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Old 08-09-2017, 07:10 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Cool Minneapolis sounds perfect in every way to me! Just have to convince the wife on the winter prospect !

Do you think it will continue to grow as a major jobs city/tech city?
Winter is no doubt harsh in that area, so make sure to visit in winter if possible, make sure you can handle it. Other than the bad winters, it's a great place.

I think it will definitely continue to grow. A lot of new construction in downtown (major projects), and a lot to offer as far as affordability, jobs, etc... There are some amazing parks in the area. And if you enjoy shopping, Mall of America is only 15 minutes from downtown
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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Boise is another possibility, but it seems like that area is getting increasingly hit by heat waves (100-105+ degrees).
Yes, Boise is a great option. The heat waves are not unique to Boise, the western US and even Portland have had 100 degree days lately. SLC is also no stranger to 100 degree temps in summer.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:53 AM
 
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Albany: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Valley
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:05 AM
 
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Pittsburgh.
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Old 08-10-2017, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Cool Minneapolis sounds perfect in every way to me! Just have to convince the wife on the winter prospect !

Do you think it will continue to grow as a major jobs city/tech city?
Minneapolis is a great place for a career!

Yes, the winters are extreme, however the city does a very good job with their infrastructure. Downtown is connected via heated skywalks, most apartments have heated parking, transit spots have heated shelters, the walkways/bike paths are always cleared, and snow doesn't shut down a commute. It is also a fairly sunny city in the winter compared to other parts of the midwest. I also liked how the city doesn't shut down. There are endless events, sports, festivals, etc that all make the most of the season.

I would rather live in an extreme winter city that knows how to handle the season, than a more mild winter city that doesn't do winter at all. I thought places like Cleveland, Indianapolis, Chicago, and even more southern places like Nashville were brutal, gray, boring hellscapes during their winter.

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Old 08-10-2017, 08:23 PM
 
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Cambridge MA. You'll pay for it though.
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has pretty much everything you're looking for.
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Old 08-12-2017, 04:01 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Huntsville, Alabama is a very family-friendly place with more traditional values than many other places and it is a high-tech place with NASA and associated industries. Northern Alabama also has a lot of outdoors activities in the mountains.
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Old 08-12-2017, 11:38 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Looking into Raleigh (not sure if scenic though)
I think that most people here on the forums would equate scenic to dramatic. If you too make that alignment, then Raleigh is not scenic. It's a a city among gentle rolling hills and forest. It's generally quite serene and pretty but its landscape is not dramatic
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Old 08-12-2017, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Definitely Salt Lake City.
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