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Old 06-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #1
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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

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Old 06-11-2011, 02:07 PM   #2
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Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio are all excellent places to get your feet wet as well.
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Old 06-11-2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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I have seen San Antonio mentioned a lot when this topic comes up. It must have something to offer.
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Curious what sort of degrees were guaged?

I'm currently looking to leave my college town lol.
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Where does Myrtle Beach rank btw? I really want to chase this girl there.
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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.
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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.
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Texas is a nice place to stay for a couple of years, realize that much better exists, and get out
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The only problem I have with it is that the summers are crazy hot.

Other than that, there's not much to complain about.
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Columbus is pretty sweet
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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...
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That it is... I've only been once, but had a blast.
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My lease is up in July, not looking to resign it any time soon.
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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.

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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.
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My friends keep pushing South Florida...

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


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


Job market sucks. But hey, you won't find better looking women anywhere else.
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I dont want to move to America's penis. Some ironies are just too strong to live with.


hope you like annoying rich new yorkers for 5 months a year.
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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...
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I used to live in Fayetteville, NC. That place is a hole. Do not want.
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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.
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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
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