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✎ EN Whats the best city/state to work in the US?

Discussion in 'USA' started by TomRi, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. TomRi

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    Hi all,
    just in case you could choose.
    Where would you recommend to work in the US. I have heard that tax rates are quite different?
    Crime as well of course.

    Many thanks
    Thomas
     
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    I am from Seattle so I am biased, but know it is a wonderful place to live & work. Though the economic depression has slowed job growth everywhere, Seattle's tech companies are (Amazon, Microsoft, etc) still hiring. As far as tax info, there is no income tax in Washington state, but sales tax is high. Here is some specific info for the city: http://www.cityofseattle.net/html/busin ... s.htm#city. Seattle also has very low crime rates when compared with other US cities.

    Other popular cities include New York (http://www.easyexpat.com/en/new-york.htm), Chicago (http://www.easyexpat.com/en/chicago.htm), San Francisco (http://www.easyexpat.com/en/san-francisco.htm). Check out the easy expat city guides for info on cities.
     
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    Thanks texkourgan,

    Seattle was recommended by a friend of mine as well!

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    Thanks, I will check this out.
    Just a minute ago I received the possible locations:
    USA / Atlanta/ Dallas TX/ Houston TX/ Memphis/ Mobile/ Orlando/ Tampa FL/ Oklahoma City OK/ Pittsburgh PA/ Portland OR/ Cincinnati/ Cleveland/ Columbus OH/ Indianapolis IN/ Kansas City KS/ Louisville/ Minneapolis MN/ Austin TX/ Birmingham/ Jacksonville/ Miami FL/ Nashville/ St. Louis
    BR
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    I think its important to know what you're looking for in your target destination.

    If weather is important (for instance, if you don't like harsh winters), Chicago is out and Charlotte is in. If low taxes are important, Texan cities (Dallas, Houston) and Florida (Orlando/Miami) are good choices. If job opportunities are important, you might want to look at the DC area. And if you're just looking at overall quality of life, I've heard good stuff about Denver.

    Here's an interesting website I found: http://www.moving-to-america-guide.com It doesn't really have a city/state ranking but talks about daily life issues in different cities.
     
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