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Old 08-06-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Wanting to move) --Burlington, VT, Asheville, NC, Boulder, CO?
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I am wondering which cities between 40K and 125K on the WEST COAST (CA, OR, and WA) are almost identical to Burlington?

ie, progressive, liberal, green, beauty, educated, smart, active, health conscious, organic, political, trees/water, and once again, progressive!

I will be looking for somewhere that has ample opportunities for kayaking, poetry slams, art/music, and nonprofit human services programs.

NOTE: The city must have low humidity and heat (Comparable to Burlington) and not super SUNNY for more than 65% of the time, ie: CA.

Burlington, VT (Downtown, Church St):

http://http://yfrog.com/4bburlingtonvtchurchstraij (broken link)



http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9991/burlingtonvtchurchstbor.jpg (broken link)

Thanks!

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Old 08-06-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Why not stay in Burlington?
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Old 08-06-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Maybe the Eureka/Arcata area of CA.

Or maybe Bend, OR. I heard it's getting pretty yuppie though.

Really, it's tough to match Burlington for a town its size. Why not stay?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Boise, Idaho?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:17 PM
 
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Bellingham, WA?
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Old 08-06-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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I know it's in California, but Berkeley comes to mind here.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA (Wanting to move) --Burlington, VT, Asheville, NC, Boulder, CO?
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I am interested in moving somewhere I would really thrive. I love trees, and I love the mountains. Bellingham... Hmm... I would love to here more. Also, if anyone can compare and contrast it to Burlington that would be great!

I am going to try and move back to Burlington, but unfortunately jobs are scarce right now.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Boise, Idaho?

If they're looking for somewhere liberal (they didn't say), then Boise would definitely not be a good fit. I would think Portland is probably pretty similar.
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Old 08-23-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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Eugene, OR
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Old 08-24-2010, 12:09 PM
 
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If they're looking for somewhere liberal (they didn't say), then Boise would definitely not be a good fit. I would think Portland is probably pretty similar.
Not necessarily true, Boise is actually a surprisingly liberal city, but in a conservative state. There is a healthy mix in the Boise Metro area.
Boise and Portland are both larger than the population wish indicated in the first post.
Eugene Oregon is nice and is smaller than Boise and of course Portland.
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