New Start, New Location
August 25, 2012 6:09 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend and I want to move far enough away from where we live now that we're able to start something *new*. Help us figure out where to move that we will enjoy and how to move there. Details behind cut.
posted by camylanded to Grab Bag (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Our lease ends in February and I’m trying to figure out a location with a good program so I can finish my bachelor’s degree and he can finagle his way into his career (tattoo artist). We are both beyond tired of living in our city. The university here is an expensive school with a good reputation, but in all honesty, that’s all it is. Expensive. In my mind, I figure if I’m going to get myself into debt that hardcore, I might as well move to a state (and actual CITY) that I enjoy living in.
We entertained the idea of moving into the ‘real’ Midwest (ie: Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas) area, but after spending some time there, I realized it’s just too quaint for me and the schools out there are not so great. Both my advisor at school and the department head gave me some universities with good social work programs and University of Cincinnati is at the top of that list. I’ve considered University of Louisville as well, but (boyfriend) has no interest in moving there and so far, Cincinnati has been the only place we can agree on.
I would much rather live in a suburb than in the actual city. What do you recommend looking into? What is the most affordable? How long would it take me to find a job? What are the fun things to do in the area? Are there any non-university related art studio/galleries that have classes available? Any good gyms with yoga and/or spinning classes?
If any of you go there-- how is UC? Are the class times reasonable, or would you recommend the online program? Speaking of, have you taken any online classes through them?
Most importantly, once we choose a place, how do we go about saving/moving? How much should we be saving? What's the best way to move across state lines?
I'm also open to any other cities that have reputable colleges, are more democratic, and have an active art scene.