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Old 11-01-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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While I have loved living in Cambridge, MA, for many years, it's time to find a less expensive and warmer home. While I thoroughly enjoyed recent trips to Savannah and Charleston, I fear my politics are too liberal for those cities. I'm looking for a large town/small city with an appreciation for academia, culture, history, and diversity. I also need access to an airport as my work involves frequent travel. I'd appreciate any suggestions!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Earth
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No luck, huh?
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:36 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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A warmer, cheaper Cambridge?

I'm looking for a large town/small city with an appreciation for academia, culture, history, and diversity.
I fear my politics are too liberal for (the south).
I also need access to an airport as my work involves frequent travel.
In short... it doesn't exist.

Any warm place worth living in stopped being cheap about 100 years ago.
You're going to have to compromise on at least two of your desires.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Camberville
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In short... it doesn't exist.

Any warm place worth living in stopped being cheap about 100 years ago.
You're going to have to compromise on at least two of your desires.
The only places more expensive than Cambridge are going to be NYC and San Francisco, with DC and Chicago on par. I come from Atlanta - which is expensive for the South - and friends pay less on a mortgage for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath house than I do for 1 room in an older apartment with roommates in the Boston/Cambridge area!

To the OP - look at Raleigh-Durham, Athens, GA, and areas of Atlanta like Decatur.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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To the OP - look at Raleigh-Durham, Athens, GA, and areas of Atlanta like Decatur.
Are they likely to be more liberal than Savannah or Charleston?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:51 PM
 
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The first place that pops into my head is Oxford..... Misissippi.

I'm curious in what way Savannah is not liberal enough for you. Have you even visited there? Can you not tolerate political diversity?
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:32 AM
 
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While I have loved living in Cambridge, MA, for many years, it's time to find a less expensive and warmer home. While I thoroughly enjoyed recent trips to Savannah and Charleston, I fear my politics are too liberal for those cities. I'm looking for a large town/small city with an appreciation for academia, culture, history, and diversity. I also need access to an airport as my work involves frequent travel. I'd appreciate any suggestions!
Chapel Hill, NC is the obvious answer in my opinion. It's very well educated (50% of residents have achieved a Master's degree or higher), racially and culturally diverse, very liberal and offers many cultural outlets. It's less than 30 minutes away from the Raleigh-Durham airport.
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Old 12-23-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Chapel Hill. Home of UNC-Chapel Hill. It's like you read their Chamber of Commerce brochure, LOL.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:57 AM
 
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Chapel Hill. Home of UNC-Chapel Hill. It's like you read their Chamber of Commerce brochure, LOL.
No, "it's like" I lived in Chapel Hill for 7 years and have a firm grasp of the English language. What are you quoting from by the way? It wasn't in my post.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Northeast
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Maybe just move to the next city over like Somerville, cheaper than Cambridge and many a liberal and academic there, you may have to interact with an occasional long time resident who may not buy into the liberal agenda though, and old time blue collar working folks...
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