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Old 10-25-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I guess my question is, have you explored Dallas outside of Uptown? I'm talking about Downtown, Design District, Bishop Arts, Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville areas. Most of the art, film, and especially architecture events are going to be in Dallas anyways.
This was my question. There's really something for everyone in Dallas. I've lived here 8 years and never considered living in Uptown.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Did you have a budget op? The top 4 cities are great, though Denver lacks Asians, not sure if that's important to you. Everyone here is nice though. To me, you're a winner with any of those cities. Any coastal city really.
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I'd recommend venturing out of Uptown and exploring other neighborhoods in Dallas such as Bishop Arts, Lower Greenville, etc. In the age of social media apps and Meetup groups, I find it completely inexcusable and lazy that you haven't found been able to find something. There's thousands of different groups in Dallas alone that cater to your interests, never mind the entire metro. I know of plenty of people here that are not into sports. Heck, the Dallas Arts District is just south of Uptown.

I can completely understand if you've sought out those groups and found them to lack a critical mass. But from the sounds of it, it doesn't seem like you even attempted to do so. Uptown is a tiny sliver of Dallas as a whole and not necessarily representative of the entire city. Even then, your social experiences can vary from apartment to apartment.
You're not upset are you? Calling someone lazy necessary in a very civil thread?
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Old 10-26-2017, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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I like NYC a lot. I just don't think I can live in the actual city, if that makes sense. I'd prefer a suburb of Jersey and then commute in. People keep telling me Jersey sucks and all that. Is it something to consider though?

Regarding my job, I work in consulting, with a focus on healthcare companies. I want to pivot more towards pharmaceuticals/medical devices instead of primarily hospital work, so it'd be helpful to have companies in this niche within the area. That said, it's not a requirement, because the firm forces me to travel as it is.

To the people commenting on meetups and all, I've tried a couple and nothing really came out of it, unfortunately. The other problem is because I travel and work odd hours, it's very hard to go to them regularly. Plus, the metroplex is so large that sometimes events will be in Addison/Plano, and I just can't make it out there after a long work day. I do agree that part is on me in all though.
I think I understand where you're coming from. You want to be in a city that seems more worldly, where most of the grads aren't from a 300 mile radius? That's the east coast, or either coasts and Chicago. You're young and single, get out there.
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:02 PM
 
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Before you make a decision on the states youve mentioned, go visit Atlanta. People really sleep on Atlanta but it has alot to offer.
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:33 PM
 
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You're not upset are you? Calling someone lazy necessary in a very civil thread?
It's one thing to exhaust all of the options available in your area and to feel even then that there's something missing or it's not the right fit. That's understandable and I think there are better cities (not in TX) for the OP. However, it's a totally different matter when you don't even begin to explore what's in your city especially in the age of social media apps. From the sounds of the OP, it appears he spent the majority of his time going to work and staying exclusively in Uptown. That's literally living in a bubble and ignoring 80% of the city. And unfortunately that can happen in a new city as well, even in ones that are more "worldly."
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Old 10-26-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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It's one thing to exhaust all of the options available in your area and to feel even then that there's something missing or it's not the right fit. That's understandable and I think there are better cities (not in TX) for the OP. However, it's a totally different matter when you don't even begin to explore what's in your city especially in the age of social media apps. From the sounds of the OP, it appears he spent the majority of his time going to work and staying exclusively in Uptown. That's literally living in a bubble and ignoring 80% of the city. And unfortunately that can happen in a new city as well, even in ones that are more "worldly."
Dallas is an awfully big area to explore. Maybe he wants to be contained in a two mile area, who knows. But I applaud him for living the dream.
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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Dallas is an awfully big area to explore. Maybe he wants to be contained in a two mile area, who knows. But I applaud him for living the dream.
Yes those are fair points. But most of the social groups he's looking for (esp. architecture & art) are within a small radius in Dallas. He can practically walk, bike, or take the trolley to the Arts District/Downtown. No one is going out to Addison/Plano to look at historical buildings or houses or checking out murals. Even then, yes there are denser cities with way more art, historical buildings, theater, etc. in an even tighter radius.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:16 PM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Based on your ideal locations I'd suggest you look into Boston and Philly. Of course the DC area is a good option along with Atlanta. However, I really think Boston (aside from SF) may be your best bet. You know cost of living will be much higher than the Dallas area, but so will the benefits. Good luck!
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Old 10-26-2017, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Based on your ideal locations I'd suggest you look into Boston and Philly. Of course the DC area is a good option along with Atlanta. However, I really think Boston (aside from SF) may be your best bet. You know cost of living will be much higher than the Dallas area, but so will the benefits. Good luck!
Is Atlanta really any different than Dallas?
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