I'm new to the site and am loving the idea of having folks to talk to about this (other than my wife!). Long story short, we've been trying to leave the city for years now and it just keeps sucking us back in. It's such a love/hate relationship--more on the love side--but since we have a little daughter now, our priorities have shifted. Our biggest hesitation about leaving NYC has been finding equivalent jobs elsewhere...or jobs even in our industry. We don't really want to do a lateral move to another big city but instead want something smaller and with a better quality of life. Of course that means we have to sacrifice and won't have the same job opportunities, but we've accepted that.
All that said, I'm wondering if anyone else has suggestions when it comes to finding other cities with jobs that could suit us. We both work for an interactive agencies, specifically in the client services and marketing disciplines.My research has uncovered a wide range of cities that may be good--from Portland, OR to Portland, ME--so I thought I'd open it up to you all.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions, recommendations, etc?