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Old 06-07-2009, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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For me, initially it was the jobs available and being created. But after living in Sarasota, Florida for a few years , I have changed my mind. Crime has become a great concern throughout our nation; but it seems worse where the population is more transient, like here. We just had a woman shot in the face, when she looked out her bedroom window!!!!! HORRIFYING!!!!! Now I'll consider the crime rate more important for a good quality of life. What do other people think?
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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Size, geographic location (region of country, proximity to other cities, etc.), job market
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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1. Weather
2. Cost of Living
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:16 PM
 
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Crime
Schools
Size (Not too big - not too tiny)
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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-cost of living
-character
-things to do

I can get away from crime easily. I used to think size mattered until I traveled to places that had far less to offer than my city of half its size.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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weather, crime
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Diversity/Cosmopolitanism

Education: High school graduates, BA, MA, PhD, proximity to several major universities and colleges

Density, amount of people who rely on transit, extent of transit

Amount of cultural amenities: Theatres, libraries, etc.

Large amount of quality dining, coffee shops, etc.
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Old 06-08-2009, 12:03 AM
 
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1. Cost Of Living

2. Crime

3. Weather

4. Economy

5. Size

in that order, but they're all important
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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What brought me back to Houston, in order of importance:

1. Ability to find employment
2. Proximity to family
3. Excellent nightlife
4. Excellent daylife
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Omaha
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Economy
Cost of Living
Crime
Size
Nightlife
Proximity to other major cities
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