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Old 08-17-2009, 09:09 PM
 
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Default Which city should I move to?

I'm planning on moving to Texas in early January. I have not decided on a city and really don't know much about the area to make an informed decision. I've been looking online but Texas is such a big state I don't even know where to start. But here are some things I'm looking for

Small to medium size town.

Decent economy- I have my degree in business management. I want a place where I can get a decent job

Reasonable rent (less than 600 for a 1 bedroom apt)

I'm really big into country music, so a town that has some live music venues would be great

I'm into dancing as well, so a town with a place to dance would be great.

I was raised near the shore on the east coast so I prefer near water

I would like some place that still feels like Texas. Near some real cowboys would be great.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:16 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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All except the coastal part sounds like Lubbock.
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Central Austin
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All except the coastal part sounds like Lubbock.
I thought so also. Abilene, San Angelo, Waco, or Tyler might work as well.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Western Bexar County
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I thought so also. Abilene, San Angelo, Waco, or Tyler might work as well.
All of these cities have lakes not to far away, so at least you have water.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Tyler, except its not near the coast, but we've got plenty of large lakes. Beaumont might also be an option. Since you're from the East Coast, I would suggest staying in the East Texas area where there are lots of trees similar to what you're used to seeing.
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:01 AM
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Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I would suggest you visit for about a week before you make any decisions, yes, Tyler sounds like a good fit for you. I would also suggest you narrowing it down to about 3 or 4 cities and then apply for jobs. You certainly do not want to move without a job lined up, or I wouldn't think you would.

Nita
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Old 08-18-2009, 08:09 AM
 
Location: 77059
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...Beaumont might also be an option...
It might work, except that Beaumont feels like it has one Red Wing Boot in Texas and the other one in Louisiana.
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Tyler, but you better have a job here before you move. Do you have experience as well as you degree? Tyler is largely medical but it is also the financial center and retail center of East Texas as well. Serving well over 300,000 population. Still, have that job.
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