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Old 05-08-2019, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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I moved to Phoenix a few weeks ago from the East. Right now this is just temporary while I find the best position for me financially and job-wise. I'm a 30 year old single guy IT professional. I have read up on the Bay Area and San Diego as good for tech jobs, but the cost of living is too high even though the jobs pay more.

I like the Phoenix area, but I'm just keeping my options open. My only other requirement is I do not want to be cold in the winter time.(below 55 for the high and no snow)
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Old 05-08-2019, 10:10 PM
 
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I have read up on the Bay Area and San Diego as good for tech jobs, but the cost of living is too high even though the jobs pay more.
Yeah, you get paid more, but after paying cost of living, you're wondering where your paycheck went.

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I like the Phoenix area, but I'm just keeping my options open. My only other requirement is I do not want to be cold in the winter time.(below 55 for the high and no snow)
Stay there. The cost of living is far lower and after you get paid you'll have more left over after paying your cost of living.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Phoenix metro area has one of the hottest job markets. I can't think of any alternative areas better for what your looking for.



Las Vegas might be an option depending on your career path.

Albuquerque gets does get cold in the winter, I've seen snow in El Paso in early April.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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With the winter temp. requirements, I don't see how you can go anywhere else.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Las Vegas Nevada. No state income tax. Rents are affordable. Entertainment galore. Tech industry is growing.
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Location: League City
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Houston typically has limited days below 55 as the high temp. There are exceptions here and there. Most people who move to Houston from the Midwest, for example, characterize it as having mild winters. Houston has a strong economy and it fared better than most major cities during and after the recession.

Dallas would be better for IT jobs, but it gets colder for longer periods of time and it does get light snow.

San Antonio has some major IT companies, but not as much as Houston or Dallas. But the cost of living is supposed to be really good there.

Don't go to Austin.
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