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Old 09-18-2015, 08:53 AM
 
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It's common to have the ideals and philosophies detailed in the original post (many of which I can relate to). But after years of living in Colorado, I no longer see it as a place that lines up well with those goals and desires. It's a complex matter, but I'd say that the OP would be better off in other areas, including in the northeast, and parts of the east coast.

The bottom line and foundation is unfortunately cost of living and affordability. If you can start with places that will work well in those regards, then you can start creating a list of places that might meet some of the more luxury items/desires. I.e. start of with the essentials, not the "nice things to have". It's too easy to get into dreamland mode, and unknowingly reverse them, and then have trouble meeting bills and COL. Then the laidback simple lifestyle comes under attack, and becomes anything but that.

Maybe a better question would be "What US city would best suit me".

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Old 09-18-2015, 08:56 AM
 
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