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Old 02-14-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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My girlfriend & I are located in Wilkes-Barre Pa & looking to move to a new city with a lower cost of living, bigger nightlife, and more carreer oppertunities. I compiled a list with a number of different cities & narrowed my search down to 5 places, Houston, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Cleveland, & Pittsburgh (from least to most expensive).
I am a musician who focuses mainly on Punk & Metal, so an area with an abundance of musical venues & a large punk/metal culture is a must for me. We both also enjoy the bar scene & I am a bit of a history and architecture buff. Which of these cities is best for us?
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Don't count out St. Louis-- it's an awesome city with a great urban vibe!
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I'm guessing her profession isn't a factor in the move?
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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Default I'm guessing her profession isn't a factor in the move?

No, there are restaurants everywhere. Haha
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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Default Don't count out St. Louis-- it's an awesome city with a great urban vibe!

How about the cost of living? I already live in a place within the top 20 best economies in the U.S., so finding a place cheaper than here is pretty difficult.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:06 PM
 
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It's very comparable to Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cincinnati, with a similar urban edge as these cities as well.
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Old 02-15-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Fort Mill, SC
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Surprised you aren't interested in New Jersey or Philly (even though COL will be up). Alot of bands from those genres launch from that area.
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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these cities all seem pretty equal when it comes to what you're looking for. If you are willing to go up a notch in the cost of living categor, definitely consider Philly or Chicago (which will provide a lot more opportunity when it comes to your musical endeavors)
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:34 PM
 
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Sounds like you'd definitely like Cincinnati, Cleveland or Pittsburgh.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa
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Surprised you aren't interested in New Jersey or Philly (even though COL will be up). Alot of bands from those genres launch from that area.
Yeah, I like Jersey & Philly, but everything is way too expensive. Especially cigarettes. I don't have enough to spend $9 or $10 on a pack. Haha.
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