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Old 11-22-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Just a fair warning, this thread can come off pretty bold but in all reality I know what I want and want to have like minded people around me. Precursor - I have nothing hard against the people I am bringing up in this post, I just know what I prefer and what Im more comfortable around. Im looking to move out of Sacramento / San Fran CA area. There is a pretty big list of likes and dislikes so I will just list them and see what jumps into peoples mind as a possible location to move. The one thing that is really important is I want the area / state to be a Conservative state for the most part.

This list is not in any particular order

Likes:
Noticeable Seasons (Snow in the winter is not required but would be nice)
Stable economy
Modern / well layed out area
A moderate sized city within 10-20 miles
Warm Summers
Low Humidity
Good house market for buyers
Water nearby
Clean air
Outdoor activities
Non Denominational Christian Community

Dislikes:
Flat
Constant rain
Big cities
Smog / Polution
Dirty / Run down areas
High Hispanic / Black population
*Hardcore Red Necks / Hicks
Extreme cultures
Payed Parking
Heavy Trafic

*Im not saying this to put anyone down, you could call me a Bible Thumper and I am ok with that. Im saying this just to get my point across rather than be exactly PC about it.

So what comes to mind ladies and gents?
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Old 11-23-2012, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Wyoming

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Minneapolis or St. Paul possibly.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Minneapolis or St. Paul possibly.
That's not conservative.
Southern Indiana is the perfect match to the OPs criteria and they are conservative people. Evansville Indiana would be a good choice.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:42 AM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Any small town in South Carolina. They're all like you.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: NC
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Greenville County, SC
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:09 AM
 
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^SC has a high black population, one of the highest in the US
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE (via SW Virginia)
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Roanoke, VA and the surrouding areas like Christiansburg, Salem, and Boutertout County.

It's in the socially conservative/Libertarian-ish portion of VA. The city of Roanoke has around 200k in the MSA and it is surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is distinctly southern, yet I wouldn't call it hick or redneck by any stretch. Most of the people are well educated....they just talk with a bit of a drawl. The job and housing market in Virginia kicks ass and has for quite a while. The mountains moderate the extreme heat of the summer that you would encounter further south but they also get great fall foliage and snow. Also...Smith Moutnain Lake provides a ton of great hunting, fishing, and hiking trails.

As far as your dislikes go...it sure as hell is NOT flat by any stretch of the imagination. VA does get a bit of rain but I wouldn't say that it is anymore than most places in the country...save Arizona of course. The religious community is pretty diversified....you'll have no trouble finding a lot of non-denominational churches. You won't encounter heavy traffic or tons of payed parking either. As far as your demographic requirements go...you'll encounter a slight mixture of AA and Hispanic folk but the majority is DEFINITELY white, and DEFINITELY conservative.

I grew up in Southwest Virginia and miss it everyday. I would definitely check it out if I were you.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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That's not conservative.
Southern Indiana is the perfect match to the OPs criteria and they are conservative people. Evansville Indiana would be a good choice.
It fits almost all of his other criteria. And he said he wanted a moderate sized city close by. There's plenty of red in the area outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

That said, Evansville is probably a better match, other than the flatness. And having been to Indiana and Kentucky as well as Minneapolis but not Evansville, I'll say you're probably more likely to find "hardcore rednecks" there than near Minneapolis.
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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It fits almost all of his other criteria. And he said he wanted a moderate sized city close by. There's plenty of red in the area outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
The conservative suburbs are very flat and the humidity is crazy in the summer but it's still a pretty good pick. water everywhere, driving distance to northern mn, clean air, mostly white population.
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