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Old 06-14-2008, 07:28 PM
Location: New England
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Hello All,

I'm a female in my mid-20's living in Providence, RI. I was born here, my whole family is here, friends, career, etc. I don't care much for RI, nor have I ever...just staying here because of all of the above mentioned things.

A problem I have encountered is the lack of job opportunities here. I work full time in Radio Broadcasting, and plan to continue doing so for the rest of my career. However, because of my wanting to advance in my career, I have no option but to leave RI. Which is ok, since I hate snow, cold weather, expensive housing and horrible roadways. But where the heck should I go?

I am single with no children, so I am looking to live somewhere that is not surrounded by children, schools, and so on. I love the peace and quiet of somewhere like New Hampshire, but only temporarily...as I get bored there after 3 days. Then on the other hand, I absolutely love NYC! I feel it is too busy and loud for me on a permanent basis, and far too expensive for my current budget unfortunately.

So my question is...where does a single, 20-something female, who works in Radio Broadcasting go to live if she wants her career to flourish, peace and quiet, but some city life too if I desire. Someplace warm, safe, with shopping and restaurants, and affordable. My salary is only in the low 30's, so I cannot afford to buy, I would have to rent :-(, unfortunately....

Does anyone have any advice for me? All help/thoughts are greatly appreciated!!! Thanks a bunch!!!
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Old 06-14-2008, 10:05 PM
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A suburb or mid-sized city would probably fit you best, if you prefer a calmer atmosphere (but with access to urban amenities).

If you don't like the cold or snow, try southern cities.

Nashville has a growing job market....the city isn't too bustling or busy, but it's still a decent size with plenty to do. Same with Raleigh (although it is a bit more congested than Nashville).

Atlanta or the Texan cities could also work. Although, since they are bigger, you may prefer suburbs in this case.
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