This is part two of me freaking out about graduating from college next year but without a video.
To calm my mind, I’ve been going apartment hunting (virtually), and in the midst of many late night apartment hunts, I figured out the four cities I would like to move to after I graduate.
As much as I want to move to a city in the United States where I will be completely accepted and won’t experience any discrimination/racism, I know that won’t happen any time soon.
Keeping this in mind, here are the four cities I would like to move to after graduation. The first two are in Tennessee as safety nets, and the last two are absolute dreams.
AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 889 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $1,428
SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Centennial Park, Centennial Dog Park, Grand Ole Opry (plus mall & mini golf course), Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
* coffee shops everywhere
* low unemployment rate
* many people moving there
AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 970 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $1,082
SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Spring Place Park, Ijams Nature Center, Crescent Bend House & Garden
* close to Great Smoky Mountains
* Market Square
* renovated downtown
* public transportation
* super political
* UTK craziness
AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 869 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $1,007
SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Krohn Conservatory, Cincinnati Art Museum, Burnet Woods, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
* Joe Burrow
* booming job market
* “thriving food scene”
* diverse neighborhoods
* unpredictable weather
* lack of public transportation
* political divide
AVERAGE APARTMENT SIZE: 693 sq. ft.
AVERAGE APARTMENT RENT: $2,169
SOME PLACES OF RECREATION: Pike Place Market, Space Needle, Warren G. Magnuson Park, Kubota Garden
* no income tax
* 4th safest city in the country
* great food
* rains a lot
* long winters
Of course, where I end up depends on the job I’ll have. Cincinnati, Ohio is the ultimate dream, but I’ll be content with anything.
As anxious as the future and the unknown make me, I have to remain patient and take life day by day.
Be you. Be true. Make smart decisions.