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Old 09-03-2018, 08:30 PM
 
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Iím a 26 year old girl who has lived in Maine for all but 5 years of my life which I lived in Norfolk, Virginia when I was younger. Iím looking to move due to being tired of there not really being much to do here and being single the dating scene is pretty stale here. The things Iím looking for in a new town are:
- a decent job market ( child care field, secretary, or sales field)
- Low rent costs ($500 - $1200)
- a decent Social Scene
- good shopping and restaurants
- good public transportation
- decent weather ( I donít mind a little snow or rain)
Anyone know of any cities that would fit those items?
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Are you alright with having roommates? If you are, then that can potentially open up any city for you in terms of cost.

I think without roommates, Philadelphia can work.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:32 AM
 
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Given your criteria especially for lower rent and job availability I would recommend Atlanta. There's plenty to do, offers good shopping and restaurants, has a milder climate and a decent transit system.

https://www.apartments.com/1-bedroom...ykm_0_Hxiu98uB
https://www.itsmarta.com/train-stati...schedules.aspx
https://www.itsmarta.com/Default.aspx
https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...E,lf:1,lf_ui:2
https://www.atlanta.net/dining/
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I'm not sure I'd call Atlanta's summers "mild".
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:30 AM
 
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I'm not sure I'd call Atlanta's summers "mild".
Perhaps not but it's just two to three months long versus northern climates that feature six months of colder weather, and little in the way of sunshine.
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Old 09-04-2018, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Debatable
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This may or may not affect your decision, but here is an in-depth gender ratio map of the US.

(NOTE: You have to select down to which age groups you would like to see, as the map shows all age groups by default)
What is the the Sex Ratio of Each State and County in the U.S.?

I'm not too wise on the dating scene (or dating at all), but I imagine being slightly outnumbered by the gender of your fancy can make things a bit easier.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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This may or may not affect your decision, but here is an in-depth gender ratio map of the US.

(NOTE: You have to select down to which age groups you would like to see, as the map shows all age groups by default)
What is the the Sex Ratio of Each State and County in the U.S.?

I'm not too wise on the dating scene (or dating at all), but I imagine being slightly outnumbered by the gender of your fancy can make things a bit easier.
Thanks that is very helpful.
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Old 09-04-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Debatable
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Thanks that is very helpful.
Another thing that can help is the Zumper rent report list. Shows top 100 cities by rent.

https://www.zumper.com/blog/rental-price-data
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:06 PM
 
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What community population size range do you prefer?
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Old 09-04-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'm not sure I'd call Atlanta's summers "mild".

No way. Hot as the dickens and humid in summer.
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