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Old 07-17-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: NC
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Chapel Hill.
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Old 07-17-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: NJ
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not Allentown, Pa at all It is becoming a more latino predominant area.

I visited Pittsburgh not too long ago and you can find houses for 50k

Also was in Florida recently and around West Palm and Del Ray in south Florida there are many houses for sale in th4 40k-60k range. Go check it out if you can

We are in a similar situation and have investigated these two areas. Florida will definitely have more of the nature and bodies of water and Pittsburgh not so much.
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Old 07-18-2011, 06:57 AM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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Also was in Florida recently and around West Palm and Del Ray in south Florida there are many houses for sale in th4 40k-60k range.
Good suggestion of Delray Beach, a very funky and artsy community.

Welcome to Delray Beach, Florida. Gateway to the City of Delray Beach, the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Delray Beach Downtown.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Carrboro and Concord, NC
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Right off the bat I would recommend Durham-Chapel Hill, NC. The economy is pretty good compared to elsewhere and definitely has a more liberal vibe. The presence of two universities keeps it vibrant (Duke and UNC) and the presence of Research Triangle Park as well as the universities maintain the economy and provide a diverse, well educated population.
Cost of living is about twice the average for anyplace else in North Carolina, except for parts of Durham, and Durham does demand some research - places like east Durham are dirt cheap, but the city has some sketchy areas. Alamance County - just west of the Chapel Hill and Hillsborough areas is country as hell, more southern, more conservative - BUT - it's close, it's cheap, there's a huge stock of renovatable old mill housing that is reasonably well-kept, there's a big new food co-op opening, and it seems like progressives are taking an interest - it's the last bastion of affordability in the Triangle.

That noted, the quoted comment is right on. There's more arts and culture stuff going on than you'll know what to do with; it's foodie heaven - you'll never run out of funky, interesting places to eat, and if you like sports, well, ya got basketball.

It's left wing as hell. Minorities and gay people have no trouble and routinely get elected into local politics. Class - things are a bit more uptight in that department however, and that extends into the minority, progressive, and gay communities.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I don't think Southern states would fit you since you don't like Texas' conservatism.

Maybe, Burlington, Vermont or something along those lines.

Knoxville is a big collegetown, but it's in a solid republican county in a even more republican state.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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Most of these 'blue cities in a sea o red' are really pretty conservative towns.
Also, state laws will run conservative even if your city is 51% Democrat.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I don't think Southern states would fit you since you don't like Texas' conservatism.

Maybe, Burlington, Vermont or something along those lines.

Knoxville is a big collegetown, but it's in a solid republican county in a even more republican state.
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Most of these 'blue cities in a sea o red' are really pretty conservative towns.
Also, state laws will run conservative even if your city is 51% Democrat.
Florida is the only Southern state with more registered Democrats than Republicans and would go blue almost every time instead of swinging like it does now if it weren't for LAZY APATHETIC DEMOCRATS and a desperate need for voter mandated REDISTRICTING. I mean seriously, less than 5 million people voted in the 2010 midterms in a state of over 18 million (only 10 million of which are registered to vote).
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