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Old 11-29-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Along U.S. 90 in Louisiana
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I plan on moving somewhere out of state when I graduate high school in May. I am originally from Louisiana. I have made a list of my likes, and have considered certain states also. I will be 18, so if you have any suggestions about what cities I should consider moving to, those will be highly apprieciated.

-I like cities to have friendly people and a low crime rate.

-I hope to bring some of my friends/family members with me, so I would like some affordable apartments/homes, and a very fun nightlife.

-I like rivers and lakes, I learned I like to hang around them because it seems so peaceful.

-I want the city to have a population of over 35,000, it can be lower as long as it is in a metro area, remember I'm young, so a small country town will not do for me.

-The unemployment rate must be low. I will bring money with me when I move, but it won't last long. Trust me.

-And I don't know how important this will be, but I am black, and I like cities that are ethnically diverse, but I'll settle for any city, irregardless of it's demographics.

Here are the states that I've considered:
Northern Mississippi
Tennessee
Kentucky
Arkansas
Kansas
Nebraska
Georgia
Indiana

The reason that Texas and Oklahoma aren't on the list because I have family living there, and it's not that I want to avoid family, I don't want them to think I'm following them. But I will still consider suggestions from these two states.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: DC
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Have you considered Minneapolis? I don't know what you think about winter, but it is definitely known for its lakes and outdoorsy activities. Minneapolis is also one of the healthiest and well-educated cities in the country.
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Old 12-01-2009, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Houston
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The reason that Texas and Oklahoma aren't on the list because I have family living there, and it's not that I want to avoid family, I don't want them to think I'm following them. But I will still consider suggestions from these two states.
Haha! That's understandable. Texas is a big state. Where does your family live? You could probably move to a desirable city that is still hundreds of miles away from your family.
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Along U.S. 90 in Louisiana
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I have family in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas, and I have family in McAlister, OK, and Tulsa, OK.
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:02 PM
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Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
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I would say Atlanta for fun & night life...why not Florida??? You have Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Tallahassee & Miami. You still be rather close to Louisiana as well!!!
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Old 12-02-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I have family in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas, and I have family in McAlister, OK, and Tulsa, OK.
Well if your 18, San Antonio and Austin would be great. So many people from Texas head for Austin right after high school. You'll fit right in. I would have done the same, but parents live right out side of Austin and it was too close to home for me. San Antonio is a pretty underrated town on a national level. It's very cheap you shouldn't have too much trouble finding a job. Also, if your interested in college, UT San Antonio, is cheap, has a high acceptance rate, and is one of the fastest growing schools in the country. Of course, then there's UT Austin...

Anyway, I would highly recommend looking into those two cities, especially Austin. It's a great town for people right out of high school.
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