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Old 07-09-2017, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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How about Austin? Good tech scene, walkable downtown, warm, safe.
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Old 07-09-2017, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Not sure we can meet your transit needs, but parts of Raleigh fit part of your specs. I'd suggest you worry about finding the job first, then get picky.
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:17 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The transportation part, especially in relation to having a job, is the hardest part in regards to the US. There's perhaps a handful of cities with ample employment that can make living without a car good (the short list is NYC, Chicago, DC, SF, Boston, and Philadelphia, but weather will knock out all but SF and maybe Boston and Philadelphia), and a slightly larger group of cities where it's doable, but not great (this would be LA, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Salt Lake City, and Minneapolis/St. Paul with the last one knocked off due to weather). Have you considered living abroad?
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Old 07-09-2017, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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With all due respect, consider getting your license. It will open up a whole new set of opportunities for you. Most US cities are not good for public transport. The ones that are - NY, SF, DC, Chicago, Boston - tend to be very expensive. I'm not sure what your budget is, though. San Francisco is really the only place that meets all your criteria. The other cities I listed have very cold winters (DC less so, but still cold). There are a lot of good cities that are relatively affordable, have decent weather, have growing populations and a good job market, and are safe... but may require a car to fully take advantage of the city. Generally, these cities are more spread out though, and parking is much more accessible and cheap... think Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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With all due respect, consider getting your license. It will open up a whole new set of opportunities for you. Most US cities are not good for public transport. The ones that are - NY, SF, DC, Chicago, Boston - tend to be very expensive. I'm not sure what your budget is, though. San Francisco is really the only place that meets all your criteria. The other cities I listed have very cold winters (DC less so, but still cold). There are a lot of good cities that are relatively affordable, have decent weather, have growing populations and a good job market, and are safe... but may require a car to fully take advantage of the city. Generally, these cities are more spread out though, and parking is much more accessible and cheap... think Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Nashville.
I live in DC. Greatish public transport, but a car is still helpful.


OP, save some cash.
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