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Old 06-11-2012, 01:45 AM
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Hi guys:

First of all, I often come to city-data for a lot of various information, you guys have created an amazing "by people" encyclopedia of our cities, and now I am hoping you guys can contribute a bit more by solving my problem:

I am looking to start a private driving business, where I provide rides to people by attracting them through craigslist and possibly some ad, but I am tired of the desert heat in California.

These are the following things I need in my future location:

Weather: Cool | 70s and 80s | No 90s
Fast Paced: Lots of People
Weak Transportation: So people need my services
Rent: 500 or less spots, rooms. 7-800 Apartments.
Grocery: I understand not every place has cheap groceries like California, but should not be more then 300 per month.

My Top Choices:
Seattle: But Traffic would kill my business right? It would take forever to get from point A to point B.
San Francisco: Dream Weather: but transportation is strong there, and rent would cost me an arm and a leg, right?
Boston: seems like it would be the best overall, but don't know about the weather.
NYC: probably the best for transportation, but transportation is super strong.

Also the major city should have people who need frequent longer rides to a popular suburb. Like from LA to San Diego and Las Vegas. There should be a popular city about 2 years away.

Please tell me what I should do and Thank you for reading and considering:
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:25 AM
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Cities like Boston, NYC and San Francisco are going to wreck your budget. I would look to cities like Minneapolis or Denver which fit your budget and don't have the extensive transportation offerings of other cities you've mentioned.
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Old 06-11-2012, 10:00 AM
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How about the midwest, say someplace like Indianapolis, St. Louis, or Milwaukee/Madison, where you could center your business around Chicago but not have to pay Chicago prices?
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:49 PM
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But wouldn't denver minneapolis and milwaukee have many snow seasons where a transportation business would be very bad?

And please tell me, can something like this business work in San Francisco, I can find a cheaper place, but will it work in a city like that or no because the city's transportation is already very strong.
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