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Old 12-06-2018, 01:41 PM
 
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Whatís the best capital/big city for a family of two public workers (state employee, city employee, teacher, firefighter, etc)?

As time goes on, more and more cities are becoming unavailable to these workers (https://www.wired.com/2016/12/year-h...ities-anymore/).

An example: Look at Austin - the houses near a lot of the state buildings or those homes somewhat centrally located - that employees could get a decade or so ago - are now deeply unaffordable. Even two decently paid public employees making 120,000 combined need to venture out, resulting in standard 45 min - 1 hour commutes, each way.

Is this the plight and end result for these workers (nevermind the even lower waged families who arenít even so lucky)?
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Is this the plight and end result for these workers (nevermind the even lower waged families who arenít even so lucky)?
Yes, the goal of this economy and society is to make as many of us as possible into mindless commuting drones.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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Columbus
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Whatís the best capital/big city for a family of two public workers (state employee, city employee, teacher, firefighter, etc)?

As time goes on, more and more cities are becoming unavailable to these workers (https://www.wired.com/2016/12/year-h...ities-anymore/).

An example: Look at Austin - the houses near a lot of the state buildings or those homes somewhat centrally located - that employees could get a decade or so ago - are now deeply unaffordable. Even two decently paid public employees making 120,000 combined need to venture out, resulting in standard 45 min - 1 hour commutes, each way.

Is this the plight and end result for these workers (nevermind the even lower waged families who arenít even so lucky)?
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Old 12-07-2018, 01:52 AM
 
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DFW would probably be in the running since "centrally located" here mears in mostly mediocre, great if you got a bit north, suburbs instead of some core city.
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:37 AM
 
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I would offer up options like Indianapolis and Richmond which provide bigger city amenities in mid-sized form with below average living costs.
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Old 12-07-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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I’d say Harrisburg and Albany, depending on if one feels they are big enough, would offer shorter commutes and relatively affordable housing with that income(and even quite a bit lower).
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Atlanta a capital city, and Sacramento.
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:25 PM
 
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Atlanta, Columbus, Indianapolis
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Old 12-07-2018, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Anywhere not on a coast.

And even some places that *are* on a coast.
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