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Old 04-05-2007, 05:37 PM
 
Location: NE Florida
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What in your opinion would be the best place to go to start a new life? If you where just 2 years out of college and had very litle debt and a lot of great work expericance where would you go? I'm looking for someplace with a lot of young people, safe, cheap and a lot of outdoor activity and nightlife. Can anyone suggest a place to start over?
This may be a totally off the wall idea.
But I would go to work for a cruise line.
How often do you have the chance to do something before your tied to a job/house/family.
With so many people "crusing" nowdays the chance to make contacts could be very interesting. Not to mention the places you would be able to see.

Karla
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Time was, it was Go To California! I did, it worked out fine.

My sincere advice to any young person reading this now: don't. It's not a good place for young people anymore.
Is it really a good place for ANYONE, anymore???
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Helena, MT
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Seattle Wa. great city, and has everything you are looking for. . tons of outdoor opportunities. . .also lots of places in Colorado, and if you want the east cost. .Asheville NC, or Burlington Vermont, or North Conway New Hampshire. . I don't know about the "cheap" qualifier but if you are young you gotta start some place. . .
I was thinking Seattle, too, but it's definitely not cheap. You'll probably want to get some roommates, but I've had tons of friends who moved there right after college and loved it. There's lots to do, but it's all expensive.

Or, you could move somewhere outdoorsy like Missoula, Montana, but your nightlife would be less. However, it's a university town with lots of little local bands and folks coming over from Spokane. You'd meet lots of people your own age and could have a great time in the mountains.
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:54 PM
 
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This may be a totally off the wall idea.
But I would go to work for a cruise line.
How often do you have the chance to do something before your tied to a job/house/family.
With so many people "crusing" nowdays the chance to make contacts could be very interesting. Not to mention the places you would be able to see.

Karla
Great Idea...
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:37 PM
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Location: Wisconsin
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This may be a totally off the wall idea.
But I would go to work for a cruise line.
How often do you have the chance to do something before your tied to a job/house/family.
With so many people "crusing" nowdays the chance to make contacts could be very interesting. Not to mention the places you would be able to see.

Karla
This is great advice. Wish I would have done this when I was young and free.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:37 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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New Orleans.


At least that's where I am going in 2 weeks. The situation in New Orleans appeals to me like no other, I love the history and decadence of the place, and it's ripe to new people and ideas...because it really is that messed up.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Why not move to Virginia Beach?
I was thinking about going to Virginia Beach because they really cleaned it up in the last couple of years. Its also still really cheap compared to Northern Virginia.
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Old 04-08-2007, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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This may be a totally off the wall idea.
But I would go to work for a cruise line.
How often do you have the chance to do something before your tied to a job/house/family.
With so many people "crusing" nowdays the chance to make contacts could be very interesting. Not to mention the places you would be able to see.

Karla
I don't think thats for me. I was talking to one of the waiters the last time I was on a cruise and he said that they are out to sea for 6 months straight. The only break they get is when they pull into port and they get three hours off to go to Wallmart for supplies!
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Old 04-08-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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DO NOT COME TO PHOENIX.

I moved here from Washington DC for much the same reasons as the original poster. I looked at the real estate prices in DC and thought I would never be able to afford a place. I thought "Hey, everyone seems to be moving to Arizona...great place to start again."

HUGE MISTAKE. I am outta here in the middle of May and heading back east. Phoenix is a cultural wasteland, traffic is a mess, you have to drive everywhere for everything, people are at lot less sophisticated (especially compared to the East Coast), and the job prospects here for high-paying jobs stink. The whole appeal of the desert wore off after about 6 months and my first dust storm. And the word "heat" has a totally different meaning out here. Don't buy the whole "It's a dry heat" nonsense.

My advice, visit some places out West. The Pacific Northwest is a great place and there are many beautiful areas. Portland is nice. Seattle is wonderful but expensive. Denver is another great area. Bay area is wonderful but expensive. SoCal is alright but I would stick with San Diego and avoid LA (basically has the same problems as Phoenix, just worse). California also has the cost problem.

In the end, I would really think long and hard what is important to you. One thing that Phoenix did do for me is get me to finally see what I value. I realized that buying a cookie-cutter in the burbs is not for me and I enjoy neighborhoods, culture, etc. I'm willing to sacrifice the SFH in the burbs with an attached garage (blah) for what is important in life...well important in my mind.
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Seattle Wa. great city, and has everything you are looking for. . tons of outdoor opportunities. . .also lots of places in Colorado, and if you want the east cost. .Asheville NC, or Burlington Vermont, or North Conway New Hampshire. . I don't know about the "cheap" qualifier but if you are young you gotta start some place. . .

I don't know about Seatle because of the weather. I used to live in Nashua New Hampshire and I loved it. I should have stayed there
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