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Old 09-29-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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Hi. I'm new to this. My husband and I are planning to leave NY by next summer. Way to expensive for us. We have 2 small children. I'm looking for a place that's affordable. We will be renting. Good schools. Safe neighborhood. I am finishing my medical assistant certificate so would like to go where there are promising job opportunities. I am puerto rican/Dominican and he is black. My kids are mixed so we would like to know of a few places that's very accepting so my kids don't have to go through anything. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:27 PM
 
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Upstate NY may work due to the healthcare industry doing fine up here and the overall cost of living is just below average. Places like Henrietta, Amherst, DeWitt, Colonie, Ithaca and perhaps Vestal, among others come to mind up here. Parts of PA could work too. What are you looking for in a community?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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I'm looking for a family oriented, quiet community that is diverse. I've heard certain parts of upstate are very racist though. Would you happen to know which areas I should steer clear of?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Certain parts of upstate are racist. I find that it is more prevalent the further west you go though. There is a large Hispanic/black population in the Capital Region and there are lots of medical jobs, but I don't think I'd want my kids to grow up there.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Indianapolis would be a great place for you.
#1 it has the lowest cost of living of ANY major US city.
#2 Indy has the nations most affordable housing market. Average home price in Indianapolis: 100k
#3 Indianapolis is the fastest growing city/metro in the midwest and is a leader in the midwest for job creation. 2nd only to the Twin Cities.
#4 Indy is a very family friendly city and Indy was also ranked as the 4th happiest city for young professionals. Cities With Happiest Young Professionals - Business Insider
#5 Indianapolis offers many unique and wonderful amendities for a city of 2M people. Attractions include Downtown Indianapolis which has over 200 unique resturants. 85% locally owned. 300+ unique shops and Circle Centre Mall and the 2nd highest concentration of monuments in a city. *2nd only to Washington D.C*
#6 Indianapolis has low traffic for a city its size. Drive through Chicago/Charlotte/Washington D.C/Atlanta/Austin Texas and youll see a major difference in traffic backups.
#7 Indy is famous for its sports and hosting large events. The Worlds Largest sporting event the Indy 500 is held here every may and the city turns to Party Town USA for the month of may. Super Bowl 46 was also held here and our city recieved such rave reviews Indy will be bidding for a Super Bowl either in 2018 or 2019. The Super Bowl Village turned Indianapolis into the worlds party capital for 10 days.
#8 Indianapolis has a strong life sciences/biotech industry. Eli Lily has its worlds headquarters in Indy and employs thousands of people. Dow Agrosciences is also located here. Along with IT companies like Angie's list/ExactTarget.
#9 Indianapolis is within a days drive to 80% of the US population. This is a major factor in the high amount of distribution jobs in Indy. a 4 hour drive or less will put you in these cities: Chicago/Milwaukee or south side of it/Detroit/Cincy/Louisville/St Louis/Fort Wayne/Columbus Ohio/Dayton.
#10 Indianapolis has very open minded/friendly people. Visitors for Super Bowl 46 raved about how nice and kind everyone was and how awsome Hoosier Hospitality was. People are down to earth and will go out of their way to help you. Also people are tolorant of other races/cultures. Indy is the most racially intregrated city in the north. 25% of blacks and whites live on the same block.


Here are my top 10 reasons why i love Indy
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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@ Broadrippleguy: Is there any other place you recommend besides Indy?
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:59 PM
 
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Thank you guys so much for your input. I will deff look into all the information given. Truly appreciated
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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@ Broadrippleguy: Is there any other place you recommend besides Indy?
The OP's criteria matched Indy's so im giving the OP the info.
Have you visited Indianapolis before?
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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The OP's criteria matched Indy's so im giving the OP the info.
Have you visited Indianapolis before?
I'm not hating on Indy at all. I have a good friend who lives there and enjoys it. I just noticed that you recommend it to everyone no matter what their requirements are lol.

Oh and whoever just repped me, that was hilarious and I'm still laughing about it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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I'm not hating on Indy at all. I have a good friend who lives there and enjoys it. I just noticed that you recommend it to everyone no matter what their requirements are lol.

Oh and whoever just repped me, that was hilarious and I'm still laughing about it.
not saying your hating on Indy at all
Just saying if you dont believe what i said you should visit Indy.
heck its a straight shot from Atlanta. Up I-75 to Cincy then I-74 to Indy.
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