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Old 06-20-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Could you define "urban". I think it is a term that means a lot of different things to different people.

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Have you checked out Boulder, Colorado? I don't live there.. I'm in the "rainy" Seattle area, which by the way is sunny today!!!
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Old 06-21-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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richmond, va? providence, RI?
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Old 06-21-2008, 09:00 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I would say Farmington,NM, its a small town of 40,000+ with a VERY good economy, the town is really booming and jobs are easy to come by,weather is somewhat mild but no green but plenty of activities.

Tulsa,OK is another choice but with humidity, from what I hear its very nice
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Old 06-22-2008, 12:39 AM
 
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Hmmm....how about Santa Fe? The climate is good, there's a ton of culture, and it's "somewhat urban," as you say.
Cost of living is a bit high there, though not any higher than most cities on the coasts.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for the ideas. I checked out a lot of them.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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I would say Farmington,NM, its a small town of 40,000+ with a VERY good economy, the town is really booming and jobs are easy to come by,weather is somewhat mild but no green but plenty of activities.

Tulsa,OK is another choice but with humidity, from what I hear its very nice


I tired looking at jobs for Farmington but, all I could really find were health jobs. Is there a special web site to look up jobs?
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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hey bella have you checked the midwest? how about chicago or indianapolis? that shouldnt be to harsh of winters and summers. great job opportunities, great condo values if your looking for those, great locations weather wise, economically, transportation, and culture. louisville or cincinatti wouldnt be bad choices either. and those cities are great for baseball games if you like to go to those.

good luck with your journey
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:13 AM
 
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richmond, va? providence, RI?
I was actually looking at those places a couple years ago but, it seems like the cost of living is really high compared to wages. Or if you do make good money you have a long commute. I was really liking RI.

Sometimes it's difficult to research cities online or even when you take a vacation. I'm originally from Vegas and almost 2 years ago I moved to a small town near Yosemite National Park in California. Prior to moving here I visited once a year (have family here) and I researched jobs and cost of living. I even checked some apts out when I was on vacation. Everything thing seemed really good. So I moved out here. I'll tell you what, the results are completely different than my research. The cost of living is all right but the wages are so low, you can't afford anything.

Okay, sorry I'm venting :-) I guess my thought/question is that if you have relocated and did a lot of research, did your research match your results?

For instance, it seems like an accountant (mid-level) would make about $50,000-60,000 out in the East coast. But when I research the cost of living I don't believe that would be enough income to live in a decent area plus pay for school loans, a car, and save. What's your thought?
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:16 AM
 
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hey bella have you checked the midwest? how about chicago or indianapolis? that shouldnt be to harsh of winters and summers. great job opportunities, great condo values if your looking for those, great locations weather wise, economically, transportation, and culture. louisville or cincinatti wouldnt be bad choices either. and those cities are great for baseball games if you like to go to those.

good luck with your journey
I've been to Chicago......toooooooo cold :-0

I've checked out St. Louis and really liked it. I even have a friend out therd. But when I research the city it doesn't seem like there are that many jobs out there. And if I could find an accounting job I would only make in the low to mid 30's
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