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Old 07-15-2010, 03:31 PM
 
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I am a soon-to-be college graduate. As soon as I graduate, I would like to move out of my oppressive southern town and into a more "progressive" area. I am a single female looking to live near a beach. What areas are there that would fit the beachy-progressive theme for me? Price is a factor as well (so practically anywhere in California intimidates me :P)


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Old 07-15-2010, 09:55 PM
 
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Maybe Virginia Beach, Cape May NJ, Miami and Wilmington NC.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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Nowhere in the South, unless you consider Miami to be the South.

I'd suggest Michigan or Minnesota. Both are states with Great Lakes shoreline, have a low cost of living, and are fairly liberal. Ann Arbor, MI, and Duluth, MN would be good choices. If you don't mind more snow, then Marquette, MI or Houghton, MI (both in the Upper Peninsula or U.P.) would be good choices. All of these cities are on or near Great Lakes beaches.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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Don't get intimidated by California! Try Santa Cruz just south of San Francisco along the coast and surrounded by Redwoods and giant artichokes. or in SoCal try SaMo (Santa Monica) or cheaper Venice where you can be all that you want to be.
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Old 07-26-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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Hello all


I am a soon-to-be college graduate. As soon as I graduate, I would like to move out of my oppressive southern town and into a more "progressive" area. I am a single female looking to live near a beach. What areas are there that would fit the beachy-progressive theme for me? Price is a factor as well (so practically anywhere in California intimidates me :P)


Thank you!!
Check out Charleston SC, particularly the central historic area. It's a college town (College of Charleston, Medical College of SC and The Citadel), it has a considerable population of artists and a number of transplants from all over the country. It has a quite reasonable cost of living and beautiful beaches nearby.
Charleston, South Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Charleston??? That isn't a liberal town. I would say maybe the coast of Massachusetts or coastal Maine (Maine is particularly very liberal).
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:28 AM
 
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Charleston??? That isn't a liberal town. I would say maybe the coast of Massachusetts or coastal Maine (Maine is particularly very liberal).
The OP didn't state "liberal".....rather "progressive". There is a difference.
Besides, when did Maine become liberal? It has Republican representation in the Senate.
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Old 07-26-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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The OP didn't state "liberal".....rather "progressive". There is a difference.
Besides, when did Maine become liberal? It has Republican representation in the Senate.

My daughter lived in Maine for 2 years. Very liberal people with hippie-type people.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Where in the US can I find Sunny Liberalism?

I am a soon-to-be college graduate. As soon as I graduate, I would like to move out of my oppressive southern town and into a more "progressive" area. I am a single female looking to live near a beach. What areas are there that would fit the beachy-progressive theme for me? Price is a factor as well (so practically anywhere in California intimidates me :P)


Thank you!!
Well it appears that you’re already familiar with “oppressive southern town” politics and opinions, moving to the northwest Seattle or Portland areas would be as opposite as you might get. However you’d not have the sunny weather as often as other places. I’d try anyplace other then the south to avoid “oppressive southern town” politics or character. It is difficult living in a rightwing area if your views and feelings are politically left and progressive. The west coast seems to be more progressive and liberal then the area you're in now.
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Old 07-26-2010, 09:23 AM
 
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My daughter lived in Maine for 2 years. Very liberal people with hippie-type people.
Not the entire state. The SW corner area near Portland up to about Augusta is fairly Liberal with some Progressives also found in the mix. But once you get north and west of Waterville to Bangor and points north it is much more Conservative. I know because I lived up there for a while. The college towns in New England will naturally have Progressives and Liberals but hardly the entire region can be labeled as Liberal.
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