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View Poll Results: Where would you most want to live?
Atlanta 6 4.65%
Charlotte 14 10.85%
Raleigh 8 6.20%
Washington, DC 7 5.43%
Nashville 5 3.88%
Charleston, SC 12 9.30%
Denver 18 13.95%
Austin 14 10.85%
Las Vegas 7 5.43%
San Diego 29 22.48%
Tampa Bay 9 6.98%
Voters: 129. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-18-2007, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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Where is Palm Desert??? Being a California gal, I had to pick San Diego, even though I would never move there because it is too crowded for a bird like me!
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:08 AM
 
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Just in case this list seems random:

My main point for the poll was to gauge the popularity of the 10 or so places I've narrowed down starting my career in. I'm 26, single, soon to be attorney, and love (1) the outdoors (2) politics (3) the southern lifestyle (but certain cities, like San Diego, could convince me to leave. DC would definitely be the best for my career, NC for family, and anywhere else is just because these seem to be the best overall cities in the South and the West.

Any opinions on which would be best for my situation?
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: The Bay State
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Yikes I would not want to live in any of these places, possibly excepting Denver. And yes, I have been to most of them (8 out of 11).

If you meant to add "if money were not a factor" to your question, I guess San Diego would be OK too.

In your particular situation (age, liking the South, being a lawyer and all), I 'd probably go for Austin, Atlanta or maybe Charlotte.

By way of comparison, where did you grow up and where do you live now?
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Wi for the summer--Vegas in the winter
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Just in case this list seems random:

My main point for the poll was to gauge the popularity of the 10 or so places I've narrowed down starting my career in. I'm 26, single, soon to be attorney, and love (1) the outdoors (2) politics (3) the southern lifestyle (but certain cities, like San Diego, could convince me to leave. DC would definitely be the best for my career, NC for family, and anywhere else is just because these seem to be the best overall cities in the South and the West.

Any opinions on which would be best for my situation?
I would suggest you check more into AUSTIN, TEXAS. I think it would be a good "Fit" for you.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:14 AM
 
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Thanks for your suggestion. Austin does sound amazing. My only problem with it is its isolation-- almost 1000 miles from everyone I know (mainly East Coast, some California) and its vast distance from good beaches, national parks, and other cities that one would want to visit as a tourist.

Plus, I'm concerned that the University of Texas law graduates will take all the already few law jobs (be a different story if I was in tech). Also, they will all have their friends already.

I've asked this on the board before, but does Austin really offer that much more than a place like Raleigh, Charlotte, or Atlanta? (The only live music I'm into is country, definitely not indie-rock)
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:16 AM
 
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After I graduate from college next year I plan to go to either Nashville TN or Atlanta Georgia. Been to both places and I am impressed with both cities. They both got alot to offer.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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If I were a newbie lawyer I'd pick DC and move on from there later if you want. The creds you can pick up by working at a govt or allied job could give you a foot up in a subsequent career.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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If I were a newbie lawyer I'd pick DC and move on from there later if you want. The creds you can pick up by working at a govt or allied job could give you a foot up in a subsequent career.
Very helpful advice Sgoldie. It's probably what I'll end up doing. I just wish DC wasn't the place that reminded me most of cities I hated living in (New York, Boston). Despite growing up there, there's not a lot I like about the Northeast. DC, however, seems like a real cool city-- just hoping its more like Raleigh than Boston.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Happy wherever I am - Florida now
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My cousin's son recently moved into the top govt affairs position at one of the biggest companies in the country after just a few short years in DC, and he didn't have a law degree. He started out right out of college at a think tank and moved on to an aide position to get there.
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:38 AM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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If I were a newbie lawyer I'd pick DC and move on from there later if you want. The creds you can pick up by working at a govt or allied job could give you a foot up in a subsequent career.
I second this. I would recommend going to DC due to career benefits. If you receive a stellar job opportunity in one of the other cities that piques your interest more than DC, I'd say to take that, but if starting from scratch, DC is probably the best place to be.
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