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Old 02-18-2009, 10:42 PM
 
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I am considering moving to a different state as I've been living in the near the Houston suburbs for a while. Im 19 years old and looking to move to a different state because I am looking for change of scenery. I am basically going to go to a community college there and hopefully gain state residency so I can transfer to a university later on. What place would you recommend for someone who's going to live by himself alone in an apartment that's a college student?
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Richmond
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Richmond, Virginia is a lovely place to start !
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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Tallahassee, Florida
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Tucson, Arizona

Those cities have a community college and a 4 year college. The community college in those cities is essentially a feeder school to the 4 year college. The community college and 4 year college work closely together in those cities. Florida State would be hard to get into regularly but it should be easier if you establish state residency and transfer from the community college. Since these cities have big state universities, there are a lot of apartments for students. These cities will be easy to adjust to if you're from Houston.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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Kinda hard to answer, not knowing your likes and dislikes (beaches, mountains, nightlife, pro sports, what profession are you aiming for). If it were me, I'd head to either Jacksonville FL, Knoxville TN, Raleigh NC or Columbia SC. I'm a fan of living in the SE, but you'll get more replies if you get a bit more specific.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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State residency generally requires a lot more than going to a community college.

You will have to prove you are independent from your parents/guardians, meaning they can't claim you on the taxes. If you cannot, then your residency is determined by where they reside.

Some states also will not give you state residency if you have only lived in the state incident to college enrollment.

You will need to check each state's residency requirements, as renting an apartment and going to the community college generally will not qualify you for in state tuition.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:04 AM
 
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You have to live in a state for a certain time period (ranges from 6 months to 2 years) to establish state residency. Even if the OP was an out of state student at the community college, he would probably be in state by the time he started at the regular college.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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We need more info. Budget, urban or suburban, weather, etc.

You could look into St. Louis. Good colleges in the area, including a few community colleges. Low cost of living. There's the Central West End area, which seems to be a college student's domain.
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Old 02-19-2009, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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wow, very vague.
i can say Barrow, Alaska with it being the perfect match because i don't know your preferences or your pros and cons.

But when i turned 18 i went to Community college then transferred into a university also. I lived in Jersey City with my girl friend, her friend, and my friend. It had great night life, it was pretty affordable, it was VERY close to NYC, and it had a great variety of diversity.
I was glad with where i started my adult life in Jersey City.
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Old 02-19-2009, 01:09 PM
 
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My budget isn't too high, i'm probably going to rent an apartment around 400-600 dollars a month. Weather I don't really care for as long as it isn't super cold.

I was thinking of somewhere in florida or arizona but I'm not sure yet. Might be an exciting place to live. I want a place that is in a middle/upper class suburb that is close to a city where there is a lot to do.

I don't think California is realistic for me right, as it is way out of my budget range.

Also, a city that isn't old or anything, as in having new shops and stores.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I am considering moving to a different state as I've been living in the near the Houston suburbs for a while. Im 19 years old and looking to move to a different state because I am looking for change of scenery. I am basically going to go to a community college there and hopefully gain state residency so I can transfer to a university later on. What place would you recommend for someone who's going to live by himself alone in an apartment that's a college student?
Well remember Texas offers lots of diversity when it comes to topography.
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