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Old 01-03-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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For someplace warmer, Austin, TX would probably suit you. Or Key West if you could afford it!

Or Canada
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Old 01-03-2012, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Center City
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For someplace warmer, Austin, TX would probably suit you.
Austin isn't really that liberal. It just seems so when compared with the rest of Texas.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Springfield and brookline MA
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Northampton/Amherst Massachusetts, Portsmouth New Hampshire , Portland Maine
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:55 PM
 
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Austin isn't really that liberal. It just seems so when compared with the rest of Texas.
Kinda. It is not liberal like SF. Austin is more, "live and let live." It is a place where whites, blacks, hispanics, asians, gays, atheist, christians, muslims, jews, liberals, conservatives, etc are neighbors and get along.

Any lifestyle is cool there as long as it does not get in other peoples face. So for that reason I could recommend Austin to about anyone. Just stay out of Williamson county, that place sucks.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Palm Bay, FL
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Austin isn't really that liberal. It just seems so when compared with the rest of Texas.
Austin isn't extrordinarily liberal politically, but it's very tolerant of just about everyone and their lifestyle. A place like SF is liberal to the exclusion of conservatives. Austin has liberal hippies, conservative religious folks, and everyone in between, all getting along. It's much more inclusive than extremely liberal and extremely conservative places IMO and makes for a much more ecclectic and interesting town.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Bellingham WA.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:36 AM
 
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Ithaca NY, if you want to deal with the weather.
It would qualify as more moderate weather than Madison - barely...
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:00 PM
 
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Let's get practical for OP here.

You'd probably do best in a University town in a temporate climate with reasonable home prices so that you can meet like-minded people and do some gardening without spending all of your money on housing.

So, how about Bloomington IN, Lawrence KS, Iowa City IA, Laramie WY, Missoula or Bozeman MT? All do have snowy winters but growable summers, and aren't too expensive. I've been looking at housing in Lawrence and it's really very affordable, and I love that town. All of the above would have good schools for your kids.

You'd do fine in some towns with smaller colleges or tourist towns that have a high population of artists and largely well-education populations, too. Check out Decorah, IA or Chadron, NE and Eureka Springs, AR or Galena, IL. Again, fine schools for your kids.

Move sooner rather than later - why wait?
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Old 01-04-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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Forgot about Silver City, NM - a very fun and wonderful place but don't know too much about gardening there.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:46 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Would Austrailia be too far from the family? LOL
just too bad you can't consider Europe or Austrailia!
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