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Old 06-02-2015, 05:12 PM
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So, three years ago I entered into an agreement to work for a company and go into a training program that lasts 4.5 months in San Francisco.

My three years are up and I'm moving in July. I'm very excited to change things up and there will be follow up posts related to fishing near SF(bought a Van Staal and want to do some wet suit fishing).

Around October, I'll be applying for jobs around the country. The company's pressence is in California (Northern) with wide pressence in every major city. Sunbelt is more active and NY/NE is less likely, but Charlotte and D.C. are very active as well.

I have some criteria:
1) A city with good growth potential from a population, business and income perspective.
2) Somewhere I can fish, that being offshore and coastal (although I'm not adverse to Great Lakes)
3) Not too tax crazy and liberal. Income aside (that's an easy calculation) not too crazy liberal as far as temperament.

My first choice is Houston. Otherwise, I'm open.

Can you guys give me some perspective?
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List the most active locations on the left column.
List your most desired locations on the right column.

Go down the list to see if any of them match.

DC? Maybe Virgina. The traffic sucks either way.

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Check out Raleigh. If growth is important to you then look at it. Great city, growing with great schools. May be a bit far from the coast, 2 1/2 hours. I just moved here and love it. Charlotte is also a great city.
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Check out Raleigh. If growth is important to you then look at it. Great city, growing with great schools. May be a bit far from the coast, 2 1/2 hours. I just moved here and love it. Charlotte is also a great city.
I love Raleigh! Especially, Cary, NC.

I remember playing a gig there when I was on tour out of college (play bass guitar).
The entire ballerina staff came into the bar after a show. Best show we ever played.

Unfortunately, Raleigh is handled out of the Charlotte office.
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
List the most active locations on the left column.
List your most desired locations on the right column.

Go down the list to see if any of them match.

DC? Maybe Virgina. The traffic sucks either way.

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I really don't like Virginia due to the restrictive driving rules, but I'll move there non-the-less.

I remember driving one of those NASCARS at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, VI.

Some cool small towns, but too expensive and too liberal for me.

The girls in D.C. are second to none however. Never seen so many hotties in my life, and I've been all over the West coast and New York.
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Charlotte's 3-4hrs from the nc and sc coast. It's a pretty good town.
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Charlotte's 3-4hrs from the nc and sc coast. It's a pretty good town.
I love Charlotte and if I get the opportunity, I'll move there in a heartbeat.

I remember touring a D.R. Horton community within 25 minutes of downtown with a greatschools.org rating of around 7 for just $200,000.

Great city and it's what Houston WAS five years ago.
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DC sucks. Traffic is terrible. Cost of living is through the roof. There are some hot ass girls all around there though. They don't eat gluten, work out all winter, and then go to Seacrets in Ocean City to show off, it is awesome. You should just quit your job and move to Seacrets.
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Sounds like you would be a good fit for Houston, Tx. Enjoy................................

Look up Clear Lake, Tx
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Are you single? What industry or functional area do you work in? And, how old are you?
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I really don't like Virginia due to the restrictive driving rules, but I'll move there non-the-less.
What do you mean by this?

Northern VA is liberal. The rest isn't.
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Houston....really?
Have you been to Houston recently ?
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What do you mean by this?
Jayson Werth got jail time for speeding...
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Jayson Werth got jail time for speeding...
Well don't go 105 mph in a 55 mph zone and you won't have to worry about that
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Unless you can swing Florida (Jax area maybe), it looks to me that your best fit will the Houston. All the other areas mentioned (DC, Charlotte, Raleigh) are a good ways from the coast. Florida is nice for cost of living (no state income tax) but I'm not sure it fits the bill.

If lakes are a consideration, have you thought of Atlanta? It has several lakes around it, good cost of living, homes are dirt cheap (especially compared to NorCal). Only downside is that it is a haul to the cost and has DC type traffic.
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Around October, I'll be applying for jobs around the country. The company's pressence is in California (Northern) with wide pressence in every major city. Sunbelt is more active and NY/NE is less likely, but Charlotte and D.C. are very active as well.

I have some criteria:
1) A city with good growth potential from a population, business and income perspective.
2) Somewhere I can fish, that being offshore and coastal (although I'm not adverse to Great Lakes)
3) Not too tax crazy and liberal. Income aside (that's an easy calculation) not too crazy liberal as far as temperament.

My first choice is Houston. Otherwise, I'm open.

Can you guys give me some perspective?
Norfolk/Chesapeake/Suffolk...etc.
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Originally Posted by jkapl001 View Post
Check out Raleigh. If growth is important to you then look at it. Great city, growing with great schools. May be a bit far from the coast, 2 1/2 hours. I just moved here and love it. Charlotte is also a great city.

Some of us would characterize a 2.5 hour drive as more than a bit far from the coast. Charlotte is not all that close either.
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Growth? The Charleston, SC area...
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If lakes are a consideration, have you thought of Atlanta? It has several lakes around it, good cost of living, homes are dirt cheap (especially compared to NorCal). Only downside is that it is a haul to the cost and has DC type traffic.
This Atlanta is suppose to be the best city for single men
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