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Old 01-10-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Hello, I am starting to strongly consider the possibility of leaving the Bay Area. I would like to relocate to a city that meets the following criteria (or as close as possible).

- Warm weather, little rain, little/no snow (I can take desert heat, I cannot take cold weather)

- Solid job market (as solid as it can get in this economy)

- Low violent crime

- Would prefer to be closer to CA, but not that important

- Racially tolerant (I'm a minority)

- Preferably a college town, or close to a large college.

Any advice would be great!
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:39 PM
 
Location: NJ Suburb of Philly (856)
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Austin, Texas may meet your needs.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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There are not really any desert cities with solid economies (even when times are good). The best I can think of would be Albuquerque, but it gets dang cold at night in winter if you could handle it. Snowfall is sporadic and doesnt stick around long. You could also look into Phoenix, but the job market there is mostly construction-based, or so it seems. The good thing is you can find a home there really cheap now, many homes in the Valley lost almost 50% of their value.
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:24 AM
 
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Tucson, Phoenix, or Yuma would work for you.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Austin, Texas may meet your needs.
I agree and maybe San Antonio too.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Tucson, Phoenix, or Yuma would work for you.
How are the job markets in Tucson and Yuma?
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