old 06-21-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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Houston, TX.
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Old 06-21-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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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.
Google "Technology Salt Lake City." You will be amazed. Once you do that, if you're interested in hearing more about Salt Lake, DM me. I can answer on this thread, but might end up losing track of the thread if you don't follow through and remind me that you're interested in learning more.

P.S. My husband is Hispanic. There is a fairly large Hispanic population in this part of the country.
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