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Old 01-01-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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I will be graduating with a masters degree in Higher Education within the next six months. My family (husband, two preschool aged children and myself) currently live in the Northeast. However, my husband hates the weather and with the job market being as it is he would like me to expand my job search nation wide.

With this in mind, our criteria would be to live in or near a large, urban area. I will be working on a college campus, so in close proximity to one large university or multiple colleges and universities will help. We want warmer weather, although 4 seasons would be considered... the warmer the better though. And we want a good to great public transportation system, to move around the city and take advantage of the restaurants, shops, museums and cultural experiences. I am a Starbucks on every corner kind of girl, and I want to be able to walk there or take the subway or trolly. Finally and most importantly, we need safe and good schools for the kids.

Personally, I could get all of this living 5 miles outside of Boston, but my husband really hates the weather. He's wondering if there is an equivalent with better weather... maybe the Carolina's or San Diego? He has mentioned areas of Georgia, Florida, etc. but we are pretty liberal and I'm not so sure Florida is the way to go.

Thanks for any ideas you have to offer!
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:05 PM
 
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I will be graduating with a masters degree in Higher Education within the next six months. My family (husband, two preschool aged children and myself) currently live in the Northeast. However, my husband hates the weather and with the job market being as it is he would like me to expand my job search nation wide.

With this in mind, our criteria would be to live in or near a large, urban area. I will be working on a college campus, so in close proximity to one large university or multiple colleges and universities will help. We want warmer weather, although 4 seasons would be considered... the warmer the better though. And we want a good to great public transportation system, to move around the city and take advantage of the restaurants, shops, museums and cultural experiences. I am a Starbucks on every corner kind of girl, and I want to be able to walk there or take the subway or trolly. Finally and most importantly, we need safe and good schools for the kids.

Personally, I could get all of this living 5 miles outside of Boston, but my husband really hates the weather. He's wondering if there is an equivalent with better weather... maybe the Carolina's or San Diego? He has mentioned areas of Georgia, Florida, etc. but we are pretty liberal and I'm not so sure Florida is the way to go.

Thanks for any ideas you have to offer!

Houston has everything you are looking for except the good public transportation (they are working on improving it though)

Atlanta is also a great choice
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Old 01-01-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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I will be graduating with a masters degree in Higher Education within the next six months. My family (husband, two preschool aged children and myself) currently live in the Northeast. However, my husband hates the weather and with the job market being as it is he would like me to expand my job search nation wide.

With this in mind, our criteria would be to live in or near a large, urban area. I will be working on a college campus, so in close proximity to one large university or multiple colleges and universities will help. We want warmer weather, although 4 seasons would be considered... the warmer the better though. And we want a good to great public transportation system, to move around the city and take advantage of the restaurants, shops, museums and cultural experiences. I am a Starbucks on every corner kind of girl, and I want to be able to walk there or take the subway or trolly. Finally and most importantly, we need safe and good schools for the kids.

Personally, I could get all of this living 5 miles outside of Boston, but my husband really hates the weather. He's wondering if there is an equivalent with better weather... maybe the Carolina's or San Diego? He has mentioned areas of Georgia, Florida, etc. but we are pretty liberal and I'm not so sure Florida is the way to go.

Thanks for any ideas you have to offer!
Sounds perfectly in Portland Oregon picture except for the rain.
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Old 01-01-2010, 04:10 PM
 
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I will be graduating with a masters degree in Higher Education within the next six months. My family (husband, two preschool aged children and myself) currently live in the Northeast. However, my husband hates the weather and with the job market being as it is he would like me to expand my job search nation wide.

With this in mind, our criteria would be to live in or near a large, urban area. I will be working on a college campus, so in close proximity to one large university or multiple colleges and universities will help. We want warmer weather, although 4 seasons would be considered... the warmer the better though. And we want a good to great public transportation system, to move around the city and take advantage of the restaurants, shops, museums and cultural experiences. I am a Starbucks on every corner kind of girl, and I want to be able to walk there or take the subway or trolly. Finally and most importantly, we need safe and good schools for the kids.

Personally, I could get all of this living 5 miles outside of Boston, but my husband really hates the weather. He's wondering if there is an equivalent with better weather... maybe the Carolina's or San Diego? He has mentioned areas of Georgia, Florida, etc. but we are pretty liberal and I'm not so sure Florida is the way to go.

Thanks for any ideas you have to offer!
The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel hill area of North Carolina, aka the Research Triangle Park area. It's a growing area with plenty of higher educational institutions from UNC, NC State, Duke, NC Central, Shaw, St. Augustine's and many others. It's not too far from the beach either. Research Triangle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would also look at the Charlotte, Tidewater/Hampton Roads area of Virginia, the Upstate South Carolina region(Greenville/Anderson/Spartansburg/Clemson, etc..), Nashville and Greensboro areas.
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