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Old 11-11-2012, 05:04 PM
 
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I'm a recent college grad who is looking to relocate to the west. I've come to realize over the years that I will not be able to continue to live on the east coast. This fast pace ever demanding lifestyle is not for me. I want to be somewhere much more relaxed. I would love to be in a more accepting area, a place that is more on the eco friendly side and well, a hippie like atmosphere. I'm a technical theatre major so having arts and entertainment around me is very important, but at the same time, I love the outdoors and I want to be able to reconnect with mother nature. Thoughts?
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:15 PM
 
Location: NY
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In before other East Coasters chew you up on here for wanting to leave.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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In before other East Coasters chew you up on here for wanting to leave.
Nah, you may have people that offer places on the East Coast with that vibe, but most people understand that people are more mobile now and move all of the time. I will say that Ithaca NY would fit, if the OP doesn't mind a smaller area. Visit Ithaca

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Old 11-13-2012, 04:46 AM
 
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I'm a recent college grad who is looking to relocate to the west. I've come to realize over the years that I will not be able to continue to live on the east coast. This fast pace ever demanding lifestyle is not for me. I want to be somewhere much more relaxed. I would love to be in a more accepting area, a place that is more on the eco friendly side and well, a hippie like atmosphere. I'm a technical theatre major so having arts and entertainment around me is very important, but at the same time, I love the outdoors and I want to be able to reconnect with mother nature. Thoughts?
Lumping the entire East Coast together is a bit much, unless you're dismissing the rest of it as "unworthy" which if it's the case San Francisco would be absolutely perfect for you.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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In before other East Coasters chew you up on here for wanting to leave.
We don't exactly care.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
Denver
Austin

Minneapolis has by far the biggest theatre scene of the three, but Denver is probably the most outdoorsy.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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Medford Oregon has a big theater scene and a great setting for nature lovers.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Based on outdoors/techno needs....Seattle, Denver....maybe Portland area. The Bay Area is very expensive. If your looking for a clean growing area within a couple hours or less of the big beautiful wilderness....check out Boise, ID.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I'm a recent college grad who is looking to relocate to the west. I've come to realize over the years that I will not be able to continue to live on the east coast. This fast pace ever demanding lifestyle is not for me. I want to be somewhere much more relaxed. I would love to be in a more accepting area, a place that is more on the eco friendly side and well, a hippie like atmosphere. I'm a technical theatre major so having arts and entertainment around me is very important, but at the same time, I love the outdoors and I want to be able to reconnect with mother nature. Thoughts?
Portland, Seattle, or San Francisco.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Portland, Seattle, or San Francisco.
Frying pan to the fire. All very expensive, competitive and while not as fast paced as the east, have their own demands on conformity. Out of the three though if I had to make the choice for him, I would pick Seattle. But on the whole, I don't think these cities in the west or PNW would be good places for the OP for the same reasons as the eastern cities are. Just MHO.

I would suggest he try Minneapolis, Boise or maybe Denver. MN for the theater scene or Boise and Denver for the scenery. All for a slower pace and lower COL.
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