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Old 09-16-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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Like the thread title says, what cities would I be most happy in based on the info here? I tried using findmyspot.com and it came up with some good results, but I'm curious as what places people on here would name. I currently live just outside Cincinnati and commute to UC so I have a couple years before I can actually think about moving.

23 years old, single white male

Libertarian leaning politically

Cannot stand humid weather, I would highly prefer a cold snowy winter over humid summers. (as long as there are good wintersports and mountains around)

I plan on going into a medical related field (not certain yet, still exploring my options)

Location wise, I want to be in or within reasonable distance of a bigger city (1-2 hours tops) but I am ok with the city/town I would live in being smaller.

I love mountains, and would love to live near a major mountain range.

I want to avoid being a political outcast wherever I live (though thats unlikely to be an issue)

I can add more info later if needed, thanks in advance for any replys.
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Old 09-16-2010, 03:49 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I'm thinking somewhere in Colorado would be a good fit for you. One of the cities along the I-25 corridor, specifically.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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For Minnesota, what about Rochester and the Mayo Clinic....also nearby Mt. LaCrosse, which is about a 600 foot verticle for skiing.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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Would any California cities fit the bill?


Thanks for replies so far, I have though quite a bit about Colorado.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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My first thought for you was Denver, or perhaps Boulder or CO Springs if you want to be a little outside the major metro area.

My second thought is somewhere in central Pennsylvania...? You'd be close to mountains, and there are options for med school there too.

CA -- I can only speak for San Fran, San Jose, and LA -- none of those would have the cold snowy winters, however, and I don't think they'd fit what you're looking for on the political level. Just my $.02.
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Old 09-16-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Would any California cities fit the bill?


Thanks for replies so far, I have though quite a bit about Colorado.
San Diego

or Any where in Southern California between Huntington Beach, Ca and the Mexican Border to the west of the 5/405 freeway
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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I have also thought about Montana and Wyoming, but I'm worried those may be to remote for me in the long run (when it comes to raising a family) I really like NorCal up by places like Yosemite National Park. Beaches aren't a big deal to me, fwiw. Thanks again for suggestions.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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New Hampshire is definitely worth looking into. The Libertarian philosophy is pretty prevalent in the "Live free or die" state.

I'm not sure what your definition of a "major" city is, but almost everywhere in the southern half of the state is within 1-2 hours of Boston.

There are a number of good hospitals in the state if that's where you end up looking for work. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in particular is a significant employer in the Upper Valley region. Pristine Hanover (where Dartmouth College is located) is a bit on the left side of the political spectrum, but the small towns to the east along Route 4 and 118 are more libertarian.

Another option is the Lakes Region, specifically any of the towns around Lake Winnipesaukee. Wolfeboro (a small resort town) and Laconia (a mid-sized former mill town) have hospitals, as does the attractive college town of Plymouth. All of these places are within easy access of the White Mountains.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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NH is beautiful, its crossed my mind for sure. One California city that I found is Redding, any thoughts on that place?
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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Another thing I want to add is the city MUST have a growing economy.

Any opinions on Washington state?

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