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Old 10-02-2013, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Philly or Minneapolis. Philly has gotten some good attention already, here's info about Mpls:

sunny: yes, including during winter
humidity: less than New Orleans, more than Denver
4 seasons: absolutely
severe snow: definitely gets a good amount of snow, but not as much as New England
icy: nope, too far north. To be honest, you are unlikely to find a place that only gets "dustings" of snow that doesn't also deal with extremely dangerous ice.

well-educated: definitely
non-materialistic/pretentious: yep
status-flaunting: nothing close to what you'd see in other parts of the country (people definitely won't think you're less than if you didn't go to an Ivy)
clothing: well it's a big city, you'll get all kinds

K-12 schools: among the best in the country
higher education: UofM, Macalaster, Carleton all within reach

jobs: low unemployment rate, important national and regional economic center, should have no problems finding work in your field

dramatic scenery: Northwoods, Lake Superior, and Boundary Waters to the north, Driftless to the south
lakes: obviously
beaches: lake beaches, yes

COL: way cheaper than NYC/LA/SF, cheaper than Seattle/Boston, similar to Portland/Charlotte

public transit: very very good
park and ride: definitely
high skyline: how about two? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e-20070805.jpg ... http://shelleysellsrealestate.files....ay_skyline.jpg

NBA: Timberwolves
NFL: Vikings
MLB: Twins
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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The east coast fits me a lot more from a cultural/personality standpoint (enterprising, better dressed, faster paced, very educated, etc.) and I know that no place is perfect weather wise. I just prefer strongly to have 4 distinct seasons at the very least.
Okay, that sounds more like it. If you're willing to make some compromises as you've indicated, then I recommend Philadelphia, North Jersey, Connecticut and Boston.

Those places will have what you're looking for.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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Philly or Minneapolis. Philly has gotten some good attention already, here's info about Mpls:

sunny: yes, including during winter
humidity: less than New Orleans, more than Denver
4 seasons: absolutely
severe snow: definitely gets a good amount of snow, but not as much as New England
icy: nope, too far north. To be honest, you are unlikely to find a place that only gets "dustings" of snow that doesn't also deal with extremely dangerous ice.

well-educated: definitely
non-materialistic/pretentious: yep
status-flaunting: nothing close to what you'd see in other parts of the country (people definitely won't think you're less than if you didn't go to an Ivy)
clothing: well it's a big city, you'll get all kinds

K-12 schools: among the best in the country
higher education: UofM, Macalaster, Carleton all within reach

jobs: low unemployment rate, important national and regional economic center, should have no problems finding work in your field

dramatic scenery: Northwoods, Lake Superior, and Boundary Waters to the north, Driftless to the south
lakes: obviously
beaches: lake beaches, yes

COL: way cheaper than NYC/LA/SF, cheaper than Seattle/Boston, similar to Portland/Charlotte

public transit: very very good
park and ride: definitely
high skyline: how about two? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...e-20070805.jpg ... http://shelleysellsrealestate.files....ay_skyline.jpg

NBA: Timberwolves
NFL: Vikings
MLB: Twins
Which industries are big in Minneapolis, just out of curiosity? I'm assuming it's mainly manufacturing, etc.?
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It's a huge and diverse economy, so there's not one industry that's more prevalent than any other. Manufacturing is definitely a big one. Finance, tech, and biomed are also quite big. It's pretty similar to Seattle, just with a smaller tech industry.
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