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Old 04-23-2018, 08:08 AM
 
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Try a Texas city. Dallas or Austin. D.C wouldn't be bad, if you're ok with the politics and the expense.
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Old 04-23-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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I’d say Philly due to meeting much of the criteria, but its location allows for you to also check out the scenes in NYC, DC and Baltimore.

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Old 04-23-2018, 09:36 AM
 
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I would check out NYC, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Philly will give you the most bang for your buck

Chicago is a fun town but very segregated and in many situations extremely racist. If you do find yourself leaning towards Chicago check out Hyde Park, South Loop, Uptown and maybe Edgewater. Stay away from areas that are under 10% Black or over 80% one race.

Other honorable mentions are the usual Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.

I know I will get bashed for this but look into Oakland as well. I currently live in St. Louis and love it and know of many Black professionals who love it but it may be too laid back or too much like Cincinnati. St. Louis isn't fashion forward at all.

If you are looking for a Charlotte sized city try Orlando or Nashville. Neither of those will offer the career options of the larger areas.

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Old 04-23-2018, 12:12 PM
 
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Hey I'm 25 currently living in Cincinnati. I'm looking to move in a couple of months mainly because this place sucks. And I've exhausted the what I needed to gain from my employer. I'm originally from Charlotte so my take on cincy as you can iminage is short. However I not looking to move back home yet.

I'm single work dude working in finance and looking for a vibrant city with a high number of other young professionals. (Decent # black professionals needed)
Need
great food
frequent concerts
Hot girls
An apartment under $1500
I am curious as to what made Cincinnati fail your standards. Why does it suck? It sounds to me like you just need a bigger city, because with size comes more options. I would say give Detroit a try. Yes its got a lot of problems, but the greater Detroit area has over 1 million AA and the greater area has over 5 million people. You might be pleasantly surprised......but that having been said, Philly does sound like a good fit.....as long as you order something when you go to StarBucks.

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Old 04-23-2018, 01:40 PM
 
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I would check out NYC, DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Philly will give you the most bang for your buck

Chicago is a fun town but very segregated and in many situations extremely racist. If you do find yourself leaning towards Chicago check out Hyde Park, South Loop, Uptown and maybe Edgewater. Stay away from areas that are under 10% Black or over 80% one race.

Other honorable mentions are the usual Dallas, Houston and Atlanta.

I know I will get bashed for this but look into Oakland as well. I currently live in St. Louis and love it and know of many Black professionals who love it but it may be too laid back or too much like Cincinnati. St. Louis isn't fashion forward at all.

If you are looking for a Charlotte sized city try Orlando or Nashville. Neither of those will offer the career options of the larger areas.
$1500 doesn’t go far in NYC unless it roommate or far Queens/Bronx area
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Old 04-23-2018, 09:47 PM
 
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Thank you all for the replies. This is very helpful!
I'm currently leaning towards 1) Chicago 2)DC and 3)Philly and will be visiting Chicago again soon.
Dark horse...Atlanta/Houston
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Dallas and Houston to the top. Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, DC is another good fit however the cost of living is not friendly. smaller possibilities include Raleigh/Durham, Tampa, Charlotte, Orlando, Denver.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:55 PM
 
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Dallas and Houston to the top. Chicago, Phoenix, Atlanta, DC is another good fit however the cost of living is not friendly.
DC is the only one out of that second bunch that has a notably higher cost of living.
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Old 04-26-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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Black people are leaving Chicago, and the Midwest, in droves. I would not recommend Chicago.


Atlanta, DC, NYC, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Las Vegas have thriving professional black populations.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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I would try Atlanta or Nashville. Houston and Dallas could fit as well. Chicago, SF and LA and NYC could be tough to do with your budget and with their taxes you wont like your social life you money will not go that far they are legacies cities full of rich trust fund people who inherit their places because their high end real estate is super expensive.
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