Thank you kindly Carmody.
I do have some questions:
1. Are there neighborhoods I should avoid?
2. What are the exhaust regulations? I have a 2004 Dodge Stratus.
#1-I really don't know the answer to that. I live 30 mins. north of White Plains, but do not know anyone who lives there. I am sure that like most large towns there are places which are rougher than others.
#2-I am not familiar with any special exhaust regulations. I believe it is just the standard inspection that it is elsewhere in the state.
#3-Sources for local news:
Day to day followup of the above links should give you a good idea of what it is like.
#4-It is about an hour train ride to NYC or by car. A very tough drive. Maybe not a good idea to commute with a car; lots of related problems in doing that.
Please list criteria for your choice. No place is perfect but I am glad to tell you what I know. My guess is that Boston, Cambridge, etc. might be useful to consider also.
Thank you for the info Carmody .
Here's what I'm thinking:
1. I would prefer to be able to rent an apartment for below $1000 if possible
2. less than 30 miles from the shoreline
3. 30 minutes or less car drive to a diverse center with native language speakers
4. safe for a young woman living on her own.
It doesn't have
to be in the city of choice; I'm fine living outside of the major city. I would like to have easy access to it, though.
I'm also just curious if New York state regulations for cars would be different than Idaho's (I imagine it would).
zenmonkey wrote:Too limiting a list - For example, there are many places near Boston that probably fit too - within 30/45 min commute.
Med-lab wages will be higher in larger cities. Plus opportunities in hub cities to work in different hospitals are perhaps higher.
Remember that in any large city (Boston/NYC) or university town (Raleigh/Durham/DC/Baltimore/Princeton) the number of French speakers will be sufficient and the non-AF learning opportunities normally sufficiently developed or French language meet-ups. (I met and married a French woman and lived in a French household in Durham, NC).
As to the weather - well. It's the east coast. It will suck part of the year. Too hot or too cold or too humid compared to the perpetual niceness of the bay area.
Thank you for the feedback, zenmonkey. I was thinking more along the lines of "in the area of Raleigh", etc. It doesn't have to be in
that particular location.
It sounds like you are saying 1. be more open to live close to more cities, and 2. perhaps I would make higher wages, and thus could offset the rent cost?
And I suppose this question is like asking "how is the sushi in Japan?", but I imagine the public transportation is far better than what we have in the West...Which is almost nothing?