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Old 06-22-2008, 04:53 PM
 
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I just finished a Ba degree, and I'm contemplating moving to the U.S. I also want to start my own business. and I want to move because I want a change of pace. I need help finding a location.

Things to consider:

I have no children, Im in my mid twenties, I am a single female. I love big cities like New York, Toronto, Chicago, and even San Francisco.... however, I am curious to other places as well.I know that I look for everything a big city has to offer, but Im also looking for a safe, multi-cultural, low cost for housing, safe place to raise children, and all the perks of city living. If there is a beach close by, even better because I like to do many activities such as biking, hiking and camping.

Im excited to start a new chapter in my life and the town that I currently live in is no longer up to my expectations.


Im open to anywhere on the map but that's what Im looking for!!Can anyone help?..I'd love some suggestions.
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Old 06-22-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Pittsburgh has everything that you are looking for except the beach. It's a few hours to the MD or NJ shoreline. However, there are plenty of parks and forests in the area that will offer biking, hiking and camping. The job market there is better than most in the USA right now.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:56 PM
 
Location: dfw
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San Diego?
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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San Diego fits the bill except the housing cost are insane. Also the gang and homeless problems are unbearable. I got the heck out of there and moved to Montana.
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Old 06-24-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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Austin, except for the beach. But, it has tons of lakes and rivers, along with hiking, biking, and camping.
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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Austin is a good suggestion. It has the vibrancy of a large city, but with much lower costs.

As for major (giant) cities, Philadelphia, Houston, and Atlanta are probably the most affordable (NYC, Boston, San Francisco, LA, Chicago, San Diego, etc. are all going to be expensive).
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Old 06-24-2008, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Omaha, Denver, Houston?
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Old 06-24-2008, 04:12 PM
 
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Minneapolis is nice because it doesn't overwhelm your senses, yet has everything that cities of its size (and of some that are larger) should have. It is safe, and diverse. Housing isn't cheap, but it is far from other cities of its class. The city is noted for its extensive park system, and the culture here is very orientated toward nature. There aren't the beaches, but lakes abound (even in the core of the city) and hiking, biking and camping are ubiquitous here. Minneapolis is also pretty conducive to business. The population is educated and the economy is diversified. I would also suggest places like Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Denver.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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The only thing about Minneapolis, though, is that the weather can be constricting to one who likes to be outdoors all the time.

Pittsburgh is extremely affordable, and not quite as harsh of a climate, so maybe Pitt.
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Old 06-24-2008, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Western Mass.
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I just finished a Ba degree, and I'm contemplating moving to the U.S. I also want to start my own business. and I want to move because I want a change of pace. I need help finding a location.

Things to consider:

I have no children, Im in my mid twenties, I am a single female. I love big cities like New York, Toronto, Chicago, and even San Francisco.... however, I am curious to other places as well.I know that I look for everything a big city has to offer, but Im also looking for a safe, multi-cultural, low cost for housing, safe place to raise children, and all the perks of city living. If there is a beach close by, even better because I like to do many activities such as biking, hiking and camping.

Im excited to start a new chapter in my life and the town that I currently live in is no longer up to my expectations.


Im open to anywhere on the map but that's what Im looking for!!Can anyone help?..I'd love some suggestions.
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