Best place in the US to relocate...

  • CrazyMeBroken

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    Jun 23, 2011 4:46 AM GMT
    If you were considering relocating to another city in the US that is:

    warm year round, near a beach, multicultural / diverse, and has a great night life

    ...where would you choose to go?

    To give you an idea, I have been thinking about San Diego, Austin, and Miami...
  • Mepark

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    Jun 23, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    I'd really be interested in moving to the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area after college. I just absolutely love the desert.
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    Jun 24, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    Well, Austin is a very cool city but not near a beach. It's also not warm year-round. Most people are unaware that Texas can get quite cold in the winter. I know nothing about San Diego but I hear good things about it. I live in Miami Beach and love it. It's definitely near a beach(obviously) and warm year-round. Maybe the only place warm year-round in the U.S. It definitely is multicultural and has a great nightlife. Of the three, admitting I know next to nothing about San Diego, I'd suggest Miami Beach(not Miami). Of course, there are several cons to living here(like there is anywhere else) but, depending on what you like/dislike, you should be able to work through them. First, it's very expensive here. Second, people are very flaky and superficial here. If you can deal with that, you'd love it here.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    CrazyMeBroken saidIf you were considering relocating to another city in the US that is:

    warm year round, near a beach, multicultural / diverse, and has a great night life

    ...where would you choose to go?

    To give you an idea, I have been thinking about San Diego, Austin, and Miami...


    Come to Miami, Id give you a tour of the city! ;)
  • Pyke

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    Jun 24, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    CrazyMeBroken saidIf you were considering relocating to another city in the US that is:

    warm year round, near a beach, multicultural / diverse, and has a great night life

    ...where would you choose to go?

    To give you an idea, I have been thinking about San Diego, Austin, and Miami...


    Houston is very multi-cultural. However, it is also very hot. I would go to Austin before Houston because of the weather alone. (Austin also multi-cultural). The beach here in Galveston is... at best... swim-able. Not pretty.

    If you want "warm" well, Houston and Austin have two seasons: Summer or Summer-Lite.

    Night life: Austin is better. Houston has one... but all it is is sex... which is why when I go for nightlife I go to Austin or Dallas (LOVE Dallas).

    Better economy: Houston, Dallas, then Austin and San Antonio.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    miamimasseur said First, it's very expensive here (Miami). Second, people are very flaky and superficial here. If you can deal with that, you'd love it here.


    I could not live in Miami for the reasons you stated. Mainly for the superficiality of the inhabitants. South Beach is a wretched place that I would not even go to visit if someone gave me free airline tickets and lodging to stay at.

    I have been told I would like Fort Lauderdale better. I may check it out one of these days.

    I do not think San Diego has a great nightlife. SD is rather tame and some find it boring.

    For multiculturalism, diversity and a great nightlife and warm weather I think Miami is more diverse than California with a higher concentration of Latin people than any other ethnicity.

    If you want some high energy and diversity with night life I think San Diego may disappoint you. I've been there and I like it because it is slower paced but I think the only way I could live there and not be bored is to make sure I have a great job that I love.




    Ft. Lauderdale is a good alternative to Miami Beach. The people are much more friendly and down-to-earth and it's much more peaceful and laid-back. However, it's not very multi-cultural and much less exciting than South Beach. It really depends on what you're looking for. Every place has it's pros and cons.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:19 AM GMT
    Pyke said
    CrazyMeBroken saidIf you were considering relocating to another city in the US that is:

    warm year round, near a beach, multicultural / diverse, and has a great night life

    ...where would you choose to go?

    To give you an idea, I have been thinking about San Diego, Austin, and Miami...


    Houston is very multi-cultural. However, it is also very hot. I would go to Austin before Houston because of the weather alone. (Austin also multi-cultural). The beach here in Galveston is... at best... swim-able. Not pretty.

    If you want "warm" well, Houston and Austin have two seasons: Summer or Summer-Lite.

    Night life: Austin is better. Houston has one... but all it is is sex... which is why when I go for nightlife I go to Austin or Dallas (LOVE Dallas).

    Better economy: Houston, Dallas, then Austin and San Antonio.



    Sorry, but I couldn't disagree more. There are very pronounced seasons in Texas. Yes, Texas is 3 degrees cooler than the pit of Hell in the summer. However, there's definitely a Fall, Spring and sometimes very cold Winter. Dallas does have probably the best nightlife in Texas but I find the guys more down-to-earth in Austin so I usually have a better time there. Dallas can be very pretentious.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:26 AM GMT
    I spent a year in San Antonio, TX and absolutely hated it. I moved back to Northern VA as soon as I could afford it, and I'm glad I did. I missed the DC area the entire time I was down there. I don't really know why I had left in the first place. But I'm glad I was able to correct that mistake. I remain quite partial to DC and the 'burbs since I grew up in the area. I simply love the nature here with all four seasons.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    For me it's all about the climate - La Jolla, CA.
  • Pyke

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    Jun 24, 2011 7:24 AM GMT
    miamimasseur said
    Pyke said
    CrazyMeBroken saidIf you were considering relocating to another city in the US that is:

    warm year round, near a beach, multicultural / diverse, and has a great night life

    ...where would you choose to go?

    To give you an idea, I have been thinking about San Diego, Austin, and Miami...


    Houston is very multi-cultural. However, it is also very hot. I would go to Austin before Houston because of the weather alone. (Austin also multi-cultural). The beach here in Galveston is... at best... swim-able. Not pretty.

    If you want "warm" well, Houston and Austin have two seasons: Summer or Summer-Lite.

    Night life: Austin is better. Houston has one... but all it is is sex... which is why when I go for nightlife I go to Austin or Dallas (LOVE Dallas).

    Better economy: Houston, Dallas, then Austin and San Antonio.



    Sorry, but I couldn't disagree more. There are very pronounced seasons in Texas. Yes, Texas is 3 degrees cooler than the pit of Hell in the summer. However, there's definitely a Fall, Spring and sometimes very cold Winter. Dallas does have probably the best nightlife in Texas but I find the guys more down-to-earth in Austin so I usually have a better time there. Dallas can be very pretentious.


    Well, I guess if you count three days a year of cold winters... sure... but I live in Houston and I hate the fact that, at best, we get two weeks to a month where I should wear a jacket. I love the cold. Dallas has it. Houston does not.
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    Jun 24, 2011 10:25 AM GMT
    San Diego, if you can afford it.
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    Jun 24, 2011 12:15 PM GMT
    Miami Beach or Ft. Lauderdale...both are great.
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    Jun 24, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    You can def. pass on Vegas. This is my 2nd time living here. It is by far the
    flakiest, phoney and most transient city in the US. Finding "real" friends?
    Good luck! You have better odds at hitting a million $ jackpot at a casino!
    The heat is brutal for 4 months and your power bill in in the hundreds of dollars at that time. The job market is a total disaster! Unemployment is very high. If you are looking for a "gay community" there is little to none.
    Gay neighborhood? Not. We do have lots of gyms, bars and places to
    shop. LOL! Don't even get me started on the drivers here! By far, some of the worst drivers in the USA. Accidents....everywhere...even on the weekends.
    I'm outta here, as soon as I get a new job.
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    Jun 24, 2011 1:30 PM GMT
    I'd go to LA....

    San Diego is supposed to be amazing in terms of weather and environment... but borrrring.

    Have you thought of Charleston, SC? It's smaller... but i've heard good things.

    And Miami sounds cool... but the superficiality is gonna be a major factor there. . . . but i'd say it's like that in most big cities - esp in the gay world. And rent in Miami is 'expensive' compared to some cities!! But really its not bad at all....

    PS you are adorable and have a lovely profile. Move to DC (It's really cool here and very diverse!!). We can go on a date. lol.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:00 PM GMT
    Could always do Palm springs, they have the Salton Sea right next door.
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    Jun 24, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidI'd go to LA....

    San Diego is supposed to be amazing in terms of weather and environment... but borrrring.

    Have you thought of Charleston, SC? It's smaller... but i've heard good things.

    And Miami sounds cool... but the superficiality is gonna be a major factor there. . . . but i'd say it's like that in most big cities - esp in the gay world. And rent in Miami is 'expensive' compared to some cities!! But really its not bad at all....

    PS you are adorable and have a lovely profile. Move to DC (It's really cool here and very diverse!!). We can go on a date. lol.



    Actually, Miami isn't all that superficial and the rent is quite affordable. Miami Beach, however, is a different story!
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    Jun 24, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    oh God .... i need to relocate very soon from San Diego.

    How about Chicago, guys ??
  • Life_Is_Good_...

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    Jun 24, 2011 11:30 PM GMT
    SAN DIEGO!!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 24, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Try Kentucky!
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:02 AM GMT
    not Wisconsin lol i will go with californiaicon_wink.gif
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    Jun 25, 2011 12:36 AM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidI'd go to LA....

    San Diego is supposed to be amazing in terms of weather and environment... but borrrring.

    Agree with LA, but the California taxes are high. LA has lots more going on than San Diego, and there are parts of LA, especially near the beaches, that are every bit is nice as those in San Diego. Aside from a couple of problem spots, I don't think the traffic in LA is worse than San Diego, and I have experienced both. With either city, though, it depends on the distance between work and where you live.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Jun 25, 2011 12:49 AM GMT
    i am not sure. i want to check out portland, denver, and san diego are all on my list
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    tuffguyndc saidi am not sure. i want to check out portland, denver, and san diego are all on my list


    Well, I can speak on Portland's behalf being from there. It's a nifty city with a very colorful arts scene. The coffee is the shit and its location is ideal for both trips to the mountain (Mt. Hood) or days at the beach. Be warned. If you cannot tolerate 10 months of constant showering, you may not like it. But all the same, it's incredibly walkable and pedestrian/bike-friendly. Sadly, the job market's not particularly strong unless you wanna work for Intel or Nike.
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    Jun 25, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    safety43 saidnot Wisconsin lol i will go with californiaicon_wink.gif


    How are those plans going ?
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jun 25, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    lol. not fast enough if u ask me.