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Old 04-10-2018, 06:44 AM
 
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Okay, so here's my criteria:

-Not Texas
-Not NYC
-My experience is in AV, video editing, and text graphics
-I'd like to live somewhere with great public transit like NYC but not NYC. And if I have to drive I prefer no traffic at all.
-Nowhere humidity, nowhere that's sweaty hot
-Would like to spend around $700-$1,000 for a one bedroom apartment or efficiency that isn't in the ghetto, doesn't have to be an amazing area, just not too ghetto
-Somewhere with great hipster nightlife.
-I'm a single heterosexual male, so a good dating scene would be nice.
-Somewhere that it's easy to make friends.

I realize the last two points are more up to me and not the city I live in, but just thought I'd throw them in there.

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Old 04-10-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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The no humidity takes out like half the country which should make this easier. I’ll say Portland.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:55 AM
 
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Great public transit and a place that's not claustrophobic don't usually go together.

Great public transit also usually doesn't go together with inexpensive apartments in decent neighborhoods.

Of places that I'm familiar with, I think maybe take a look at Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh costs the most, but has the best transit and the best options for going car free. It also might have a slightly better job market for your industry.

Cleveland has a little less public transportation, but still a few places to go low-car/no-car. It's by far the cheapest option apartment-wise, you could come in below budget even.

Indianapolis rents are right about your price range. It feels much less claustrophobic. The downside is that their transit is by far the worst of these three options, with no rail and less frequent buses. But it's an easy city for driving. It's also not bad for biking, being flat and wide open, and having the cultural trail looping through a lot of the city.
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:56 AM
 
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The no humidity takes out like half the country which should make this easier. Ill say Portland.
Is Portland really that cheap? I've never looked into it. If the whole trust fund hipster stereotype is true at all, I figured $700-$1000 a month would be far too low of a budget.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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I think if you go across the river to Vancouver, yes for sure. But I think even in Portland you’d probably be ok. Though obviously nothing fancy and closer to $1000 than $700.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:35 AM
 
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Chicago
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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Chicago and Vancouver, Canada
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:41 AM
 
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I think if you go across the river to Vancouver, yes for sure. But I think even in Portland youd probably be ok. Though obviously nothing fancy and closer to $1000 than $700.
Yeah, you can probably still find studios in run down buildings for 1000. I think Portland hits most of his requests.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:45 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Great public transit and a place that's not claustrophobic don't usually go together.

Great public transit also usually doesn't go together with inexpensive apartments in decent neighborhoods.

Of places that I'm familiar with, I think maybe take a look at Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh costs the most, but has the best transit and the best options for going car free. It also might have a slightly better job market for your industry.

Cleveland has a little less public transportation, but still a few places to go low-car/no-car. It's by far the cheapest option apartment-wise, you could come in below budget even.

Indianapolis rents are right about your price range. It feels much less claustrophobic. The downside is that their transit is by far the worst of these three options, with no rail and less frequent buses. But it's an easy city for driving. It's also not bad for biking, being flat and wide open, and having the cultural trail looping through a lot of the city.
All of those cities are very humid.
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Old 04-10-2018, 10:05 AM
 
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Okay, so here's my criteria:
-Nowhere humidity, nowhere that's sweaty hot
So a place where there's no summer?
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