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Old 03-18-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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So I currently live in Iowa City, IA getting my business degree but was wondering where to go next.

I don't mind the weather here but would prefer somewhere a little warmer. I also enjoy outdoor activities such as running, biking, or hiking. I'd like to live in or next to a large city with plenty of shopping and entertainment as well. Most likely I'll end up staying in the Midwest but I'm open to moving a bit farther out as well.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Have you thought about Kansas City or St. Louis?
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:40 AM
 
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Kansas City is a good suggestion (I haven't spent much time in St. Louis, but think that would be a good option too). My daughter went to school at KU and now works in Kansas City. She loves it there. Lots of things to do for a young person. Good luck to you.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:11 PM
 
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Denver or Salt Lake City for some good outdoor activities?
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland (DuPage County)
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I just graduated from the U of Iowa this december - I'm working in the Chicago area now. I know it's kind of a default for everyone from our school to move here after graduating. But it's definitely something to consider! A lot to do in the tri-state area.
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Old 03-23-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Colorado/Utah.

It's like the holy grail to people from Iowa. When I lived there so many of the people that finished top in their class immediately announced they were moving to the rockies. It seems like it would be colder by the mountains, but it is not. The weather is dramatically better. If you need to stay closer to family, then kansas city. It gives you the big city feel without the prices/traffic of Chicago.
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Old 07-19-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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Searching for suggestions..I live in Los Angeles and got to get out. Don't know where to move. I live alone, don't need much, just some space, seasons, anything different from this crazy , manic city. Been here too long, kids are grown and done with me. I can go any where, I feel so lost. I work as a Registered Nurse in home health and really don't care what I end up doing... BURNED OUT...DEPRESSED and pleading for direction. Please advise
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:08 AM
 
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Don't kill yourself. Your post sounds suicidal. Moving to Iowa has been known to make those thoughts worse

Moving isn't a bad idea, especially if you are unhappy where you are. You need to care though, otherwise you may end up in a place you find much worse, doing work that is just as bad but doesn't pay well.

Have you done much research into other cities to find out what size of city is ideal for you? Have you looked for a job where you might feel less burned out? The quality of the work matters a great deal. If you are seriously considering Iowa, the real city is Des Moines. If you want something that is more of a town than a city, then Iowa City is the town option. If you go there, have a nursing job at UofI before you move. They are miles above the competition. Seriously though, examine the entire SouthWest part of the country. It has some of the best climates and topography.
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Old 07-21-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Searching for suggestions..I live in Los Angeles and got to get out. Don't know where to move. I live alone, don't need much, just some space, seasons, anything different from this crazy , manic city. Been here too long, kids are grown and done with me. I can go any where, I feel so lost. I work as a Registered Nurse in home health and really don't care what I end up doing... BURNED OUT...DEPRESSED and pleading for direction. Please advise
If you're interested in Iowa, Des Moines and Iowa City are the best for newcomers. Davenport and Cedar Rapids aren't bad either. Elsewhere in this part of the country, it's worth looking at Omaha, Milwaukee, Madison, La Crosse, Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester (surely the Mayo Clinic system has some RN jobs available), Fargo, and Sioux Falls.
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: North Liberty, IA
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Searching for suggestions..I live in Los Angeles and got to get out. Don't know where to move. I live alone, don't need much, just some space, seasons, anything different from this crazy , manic city. Been here too long, kids are grown and done with me. I can go any where, I feel so lost. I work as a Registered Nurse in home health and really don't care what I end up doing... BURNED OUT...DEPRESSED and pleading for direction. Please advise

Not sure why you posted in the Iowa thread, but I'll assume it's because it's a place you're considering.

If you want work as an RN, there are always jobs in Iowa City, plenty in a a hospital environment (at Mercy, UIHC and VA) if that's the kind of change you'd welcome there are also some jobs in feilds allied to health care, though honestly not a ton. Lot's of space, comparatively here. Lots of seasons. I won't sugar coat either winter or summer, there can be brutal days on both ends, but the seasons do change and some of us "lifers" take a particular pride in winning over the elements Twisted, I know) Check it out, if it seems like a place you'd like, come for a year, if it's not the change you wanted you can always move on.
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