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Old 11-10-2010, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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I have three possibilities...

Astoria, Oregon
Olympia, Washington
Nevada City, California
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:01 PM
 
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Henderson, Nevada
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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New Braunfels,Tx

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South Padre Island,Tx

South Padre Island
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:00 PM
 
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Yup, I liked Astoria, OR, also Havre-de-Grace MD. Can you tell I like water? Plus they are near Portland and Baltimore, two very cool cities.
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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I'm surprised that 2 people mentioned NJ, as property and income taxes there (and in NY state) are outrageously high. Although NJ schools and cultural activities are no doubt excellent.

People have many criteria for choosing towns, based on what is important and pertinent to their own interests/ situation. Good schools, a low crime rate, low cost of living, availability of health care (including veterans and military medicine), political climate, weather, convenience to airports, distance to family and loved ones, fine arts/cultural offerings, outdoor recreation of various types, and job market (for those who still need to work at a fixed site).

Personally, I favor University towns. You get cultural activities, sophistication, and intellectual open-mindedness, without the heavy traffic and crime that goes with metropolitan areas. The downside is that having all the students, gives you stiff competition for landing any part-time jobs. Plus there may be partying and drunk-driving.
It depends on where you are in NY, as Upstate NY is more affordable and home prices are pretty affordable. Keep in mind that metros in Upstate NY have the same or similar general cost of living as many, if not most Southern metros. So, NY is not monolithic in that regard.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Hannagan Meadows,Az or Greer, Az. Hannagan meadows is over 9,000 feet and is so beautiful. 2 most beautiful areas in the US for me.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:27 PM
 
Location: IN
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Meredith, NH- On the water with panoramic mountain views.
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