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Old 10-14-2019, 03:57 AM
 
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NYC, Boston, Silicon Valley/San Francisco
The OP didn’t say anything about their job skills. Boston and the Bay Area are challenging if you don’t have some very specific skills and are a top performer. It’s very Darwinian.
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:35 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Sounds like the OP will really enjoy the Washington DC area, probably the most Type A place in the country outside of New York City. Though the cost of living will be many times higher than San Antonio.
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Old 10-14-2019, 05:52 AM
 
Location: NC
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Find a city with a high cost of living. That’s where people like you want to live. And that is where just by living there you will get fed off everyone else’s success.
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Old 10-14-2019, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I think the OP described the Northeast Corridor to a "T." Boston, NYC and DC have been mentioned numerous times, but the Philadelphia and Baltimore areas, too, are absolutely widely consumed by the rat-racy, accomplishment-driven culture. The "time is money" crowd, if you will. The latter two are also much more budget friendly coming from a city like San Antonio.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:08 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee and Atlanta
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If cost is not a factor, New York--it's a no brainer and no US city comes close.

It's one of the best in the world. Don't even look at other cities, because New York will offer any and all cosmopolitan experiences you need.

Second choice options, but way below NYC's tier:
Boston
Washington DC
San Francisco
Seattle
Los Angeles
Chicago

The best mid-sized metro (2 to 4 million) for what you are looking for, in my opinion, is Denver, followed by Minneapolis/St Paul.
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Old 10-14-2019, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Washington DC and the reason I didn't choose any other big cities is because of raising a family possibly in the future.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:05 AM
 
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Honestly DC, NYC and Boston fit the bill the most.
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Old 10-15-2019, 11:43 AM
 
Location: New York City
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It doesn't seem like budget is a concern for you... so New York, New York, New York.

LA would be my number 2.

DC and a few others are great, but based on your post, you might grow restless over time.

London is also an excellent choice.
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