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Old 10-07-2018, 12:16 PM
 
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I'm 23 years old with a high school diploma and currently live in Los Angeles and work as a bartender. I also do some gigs in Vegas in some clubs/hotels seasonally for some extra money. I made around $52k last year, and will make a but more this year

I love Los Angeles for the outdoors activities and all the varied nightlife and recreation it offers in the area but I feel like it's overpriced here. I'm getting by since I have roommates and I have solid savings at over $40 thousand and no debt

I have some job offers in Las Vegas and Atlanta but i'm also considering Louisiana (my home state), Texas, Tennessee and Florida. I'm very social so I really can fit in almost anywhere I move to so culture isn't a huge concern

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Old 10-07-2018, 12:57 PM
 
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I shortened the post a bit as it felt long and boring, but basically I want to move somewhere affordable (roommates are fine), has a strong arts and music and live performances scene (comedy shows, etc.) , good nightlife especially clubs, and a ton of outdoor activities (within several hour drives is fine)

I'm really glad I found this forum, thanks for what you do everyone
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Old 10-07-2018, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Virtually anywhere will be more affordable than LA, but *most* cities will also be quieter and more introverted. I'd say Vegas is a good choice, as can be some Florida cities - Miami comes to mind. From your description I doubt you'd be as happy in Louisiana.
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Old 10-07-2018, 04:20 PM
 
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In addition to the places identified above, you might consider Nashville, maybe Colorado Springs, Boise, Reno, Scottsdale AZ, Austin...
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:23 PM
 
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Austin, Texas could work.Texas does not have the best outdoors stuff but it works for me.A lot of it depends on what kind of outdoors things you like to do.
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Old 10-07-2018, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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For outdoors Austin's the "best" choice in the Texas Triangle, but it's a few rungs lower than LA/Denver/Seattle/Portland etc.

I wouldn't move to DFW unless you're ok with grimy lakes and/or driving 3-5 hours to get to outdoor recreation that's average at best.

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Old 10-08-2018, 02:32 AM
 
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I highly recommend Atlanta based on your criteria.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:09 AM
 
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@EckyX

Honestly i'd be fine with any mid to large cities with good nightlife options because I work in that industry, and i also love nature in general and i go to weekend trips for mountain or water activities often with friends

@NW Crow

Nashville is also up there in my preferred cities, as is Austin. Colorado Springs, Boise, Reno and Scottsdale don't seem to have as much things going on, I can't find much job listings online for my job unfortunately

@C24L

Really weekend getaways mostly like skiing, some mountain climbing, beaches, hiking and rarely things like mountain biking and kayaking. In the day to day it's going to be my morning run & gym and some biking in the city

@bluescreen73

I like Denver and Portland too, i'll look into them

@aries4118

Thanks for the recommendation, it's hard to decide haha
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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@bluescreen73

I like Denver and Portland too, i'll look into them
If you're looking into the Front Range, don't overlook Colorado Springs. It's considerably smaller than Denver, but the cost of living is a little lower.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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If you're looking into the Front Range, don't overlook Colorado Springs. It's considerably smaller than Denver, but the cost of living is a little lower.
My issue is with Colorado Springs is with job opportunities i'm sure it's a lovely city but i'm in a situation where i'm trapped in nightlife destinations because bartender salaries are quite low, so a significant sum of my yearly salary is from seasonal gigs which I do on my free days which are usually only available at large cities

I have also been looking at a possible career change, but i'm not sure what yet
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