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Again, why? I'm looking for a bit more of an insight into why you hold that view. And does that view extend to other places, or just Phoenix?
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Again, why? I'm looking for a bit more of an insight into why you hold that view. And does that view extend to other places, or just Phoenix?
Oh my god, it's like standing on the Sun!
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I mean there's plenty of reasonably priced places in the NE, depending on your reference point. If your comparison is OH, ATL, etc - then no.


Ohio is super-cheap, even the cities. Not many P&C jobs outside of one large employer in Columbus and a couple medium-sized places in Cincy, I think.
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Cleveland/Akron area:
Progressive
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Columbus:
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Is it a nice place to live though? Seems quite cheap from looking at Zillow.
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Not really any hotter than Vegas, plus the Sonoran is the wettest desert on the planet. It's a remarkably beautiful area.

But I am overall fond of deserts and arid climates. I love the flora and fauna, I love the exposed bones of the earth, and I love the variety of subtle colors in the rock. Nothing beats a desert sunset.
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Title. Would prefer to not go north of Chicago (not a huge fan of anything colder than Chicago). I would be open to Texas, Georgia (Atlanta), Ohio, Chicagoland, or any reasonably priced NE state.
Am I the only one who read this and initially thought it was about title insurance jobs? (Which BTW is an extremely limited field.)
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Title. Would prefer to not go north of Chicago (not a huge fan of anything colder than Chicago). I would be open to Texas, Georgia (Atlanta), Ohio, Chicagoland, or any reasonably priced NE state.
Chicago is colder than many places to the north due to lake effect snow and wind.
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Title. Would prefer to not go north of Chicago (not a huge fan of anything colder than Chicago). I would be open to Texas, Georgia (Atlanta), Ohio, Chicagoland, or any reasonably priced NE state.
San Antonio, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida are probably the cheapest decent-sized cities with casualty actuarial employers.

Or, get a telecommuting gig, and all sorts of options open up for you.
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Again, why? I'm looking for a bit more of an insight into why you hold that view. And does that view extend to other places, or just Phoenix?
Its a king of the hill quote. Great scene
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Chicago is colder than many places to the north due to lake effect snow and wind.
"lake effect snow" isn't really a Chicago thing - moisture gets picked up off of Lake Michigan, but the weather is almost always heading west-to-east, and drops on Michigan/Indiana.

"lake effect wind" isn't really a thing either (not sure how you meant your adjectives to apply), for the same reason. The wind isn't any worse in Chicago than in many other areas, but IMO the wind "feels" worse, especially downtown, because of the number of tall buildings. Only NY is really as bad for creating the "wind tunnel" effect that can be brutal at times.
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