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Should I move?

Duluth, MN
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Should I move?

I just graduated from college in Duluth, MN. I love it here, but am looking to relocate. I have an interview for an RN position at Fletcher Allen Healthcare? Is this a good place to just up and move to? I am very adventurous and very into the outdoors.

Vermont
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1. Re: Should I move?

Ha, go for it....Burlington is great, lots to do, great town....huge hospital and since you into the outdoors.....all I can say is we've got it...your in VT and very close to NH...sure...take the plunge :-) I've been here my whole life and won't ever move away!

Good Luck

Port Henry, NY
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2. Re: Should I move?

Fletcher Allen is generally a good place to work for from what I've heard and Burlington and the surrounding areas are great. Wide range of stuff to do, anything from Hiking, biking and outdoors stuff to bars/clubs and Canada only about an hour or two away! The summers are wonderful but always seem to end too quickly...

Duluth, MN
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3. Re: Should I move?

Thanks all! Glad to hear good stuff because I accepted the job and I'm driving out oh, around June 13th!! I'm very very excited. What are the summers like? And being from Minnesota, I understand summers ending too quickly! Keep those good comments a comin'!

Burlington, Vermont
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4. Re: Should I move?

Burlington is a great place if you like boating, fishing, anything to do with the water, what with the proximity of Lake Champlain...and skiing in the winter is easy, too, Stowe is 45 minutes away.

Summer can be hot and very humid, though in some summers we never have a day that hits 90 degrees. But other summers, I've seen 30+ days that exceed 90 degrees, you just never know.

The bar and restaurant scene is fun, although it's pretty small. Hope you like socialist politics, because the city is run by them. Not Republicans, not Democrats, but full-blown socialists. This is not an exaggeration. That will either appeal to you, or it will repel you.

I think the best thing about Burlington is its proximity to Montreal, which is a world-class city when you want an easy escape to something more cosmopolitan.

Roswell, New Mexico
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5. Re: Should I move?

Burlington area has tons to do. More than you'd expect for a small city. It's getting rather expensive to live there, though. Far too many self-righteous granolas and yuppie refugees from NYC and Boston.

Local politics are insane; closer to Madison or Pyongyang than Duluth. Rest of the state is real Vermont, and they're often fed up with Burlington.

syracuse,ny
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6. Re: Should I move?

Wondertrev hit the politics correctly....having been a transplant for two years, most local VT folks understand that they need the influx to keep up the economy (you're a prime example - clearly not enough locals to fulfill the needs)....VTers are awesome people, and will give you the shirt off their backs. if you need it,... only a few will give you any type of "attitude".....city and country all in one - sounds like you will like it there! Listen to a couple of "Rusty" tapes (comedian uses VT as his material) and after one year of living in VT you'll realize it's all true! Enjoy it!