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Old 02-04-2011, 09:08 PM
 
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STATE COLLEGE, PA!!!!!!!

It is an awsome place!
Yeah, it's very nice. But I'm a little bored with it. And my family lives out west. I'm thinking of moving closer to them.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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I guess I would choose Portland over death but wouldn't be happy about it.
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Old 02-05-2011, 11:02 PM
 
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If those were my only choices, I would put Casper as my #1. I like the high desert and access to the inner-mountain west and all it has to offer. I also like small, uncrowded cities. The only reason why I have not strongly considered it myself is that rentals are scarce and overpriced due to the oil industry workers.

Tulsa would be my #2. It has a lot to offer for its location. It is quite affordable. People seem very friendly, and winters overall are not too harsh, albeit they got hit hard this past week.

Portland would be the last place I would want to live, as I am very conservative, don't like continuous rainy or cliudy days, and would not want to spend that much on housing.
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Old 02-06-2011, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Center of the universe
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If you had a choice to move to one of the 5 following cities/towns, which 2 would be on your short list and why ?

Casper, Wyoming
Portland, Oregon
State College, Pennsylvania
Tucson, Arizona
Tulsa, Oklahoma


At current time I am leaning towards State College and Portland on my short list due to ... climates that lack extreme heat or extreme cold, plenty of outdoor opportunities, plenty of folk & classical music performances to attend, good public transportation ...

Potential drawbacks I see ...
State College: too small/isolated, too much rain, too gloomy in winter
Portland: too much crime/gangs, too much rain, too gloomy in winter

But I am curious about others feedbacks about these 5 places and to here which 2 you would choose and why. Or perhaps there is just 1 that you prefer above the others.
SC and Tucson.

I have family in SC and I like Arizona.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I think choosing a location has alot to do with several factors. Where one is from originally and what they are use to. One's age, values, mindset and general feeling of what one wants and doesn't want in a place. A place that sort of lifts their spirits and soothes their soul sort of place. Some find that in Portland. I never did.

I live in Portland but Im from the Northeast. I have lived here 5 years. I think Oregon has some of the best natural beauty in the country, but I never adjusted to Portland and its population. OP what you listed in your cons is only a small list of my cons. I leave here this coming Oct and I can't say I'd ever want to visit the area again.

I will say I'm glad Im not dealing with all the cold and snow this year on the east coast. However its home to me and in the end thats all that matters.

I hope you find your place out of your list. I would say Pennsylvania but thats the easterner in me talking I suppose. Im guessing you want to try something different for awhile. So I would say look into Tucson for abit. Your young you don't have to stay there if you don't care for it. It certainly would be a change and a drier warmer climate much of the year. You certainly wouldn't have to deal with tons of snow in the winter, but it is abit cooler in winter than many want to admit. However its just cold snaps and warms up in the day time in winter. Always sunshine. Rather a mixture of people from all over the country and more of a live and let live type society.

Whatever place you decide on always remember the grass isn't always greener elsewhere. Sometimes we should just stay home. Still take a chance if you feel the need.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:09 AM
 
Location: 304
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Yeah, it's very nice. But I'm a little bored with it. And my family lives out west. I'm thinking of moving closer to them.
I'd have to go with Portland then! lol
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Portland easy. Maybe Tulsa. Never been to Tucson so I can't say.

I'm surprised at the love for Casper as I liked Cheyenne more. And I like Montana more than Wyoming. There aren't many reasons to live in Wyoming imo. Probably why so few people do.
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Old 02-06-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Too much crime in Portland? Compared to what?

I would say Portland and State College.
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Old 02-06-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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You need to visit. Tulsa and Tucson will surprise you in a positive manner. Portland will blow your mind with it's beauty. Casper will disappoint you unless you are wanting to be a cowboy.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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My daughter lives in Portland and it is absolutely beautiful, and I love the way parkland is integrated into the city, and Portland has many intriguing and cosmopolitan attributes, but Portland is expensive compared with Southern states.

Tucson is just not "me". I'm not sure why but I just can't visualize myself living in Tucson.

Although Casper sounds intriguing I'd really have to go there to check it out in person because I don't have the slightest clue about Wyoming and I am kind of a city girl.

My choices would be:

1.) State College (low cost of living and a truly great university, despite the cold weather), or

2) Tulsa (also low cost of living and although I have never been there, I have been in nearby cities and Tulsa apparently has much to offer).
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