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View Poll Results: Best city for young professional?
New York City 15 17.65%
Chicago 19 22.35%
Los Angeles 2 2.35%
Atlanta 2 2.35%
San Francisco 4 4.71%
Washington DC 2 2.35%
Philadelphia 4 4.71%
Boston 2 2.35%
Miami 1 1.18%
Dallas 1 1.18%
Seattle 6 7.06%
Houston 14 16.47%
Charlotte 4 4.71%
Other? 9 10.59%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-15-2009, 08:43 PM
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Originally Posted by Rachael84 View Post
I grew up in NY and I do perfectly fine here. I end up saving nearly 35% my income after paying rent, bills, loans. If you don't live a materialistic extravagant lifestyle, you'll do just fine. My fiance and I do.
Word - NY is tough, and expensive, but you can make it work without being particularly well-off if you know what you're doing.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:13 PM
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I would say that if you are starting out, implying you won't have alot of money, yet want a good company, either Houston or Chicagoland. NYC is a very expensive city, otherwise it would be an obvious pick. You can make Chicago or Houston work on an income starting out and still have a good time.
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:56 PM
Location: ITP
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The great thing about living in a big country like ours is that we have a lot of choices, so I refuse to choose only one option from the choices above. What's even better is that each city has something different to offer for different types.

One more thing, if you're going to make a list of great cities for young professionals, then you had better include Austin, Portland, and most of all Denver.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:58 AM
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I much prefer the West Coast, so my answer is biased toward the West. LA and San Fran are neck and neck for choices for me. Seattle would run 3rd. I have only lived in 2 of those cities, LA for 17 years and Seattle for 4. I have been to San Fran many times to visit friends though.

The pay for my job would be best in LA. Seattle doesn't pay that well and their cost of living seems to have increased quite a bit while their pay hasn't, so that is a consideration. It is an awesome city though.

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