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Old 04-04-2012, 01:00 AM
 
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I'm planning on moving at the end of this year. Currently I live in Utah, while SLC is a pretty fun city, it is king of stagnate with the same "culture" of people (I want some diversity!). I need a change, and a drastic one! Being a young adult college grad I LOVE the night life. I'm not looking for a mate (already have one) but looking for the kind of place that offers a great bar selection with lots of people my age that like to have a good time. I am also very outdoorsy and would like a place that you can rent a real house for a decent price. Colorado has been calling my name for a number of years, but it's too close to home, I want something a little more... away. I am not interested in big cities like NYC, Portland, Boston, ect. While I know they offer the best nightlife, I really just don't like cities that big. SLC in Utah is a pretty good sized city honestly. I want the funnest small city I can find. Although I would consider other areas I do have my heart set on moving east, I am sick of the west, plus that's about as away as I can get . Really the northeast is my top choice. I like the size of portland maine, and burlington vermont, but I don't know what else the NE area has to offer, or the what the rest of the US has to offer. I am open to the north west also. Anyone have some good first hand experience of what small city would offer me the most of what I am looking for?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Ithaca NY is exactly what you want. Visit Ithaca

Official Website of Ithaca, NY

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Old 04-04-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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I was actually just thinking about Ithaca. My dad went to college there 20 something years ago and I was just there last year. I loved it but was unsure of the night night. Thanks for the advice!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:37 PM
 
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I was actually just thinking about Ithaca. My dad went to college there 20 something years ago and I was just there last year. I loved it but was unsure of the night night. Thanks for the advice!
What kind of nightlife are you looking for? This may help: Castaways Music Schedule

http://www.thehaunt.com/http://www.thehaunt.com (broken link)

http://www.levelbbar.com/

Pixel Lounge

The Oasis Dance Club

Maxie's Supper Club and Oyster Bar - Events

The State Theatre of Ithaca, NY

Welcome to the Ithaca Ballet

Home • Hangar Theatre • Ithaca, NY

Kitchen Theatre Company, Ithaca, NY

Cinemapolis.org | Now Playing

Cornell Concert Series

Center Ithaca : Downtown Modern Apartments for Rent in Ithaca NY : Studios, Lofts, One, Two bedroom, Office and Retail Space - Center Ithaca

Ithaca Art Trail: Home

State of the Art Gallery

Ithaca Artist Markets * Public Programs * Community Arts Partnership

Home > Downtown Ithaca Alliance

Ithaca Times : Ithaca news, entertainment, arts, restaurants, classifieds, wineries, serving Ithaca New York.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:46 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Portland, Maine: Small/medium sized seaport city. Has a lot of charms, like a mircrocosm of Boston, just a lot more laid back. There's a lot of young people around, a college (USM), plenty of pubs and restaurants, it's very safe, close to some beautiful Atlantic coastline and some veyr nice lakes and mountains up the road.


Portland Head Lighthouse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/3dphoto/557914637/ - broken link) by 3dphoto.net (http://www.flickr.com/people/3dphoto/ - broken link), on Flickr



8563_7509 Old Brick and Cobblestones (http://www.flickr.com/photos/spirit-images/5109321430/ - broken link) by oceans (http://www.flickr.com/people/spirit-images/ - broken link), on Flickr


Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sahocevar/3747582459/ - broken link) by sahocevar (http://www.flickr.com/people/sahocevar/ - broken link), on Flickr


lets walk it (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mozzarellahead/2533165180/ - broken link) by Nino.Modugno (http://www.flickr.com/people/mozzarellahead/ - broken link), on Flickr

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Old 04-05-2012, 04:09 AM
 
Location: Atlanta the Beautiful
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I would have said Charleston, S.C. for everything (except the whole NE part obviously). It was one of the places I was stationed at that I miss the most I had so much fun there.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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As for other NY smaller cities, Saratoga Springs, Albany, Schenectady and Troy may work as well. Nightlife spots are open until 4 aM and you are close to the Adirondacks, the Berkshires and the Catskills too. Albany is the biggest of the 4 with around 98,000 people within the city.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:38 PM
 
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Basically, you'll find a lot of boosterism here, (my city! No, MY city is the one for you! No mine!)
...but, if I were you, I'd start screening cities by college town status.

Here's a list:
List of college towns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Then, when you've narrowed that down to a few dozen, screen by whatever your next qualification is.
Until you have a list of 3 or 4 small towns that make the grade.

Then visit.

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Old 04-05-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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Basically, you'll find a lot of boosterism here, (my city! No, MY city is the one for you! No mine!)
...but, if I were you, I'd start screening cities by college town status.

Here's a list:
List of college towns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Then, when you've narrowed that down to a few dozen, screen by whatever your next qualification is.
Until you have a list of 3 or 4 small towns that make the grade.

Then visit.

Ironically, no one who has posted on this thread actually lives in any of the cities suggested so far.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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A) That's not irony.
B) So what? I'm speaking about C-D in general.


And, suggesting ways the OP can find the city of their dreams.
Thanks for your stellar contribution to the topic at hand though. lol.
As usual.

Case and point: How long have you been here promoting New York cities?
Hmmmmm. As long as I can remember...

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