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Old 02-15-2009, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Annnnd Missouri is miserably hot and sticky.

And Chicago is not "dreadfully cold". There are almost 9 million people in the area who manage just fine.
9 million people!!! Is there 9 million people in all of Kentucky???? Wow!
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Annnnd Missouri is miserably hot and sticky.

And Chicago is not "dreadfully cold". There are almost 9 million people in the area who manage just fine.
Missouri gets pretty cold in the winter...it doesn't stay cold like Chicago but is perfectly capable of reaching subzero temperatures in the wintertime. Missouri has hot, sticky summers and cold winters. Most people in Missouri manage the summers fine here too. Missouri's summers are nothing like the kind of hot you find in most of the Southern states.
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: IN
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Missouri gets pretty cold in the winter...it doesn't stay cold like Chicago but is perfectly capable of reaching subzero temperatures in the wintertime. Missouri has hot, sticky summers and cold winters. Most people in Missouri manage the summers fine here too. Missouri's summers are nothing like the kind of hot you find in most of the Southern states.
That is true, but I enjoy my summer lows in the 30s through the 50s here in the north.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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Annnnd Missouri is miserably hot and sticky.

And Chicago is not "dreadfully cold". There are almost 9 million people in the area who manage just fine.
Manage just fine doens't mean it's not dreadfully cold, especially for someone coming from Houston.


Missouri summers are the worst tho IMO. The humidity is horrible. I manage just fine, but it still sucks.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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I think KC or STL would be a good choice. KC has lower cost of living. Both are not unreasonable far drives to other places in the midwest tho STL is closer.

KC is a fun city, a lot of interesting stuff in the urban core. I think BEST city in Midwest is definitely won by Chicago, but if you want a slower pace then Houston, Chicago is out.

I work in the IT field, and left my job in October and found had about 4-5 to choose from right afterwards.... but as with any place in the US right now, the recession has made it a bit more difficult. Contract jobs seem to be plentiful in the IT field in KC at the moment.

I'd go to the forums of some of the cities your interested in and ask the residents directly a few questions.
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: IN
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I think KC or STL would be a good choice. KC has lower cost of living. Both are not unreasonable far drives to other places in the midwest tho STL is closer.

KC is a fun city, a lot of interesting stuff in the urban core. I think BEST city in Midwest is definitely won by Chicago, but if you want a slower pace then Houston, Chicago is out.

I work in the IT field, and left my job in October and found had about 4-5 to choose from right afterwards.... but as with any place in the US right now, the recession has made it a bit more difficult. Contract jobs seem to be plentiful in the IT field in KC at the moment.

I'd go to the forums of some of the cities your interested in and ask the residents directly a few questions.
Yes, the COL in both KC and STL is quite a bit lower than the national average.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I think one problem with a lot of the cities mentioned is that the OP said Houston is too fast paced. So Chicago is out for sure. I think most other larger cities are going to be similarly paced compared to Houston.

Maybe a midsized city would be best. Appleton is still nice since you liked it there, but it is smaller and very slow. Madison might be a good median. There is a lot going on. It can be faster at times, but that's usually confined to the areas around campus. It is a very large University so there are a lot of students, but it also a very prestigious University. It is ranked in many categories and that means that there are going to be a decent amount of jobs in the area.
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Old 02-16-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Annnnd Missouri is miserably hot and sticky.

And Chicago is not "dreadfully cold". There are almost 9 million people in the area who manage just fine.
It is too dreadfully cold!
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Old 02-16-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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Indianapolis is a decent city and it's dirt cheap. Look into the north side of town in neighborhoods like Kessler-Meridian.
It's actually Meridian-Kessler
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:36 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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That is true, but I enjoy my summer lows in the 30s through the 50s here in the north.
You mean the Northeast Missouri for all intents and purposes is more northern than southern in most areas, anyway. You yourself said 3/4 of it is humid continental.
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