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Bronco Yoda
06-11-2011, 02:05 PM
Best Cities for Recent Graduates starting out their careers.

Since we have a few younglings here leaving the nest, thought this info might be helpful.

Taking into consideration affordable rent, eats, good entry jobs... blah blah blah.... here are the top cities according to a recent CNN report.

#5 Houston Texas
#4 Austin Texas
#3 Oklahoma City Oklahoma
#2 Omaha Nebraska
#1-b Myrtle Beach Florida -per OM
#1 Fayetteville North Carolina


Good luck Grads. I'll be checking the mailbox for my 10% finders fee :)

epicSocialism4tw
06-11-2011, 02:07 PM
Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio are all excellent places to get your feet wet as well.

Bronco Yoda
06-11-2011, 02:12 PM
I have seen San Antonio mentioned a lot when this topic comes up. It must have something to offer.

Doggcow
06-11-2011, 02:20 PM
Curious what sort of degrees were guaged?

I'm currently looking to leave my college town lol.

Doggcow
06-11-2011, 02:24 PM
Where does Myrtle Beach rank btw? I really want to chase this girl there.

Rock Chalk
06-11-2011, 03:21 PM
I have seen San Antonio mentioned a lot when this topic comes up. It must have something to offer.

If you don't mind learnig Spanish SA is freaking awesome. Great nightlight, weather not as horrid as Houston, sizable population (by city proper it is 6th in the US and 2nd in Texas...yes bigger than Dallas). The only downside to SA is that Spanish is almost a must but the city itself is fantastic.

Most places in Texas are good to work. Lots of jobs in Houston, Dallas, Austin, SA, FW, cheap to rent and food in Texas, particularly Houston, Austin and San Antonio is fantastic and extremely varied.

OKC is also a really nice place to live. On the surface it doesnt seem like there is anything to do but Oklahoma has some beautiful area's, especially on the eastern side of the state towards Texas (Broken Bow is fantastic). Casinos, college sports are HUGE there and even if you hate the Sooners its worth going to Norman for a college football game, especially for Bedlam (against Okie State). There are several college atmospheres that are equal to Norman but none are better IMO.

ALso people in OK are fairly good folk on the whole. Nice, friendly, laid back and usually helpful.

I dont know about Nebraska, its too far north for my tastes, too cold in winter and not a whole lot going on anywhere in the state.

Stay out of Missouri. No reason, just a general warning. God damn Missourians, ****ing slavers.

epicSocialism4tw
06-11-2011, 03:30 PM
If you don't mind learnig Spanish SA is freaking awesome. Great nightlight, weather not as horrid as Houston, sizable population (by city proper it is 6th in the US and 2nd in Texas...yes bigger than Dallas). The only downside to SA is that Spanish is almost a must but the city itself is fantastic.

Most places in Texas are good to work. Lots of jobs in Houston, Dallas, Austin, SA, FW, cheap to rent and food in Texas, particularly Houston, Austin and San Antonio is fantastic and extremely varied.

OKC is also a really nice place to live. On the surface it doesnt seem like there is anything to do but Oklahoma has some beautiful area's, especially on the eastern side of the state towards Texas (Broken Bow is fantastic). Casinos, college sports are HUGE there and even if you hate the Sooners its worth going to Norman for a college football game, especially for Bedlam (against Okie State). There are several college atmospheres that are equal to Norman but none are better IMO.

ALso people in OK are fairly good folk on the whole. Nice, friendly, laid back and usually helpful.

I dont know about Nebraska, its too far north for my tastes, too cold in winter and not a whole lot going on anywhere in the state.

Stay out of Missouri. No reason, just a general warning. God damn Missourians, ****ing slavers.

Agree on both Texas and OK.

Texas - Food is great, people are great, there are jobs for those who seek them, women are beautiful, the culture is varied, there are many different ecological environments from desert to swamp to beaches to piney woods to mountains, etc. San Antonio certainly is cool. The ladies there are gorgeous (alot of mixed spanish/anglo ladies...it doesn't get much prettier, IMO) and have values as well.

Oklahoma - the people there are fantastic, property is dirt cheap even around OKC, there are many outdoor activities, there are jobs, the culture is varied and people are close-knit (native american cultures are ubiquitous), the eastern part of the state is gorgeous and still has that pioneer feel, etc.

tsiguy96
06-11-2011, 03:31 PM
i finish in 7 months and not sure where im moving next.

enjolras
06-11-2011, 04:48 PM
Texas is a nice place to stay for a couple of years, realize that much better exists, and get out:)

epicSocialism4tw
06-11-2011, 04:51 PM
Texas is a nice place to stay for a couple of years, realize that much better exists, and get out

The only problem I have with it is that the summers are crazy hot.

Other than that, there's not much to complain about.

ChampBailey24
06-11-2011, 05:05 PM
Columbus is pretty sweet

enjolras
06-11-2011, 05:41 PM
The only problem I have with it is that the summers are crazy hot.

Other than that, there's not much to complain about.

Giant sprawling cities. If you're into walkable and sustainable cities then there isn't much in the state. That includes Austin, which is nice in relation to the rest of Texas cities, but its a middling city in terms of urbanism outside of the state.

The people are nice, as long as you believe as they do.

Texas consistently does well on these lists because the price of real estate is insanely low (provided you love to drive... long distances... all the time).

I've spent about half of my life in various places in Texas (San Angelo, Wichita Falls, and Dallas)... you couldn't pay me to go back. I live in Denver and find the scale, walkability, access to really fun things, and overall affordability (for the caliber of city I get to live in) are just far better than anything that state has to offer. Oh and our women are prettier too:)

The only thing I really miss are the giant (albeit overcrowded) lakes...

enjolras
06-11-2011, 05:42 PM
Columbus is pretty sweet

That it is... I've only been once, but had a blast.

Doggcow
06-11-2011, 06:04 PM
If anyone needs a fresh-out-of-college broadcaster, or really, any entry level position at decent compensation. Hit me up! lol.

My lease is up in July, not looking to resign it any time soon.

epicSocialism4tw
06-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Giant sprawling cities. If you're into walkable and sustainable cities then there isn't much in the state. That includes Austin, which is nice in relation to the rest of Texas cities, but its a middling city in terms of urbanism outside of the state.

Thank goodness "sustainable" isn't a word that Texans are interested in hearing. Its the reason we are the buffer for the self-inflicted economic woes that have crippled "sustainable" cities.

The people are nice, as long as you believe as they do

The same could be said about anywhere else in the country, including Denver, San Francisco, or Manhattan. The difference between them and Texans? Texans will help you out when you're down no matter what you believe.

Archer81
06-11-2011, 09:02 PM
My friends keep pushing South Florida...

I dont want to move to America's penis. Some ironies are just too strong to live with.


:Broncos:

Broncoman13
06-11-2011, 09:19 PM
Best Cities for Recent Graduates starting out their careers.

Since we have a few younglings here leaving the nest, thought this info might be helpful.

Taking into consideration affordable rent, eats, good entry jobs... blah blah blah.... here are the top cities according to a recent CNN report.

#5 Houston Texas - Been there done that. Lived there for a total of about 10 years. Very affordable housing, but the weather sucks. Way too hot and humid, but if hot and humid is your thing it's not a bad spot.
#4 Austin Texas- Very nice place. I could live there. Housing a little high in the area, but there is plenty to do. This would probably be a little higher on my list.
#3 Oklahoma City Oklahoma - Nice city. Very affordable. Tornadoes, but other than that the weather is pretty average. Not Colorado, but definitely not Houston either.
#2 Omaha Nebraska - Would probably be #1 if I were to rank this 5 but that is mainly b/c I know nothing about Fayetteville, NC. I'm guessing they don't talk as funny as the folks in North Carolina though, ;D
#1 Fayetteville North Carolina - Can't comment, never been there.


Good luck Grads. I'll be checking the mailbox for my 10% finders fee :)

My comments above. Good luck grads, take a job and stick with it for as long as you can. Try to give it at least two years. Your progression will become more and more difficult if you never last more than a few months at a job... even if you're taking something bigger and better at the time, it will haunt you in the future.

schaaf
06-11-2011, 10:14 PM
Montana

OrangeCrush2724
06-12-2011, 08:56 AM
My friends keep pushing South Florida...

I dont want to move to America's penis. Some ironies are just too strong to live with.


:Broncos:

Job market sucks. But hey, you won't find better looking women anywhere else.

tsiguy96
06-12-2011, 09:22 AM
My friends keep pushing South Florida...

I dont want to move to America's penis. Some ironies are just too strong to live with.


:Broncos:

hope you like annoying rich new yorkers for 5 months a year.

Crushaholic
06-12-2011, 10:07 AM
Best Cities for Recent Graduates starting out their careers.

Since we have a few younglings here leaving the nest, thought this info might be helpful.

Taking into consideration affordable rent, eats, good entry jobs... blah blah blah.... here are the top cities according to a recent CNN report.

#5 Houston Texas
#4 Austin Texas
#3 Oklahoma City Oklahoma
#2 Omaha Nebraska
#1 Fayetteville North Carolina

Good luck Grads. I'll be checking the mailbox for my 10% finders fee :)

Do you have the link to the article, Yoda? I would be very interested in reading up on this...:thumbs:

THE719!
06-12-2011, 10:38 AM
Boston......

Jay3
06-12-2011, 10:46 AM
I used to live in Fayetteville, NC. That place is a hole. Do not want.

Requiem
06-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Austin would be the only city I would consider on that list. Given the amount of graduates from that area, the competition would probably be pretty damn tough. I can't wait to move in August. Goodbye, Upper Great Plains.

24champ
06-12-2011, 11:01 AM
Once I finish Grad school, my list of cities to move to are:

1. Denver, CO
2. San Jose, CA
3. San Diego, CA
4. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR

Requiem
06-12-2011, 11:10 AM
Once I finish Grad school, my list of cities to move to are:

1. Denver, CO
2. San Jose, CA
3. San Diego, CA
4. Seattle, WA
5. Portland, OR

Well, you know I'm already going to CO in August, but Seattle and Portland were close shots on that look. I also considered Missoula. Not sure how long I'll be in CO, but it'll be good for the next couple of years.

Swedish Extrovert
06-12-2011, 12:22 PM
I've been thinking about moving to Texas once I have my MA, anyway.

- A girl I'm getting involved with right now is from Dallas.
- USAA financial is based out of San Antonio.
- I'm thinking about doing my Phd in Econ at Texas Tech in Lubbock, where my uncle was the dean of the business school for 25 years.

mhgaffney
06-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Beijing?

Singapore?

Barcelona?

Swedish Extrovert
06-12-2011, 01:09 PM
I used to live in Fayetteville, NC. That place is a hole. Do not want.

But the Fireantz dominated the SPHL...

Doggcow
06-12-2011, 01:50 PM
I grew up near seattle. Rains a lot. All the women are bitches, and anything better than a 7 will blow you off unless you make 6 figures, to boot, there aren't that many hot ones to choose from.

Tombstone RJ
06-12-2011, 02:40 PM
Best Cities for Recent Graduates starting out their careers.

Since we have a few younglings here leaving the nest, thought this info might be helpful.

Taking into consideration affordable rent, eats, good entry jobs... blah blah blah.... here are the top cities according to a recent CNN report.

#5 Houston Texas
#4 Austin Texas
#3 Oklahoma City Oklahoma
#2 Omaha Nebraska
#1 Fayetteville North Carolina


Good luck Grads. I'll be checking the mailbox for my 10% finders fee :)

but no Myrtle Beach. I'm calling bs on this list brosef.

Archer81
06-12-2011, 02:41 PM
I grew up near seattle. Rains a lot. All the women are b****es, and anything better than a 7 will blow you off unless you make 6 figures, to boot, there aren't that many hot ones to choose from.


Sounds like Pittsburgh...


:Broncos:

Archer81
06-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Beijing?

Singapore?

Barcelona?


I'm not entirely shocked you would list Beijing first.

Hobo.

:Broncos:

Tombstone RJ
06-12-2011, 02:48 PM
I live in Wyoming where we take our Bible and our guns seriously. Please, don't come here if you are gonna drag your ball and chain progressive bs along with you. Marriage is between one man and one woman, the sanctity of human life trumps a woman's right to make a mistake and then kill someone else for her mistake, and yah, we like to mine for things like coal. Go figure. Oh well, I guess us village idiots gotta have a place of our own...

HILife
06-12-2011, 03:11 PM
What? No DC? Well, for all you ladies out there, come on down to DC, we welcome you. If you're a guy, stay the hell out of this area. We got enough of you down here.

epicSocialism4tw
06-12-2011, 03:30 PM
I've been thinking about moving to Texas once I have my MA, anyway.

- A girl I'm getting involved with right now is from Dallas.
- USAA financial is based out of San Antonio.
- I'm thinking about doing my Phd in Econ at Texas Tech in Lubbock, where my uncle was the dean of the business school for 25 years.

Flex those connects, dude.

Lubbock sucks, but Texas is a great place to work in business. You'll only be there for 4 years anyhoo.

epicSocialism4tw
06-12-2011, 03:32 PM
I grew up near seattle. Rains a lot. All the women are b****es, and anything better than a 7 will blow you off unless you make 6 figures, to boot, there aren't that many hot ones to choose from.

That's true along the entire west coast. There are many elitist cultures all up and down that beautiful coast. Its due to the insane cost of living. It can turn a nice girl into a gold digger pretty quick.

ElwayMD
06-12-2011, 03:45 PM
I used to live in Fayetteville, NC. That place is a hole. Do not want.

Agreed. I couldn't wait to get out of that craptastic town. Only good thing about it was the weather and a hot dog place called "Hot Diggity Dog".

Chris
06-12-2011, 04:20 PM
NYC. Talk about expanding your horizons. There is affordable housing in the outer boroughs and tons of free events, parks, museums, etc.

epicSocialism4tw
06-12-2011, 04:21 PM
NYC. Talk about expanding your horizons. There is affordable housing in the outer boroughs and tons of free events, parks, museums, etc.

NYC is awesome. No doubt.

Tax rate is super high and so is cost of living.

elsid13
06-12-2011, 04:31 PM
What? No DC? Well, for all you ladies out there, come on down to DC, we welcome you. If you're a guy, stay the hell out of this area. We got enough of you down here.

I second this. And if you are hot blonde with a low IQ that would be even better.

Binkythefrog
06-12-2011, 04:53 PM
I think Chicago should be considered as well.

The winters are terrible and long, and the summers hot too, but it has decent cost of living compared to other big cities, a lot of young people and a lot of great neighborhoods.

Requiem
06-12-2011, 05:01 PM
Chicago is pretty cool. A couple of my buddies want to get into the music scene there.

tsiguy96
06-12-2011, 05:05 PM
I think Chicago should be considered as well.

The winters are terrible and long, and the summers hot too, but it has decent cost of living compared to other big cities, a lot of young people and a lot of great neighborhoods.

so very true

Requiem
06-12-2011, 05:10 PM
NYC. Talk about expanding your horizons. There is affordable housing in the outer boroughs and tons of free events, parks, museums, etc.

How much does a studio/one bedroom run out in the boroughs?

I know nothing about NYC, but gotta experience it once.

Doggcow
06-12-2011, 05:16 PM
That's true along the entire west coast. There are many elitist cultures all up and down that beautiful coast. Its due to the insane cost of living. It can turn a nice girl into a gold digger pretty quick.

Yeah, cost of living sucks. Part of the reason I'm looking away from the area. I like it here a lot though. I'll probably come back.

Willynowei
06-12-2011, 06:00 PM
Where does Myrtle Beach rank btw? I really want to chase this girl there.

Don't move to chase a girl man, don't do it, man. **** them, let them come to you.

UberBroncoMan
06-12-2011, 06:15 PM
Not shocked about Austin at all.

mhgaffney
06-12-2011, 06:31 PM
I'm not entirely shocked you would list Beijing first.

Hobo.

:Broncos:

Standard knee-jerk reaction from what's his name.

Some of you clowns will knee-jerk at the drop of a hat.

misturanderson
06-12-2011, 06:48 PM
I think Austin should probably be moved down a tad. I'm not sure about property for sale, but the rentals are so full (somewhere in the range of 98% of capacity) that the prices are relatively expensive. I was told that 2 years ago the same place I'm getting for $830 a month was at least $150 cheaper, maybe more.

Right now it's hard just to find a place to live outside of the ghetto let alone a cheap place.

I think the secret is out and it's going the way of being above a new grad's income bracket.

Arkie
06-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Best small cities to live 2010 (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/)

Eden Prairie, MN
Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
Newton, MA
Bellevue, WA
McKinney, TX
Fort Collins, CO
Overland Park, KS
Fishers, IN
Ames, IA
Rogers, AR


Best Cities for the Next Decade (http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/10-best-cities-2010-for-the-next-decade.html)

Austin, TX
Seattle, WA
Washington, D.C.
Boulder, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Rochester, MN
Des Moines, IA
Burlington, VT
West Hartford, CT
Topeka, KS

schaaf
06-12-2011, 09:49 PM
I live in Wyoming where we take our Bible and our guns seriously. Please, don't come here if you are gonna drag your ball and chain progressive bs along with you. Marriage is between one man and one woman, the sanctity of human life trumps a woman's right to make a mistake and then kill someone else for her mistake, and yah, we like to mine for things like coal. Go figure. Oh well, I guess us village idiots gotta have a place of our own...

More reasons why I love Wyoming

UberBroncoMan
06-13-2011, 03:13 AM
Best small cities to live 2010 (http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2010/)

Eden Prairie, MN
Columbia/Ellicott City, MD
Newton, MA
Bellevue, WA
McKinney, TX
Fort Collins, CO
Overland Park, KS
Fishers, IN
Ames, IA
Rogers, AR


Best Cities for the Next Decade (http://www.kiplinger.com/magazine/archives/10-best-cities-2010-for-the-next-decade.html)

Austin, TX
Seattle, WA
Washington, D.C.
Boulder, CO
Salt Lake City, UT
Rochester, MN
Des Moines, IA
Burlington, VT
West Hartford, CT
Topeka, KS


DC...really? It must be shades of the city that are awesome.

jhns
06-13-2011, 06:19 AM
Omaha is a great place. Nebraska hasn't been touched by the recession. We keep companies here and always have jobs. Us Nebraskans are just better than most.

TailgateNut
06-13-2011, 06:58 AM
Texas is a nice place to stay for a couple of years, realize that much better exists, and get out:)

^5

I'd argue the "couple of years". It should take that long to figure out the place is filled with assholes and rednecks!

Chris
06-13-2011, 07:07 AM
How much does a studio/one bedroom run out in the boroughs?

I know nothing about NYC, but gotta experience it once.

Check craigslist. Brooklyn / Queens / Hoboken.

I think you could probably find a place for as cheap as $500... but you'd have to go pretty far out.

More reasonable is ~800 in a hood like Bed Stuy.

Requiem
06-13-2011, 08:27 AM
Omaha is a great place. Nebraska hasn't been touched by the recession. We keep companies here and always have jobs. Us Nebraskans are just better than most.

Nebraska lost tens of thousands of jobs, but compared to most everywhere else, they did well. Most of the Upper Great Plains did.

Rausch 2.0
06-13-2011, 08:38 AM
Is it just me or is it mostly due to cost of living vs. average starting wage?...

HILife
06-13-2011, 11:10 AM
DC...really? It must be shades of the city that are awesome.

GO DC!!!!! DC IN THE HOUSE!!!!

ElwayMD
06-14-2011, 12:42 PM
GO DC!!!!! DC IN THE HOUSE!!!!

NOVA represent! I wonder if they mean the city or the metro area. DC is getting better though since they are pushing all the crime out to Prince George's County.

24champ
06-14-2011, 12:43 PM
What's the difference between Baltimore and D.C.?

HILife
06-14-2011, 01:02 PM
NOVA represent! I wonder if they mean the city or the metro area. DC is getting better though since they are pushing all the crime out to Prince George's County.

My guess, the metro area. Usually when I see articles about the area, they never really say NOVA, it's usually DC. Even when I refer to my area, I will say DC rather then NOVA......well it's usually half and half.

HILife
06-14-2011, 01:05 PM
What's the difference between Baltimore and D.C.?

about 40 - 50 miles. Usually Baltimore is not mentioned in the same breath as DC. A lot of times when they say DC, they usually mean DC, Northern VA, and parts of MD. Baltimore is like it's own area. It's also why Baltimore has it's own team. In the DC metro area, they never talk about the Ravens, only the Redskins.

TheChamp24
06-14-2011, 01:17 PM
I freakin hate Houston. Weather is horrible, you have to take a freakin interstate or highway to get anywhere as everything is off of one, people drive like idiots, people have no patience here.
What does Houston have for it? Tons of labor opportunities due to companies putting up plants/headquarters here.

elsid13
06-14-2011, 01:32 PM
My guess, the metro area. Usually when I see articles about the area, they never really say NOVA, it's usually DC. Even when I refer to my area, I will say DC rather then NOVA......well it's usually half and half.

You know the funny thing, if you talk to someone that lives in DC they don't see Arlington, Alexandria, Rosslyn, etc as part of the area. Once you cross the 14th street bridge it a different world for them.

24champ
06-14-2011, 01:41 PM
about 40 - 50 miles. Usually Baltimore is not mentioned in the same breath as DC. A lot of times when they say DC, they usually mean DC, Northern VA, and parts of MD. Baltimore is like it's own area. It's also why Baltimore has it's own team. In the DC metro area, they never talk about the Ravens, only the Redskins.

What's the better place to live? I've been to both cities, had a blast at both cities. However, I was only there for a couple days before I went up to NYC.

Chris
06-14-2011, 01:42 PM
DC is a fine town (my cousin lives in Arlington). I love visiting and I prefer the weather to NYC but it just isn't NYC. As a creative person I would feel out of place there. Seems like every single kid is the shirt wearing type (I've only gone out there ~10 time). My weirdness just doesn't fit DC.

HILife
06-14-2011, 02:50 PM
You know the funny thing, if you talk to someone that lives in DC they don't see Arlington, Alexandria, Rosslyn, etc as part of the area. Once you cross the 14th street bridge it a different world for them.

Well technical it's not DC, it's VA. Usually when I say DC, I mean the DC metro area.

Bronco Yoda
06-14-2011, 03:11 PM
I freakin hate Houston. Weather is horrible, you have to take a freakin interstate or highway to get anywhere as everything is off of one, people drive like idiots, people have no patience here.
What does Houston have for it? Tons of labor opportunities due to companies putting up plants/headquarters here.

Everyone I talk to points to the Houston area for jobs, jobs, jobs. I'm not sure I could take the humidity. IMO it's worse than HI.

ElwayMD
06-14-2011, 03:11 PM
You know the funny thing, if you talk to someone that lives in DC they don't see Arlington, Alexandria, Rosslyn, etc as part of the area. Once you cross the 14th street bridge it a different world for them.

Yeah and they drive like it is too :) When I see a DC plate in NOVA I give them a wide berth since they drive like idiots.

HILife
06-14-2011, 03:21 PM
What's the better place to live? I've been to both cities, had a blast at both cities. However, I was only there for a couple days before I went up to NYC.

I'm bias towards DC, so I might not be the best person to ask. Even so, I would recommend DC since you also have Northern VA and Maryland to work with. Gives you more things to do. Also, you can always drive out to Baltimore if you want to hang out there. It will take you an hour, but that's not to bad.

DC also has better public transportation (metro) and diversity. Lots of good looking women of different ethnicity in DC and Northern VA.

HILife
06-14-2011, 03:22 PM
Yeah and they drive like it is too :) When I see a DC plate in NOVA I give them a wide berth since they drive like idiots.

This.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
06-14-2011, 03:33 PM
lol @ Houston. Christ, that place is awful.

Mountain Bronco
06-14-2011, 03:52 PM
Austin is the only place on the list where I would actually want to live. Disclaimer is I have never been to Fayettville, NC, but had a budy in the marines there and he said it was just ok.

elsid13
06-14-2011, 03:54 PM
Yeah and they drive like it is too :) When I see a DC plate in NOVA I give them a wide berth since they drive like idiots.

I still think MD drivers are the worse.

elsid13
06-14-2011, 04:00 PM
DC is a fine town (my cousin lives in Arlington). I love visiting and I prefer the weather to NYC but it just isn't NYC. As a creative person I would feel out of place there. Seems like every single kid is the shirt wearing type (I've only gone out there ~10 time). My weirdness just doesn't fit DC.

It going to depend where you are in area. There are sections that are very artiest but a lot of area is young professional that bachelors degrees plus and are on the conservative side because of their jobs.

TailgateNut
06-14-2011, 04:06 PM
Everyone I talk to points to the Houston area for jobs, jobs, jobs. I'm not sure I could take the humidity. IMO it's worse than HI.


Whatcha smokin Jack?

Comparing Hawaii to Houston is like comparing a Lobster dinner to RoadKill a la mode.

worm
06-14-2011, 04:19 PM
Jobs or not...as a City, Houston sucks.

No soul at all. No zoning. It is where failed urban planners go to die.

KCStud
06-14-2011, 04:37 PM
I live in OKC and it's actually a very underrated city. Bricktown is a nice and fun place to go. It's gotten a lot more buzz with an NBA team now. Weather isn't too bad...it can be pretty humid in the summer and Tornadoes happen every year, though one has never hit around my area. OKC is in the bible belt so there are a lot of very friendly people and an abundance of different churches (obviously).

It's very comparable to Fort Worth IMO. If you want more of the bigger city buzz, Dallas is 3 hours away so not too bad.

I've been graduated for months tho and can't find a decent job with my PR degree. Anyone know a good place to go for that?

elsid13
06-14-2011, 04:42 PM
I live in OKC and it's actually a very underrated city. Bricktown is a nice and fun place to go. It's gotten a lot more buzz with an NBA team now. Weather isn't too bad...it can be pretty humid in the summer and Tornadoes happen every year, though one has never hit around my area. OKC is in the bible belt so there are a lot of very friendly people and an abundance of different churches (obviously).

It's very comparable to Fort Worth IMO. If you want more of the bigger city buzz, Dallas is 3 hours away so not too bad.

I've been graduated for months tho and can't find a decent job with my PR degree. Anyone know a good place to go for that?

NYC, LA or DC.

Chris
06-14-2011, 05:20 PM
Add San Fran to that list and tell Boston to go **** itself.

Doggcow
06-14-2011, 05:24 PM
I live in OKC and it's actually a very underrated city. Bricktown is a nice and fun place to go. It's gotten a lot more buzz with an NBA team now. Weather isn't too bad...it can be pretty humid in the summer and Tornadoes happen every year, though one has never hit around my area. OKC is in the bible belt so there are a lot of very friendly people and an abundance of different churches (obviously).

It's very comparable to Fort Worth IMO. If you want more of the bigger city buzz, Dallas is 3 hours away so not too bad.

I've been graduated for months tho and can't find a decent job with my PR degree. Anyone know a good place to go for that?

Look into broadcast places too. I'm a Broadcaster, seems like all the tv/radio stations are looking for PR people. Not so much, talent... :(

TailgateNut
06-14-2011, 08:46 PM
I live in OKC and it's actually a very underrated city. Bricktown is a nice and fun place to go. It's gotten a lot more buzz with an NBA team now. Weather isn't too bad...it can be pretty humid in the summer and Tornadoes happen every year, though one has never hit around my area. OKC is in the bible belt so there are a lot of very friendly people and an abundance of different churches (obviously).

It's very comparable to Fort Worth IMO. If you want more of the bigger city buzz, Dallas is 3 hours away so not too bad.

I've been graduated for months tho and can't find a decent job with my PR degree. Anyone know a good place to go for that?


Back to school?:angel:

DivineLegion
06-15-2011, 02:20 AM
My comments above. Good luck grads, take a job and stick with it for as long as you can. Try to give it at least two years. Your progression will become more and more difficult if you never last more than a few months at a job... even if you're taking something bigger and better at the time, it will haunt you in the future.

(Southern speak) To us North Cackalackian folk, Fayetteville NC is kindly refered to as FayettNAM. If ya' love hangin' with Army boys, n' dealin' with MS13 you'd fit right in! (Southern speak)

I agree with the poster who said Fayetteville is a hole. No one in their right mind would live in Jacksonville or Fayetteville NC unless they were enlisted and forced to live there.

tsiguy96
06-15-2011, 03:33 AM
for someone whos lived in denver for a few years, how is the weather on a year round basis? i hate cold weather, but from what i understand about denver is it gets cold but warms up soon after (then back to cold, repeat).

in illinois it was just stupid cold for 6 months straight.

WolfpackGuy
06-15-2011, 05:06 AM
I don't know how Fayettenam got ranked first unless they were considering graduates getting degrees in the pawn shop, strip club, or used car industries...

Not much reason to be there unless you're stationed at Bragg or Pope.

Requiem
06-15-2011, 06:00 AM
I've been graduated for months tho and can't find a decent job with my PR degree. Anyone know a good place to go for that?

I have numerous friends who just graduated with Public Relations/Marketing/Advertising degrees and all have either gotten interviews or received offers in the following bigger areas:

Washington, D.C.
New York City
Los Angeles

and. . .

Minneapolis, MN.

Don't underrate the Twin Cities, it's an awesome place and a lot of job opportunities. Commutes from the 'burbs is short and it's a great place, especially in the Spring thru Fall.

If you are interested in a few sites for non-profit work and putting your degree to work, I'll toss them your way. Did it for two friends, one is recently employed and the other has gotten interviews. Just hit me up through PM, bud.

Also, I could hook you up with a job here in Fargo -- but it's Fargo. You don't want half a year of winter, do you?

TheChamp24
06-15-2011, 06:25 AM
for someone whos lived in denver for a few years, how is the weather on a year round basis? i hate cold weather, but from what i understand about denver is it gets cold but warms up soon after (then back to cold, repeat).

in illinois it was just stupid cold for 6 months straight.

The Denver area is very underrated.
Yes, it gets cold. But its what I like to call "bearable" cold. There are actually 4 seasons too in Colorado, some places only have 2.
It also does not snow as much as one would think, and the sun shines a lot. The weather is quirky in the spring months as it can snow in March/April/May still, but most of the time its pretty relaxing out during those months.
Its warm in the summer then til September, when it starts to cool down.

tsiguy96
06-15-2011, 08:00 AM
The Denver area is very underrated.
Yes, it gets cold. But its what I like to call "bearable" cold. There are actually 4 seasons too in Colorado, some places only have 2.
It also does not snow as much as one would think, and the sun shines a lot. The weather is quirky in the spring months as it can snow in March/April/May still, but most of the time its pretty relaxing out during those months.
Its warm in the summer then til September, when it starts to cool down.

thats what i figured. im used to stupid windy cold non stop for 6 months (well now its either warm or hot, which is nice). still looking into moving there when im done.

Chris
06-15-2011, 08:05 AM
The Denver area is very underrated.
Yes, it gets cold. But its what I like to call "bearable" cold. There are actually 4 seasons too in Colorado, some places only have 2.
It also does not snow as much as one would think, and the sun shines a lot. The weather is quirky in the spring months as it can snow in March/April/May still, but most of the time its pretty relaxing out during those months.
Its warm in the summer then til September, when it starts to cool down.

New York is a three season town - Winter for 6 to 7 months, Fall / Autumn for two months, Summer for 3 months. If there is a spring it's no longer than 2 to 3 weeks.

As someone from Hong Kong it's all cold except for July and August. New Yorkers can't handle the heat. I can't handle the cold (ancient heating systems mean it ends up being hotter in your apartment in January than the temperatures they all bitch about during the summer).

Mountain Bronco
06-15-2011, 09:23 AM
Denver is a decent city. It has weather and easy accessibility outdoor options going for it, but I found it lacked a great culture which if I am living in a City is the most important thing to me. If I want outdoor options, I am living in the mountains or on a beach, not in a city.

As far as cities go, I would live in Denver again if I had to for a work reason, but if I have to live in a city I am living in New Orleans or San Fran despite all of the problems with those cities.

Bronco Yoda
06-15-2011, 12:10 PM
I really would like to sometime get a small place up north-east for the summer/fall activities and my hobbies. I enjoy collecting and fixing mechanical antiques as a hobby. Most of the good rusty mantique stuff is back east.

Chris
06-15-2011, 12:31 PM
I really would like to sometime get a small place up north-east for the summer/fall activities and my hobbies. I enjoy collecting and fixing mechanical antiques as a hobby. Most of the good rusty mantique stuff is back east.

Northern Maine is awesome and no one goes there provided you can make it with the locals. Saw an island home (small) + the island for 100 k.

worm
06-15-2011, 12:36 PM
Denver is a decent city. It has weather and easy accessibility outdoor options going for it, but I found it lacked a great culture which if I am living in a City is the most important thing to me. If I want outdoor options, I am living in the mountains or on a beach, not in a city.

As far as cities go, I would live in Denver again if I had to for a work reason, but if I have to live in a city I am living in New Orleans or San Fran despite all of the problems with those cities.

I feel the same way. In fact, I would even take it further...if you are going to live in any major or mid-major City, you need to be walking distance to any activity you want to participate in. Not out in the burbs.

The minute you factor a car into your activities, the chance of you doing them with the same frequency go dramatically down.

Location is everything. Whether that be to the Mountains, the Beach or Downtown.

Chris
06-15-2011, 12:42 PM
I feel the same way. In fact, I would even take it further...if you are going to live in any major or mid-major City, you need to be walking distance to any activity you want to participate in. Not out in the burbs.

The minute you factor a car into your activities, the chance of you doing them with the same frequency go dramatically down.

Location is everything. Whether that be to the Mountains, the Beach or Downtown.

A ****ing men. I tell this to all my friends who want me to move to Brooklyn.

Chris
06-15-2011, 12:43 PM
What are the problems with NO and SF?


The only place I'd rather be than NY is Berlin. Super cheap... everyone's an artist... beautiful, cool girls... fascinating history... just a great culture.

24champ
06-15-2011, 01:35 PM
I feel the same way. In fact, I would even take it further...if you are going to live in any major or mid-major City, you need to be walking distance to any activity you want to participate in. Not out in the burbs.

The minute you factor a car into your activities, the chance of you doing them with the same frequency go dramatically down.

Location is everything. Whether that be to the Mountains, the Beach or Downtown.

Thing I like about Denver though is that Downtown is easily accessible via lightrail, so if you live near a lightrail station, it is really convenient. Plus you don't have to worry about drinking and driving.

Crushaholic
06-15-2011, 02:16 PM
I feel the same way. In fact, I would even take it further...if you are going to live in any major or mid-major City, you need to be walking distance to any activity you want to participate in. Not out in the burbs.

The minute you factor a car into your activities, the chance of you doing them with the same frequency go dramatically down.

Location is everything. Whether that be to the Mountains, the Beach or Downtown.

I feel differently. If I lived in the suburbs of a major city, that would be close enough. I wouldn't mind a short drive to Denver to see Broncos games. As it stands now, I have a 6 or 7 hour drive through western Kansas...:flush:

I wouldn't need to live IN Denver...

Chris
06-15-2011, 02:30 PM
My office is evenly divided between guys who prefer to live in the burbs and spend their money on home theatre systems and guys who live in the city and spend all their money on burr and whiskeh.

JDB7821
06-15-2011, 05:01 PM
I'm hoping to find a job somewhere in Colorado when I graduate next spring. I hate living in Georgia mainly due to the weather, it's just terrible. I'll have a degree in accounting, will it be easy to find a job out there?

Requiem
06-15-2011, 09:41 PM
I'm hoping to find a job somewhere in Colorado when I graduate next spring. I hate living in Georgia mainly due to the weather, it's just terrible. I'll have a degree in accounting, will it be easy to find a job out there?

Accounting jobs are in high demand everywhere. It's a degree that holds its weight. You should be just fine! I saw several in the Denver area alone on Craigslist the other day.

Mountain Bronco
06-16-2011, 09:48 AM
What are the problems with NO and SF?



Hurricanes, earthquakes, Crime in NOLA, cost of living in San Fran rainy weather in both, etc... That said I love these two cities especially NOLA.

I will agree with the location thing as well if you are in a city, don't be the burbs, be in the city.

TailgateNut
06-16-2011, 09:51 AM
Hurricanes, earthquakes, Crime in NOLA, cost of living in San Fran rainy weather in both, etc... That said I love these two cities especially NOLA.

I will agree with the location thing as well if you are in a city, don't be the burbs, be in the city.


NOLA is a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't consider making it my home due to all of the reasons you listed plus that unbearable humidity/heat.
San Fran is in california. End of story!:wiggle:

Pony Boy
06-16-2011, 10:50 AM
Good luck guys.. Im done and have stored away enough nuts to keep me nice and comfy for the rest of my days. Im just trying to keep from becoming shovel ready too soon so I can enjoy my grandkids and see the Broncos win the big one, one more time.