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Old 09-02-2017, 12:58 AM
 
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In other words, what are some USA metros of a good size that have favorable data? Career opportunities, not too expensive of housing costs, adequate resources, and so forth. On a more personal note, any place that anyone would suggest as a good place to build a life and to be able to look back in 20 years and to be glad to have chosen such a place...
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Old 09-02-2017, 02:38 AM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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KC is definitely one city to keep an eye on. Really high domestic in-migration in the last two years in addition to international immigration. Pretty low cost. It's a Midwest city on the cusp of the Sunbelt. I have a feeling my former domicile is going to see pretty substantial growth in the coming decade.

https://kceconomy.org/2017/03/24/kcs...trong-economy/


I also have a good feeling about Minneapolis and Des Moines.
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:38 AM
 
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Columbia SC is my choice. It's central location within a growing state/region, a milder four season climate and inland location not highly affected by tropical weather, the fact that it's the state capital and major college town, has a very sizable military presence along with a low cost of living, all adds up in my opinion to some very favorable data that should attract a lot of business/personal relocation over the coming 10-20 years.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Cincinnati (Norwood)
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Cincinnati and Columbus. Both vie to be the most important city in Ohio and each presents a strong case for doing so. Ironically, no matter how either of these two Midwestern metros distinguishes itself, in the end it may be Amazon's powerful presence in both that determines which one succeeds.
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Old 09-02-2017, 06:59 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Chattanooga, TN
Knoxville, TN
Wilmington, NC
Huntsville, AL
Jacksonville, FL
Providence, RI
Louisville, KY
Colorado Springs, CO
Albuquerque, NM
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:01 AM
 
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Columbia SC is my choice. It's central location within a growing state/region, a milder four season climate and inland location not highly affected by tropical weather, the fact that it's the state capital and major college town, has a very sizable military presence along with a low cost of living, all adds up in my opinion to some very favorable data that should attract a lot of business/personal relocation over the coming 10-20 years.
Just to add to this, I'd say the other "good sized" SC metros in Charleston and Greenville(and all of Upstate SC) would also fit.

Some others may be Boise ID, Salt Lake City UT, Grand Rapids MI, Madison WI, Albany-Schenectady-Troy NY, Huntsville AL, Greensboro NC and Spokane WA.
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Old 09-02-2017, 09:48 PM
 
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Charleston, SC
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Old 09-03-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Louisville, KY for sure!
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, California
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Huntsville, Alabama definitely comes to mind. With that being said, Birmingham, Alabama is making a slow, but steady comeback. Other cities behind Huntsville: Raleigh, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Portland.
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Old 09-04-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Huntsville, Alabama definitely comes to mind. With that being said, Birmingham, Alabama is making a slow, but steady comeback. Other cities behind Huntsville: Raleigh, Nashville, Chattanooga, and Portland.
I wouldn't put Raleigh and Nashville behind Huntsville. I'd put them in front of it.

Also, Portland is getting too pricey to be considered for this list in my opinion. It's cheap for Californians and maybe Washingtonians when compared to Seattle but it's not inexpensive.
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