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Old 12-17-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Honestly for me there's absolutely nothing that New Orleans can offer (me(?) that would overcome the terrible climate and lack of topography. Sure the food is great and the architecture is amazing, but it's oppressively humid and completely flat. Great place to visit but an awful place to live.
Sounds a lot like Denver! (except for it's crummy food, and little humidity (but plenty of hail, and wind to make up for it). At least NO has some trees for shade / to mask the neighborhood / give privacy, and also it has character / and vintage Architecture .

OP sounds to desire NO, so don't bother with CO, it is all fluff.

And... if you want something other than FLAT, you need to get closer to the mtns than Longmont or Ft Collins (Both very flat, but you can see / dream of the mtns from there. (and the crowds you will be leaping over to get there.)

Denver is basically Kansas west. (as predicted )
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:20 AM
 
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So don't bother with CO, it is all fluff.

And... if you want something other than FLAT, you need to get closer to the mtns than Longmont or Ft Collins (Both very flat, but you can see / dream of the mtns from there. (and the crowds you will be leaping over to get there.)

Denver is basically Kansas west. (as predicted )
- Please elaborate on CO being all fluff (I think I get what you mean, but I am curious to read more)

as flat as 'Kansas West' (Denver/FC/Longmont/Loveland/etc.etc.) is, so far I like it. Although 'if I had my drothers..or WHEN I get my drothers ' I may prefer to be in the mountains, it is clearly much closer to higher quality/quantity mountains than New Orleans - whatever way ya slice it.

Ok I hope to hear back from you
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Old 12-24-2015, 03:41 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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- Please elaborate on CO being all fluff (I think I get what you mean, but I am curious to read more)

as flat as 'Kansas West' (Denver/FC/Longmont/Loveland/etc.etc.) is, so far I like it. Although 'if I had my drothers..or WHEN I get my drothers ' I may prefer to be in the mountains, it is clearly much closer to higher quality/quantity mountains than New Orleans - whatever way ya slice it.

Ok I hope to hear back from you
CO is typically over rated, but just OK (Often by folks who have not lived / ran a business there). Depending on on what you are looking for, there are usually better options than CO. (Better mtn access, less crowded, more 'rocky mtn high / freedom to enjoy Colorado type environment.)

Of course NO is not very close to mtns ! but if Mtns are primary, then need to know why to get you to the right location.

What do you want in Mtns? View / hiking / quiet / wildlife / technical climbing /skiing?


If you like good variety of food and music, a LOT of grad school options, and cannabis and mtns (and coast) Oregon or WA have plenty of options. It is possible to live very low cost in either state. Oregon has 9% income tax, but not a big deal if you have low income. You can live and work in WA (no income tax) and go to school and shop in Oregon (no sales tax). There are over 20 schools with grad programs in Portland / Vancouver, WA region. You must be waterproof for this option 200+ days of drizzle / yr. Plenty of OR or WA options with drier climate.

MT, ID, and UT have great access to wonderful mtns.
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Old 12-26-2015, 06:13 PM
 
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CO is typically over rated, but just OK (Often by folks who have not lived / ran a business there). Depending on on what you are looking for, there are usually better options than CO. (Better mtn access, less crowded, more 'rocky mtn high / freedom to enjoy Colorado type environment.)

Of course NO is not very close to mtns ! but if Mtns are primary, then need to know why to get you to the right location.

What do you want in Mtns? View / hiking / quiet / wildlife / technical climbing /skiing?


If you like good variety of food and music, a LOT of grad school options, and cannabis and mtns (and coast) Oregon or WA have plenty of options. It is possible to live very low cost in either state. Oregon has 9% income tax, but not a big deal if you have low income. You can live and work in WA (no income tax) and go to school and shop in Oregon (no sales tax). There are over 20 schools with grad programs in Portland / Vancouver, WA region. You must be waterproof for this option 200+ days of drizzle / yr. Plenty of OR or WA options with drier climate.

MT, ID, and UT have great access to wonderful mtns.
I read you. Yeah as far as mountains go it's the views, hiking, quiet. National Forest access. If I'm here through the summer I guess I'll find out about how crowded spots I may wanna go are. A big factor for me is hot springs - so far I've been to ones in OR & WA. I understand there are also many in CO.

Yeah I'm definitely interested in living in the Pacific Northwest if I leave here and don't move to NOLA. I like the parts of ID I've been to as well. I lived on the coast through the rainy season in WA so I know all about waterproof.

Thanks for encouraging checking out UT & MT.
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