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Old 03-18-2007, 10:04 AM
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The situation: Wife was offered academic jobs in both cities. I'm in government consulting in DC, making a good living, and it looks like my area of expertise is a little DC-specific, so I'm worried about the job prospects.

We've got only days to decide which city will be our new home (though I'll probably transition only after finding suitable employment).

The general feel I've gotten looking at the forums and other sites is that quality of life is pretty good in Reno compared to Miami. I'm mono-lingual and I don't look forward to 8 months of high humidity summers year after year. But, Miami looks a bit better for my employment.

It's a given that in either city my wife will work in the city, so we're trying to keep our total commuting distances from home from exceeding an hour or so. For me, that would mean that I could work as far away as Sacramento if we lived right in between the two cities, which would probably put us in California.

Anyway, I'm a bit overwhelmed and any insight anybody can offer on this choice is appreciated.

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Old 03-18-2007, 10:45 AM
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First, if you drop in half way from Reno to Sac, you won't find a town. Second that scenario only works in summer, in winter you may find it 4-6-9 hours between the two towns.

Don't mistake Reno, or Nevada for other places, it is desert, it is dry. Some like it, some don't.

If you are an active outdoors person you will like Reno, if you are a city person, you may not like it.
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