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Old 01-28-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Move to a better part of DC. I hope to relocate up that way in the near future. Can't get enough of the place.
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Old 01-28-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Id Say Atlanta alot of wealthy black people in Atlanta not to mention all the educated blacks there that come from the HBCU clark morehouse and spelman
The OP said "safe" city (as in low crime), though. Atlanta's crime rate while not as bad as DCs overall, rivals the big boys.

And many of the professional and degree-carrying black folks here live in the suburbs like the rest. The "obvious" larger cities are no longer the trend - see earlier posts by others for the newer alternatives. Career-goal blacks are not limited to DC and Atlanta - there are thriving "educated" black communities throughout the East Coast now, in smaller market areas.
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Old 01-28-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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To sum it up quickly, I'm going to college soon and I plan on moving out of this general area (arkansas) and I was wondering where I might find a lot of young educated black people. I know that their are bad areas in every city, so i'm fairly lenient on that, but I was born in DC and I just don't want to have to deal with 'that' type of violence all the time >.>
Charlotte, Atlanta, Raleigh, Hampton Roads.

Someone would say Washington DC or Prince George's likely on a question like this but it is really expensive (much more than AK) and i think (in my opinion) it is economically divided.
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Old 01-28-2009, 04:05 PM
 
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I'd agree about Houston (but it's too hot) or Atlanta (but it's too hot). Maybe Chicago?

I also wonder why it matters. It could be 96% black (PG, Md.) or 3% black (SLC), if you have a good job and can make friends, you're set.
I kind of agree. Even in my city, I found a census tract or part of a neighborhood that was just under 60% Black with a low poverty rate(8.1% according to last census) and that has many Black professional people there. There are other similar neighborhoods that have "decent" Black populations too in the city I live in. With that said, I think the OP is looking for cities where it is more prevalent in terms of what they are looking for.

Here's information on the neighborhood that I was talking about, btw:Census Tract 36.02, Onondaga County, New York - Fact Sheet - American FactFinder
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Old 01-28-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Augusta GA
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I agree with Atlantagreg, Atlanta has been in the top 3 cities with the highest crime rate several times, a couple times at number 1. Hardly one of the safest cities.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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come to North Jersey. Its cheaper then living in NY, we have some good schools and every type of ethnic group lives here, no one truly dominates.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I'd agree about Houston (but it's too hot) or Atlanta (but it's too hot). Maybe Chicago?

I also wonder why it matters. It could be 96% black (PG, Md.) or 3% black (SLC), if you have a good job and can make friends, you're set.
Maybe people would say it would be too cold in Chicago. You can't really escape extreme weather.
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: moving again
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I also wonder why it matters. It could be 96% black (PG, Md.) or 3% black (SLC), if you have a good job and can make friends, you're set.
96%? Facts are a bit messed up there. PG county is 62% black

and it's actually a very good place to live, outside of the beltway that is, where many affluent black communities are located
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Old 01-28-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I would say that the housing communities inside the beltway aren't that bad. Just stay away from the apartments communities. But yeah, the outer beltway is better and very affluent.
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