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Old 06-20-2017, 11:06 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Depends how old you are. At age 24, that's a very common question regardless of city. Especially when you're meeting new friends. Older or higher up in your career it's less of a thing in my experience.
I don't remember this ever being the case when I was in my mid 20s in NYC. I think maybe I had been asked if I went to NYU before at points when I went out in Greenwich Village, though I'm pretty sure the location had a lot to do with that.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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I'll second (or third) Detroit. Now is the time if you want to get in on the great stuff that's happening now along with all of the new development on the horizon. The cost of living is approachable and could be an exciting thing for someone getting started to be able to make your mark in a city headed toward a rebirth.

Billionaire Dan Gilbert's mission to rebuild Detroit as a hub of 'muscles and brains'
Construction builds up hope for Detroit
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Old 06-20-2017, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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You sound like someone that lives in the Dallas suburbs (e.g. Plano) but only goes into the city to party. Have you thought about living in the city itself? And it's very common for people to ask what university you went to, especially in the Northeast. Not exclusively a "southern thing." Consumer culture is everywhere as well.
Plano is hardly the poster child of conservatism it may have once been. As far as DFW's suburbs are concerned, it isnt even one of the most conservative. Places like Southlake, Keller, and Colleyville are far more conservative than Plano. Plano is extremely diverse which helps:

How did Plano vote? Post-election results show Plano
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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A lot of those questions you're getting are typical random chat topics in American culture especially for someone your age.
I don't think it's an isolated Dallas thing. Living in Oak Lawn and working downtown here, I have had the pleasure of being around such an eclectic group of people and have really enjoyed my experience in Dallas. Have you thought about a change of scenery in the city? Perhaps Bishop Arts, Lower Greenville or the Cedars?
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Old 06-20-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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I'll second (or third) Detroit. Now is the time if you want to get in on the great stuff that's happening now along with all of the new development on the horizon. The cost of living is approachable and could be an exciting thing for someone getting started to be able to make your mark in a city headed toward a rebirth.

Billionaire Dan Gilbert's mission to rebuild Detroit as a hub of 'muscles and brains'
Construction builds up hope for Detroit
Also, besides Downtown, Midtown, Corktown and the Villages, the Palmer Park area near one of the middle class areas of the city may be another city option. While not as prevalent now, it was where the LGBT community was concentrated in the city. Now, many moved north on Woodward to Ferndale and Royal Oak, which would be good suburban options due to also attracting a young professional crowd and for having a nightlife scene as well.
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