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Old 12-31-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Abilene, Tx; Lubbock, Tx; Waco, Tx; College Station, Tx..pretty much, any mid-sized town in Texas will fit the bill. The college towns have better public transit, so that's why they went to the top of the list.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Jackson, MS
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Old 12-31-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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Greenville SC is supposed to be a great small city if you don't need a job.
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Old 01-01-2010, 02:51 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Champaign, IL (population 80,000) combined with neighboring Urbana and Savoy at 125,000

Politics: Its on the moderate to liberal side since it partially share a huge university with Urbana.
Cost of living: Not high, 2008 median house value was $150,000 and median rent $775
Crime: A little higher than national average, but low murder rate
Weather: Central Illinois, so average winter is around 20s or 30s

Peoria,IL( population, 114,000)

Politics: I think its moderate
Cost of living: median house value $125,000 median rent $639
Crime: Northside is better, southside higher crime
Weather: central Illinois with winters right up your alley.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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Abilene, Tx; Lubbock, Tx; Waco, Tx; College Station, Tx..pretty much, any mid-sized town in Texas will fit the bill. The college towns have better public transit, so that's why they went to the top of the list.
He has no reason to live in College Station unless he's going to school. There's little for him to do there.

Lubbock has a bad crime rate so I doubt that's what he wants and like College Station, there's no reason to live there unless he's going to school there. Not much to do unless you are a student and Lubbock is 300 miles out in the middle of nowhere.

Waco has as bad of a crime rate as Lubbock. I want to say the same thing about Abilene as well and like Lubbock, it's out in no where.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Denver via Austin
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He has no reason to live in College Station unless he's going to school. There's little for him to do there.

Lubbock has a bad crime rate so I doubt that's what he wants and like College Station, there's no reason to live there unless he's going to school there. Not much to do unless you are a student and Lubbock is 300 miles out in the middle of nowhere.

Waco has as bad of a crime rate as Lubbock. I want to say the same thing about Abilene as well and like Lubbock, it's out in no where.
I think you're making the crime seem worse than it really is. It is true that Lubbock has a higher crime rate than average, but that is largely due to the city's recent growth and the police force is adapting. In the 17 years I've lived here, I have not once been the victim of a crime.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:41 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Albany, NY

It has some sketchy areas, but they're pretty avoidable considering your budget.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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There is crime everywhere.

Fear for your lives!!!
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Old 01-23-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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I think you're making the crime seem worse than it really is. It is true that Lubbock has a higher crime rate than average, but that is largely due to the city's recent growth and the police force is adapting. In the 17 years I've lived here, I have not once been the victim of a crime.
Just because it doesn't happen to you doesn't mean it doesn't happen. You must really choke from sticking your head in the sand that deep.

There was an incident several years ago when a group of thugs were going into the bathroom at the mall in Lubbock and walking up to guys using the urinals, bashing their heads into the wall then taking their wallets before they could react. They finally got caught because they tried that on an undercover cop who pulled his gun out when they were closing in on him.

With a higher rate of crime, one must heighten his or her awareness proportionately.

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There is crime everywhere.
What is your point? Some places have much higher levels or crime compared to others. That's what's important to watch.
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