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Old 04-26-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Consider Austin, TX. It has culture (especially if you're into music of just about any kind), is almost centrally located in the state (just about equal driving distance to anywhere else), and while it isn't near the ocean there's the Colorado River. Driving to the gulf beach isn't that far but it's miserably hot much of the year.

I lived there for 3 years. Do you like hot summers? I didn't mind them but many people hate them. Maybe it's gotten worse since I was there.
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Old 05-04-2012, 01:21 AM
 
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Maybe I would consider Seattle, but Seattle/Philadelphia/DC just don't have the same big city feel.
You've clearly never been to Philly.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:01 AM
 
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Chicago.

Though I honestly wouldn't consider NYC and San Francisco anyway.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:17 AM
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Location: Atlanta and Brunswick, GA
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Great suggestions on here. I'll add Columbus,OH to the list; home to OSU and a host of charming, vibrant neighborhoods. I particularly like German Village.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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in addition to Chicago. i would recommend the Indianapolis area too.
Nations most affordable housing market/Lowest cost of living with plenty of great amendities and attractions and a very vibrant and active downtown.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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Philadelphia
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: The City
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well as we speak they are filming a NYC scene in Philly

from last night
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:49 AM
 
Location: McKeesport
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1. Philly or Chicago
2. St. Louis, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Buffalo, New Orleans, Denver...etc,
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:01 AM
 
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1. Philly or Chicago
2. St. Louis, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Buffalo, New Orleans, Denver...etc,
It says vibrant city and you mention Buffalo? Seriously?
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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I considered NYC and I can afford it but I don't want to spend that kind of money. I'd spend at least $2500-$3000/month for a place that I'd be happy with.

I still want to live in an urban area with nice entertainment. A city with at least 500,000 or more. Decent downtown and nic year around events.

I like lofts for my living space. Nearby water would be cool but not a must.

Where would you live? OR should I say, where could I live. I'm a single 38 y/0 male and I have no children.
Philly. Inexpensive housing. Lots of night life. 2 hours (if you're lucky) from NY and DC. A short (2 hours, off-peak) to the shore. If you count rivers as water (and most of us do), you have two major rivers in the city itself. We also have miles of bike trails and a huge park system. Check out neighborhoods like Fishtown, Northern Liberties, Queen Village, Bella Vista, and Passyunk.

As for New York - have you looked at Astoria, Queens?
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