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Old 10-17-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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I can't stand winter. But my mind-set and attitude are very Northern I think. I would live to be in Chicago, I think it combines everything I look for.. from waterfront, culture, somewhat reasonable cost of living, good sized population, public transportation, not a total sprawl, etc. Except those miserable winters.

Which warmer US cities have similar characteristics as Chicago, Boston, etc?
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I can't stand winter. But my mind-set and attitude are very Northern I think. I would live to be in Chicago, I think it combines everything I look for.. from waterfront, culture, somewhat reasonable cost of living, good sized population, public transportation, not a total sprawl, etc. Except those miserable winters.

Which warmer US cities have similar characteristics as Chicago, Boston, etc?
Chicagoland sprawls with the best of them.
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: The City
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If you dont want the cold SF, LA, Seatlle offer some of these componants. Also places like DC are not awful in the winer, much milder than Boston or Chicago from a winter perspective.

If COL is factor, Philly (while a little less mild than DC in the winter) offers a similar big city feel to either a Chicago or Boston without quite as cold a winter.

One other thought is Atlanta along MARTA can offer good transit, a city feel and milder winters
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: West Tennessee
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St. Louis
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Old 10-17-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I can't stand winter. But my mind-set and attitude are very Northern I think. I would live to be in Chicago, I think it combines everything I look for.. from waterfront, culture, somewhat reasonable cost of living, good sized population, public transportation, not a total sprawl, etc. Except those miserable winters.

Which warmer US cities have similar characteristics as Chicago, Boston, etc?
San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., maybe Seattle (but it's smaller)

If you hate winter so much that you never want to see another snowflake again, then San Francisco is your only choice. However, I don't consider San Francisco to have a northern mind-set and attitude. It is distinctly west coast.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:04 PM
 
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San Francisco, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., maybe Seattle (but it's smaller)

If you hate winter so much that you never want to see another snowflake again, then San Francisco is your only choice. However, I don't consider San Francisco to have a northern mind-set and attitude. It is distinctly west coast.
west coast mindset is fine w/ me (I think). In fact the northeast "rat race" mindset in the business/professional world actually drives me nuts.

I'm visiting San Fran in 3 weeks, I'll see what I think. Of course the cost of living is unbelievably high so I'd probably have to live in downtown oakland or something.

I think when I said I have a Northern mindset, I meant when comparing Northeast US vs Southeast US. If you had to choose one, I'd definitely be a northerner in my thinking and mindset and beliefs. But that doesn't rule out west coast, desert states, etc. In fact I think I'd fit in quite well on the west coast. I lived in WA state for the first 11 years of my life though, i need more sunshine than that. winters get very grey
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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If COL isnt an issue, go to San Francisco. Urban living and mild weather.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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If COL isnt an issue, go to San Francisco. Urban living and mild weather.
I'm a recent college grad so unless I found an insanely good job, I couldn't afford to actually live in San Francisco most likely.

Maybe San Diego. It seems to have similar COL to Boston, which is where i live now and do just fine.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:22 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I'm a recent college grad so unless I found an insanely good job, I couldn't afford to actually live in San Francisco most likely.

Maybe San Diego. It seems to have similar COL to Boston, which is where i live now and do just fine.
I wouldn't recommend San Diego. It has terrific weather. But it's not urban and walkable with good public transport, which seems to be what you're looking for.
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: The City
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Another wild card may be Denver, the DT has some decent somewhat PT friendly areas and with the exception of some snowfalls to me feels like more mild winters than where I reside and a decent COL
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