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Old 12-08-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Just curious what people might suggest!

-I'm looking for at least a "medium-sized" city/town. Larger is fine too!
-I'd like to be able to get to most places in a car (a.k.a., not be required to use public transportation to get places, for the most part).
-I'd like to be able to rent in a pretty safe place where I can "get away" from being constantly surrounded by people/commotion. (Preferably somewhere within the city, but JUST outside of it would be okay too!)
-If possible: I'm turned off by places that have a really "clicky" feel, or wherein it's particularly hard to meet new people.

Thanks a lot!
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:47 PM
 
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Pittsburgh, PA has a high walk score, it's a small-medium city with a large metro, it's nestled in the heart of Appalachia, development drops off sharply, no matter where you are, you're never more than maybe a half hour to someplace rural and quiet. People tend to be very nice, as long as you don't disrespect the Yellow & Black.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Pittsburgh, PA has a high walk score, it's a small-medium city with a large metro, it's nestled in the heart of Appalachia, development drops off sharply, no matter where you are, you're never more than maybe a half hour to someplace rural and quiet. People tend to be very nice, as long as you don't disrespect the Yellow & Black.
I thought Pittsburgh was considered to be one of the most provincial, insular cities in the country. Wouldn't that make it harder to meet people?
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Old 12-08-2012, 04:28 PM
 
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Maybe look into Austin or Fort Worth, TX.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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Atlanta.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:16 AM
 
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I thought Pittsburgh was considered to be one of the most provincial, insular cities in the country. Wouldn't that make it harder to meet people?
I've never experienced this in Pittsburgh. People have always been friendly, even the old timers. I'm not sure where this reputation comes from, but in my experience it's not a deserved one.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:46 PM
 
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What is considered "medium sized" by your criteria?
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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What is considered "medium sized" by your criteria?
Hmm, I wouldn't really know how to put a number on it. I guess what's important to me is that there's a large amount of young professionals, a large amount of nightlife options, access to any of the arts- that sort of thing. Thanks, I probably should have been more clear about that. I figure that just about any city of a "certain" size has all of these things (what that size is, I don't know- I was hoping "medium"- haha).
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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The thing is, there are a lot of cities of all sizes that offer all of those things. Can you think of a size that would be too big or too small?
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:05 PM
 
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The thing is, there are a lot of cities of all sizes that offer all of those things. Can you think of a size that would be too big or too small?
None too big. I don't think I would find any city that offers a rich degree of access to- and opportunities in- most any of the arts (in addition to all the other things I mentioned) too small, so that would be the criteria I would tentatively use.
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