To where should I move?
May 27, 2007 6:59 AM Subscribe
To where shall I move? Can you recommend a good place for me to live?
posted by amethysts to Work & Money (10 answers total)
I am a 23 year old girl. I graduated college with a useless degree a year ago and I live in Long Island with my family to help with their mortgage. I need to move though, because i don't like long island, i don't like my job (administrative assistant) and i don't like living here. My current job has no potential for transferring somewhere better.
i'm going to be applying for grad school (information science?) in november/december but until then i have to find something to do. i can get a job doing basic administrative assistant work or maybe i can get a job in retail although i haven't done that since 2002 (i always fail those "integrity" tests.) i would rather move now then wait till i know where i'm going because my situation is ridiculous and i want to start over.
i've considered moving to westchester (new rochelle/rye/whiteplains) because i went to college there and i still know a few people there. but i also want to broaden my horizons a bit if possible.
With that in mind, i need to find a place that has these things:
- it will not take too long to find a job that pays enough money to pay my rent and car insurance. (this doesn't exist on long island).
- it won't be too hard to find nice people close to my own age who are doing interesting things that i can make friends with.
- it's not more than 4 hours away from here. (this is flexible, but that's where everyone i know is, and i don't want to be *too* far away from them)
- preferably it has a pretty good craigslist or some way to start this process now.
Is there a place like that?
Move, then job? Or job, then move? Do I have to get a phone number for the area code i'm targeting?