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Old 07-30-2010, 01:45 PM
 
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Next year, I have to choose a location for an internship in education. I am interested in a place with a good environment, high emphasis on education and knowledge, and very low emphasis on arts and entertainment. I also prefer dry heat where it is more warm than cold. I'm tired of extreme winters. I'm also very conservative.

Because of my weather requirement, I'm limited to somewhere in the Southwest. Because of my lack of interest in arts and entertainment and desire for quality environment, it would seem wise to avoid Las Vegas and Los Angeles. My first thought for education and knowledge is a pristine college-town. I'm currently at Princeton, NJ, which has almost everything I want except for the weather.

Do you have any recommendations? My first choice is San Diego, although I've never visited. I'm concerned with the education problems in California, but I realize that I'm limited in my options.
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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Princeton is conservative?

You might want to look into Tempe, AZ, Tucson, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, NM, or Lubbock.
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Old 07-31-2010, 01:58 AM
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Tucson, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces I would group more into the moderate to liberal category… But Lubbock, you can't get more conservative than Lubbock! Plus, I think Texas Tech is called the Princeton of the Plains or something like that… Always has been a big college town.
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Old 07-31-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Princeton is conservative?

You might want to look into Tempe, AZ, Tucson, Albuquerque, Las Cruces, NM, or Lubbock.

That threw me as well
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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Tucson, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces I would group more into the moderate to liberal category… But Lubbock, you can't get more conservative than Lubbock! Plus, I think Texas Tech is called the Princeton of the Plains or something like that… Always has been a big college town.
That's a new one to me.
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Old 07-31-2010, 06:26 AM
 
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That's a new one to me.

Yes there are quite a few towns that would seem similar, Lubbuck was not on the the top of mind list, nor mid of mind...
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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Thanks for the responses. I didn't mean to suggest that Princeton is very conservative. I haven't had a problem with the political climate, however.

I've lived in Las Cruces, and I don't think I would want to go back. My first priority is San Diego, but I'm also aware of how expensive it is.
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Old 07-31-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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Definitely avoid Las Vegas, not for the entertainment aspect but more for the low emphasis in education.
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Old 07-31-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Yes there are quite a few towns that would seem similar, Lubbuck was not on the the top of mind list, nor mid of mind...
I had never heard of the nickname before, but Lubbock is graeat for education. Texas Tech is not the most prestigious university, but it is improving leaps and bounds every year, and Lubbock has some of the better public schools you could ask for.
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