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Old 08-07-2012, 05:34 PM
 
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I currently live in Ohio. I hate the harsh winters and the high rate of crime.
I'm going to list some random facts about myself and would love some feedback on where a good place to relocate might be. I'm 21, female.
Perfect temperature is 80-85. I enjoy the change of seasons, but I prefer longer summer time and very short winter time.
Love natural waters (lakes, oceans, As long as they are not grossly polluted like Ohio's great lakes :/)
Love nature. lots of beautiful parks and outdoor recreation.
Live music. Venues within driving distance. Preferably no farther then a 1hr drive.
Night owl. Want some 24hr establishments (dance clubs, restaurants, gyms, walmart)
Bisexual. Would need a open minded state/city with gay clubs and tolerance of Polyamory.
Minoring in arts. Would need a artistic environment with opportunities for modeling and selling art. Would enjoy going to see live plays, art museums, festivals, etc. and salsa&belly dance. Dance studios, classes, and/or clubs would be +.
Majoring in Veterinary medicine. Would need vet clinics, zoos, and/or animal sanctuary's near by for work/volunteer purposes.
Suburb. Not a big city like new york. But also not a drastically small town where the closest pharmacy is a hr away! I want the best of both worlds.
Pagan. Again, a open minded environment is need. I would love a area with small groups that participate in the sabbats, handfastings, etc. and little shops that sell stones, books, etc on the subject.
Comic/Anime enthusiast. I like to cosplay and go to anime/comic book conventions, so something of this nature that occurs in the area from time to time would be great
I love trying new restaurants from vast inspirations. Not a bunch of burger joints on every corner!
Low cost of living. Right now I pay $580/month for a 2br dump. For now I cant afford more then $650-$750 range. I'm truly OK with a studio apartment. I have cats so pet friendly is needed.
Safe(r)! I don't want to live anywhere near a place like Cleveland. I don't want that overflow of crime and bad attitude near me. Establishments are filthy and gross and people are rude, threatening, and just plain mean. Maybe a place with southern hospitality? Bottom line would be: Low crime and assault rate.
So that is my list of wants in my perfect utopia. Any and all thoughts/ideas are appreciated. As long as you are not rude of course. Thank you!
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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I currently live in Ohio. I hate the harsh winters and the high rate of crime.
Lol, don't all the I-Wanna-Move-Outta-Ohio posts start out like this? Just saying.




I'll try to be more helpful next time.
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Old 08-07-2012, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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You might enjoy South Florida. I have a friend there who's going to Ohio for university, feel free to take her place.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I was going to say Oakland, California, but then you specified "safe" and "affordable." You can have one or the other in Oakland, but not both. Otherwise it meets all your other criteria (though a typical summer's day there is more like 75, not 80-85).
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Under the Redwoods
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You can find some inexpensive pockets in rural California, more north than south. Don't think you will get -everything- you would hope for, but I would say something around Sacramento. Davis is close, so animal medicine is big. There are many wildlife rehabilitation centers all over the state, covens too.
Might also look around the Santa Rosa area. West of Santa Rosa is a river, redwoods, and a large LGBT population.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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This thread should be deleted and consolidated to the earlier identical thread.
I bumped it incase the OP didnt notice.
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Old 08-10-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Norfolk/ VA tidewater area seems like a good fit for you.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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What about Austin TX??
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Old 08-12-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Rochester, MN
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I would say Minnesota or Iowa, which other than the winters, they both seem to match everything you listed.
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:25 AM
 
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Thank you for the ideas everyone! Im thinking of austin tx for school but im seriously considering cali as well. Both places seem to fit my lifestyle. Sorry about having a similar post. I have no doubt a lot of people want to leave Ohio. Lol.
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