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Old 12-29-2022, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Definitely horrific traffic in Chicago as you mentioned - and Atlanta as well.

There's been some exits by larger companies in the area in recent years, but more so than that has been international acquisitions. (Purina - albeit years upon years ago now, AB/Budweiser, Monsanto. With occasional rumbles of Centene setting up shop somewhere else as well).

Think Atlanta would give the most serious "similarities" in terms of seasonal climates, Chicago is obviously very cold for months upon months out of the year...I personally find it miserable after about October, and only becoming pleasant again around May...Raleigh has a more tame climate, although not sure how much hurricane season affects them annually. Still equally unpleasant during the summer (not Texas unpleasant - but equally less than enjoyable).

Dunno, i'm here because my family is from here and have been here for years. I'd definitely choose Denver over St. Louis in a heartbeat. Maybe Atlanta....Chicago only if i wanted a big city - but the prices for realestate are insane for what you get. Denver is insanely overpriced as well, but at least i'd get mountains out of the deal. Not a huge fan of Dallas (spend quite a bit of time there w/ work)...Anyway- wherever a person settles in, hope they can find what they need to be happy!
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Old 12-29-2022, 12:45 PM
 
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I ended up going to Minneapolis MN; I'm thinking about moving to Chicago in July. Not enough diversity in the twin cities; like Dallas, I don't think I like it here enough to buy a house.

The search continues. Thanks everyone for your input this far
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Old 12-29-2022, 10:07 PM
 
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I ended up going to Minneapolis MN; I'm thinking about moving to Chicago in July. Not enough diversity in the twin cities; like Dallas, I don't think I like it here enough to buy a house.

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Too bad, I knew a healthy beautiful woman with 2 kids that was ready and willing.
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Old 12-29-2022, 10:08 PM
 
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Now you tell me
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Old 12-30-2022, 05:56 AM
 
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I ended up going to Minneapolis MN; I'm thinking about moving to Chicago in July. Not enough diversity in the twin cities; like Dallas, I don't think I like it here enough to buy a house.

The search continues. Thanks everyone for your input this far
I had a robust dating life in Chicago that was far greater than any other place. Chicago is incredibly segregated! I also encountered more confrontational and systemic racism during my stay in Chicago. Please beware. Don't go to the northwest suburbs as a Black man.
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Old 02-03-2023, 10:30 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I agree the actual city of stl is struggling, population and job wise, but plenty of good jobs and opportunities close in St Louis County and St Charles, St Peters area.
Many live in the city for the amenities and entertainment and have a short commute on I70 west or 64 to work.

I love it here in Maryland Heights in St Louis County, but I moved from Iowa so just about anything was an upgrade.

Good luck. Atlanta is a fun city, good jobs, but traffic is horrible. Maybe Charlotte, NC would be a place to look at.
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Old 02-04-2023, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I don’t know about the black community there, but I know a little about another single man in St Louis/St Charles area. He wanted to be close to bars and restaurants and around others his age.

My grandson has lived there since college and has been trying to buy a house for the past 5 years or so. He always gets outbid. Now he’s about to move to an apartment in Dogtown area of St. Louis. This is also the area he was hoping to buy a house in.

For what it’s worth, you can check that area out.
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Old 02-04-2023, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Wichita, Kansas
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I had a robust dating life in Chicago that was far greater than any other place. Chicago is incredibly segregated! I also encountered more confrontational and systemic racism during my stay in Chicago. Please beware. Don't go to the northwest suburbs as a Black man.
I am a mixed Black man who lived in the Pittsburgh, PA area few yrs ago and my experiences there were very similar to what you experienced in Chicago.
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Old 04-30-2023, 08:17 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I ended up going to Minneapolis MN; I'm thinking about moving to Chicago in July. Not enough diversity in the twin cities; like Dallas, I don't think I like it here enough to buy a house.

The search continues. Thanks everyone for your input this far
Have you researched Nashville Tennessee? It's been booming for years (maybe too much?), but no state income tax, and certainly milder weather than MN or Chicago and without the summer extreme heat of Dallas.

People are leaving Chicago in droves from what I read and hear.
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