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Old 01-04-2007, 03:40 PM
 
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Hi, I will be graduating from FSU in August and want to move to a new city. I would like move to another state, since I have lived in Florida all my life. I was really thinking about Chicago, NYC. etc. However I just visited NYC for the first time and realized that "big city life" is not for me!! I cant deal with the crowds, traffic, walking 8 blocks to get to a walgreens lol, dependence on public transportation, etc. But I dont want to live in a small town either. Any suggestions for a mid-sized city that has a good nightlife scene and a good amount of young professionals?? (I had been thinking about Providence, RI.) Or maybe there are big cities that arent as crazy as NYC!? Thanks for any advice...
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:38 PM
 
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Well, no other city in this country is quite as crazy as New York. It can be incredibly overwhelming and intimidating, just the fast pace, the feelings of claustrophobia, the honking horns, and those "lovely" smells as well; especially for someone leaving the comforts of their home state for the first time. So any city you choose will certainly be less chaotic than NYC. Do you have any sort of other preference in terms of weather, cost of living or with jobs in a certain industry? Atlanta has a good deal of nightlife and young professionals and isn't nearly as "urban" as New York in that there's much more breathing room, but I'm not sure if that's sort of not far enough away from Florida for you if you're looking for some distance. You may want to try cities out West where the large cities are less imposing and more sprawly and suburban in nature if that's what suits you. Places like Austin or San Diego or Las Vegas or even Seattle and Portland all have decent nightlife and high numbers of young professionals. I think Chicago is a good choice as well, and within Chicago, you can always choose to live in more residential and quiet neighborhoods rather than the bustling downtown area, or if the city as a whole isn't for you, then the suburbs could do just as well.
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