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Old 10-07-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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For one person? Sure. The point, though, is that generally, Asheville is sorely lacking in this regard so I wouldn't put the city in this category for the average person.
LOL OK, you wouldn't and I would. Great family town and area in my opinion, which clearly isn't yours. This is what's called an impasse!
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Honestly pretty much any city outside of the West Coast/Northeast could work in this case because of their lower costs of living.

For the Midwest I would suggest Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cleveland, or Columbus. The suburbs of Detroit and Chicago are doable as well.

For the Southeast I would suggest Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Nashville. However I would avoid the coastal areas because of the lack of jobs outside of the tourism sector (this applies mostly to Florida).

For the Texas/Southwest I would recommend pretty much any major city in Texas and I would include Denver and Colorado Springs. I would avoid Phoenix and Las Vegas for the same reasons as Florida.
What reason is that?
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Most Midsized (1-3 million) metros in the Midwest and South.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:00 PM
 
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I'm surprised only one person has mentioned the Pac NW and nobody (from what I saw) has mentioned Portland. Those cities aren't as cheap as Raleigh, Atlanta, Texas cities, etc. but they're still not NYC/SF and the laid back vibe/easy going pace, low crime rate, good schools, etc. make them pretty solid places to grow up IMO (I know from experience).
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:22 PM
 
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I would say Charlotte. It has a great balance of urban amenities, cost of living, and overall quality of life.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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These come to mind:
Chicago
Atlanta
Raleigh
Philadelphia
Houston
Dallas
Cincinnati
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:05 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Suburban Dayton Ohio.

I usually say this place sux. But thats just me.

but, for the average, normal family....

If you want a very comfortable, laid back yet convenient, safe suburban middle class life, good schools for the kids, affordable housing, just a good basic life here....a Pleasantville USA type place, a modern Mayberry. Perfect for professionals of various sorts, skilled trades, middle management, etc....

All this is predicated on you having a job. of course.
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