Post # 1
Ok, I need to leave Miami — I feel like im drowning here and I want to be somewhere else. Let me give you a bit of background, my Fiance moved from MO to here to be w/me 2 years again, he was a police officer and here we have a sort of hiring freeze for that so finding a job in his field has been a horrific expirience. I’m in real estate I’m very good at what I do, we just need another place. A city that’s affordable, emphasis on **city**. If we’d move, we’d like to live somewhere downtown, close to the nightlife, we don’t plan on having kids for another two years so right now is the perfect time. I’d also like to continue my education and attend a college. I thought about South Carolina, but it seems a bit expensive, does anyone, anyone, anyone have a place in mind?? please, if you do, help us. 🙂
Post # 3
I remember a thread where Bees wrote about where they live and why they like or dislike it. Where do you live, Do you love it, and Why
Maybe that will help in your search. Good luck!
Post # 4
@Cachita: Isn’t Miami really expensive? I can’t imagine SC is more so.
Post # 5
Check out military or college towns. Also- I like the idea of checking out the thread about where other bees live.
Post # 6
I live in Charlotte, NC (which is across the border from SC). The Democratic National Convention is going to be held here at the end of the year so the police department is ramping up and hiring. Charlotte is a growing city and, though definitely affected by the recession, is probably still doing better than many other places. The nightlife here is not like Miami, but it is a clean and beautiful city and not expensive to live in. I’ve been here for 12 years now and love it.
Post # 7
Would your Fiance want to move back to Missouri? What are his thoughts?
Post # 8
If you think SC is expensive, you’re going to have issues finding a place to live. SC/NC were goint to be my suggestions. But, you couldn’t tear me away from Boston/San Francisco/New York, high rents be damned.
Post # 9
If you can tolerate a rough winter Minneapolis has lower real estate prices in terms of large cities. Also, there are lots of affordable suburbs that are really close to Minneapolis/St. Paul if you would consider that route. The universities up here are great and I would call this place paradise if our winters didn’t suck the fat one 😉 I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have about the area!