I'm a French man and I'm going to marry an American citizen (i just got my visa).
She currently lives in Monroe, Louisiana.
We will try and move to a bigger city, with more opportunities.
We selected 3 cities (but we are open to any suggestion), and we are trying to compare the pros and cons for each and it's quite difficult to chose.
So, we selected Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans and Orlando.
As a French speaker, I naturally thought of New Orleans. It might be easier to get a job there, being bilingual, and I am more confident about getting a job here than in any other city. I might be wrong though. And we love the city and culture here. But rents are quite expensive and NOLA is certainly not the safest city in the US. It's a good city to visit. I'm not sure about living there.
Dallas and Fort Worth seem cheaper. Economy is great there. And there is an international airport with direct flights to Paris. She also has an aunt living there. And although the culture is different, there are many museums to visit.
I've never been to Orlando myself. But my fiancée loves it. And there are tons of amusement parks and we both love it (the idea of living near Disney World is really something we like). Rents and houses don't seem too expensive. And Kissimmee seems to be a good place too. Apparently there are some museums too and a lot of things to do.
I'd like to know if some people on this forum have experienced those cities or lived in them and have some advices for us. Because we are a little bit lost and it seems like we are changing our mind all the time, and if someone with some experience can tell us more about at least one of them , we will be really grateful!