Seriously, why does New York City smell like gnarly ass? Like I thought was a pretty cool place....but it seriously smelled rank in almost every area I visited. It smells exactly like Mexico City....and then the other other place that might put a fight for worse smelling would be downtown Paris...which smells like piss. I've pretty much only lived in areas where the upkeep on the cities are top notch(Utah; Japan) so it shocked me a bit when I was in NYC.
I'm not sure about engineering jobs right now, but there are a lot of technical type careers out here. Beaverton and Portland are loaded with software and tech type companies. You can pretty much find any type of job here. The fields vary.
I live in a nice condo, 2 bed and 2 bath in a rich part of town and I bought it for $140,000 and I think it's worth $190,000 now. It's been 4 years. I'm not sure how much houses cost. My sis just bought one for a million but she's rich and it's nice! B?tch. :)
I would search on the web if you are interested. The good places to live are Portland, West Linn, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Eugene, and some others I can't think of. Don't live in Gresham. I grew up there and it's turned into gang land. I had to move.
I'm actually electrical engineering so it might be a real possibility right now. I was planning a trip to portland this summer but i guess it will have to wait till next summer when i graduate. Your Condo set up sounds pretty nice, you will not get that price in orange county or a nice part of L.A. Thanks for the information.
if you're from the Chi City like me, i'd have to say the south. i'm educated, a fast talker, and got game. i could make money in a flash around those slow southerners who are poorly educated. plus, the weather is a plus.
the west is giong to have a major water shortage within the next 20 years. the price for water in places like Nevada, Arizona, California, ect. will be through the roof!
the East Coast is filled with rude, overbearing, stupid people. no one would want to move there.
the midwest has a lot of flat, boring land. however, they've got some underrated cities sprinkled throughout like minneapolis and kansas city.