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Old 01-31-2009, 04:37 PM
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hi, im doing some research on finishing my what would be highschool education in america and was looking for some recomendations on what are good places to live in and around from ages 17+

I am looking for anywhere on the east coast, although no more north then NY state. I would like to live in a smaller size city, and somewhere quite suburban. I would like to education to be of a reasonable standered but a good youth culture and things to do take precident.

Any feedback is apreciated, positive or negative i just need a point in the right direction.

thanks!
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Will you be paying rent for an apartment or is this more of an exchange student type of thing?
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:36 PM
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Paying rent for a studio space idealy or something similar
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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What size city do you want? You said smaller size but what do you want the population to be?
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:32 AM
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Nothing to big around 200,000 - 1m but that's more flexable if it's the right location then I would be happy for anything bigger\smaller
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Old 02-01-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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Savannah, Georgia
Miami, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Little Rock, AR
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Austin, Texas.
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Old 02-01-2009, 11:45 AM
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thanks, ill look into those
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Savannah, Georgia
Miami, Florida
Jacksonville, Florida
Tampa, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
All of those cities have high crime rates. They combine for over 500 murders a year and have expensive rent. Miami is a place where thugs shot and rob people with out of state tags - not a very good place for a teenager from a foreign country.

As an 18 yr old student you need 2 things: safety and affordability. US cities that offer both would include Lexington KY, Knoxville TN, among many others. I live in Lexington and I know you can get a low end studio in a safe area for around $400 - Knoxville would be similar.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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Nothing to big around 200,000 - 1m but that's more flexable if it's the right location then I would be happy for anything bigger\smaller
Providence RI. about 180,000 people... Great Schools (Providence College, Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, Johnson and Wales U, University of Rhode Island, etc... a bunch are just outside the city too). Roger Williams, Salve Regina, Bryant Univ, UMass Dartmouth and another URI campus are close to Providence but in more suburban areas.

It's also a 1 hour train ride to Boston (45 minute drive) and right next to the ocean.

NY City is South of Providence but New York State continues all the way to Canada... I think Maine (maybe northern NH) are the only two places further North than New York State in the Northeast.
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