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Old 04-27-2020, 01:12 AM
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I'm not looking to move now, but probably somewhere around the end of this year. Have dreams of owning my own place, but that won't be for a very long time, so I prefer a place that we can comfortably live for the next few years.

Things I'm looking for in an area:

- A children's hospital and a good genetics team. My son has a genetic condition that requires frequent hospitalizations, We need a place that knows what they're doing. Right now our genetics team is through our children's hospital, but they can also be in colleges and other places.

Server or entry-level job positions. I need a city that has job opportunities while I either go to school, start up a business or find work online.

Cheap, large living spaces. I preferably want a three bedroom with all of the amenities (dishwasher, laundry, a parking spot, the ability to maybe get a pet...nothing crazy). Maybe cheap houses to rent or duplexes, if it's available. I'd even do a nice trailer park.

An area safe from natural disasters and with relatively low crime. There's literally a thing called Tornado Alley, the oceans are gonna swallow our coasts, why would I move to a place prone to earthquakes?! This one makes me a little crazy.

Accredited Montessori private school(s). My son is almost two and we practice the Montessori method at home. I'm not sure if I'd like him to go to an accredited private school or just homeschool.

A city with unique things to do. somewhere with a lot for us both to do. Kids museums, cool play areas, trampoline parks? Conventions, expos, cool ****? I'm not into the night life, so that's really not a necessity, though I do enjoy going out sometimes to things like concerts and drinks at cool bars.

A city with a lot of character, art and design. The business I want to start relies on living in an area where there's a demand for customized design. I'm also really into beautiful architecture, art shows, 'jazz in the park' type events and things of that nature.

An area good for startups and businesses. I've really been interested in entrepreneurship lately, so a city that could help push me in the right direction or that has special opportunities might be best.

I'd be willing to forgo a few things and I can live outside of a metropolitan area and take short commutes, if that's what it takes. Is this asking too much?

also,kind of relevant side note: do I need to worry about how Covid-19 will affect cities? Like, is it better to wait things out? If so, for how long?
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Old 04-27-2020, 07:41 AM
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Omaha ticks every single box on your list.
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Old 04-27-2020, 08:38 AM
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Without a doubt I would point you toward Durham NC. Duke University/Duke University Medical Center is one of the leading researchers in Genetics worldwide and has a top tier Pediatrics department. There are a lot of job opportunities in office support, at the two universities (Duke and UNC) and restaurants/bars (among others). Housing is pretty affordable by today's standards and you can find more rural options just outside of Durham or Chapel Hill at a good price. In the grand scheme of natural disaster avoidance, it doesn't get much better. Crime is also relatively low and like most places a common sense factor. There are Montessori options including a very cool Montessori Farm School right in Durham. There is a ton to do in Durham and Chapel Hill with museums, art shows/galleries, countless festivals, lots of outdoor recreation options (Duke Forest is beautiful), live music and an amazing food scene (restaurants, specialty shops and world class farmers markets). Durham has some very well preserved industrial architecture downtown as well as many neighborhoods of restored craftsman bungalows along with victorians and four squares. Lastly it's a great city for start up businesses as Durham ranks as one of the highest in terms of cities with residents with most disposable income. It's a very artistic/creative city with well-educated residents (one of the highest there as well) so a great place to fine tune any entrepreneur endeavor you may have.

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Old 04-27-2020, 09:00 AM
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I would give Cincinnati a strong consideration.Cincinnati children’s is one of the top 5 children’s hospitals in the US.There are plenty of jobs in the service industry within the city and even on the suburbs. Cincinnati is well known for being one of the Lowest Cost of living cities in the US. We do get some pretty strong storms and occasionally tornadoes(most occur in the more rural parts of the metro). The most crime happens in certain neighborhoods within the city (but even on those neighborhoods it varies from street to street). I am not super familiar with the school system but I know there are Montessori schools in the city. I honestly never get bored, there is always events going on throughout the city. For kids I would highly recommend the Cincinnati zoo. You can also watch the Reds and FC Cincinnati sports teams in the summer (tickets are very cheap compared to other cities).There is also a smaller children’s museum in Union terminal. Cincinnati has some amazing architecture and some really nice old neighborhoods. Cincinnati also has a ballet, orchestra, many theaters and museums and great murals spread throughout the city. Cincinnati has a great startup scene with many incubators. I have lived in Cincinnati for over ten years and honestly wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

If you have any more questions or want me to go into more detail on items I am more than happy to help.
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Old 04-27-2020, 12:06 PM
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Syracuse actually fits a lot of what you are looking for...

Natural disaster aspect: https://www.cbsnews.com/media/top-10...al-disasters/#

Montessori school aspect: https://www.mssyr.org/
Montessori at LeMoyne | The Syracuse City School District | Syracuse, NY
(First 2 are private in the town of DeWitt(eastern suburb) and the 3rd is a public city school in the city’s far North Side) There are 2 others in the CSA in Auburn as well.

Children’s hospital: https://www.upstate.edu/gch/ (Upstate is a state university hospital that it is affiliated with)
Genetics component: https://www.upstate.edu/gch/services...s/genetics.php

Startup incubators: https://www.centerstateceo.com/busin...-your-business

A couple of area arts directories: Syracuse Arts Directory

A couple of jazz festivals and foundation: NE Jazz & Wine - Home
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syracuse_Jazz_Festival (possible comeback)

For kids/families: https://familytimescny.com/

Some rental options: https://www.realtor.com/apartments/O...th_petsallowed

In terms of a job search: https://www.goodlifecny.com/careers/

More here: https://www.goodlifecny.com/

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