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best places to live in the Southeast?
Posted March 29th, 2010 - 9:49 pm by from Wake Forest, United States (Permalink)
Hi all!
I am in the process of interviewing for a job and the position would require me to relocate to one of these 6 states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana or Arkansas. It would be a home based position requiring a lot of travel, therefore I can pick any place that is reasonably close to an airport.

Can you all help me out with your opinions on cities in these states?

A little about me...I want to live in a fun city that isn't too huge and the cost of living isn't outrageous. I'm in San Diego right now and although it is absolutely beautiful out here and tons to do...it's way too crowded and overpriced for me. I really don't fit in the southern california lifestyle. I have lived in Raleigh, NC before and really liked it. It wasn't too big or too small. I want a city that is large enough that I won't get bored within a month of living there but not too big that I constantly feel lost and overcrowded. I like camping and outdoorsy type stuff. I like to go out occasionally so I would like a place that has decent nightlife.

Any suggestions/opinions you can share would be great!

Cheers!
Kelley

Posted April 3rd, 2010 - 9:44 pm by from Suwanee, United States (Permalink)
I am from Atlanta and I love it. I know that compared to CA the cost of living is much lower. Will you have a car? A car is important in ATL if you like the outdoors. So much to do and see, especially in North GA. Everyone is so nice there but it is a big city, but I think you get the best of both worlds. And as you know, you can fly almost anywhere without a connection from ATL! Good Luck!

Posted May 15th, 2011 - 7:27 pm by from New Orleans, United States (Permalink)
I have lived in New Orleans (and will live there again). It is the perfect happy medium of neighborhoody and downtownsy. You don't need a car. There is always one festival or another going on, and there's lots of outdoor activities in the "Sportsman's Paradise"
A standard 2 bed/1 bath rental is about $750 plus or minus depending on the area.