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Old 06-25-2012, 02:11 PM
Location: Lakewood OH
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Originally Posted by cittic10 View Post

Seriously, there's only a few big cities in North America (all have been named) that have the climate you're looking for and some of the cultural stuff you want but also have all the drawbacks you're complaining about.

Finding a big city without a bad neighborhood... good luck with that. The good news is you can always just stay out of the bad neighborhoods. There is no requirement that residents must pay regular visits to those areas. Coming down here to your less civilized neighbors to the south, you will find a lot more homeless people and more crime and that's only going to get worse as austerity increases, population increases and jobs go bye bye.

My advice to you is to stay in canada where you have a functioning government, less crime, more civil rights and a basic safetynet.
Get a professional quality rain coat. I have one designed for public safety, it's one of those high-viz jackets and you can go out in it in moderately heavy rain and stay perfectly dry and warm.
Take some time off a few times a year to visit low cost museums in other cities that you'd not want to actually live in.
I know that Canada has wildly outrageous home prices. That's too bad. You might consider doing what I'm doing which is buy a cheap piece of land and build a small but comfortable home yourself. Of course then you'll probably sacrifice being close in.
This sums it up perfectly. I definetly would stay in Vancouver if I were fortunate enough to live there. My niece just relocated from Toronto to Vancouver and loves it.

If the OP truly wants to move to the US, she will have to compromise on her lists of wants. And decide if it's worth it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:25 PM
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I thought OP was in WA, but now I realize it's Canada.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:26 AM
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I will go with Vancouver. what about it?
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:00 AM
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Bah humbug. Not helping. But thanks anyway lol.
Vancouver is ridiculously expensive. I miss buying a small lube of hand lotion on Amazon.com without paying $25 shipping, and of course $4 pints of Ben & Jerry's.
It's not just a 'bad neighborhood.' A significant stretch of Van is filled to the brim with serious prostitution and drugs.
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