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Old 11-05-2008, 06:48 PM
 
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Hey everyone....

I'm a newcomer to the US. I'm on the verge of getting a job that will pay between 40 - 45,000 a year.

As a non-immigrant visitor the US who will stay in the US for maybe 3 or 4 years.

I would probably be placed in the following cities and the choice would probably be left to me.

El Paso, Tx
Flint, MI
Detroit, MI
NY

Could someone tell me which of these cities/towns/places would be....

Safe>Affordable for my salary for a family of two>and have the best Quality of Life...?

I am not much of an outdoor person, and I will be busy with my job anyway to hang out or have fun.

Please do reply if you can. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Flint and New York are like the same thing, really.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, Detroit is pretty dangerous, and i think flint is too. I don't know much about El Paso and new York is really expensive.
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:52 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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None of the above.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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If you are guaranteed a job, and you aren't vested in the community, Detroit can be pretty good. The City of Detroit only has a couple places that would be worth considering, but there are alot of nice places in inner-suburban and suburban areas. It is one of the cheapest cities in the counry and the places worth living in are quite safe.
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Flint and Detroit may be somewhat dangerous and scary for a new comer, but New York you cannot live in on $40k a year. That leaves El Paso. I'm sure parts of Detroit or Flint are nice, but the overall perception of the area is not good.

Are these your only options?
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:32 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I have never been real fond of Flint, and times have gotten tougher there in the recent years. Detroit, while suffering some major setbacks and VERY bad public image really isn't that bad of a place. There are some real nasty areas for sure, but every large city has those. There are some really nice neighborhoods and suburbs around there. El Paso for me wasn't that much. I was too used to green landscapes and rivers that were not septic system brown. Met some nice people there though. NYC I haven't lived, and try not to even pass through if I can help it, so cannot help at all
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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El Paso, its not too bad.
Compared to the rest it seems...
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