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Old 02-23-2010, 11:14 PM
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I am an early thirties professional single guy originally from Philadelphia looking to relocate.
I can work in pretty much any part of the country I want.
Aspects of a city most important to me include:
single professional women
night life
outdoor/athletic activities/sports

I was thinking about Boston, Mass. or Austin, Texas.
I used to live in Fla. but i'm not interested in going there right now.
I think Chicago would be cool but the winters I hear are pretty harsh.
NYC I think would be too big for me.
I am an East Coast guy but i've heard great things about Texas.
I thought I would ask people from my own area first what they thought because perhaps some of you have been to these areas and could shed some light on what it would be like for a Philly guy to relocate in these places.
I have recently completed a lot of training in my field (12 yrs) and am looking to develop other aspects of my life so a city with a lot of amenities and plenty of professional people to meet is best for me

Am I just being silly? Should I just stay in Philadelphia?

Any serious advice would be greatly appreciated
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:39 PM
Location: Villanova Pa.
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We are closing in on 7 ft of snow for this winter if I were in your shoes Id be heading for Honolulu,SD , Orange County, or Scottsdale.

Best of luck in your future decision.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:44 AM
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Philly can accomodate all that you're looking for. You'll definitely get all four seasons here evenly distributed, this year's "Snowmaggedon" notwithstanding.

To be honest, your question may be better answered on the General US forum where there may be more people who are well-traveled. Philly isn't as transient as, say, Boston or Chicago.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:53 AM
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Maybe Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, Norfolk/Tidewater area of VA, Upstate SC(Greenville-Anderson-Spartanburg-Clemson) and Columbus OH.
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:25 AM
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Yeah, I think the OP could just tough it out this winter. From what I can tell, this winter is very abnormal for Philly area in that it usually does not snow this much. Nonetheless, I know people there who are late 20s, early 30s, professionals, who are starting to train for the Broad Street Run. In this type of weather! lol

Besides Philly, you might want to look at the West Coast towns... Seattle, Portland, San Fran. Almost opposite to the Northeast feel, but I know one Philly guy who moved out to Portland late last year (he was somewhat of a local Philly celebrity in the architecture/planning/development circles) and seems to be enjoying it up there.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:41 AM
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I would stay in Philly.
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