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Old 11-29-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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I really think that Portland, ME may be a good option for you as well. You could find an apartment downtown in your price range, very young and Liberal area, probably one of the best mid-sized city restaurant scenes in the country.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:30 PM
 
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4) New Orleans. My niece is a ditzy girly-girl. She is doing fine there. Nothing to be afraid of.
Do you know what area she lives in?




Currently my parents are pushing for Chicago so I won't be too far from home. I realize it's realistic, but something doesn't feel appealing about the place...
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:34 PM
 
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Check out Minneapolis. Good opportunities in your field here, and the cities do have character.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:39 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Forget Bayonne and Albany.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:50 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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Check out St Louis. Massive amount of character and history. The downtown has gone through a major renovation and keeps building on the momentum. Great arts, culture, diversity, and public transit. The city has some of the best architecture in the U.S. with great urban neighborhoods.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:07 AM
 
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Forget Bayonne and Albany.
Why? Also, Saratoga Springs would be nice due to the tourism there, the Spa scene(it is nicknamed the Spa City) and has Skidmore and Empire State Colleges for her friends. It's also close enough to Albany-Schenectady-Troy to enjoy what they have to offer. You also would be close to the Adirondacks and places like Lake George and Lake Placid too.

Also, if the OP wants something with character and a bit warmer, try the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Plenty of history, Colonel Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, a growing area and much more.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Asheville, NC
Charleston, SC
Madison, WI
Boston, Ma

Madison doesn't really have the character of the others, but for some reason, I've always liked that city. I'm surprised that this is the first time Boston has been mentioned. It would be my first pick for what you're looking for. Affordability might be a problem though. Good luck!
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Old 11-30-2009, 10:19 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for your opinions and information. At the moment I am leaning towards Denver, and will be heading down there next week to do a little apartment and job searching.

If it fails, I'll be back to this thread!
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Old 12-06-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Why? Also, Saratoga Springs would be nice due to the tourism there, the Spa scene(it is nicknamed the Spa City) and has Skidmore and Empire State Colleges for her friends. It's also close enough to Albany-Schenectady-Troy to enjoy what they have to offer. You also would be close to the Adirondacks and places like Lake George and Lake Placid too.

Also, if the OP wants something with character and a bit warmer, try the Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Plenty of history, Colonel Williamsburg, Virginia Beach, a growing area and much more.
I thinks some people are saying to forget Albany because, although the city may character, the OP wants a big city with a downtown that caters well to 22 yr olds who like to do normal 22 yr old things.

I think cities like Minneapolis, Denver, Austin, San Diego, New Orleans, and Nashville would be great fits.
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