As of late I have been meditatively considering where to move to next. Currently I am on a travel position to NC. I am originally from upstate NY.
I am looking for a progressive location, with a vibrant life after work atmosphere. Hence all the above locations.I enjoy diversity, art, culture as well as an atmosphere where there is acceptance for all people without fear. Quality of life after work is important to me. It is also important to me to be able to walk out my front door and be greeted by "life happening". IE small boutiques, shops, coffee houses, neighborhood book stores and a strong sense of community spirit! I enjoy a neighborhood that is unique in its architecture.
Obviously I also need to look at available nursing positions, rate of pay, cost of living, rents, crime rates and many other factors too numerous to list.
I was about to start my investigations of the above areas when I had a bright idea ( why not post this on allnurses.com)
So I am here posting asking for feedback from my fellow nurses and maybe some personnal experiences living in the above areas or for that matter if you have lived in areas similiar but unmentioned feel free to post that as well.
Although my motives in posting this are self generated it did occur to me that if I was at this impasse maybe others are as well and with that in mind maybe we can help each other make a decision that can be mutually beneficial.
Thanks to all !
Yes, I am slightly eclectic but quite harmless if you ask me! hahahaahaah
Jul 7, '03
Well, I haven't been to most of those places.
I could say honestly, NYC has everything you are looking for. However, its not a place I would like to live permanently. Living on Long Island for 2 years I still haven't gotten use to the way people drive out here, and this is only a fraction of what you have to deal with in The City. There is so much noise no matter what time of day and where you are. But I still LOVE NYC!
If I had my choice, I would move to Bean Town (Boston for those of you who aren't up with nick names of cities
). Boston seems so quaint and not overbearing. I could certianly see myself living there amongst a city with rich history and a foreseeable future.
But alas, my future is here on Long Island....to be continued!
Last edit by Flynurse on Jul 7, '03