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Old 03-01-2018, 11:37 PM
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I am thinking about moving to one of these places I am looking for good bus service, rentals,jobs and health care Which one would you say have them?
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Old 03-02-2018, 05:26 AM
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Of the three Evansville sticks out best in my opinion. Ann Arbor while nice is rather expensive (average one bedroom apt rents for $1100 a month) and while Dayton is much less expensive than Ann Arbor, it has a nearly 6% unemployment rate which is on the high side comparatively speaking. The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in Evansville is less than $600 a month, it has a 3.6% unemployment rate and a sizable transit system. Evansville's Deaconess or St Vincent's Health Care Systems have many different hospitals/clinics across the metro area.

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Old 03-02-2018, 05:28 AM
Location: Maryland
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Ann Arbor. Definitely Ann Arbor.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:07 AM
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For buses, jobs, and healthcare the other two won't rival Ann Arbor. From a COL standpoint though Evansville may be the best bet. Unless you're dealing with a specialized health condition that would benefit from being near the U of M Health Systems, you should be fine in the milder climate with the cheaper rentals.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:11 AM
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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It isn't uncommon for Evansville hospitals to refer patients to Indianapolis, Nashville, or Louisville for more complicated procedures. If you're concerned about that, EVV may not be the best choice for you.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:54 AM
Location: I is where I is
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Evansville will give you the best COL while still retaining some amenities of a larger city. It’s a decent place overall. It’s close to Louisville, St Louis and Indianapolis as well if you do want to truly go to a bigger place on the weekend or something.

Ann Arbor will give you the most overall, but it will also be the most expensive.

Dayton is affordable, but in my opinion is very depressing.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:07 PM
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Dayton is not as bad as a lot of people make it out to be, I have spent enough time there to know the good areas and the areas to avoid, mainly west Dayton. The Oregon district is fun and there is the Air Force museum. Kettering would be a good place to look for nicer rentals.
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Old 03-02-2018, 06:19 PM
Location: Tennessee
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Evansville, then Dayton, then Ann Arbor. I just don't see the return on investment for the cost of living in Ann Arbor, but I prefer Southern locales, so that may be my bias toward Evansville. Evansville does have the best COL and is relatively close to other major cities others have mentioned, such as Louisville, Indianapolis and Nashville.
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