One thing is certain about life: it knows how to throw some curveballs. The great economic downtown of 2008 is just one recent example of this. Many folks then and even today found themselves out of work and scrambling. But having to rebuild one’s life from the ground up isn’t a new idea. Moving is becoming a greater part of life and people need to follow the path to new jobs and opportunities if they can’t be found in their current area. In these instances there isn’t much to do except find reliable moving services and move to where the opportunities are at. With that in mind, here are some of the best cities in the country in which anyone can begin again.
Ever since Jack London penned his 1903 masterpiece “The Call of the Wild,” intrepid Americans have made their way north in search of riches, notoriety, or just a fresh start. Alaska is still popular for those looking to relocate and find work, Anchorage specifically. At 8.1%, the city may not have the lowest unemployment rate out there, but there are plenty of job opportunities in the fields of construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade and hospitality. What makes the state such a draw, though, is its abundance of oil and natural gas supplies, which means getting around is cheap in Anchorage.
Not only is Richmond a good place for individuals to start over, it is also great for families. Those looking for work in the arts will be happy to know the city has art galleries, a symphony, ballet and various theater companies. But the economy is also diverse, and what powers its engine is a robust mix of chemical, biotech, food, tobacco and other manufacturing jobs.
Omaha is one of the mid-west’s great business hubs. After all, this is where Warren Buffett’s financial firm Berkshire Hathaway is located. Other powerhouses in the area include Union Pacific and ConAgra Foods. The unemployment rate stands at 5.1% and the average price of a home is an attractive $114,977. There are job opportunities to be had in the business, financial, education, hospitality and manufacturing sectors.
Colorado Spring, CO
Another great spot for families, Colorado Springs is a major tourist destination in its own right. (The ski resorts see to that.) But the city is more than sweeping vistas and cool mountain air; there are a number of healthy industries as well. There are job opportunities in the construction, manufacturing and financial sectors. And a home can be had for under $200,000.
Made famous as one of two possible locales for TV’s Simpson family, the real Springfield is actually a great place to live. With a population of just 116,482, it has a small-town feel but all the opportunities of a city. For example, there are plenty of job opportunities in government but there’s also employment to be had in the health and education sectors. And with the average home price topping out at just over 100 grand, it’s hard to beat Abe Lincoln’s old stomping ground.
These are but a few options for those looking to relocate to new areas in the United States. Those who are moving their family may want to check out these parental resources for those about to relocate.