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Old 01-30-2011, 06:39 AM
 
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okay, im 20 years old, lived in Michigan my entire life. i hate it. mostly i hate the people here. so i want to move away and start over. ive got a bit of money saved, a good car and a good work ethic. I want to move to a city but im not sure where. i was thinking portland or seattle but i have SAD and the constant overcast would not be good. so i thought salt lake city, but from what i read it can be lonely and hard to make friends. I like heat but not humidity. and i like to be able to kinda close to a ski resort. i dont want to live in LA or some huge city like that. any ideas? thanks
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Old 01-30-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Lake Tahoe maybe?
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Somewhere Southwest, maybe Denver?
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:19 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Having live urban and rural, cosmopolitan and provincial, east and west, U.S. and Europe, I have come to the conclusion that people are people.

So, chances are, if you hate people in Michigan, you will hate people everywhere. I suggest moving out to the middle of nowhere and owning a truck so you can go into town once a month for provisions.

On the other hand, you are 20 years old. I have never known a 20 year old, myself included, who wasn't at least slightly misanthropic, so you may grow out of it. Good luck.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Having live urban and rural, cosmopolitan and provincial, east and west, U.S. and Europe, I have come to the conclusion that people are people.

So, chances are, if you hate people in Michigan, you will hate people everywhere. I suggest moving out to the middle of nowhere and owning a truck so you can go into town once a month for provisions.

On the other hand, you are 20 years old. I have never known a 20 year old, myself included, who wasn't at least slightly misanthropic, so you may grow out of it. Good luck.
You NAILED it! People are people everywhere. Chances are if you don't like the 10 million people near you, you won't like 10 million people in Indo-China!
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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Sacramento is pretty warm, dry, and close to skiing...
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:52 PM
 
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I know a lot of people will tell you that if you don't like people where you are, than you won't like them anywhere. But sometimes a move does make a difference. I have experienced it myself. If you are surrounded by others who share your values and interests, and you don't feel like you're always a minority, you will feel more comfortable. It just depends on what it is that you are having issues with specifically.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Sacramento, CA seems to be a fit for you concerning weather and being close to ski resorts.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento would definitely be a good fit if you want somewhere warm with no snow.

But if you're okay with snow then any place in the mountain west would be good.
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:16 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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LA or even San Diego would be the obvious answer. Sacramento is closer to better skiing but LA has a better climate overall.
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