I don't know where I should move

Old Jan 21st, 2014, 08:24 AM
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I wasn't recommending the OP moves to Minneapolis. Read my first reply to the OP.

The question was posed by Ackislander - where do I live that I'm seeing apartments under $600? Minneapolis is a large, gay friendly city so I find it hard to believe that other large, gay friendly cities in warmer climates have absolutely no apartments under $600 in decent neighborhoods.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 08:35 AM
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I don't think $600 rentals are nearly as hard to find as some would make it sound.

Well of course that depends where you are talking about. I was thinking of the "progressive" (and gay friendly) places in my current region (Pacific Northwest). And $600 will not get you even a studio apartment in Seattle, Portland, Corvallis, or Eugene.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 08:44 AM
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You mean like this one?

http://eugene.craigslist.org/apa/4297300657.html
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 09:08 AM
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I stand corrected. He can move to Eugene.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 09:17 AM
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I'm sure there are more in your region but I'm not about to waste my time searching every city that's listed. My point stands that I don't think its nearly as hard to find apartments under $600 as some would make it out to be. I mean, it took me all of 2 minutes to find that one and I didn't even leave my couch.

I wonder what spending a couple days in a city, walking the neighborhoods and contacting various rental agencies would uncover.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 09:25 AM
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Look I live in Seattle. I know what rents are here. And a studio in the city, and studios rent for $800-950/month.

I've got no horse in this race. I have friends who have been trying to find cheaper housing for years, and they cannot.

Eugene is a college town, so I realize now that has a different demographic.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 09:44 AM
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http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/apa/4296293396.html

I have no idea what this neighborhood is like, and obviously it is a tiny studio which is not desirable for more established people. But someone just starting out could make it work.Assuming they have a co-signer for the lease or a job waiting (the latter is unlikely in this case I think).

Hey, the only horse I have in this race is that I did something very similar when I was younger and I made it work. It makes me cringe when someone says it isn't possible, but I've always been pretty stubborn.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 09:53 AM
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I did it too when I was "younger". I drove cross country with $1000 to my name and moved to Seattle (in the 80's) and lived in a $125/month basement apartment. But that was 1980, this is 2014.

That one you linked is no where you would want to live. Believe me. I'm sitting in my office a couple blocks from that location right now. It's a slum.

Have you actually looked for an apartment in a city recently? I'm not just talking sitting home Googling or on Craigslist?
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 11:14 AM
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Yes. I've helped friends look for apartments in the past year, but since I bought my house 3 years ago I haven't looked for myself.
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>>Sorry, I have to disagree with LeeAnn (first time ever) about Albuquerque.
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Old Jan 30th, 2014, 12:24 PM
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I would suggest Austin, also. I'm not sure about the ratio of gay to straight, but Austin is well-known for being an all-inclusive city. It's affordable, the weather is great and it has lots of night life and outdoor activities in close proximity.
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Everyone can suggest all over the place. This is like asking "how long is a string". This person needs to do some serious research--and personally I don't think a travel board is "research" in this case.
I also wish the OP had a little higher aspiration (as Ack suggested he do). I think MANY places are much more gay friendly than is publicized. You get the bad publicity from those that are not--true?
Charlotte is a great place. Great community college system, as well as a university. Great weather. Young community. Growing.
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