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Old 07-30-2014, 07:26 PM
 
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Op, I don't know how you can totally avoid bugs, they are pretty much everywhere. There are bugs for every regions of the country. Don't let a little bug cause you to miss out on a good opportunity.
No I cannot but some places are terrible like the east coast.
My tradeoff is I am willing to take bad weather over less bugs. Maybe I go to Canada?
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Los Angeles has IT and almost no bugs. Ants, maybe. In the enormous metro area that is LA, there are many nice affordable (guessing here, because your version of "affordable" is unspecified) areas with good schools. Just have to be willing to commute.
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Old 07-30-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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Hi folks,

I am looking for specific things, and want to make a move.

1. Minimal amount of bugs: I can take bad weather over bugs. I just hate bugs.
2. Close to a tech hub: I am in IT so I want to be close to tech jobs.
3. Affordable: at least considered average but not in "high" cost of living category
4. Low crime rate
5. Family friendly and Diverse: Above average school system and at least some diversity.


The town I was seriously looking into was Raleigh NC until I read the terrible bug and infestation problems there.

Thank you!
Fort Collins, Colorado or Boise, Idaho... only two I can think of that match all the criteria. Boise might not be the *most* diverse, but it isn't completely lacking diversity either.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:13 PM
 
Location: sumter
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No I cannot but some places are terrible like the east coast.
My tradeoff is I am willing to take bad weather over less bugs. Maybe I go to Canada?
Lol, I'm sure they have bugs in Canada.
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Old 08-02-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I thought about suggesting Denver, but I feel that Fort Collins is cheaper than Denver proper or Boulder and offers more bang for the buck than suburban Denver. FC has a great downtown area that offers a lot to do.

The job market in Portland isn't the greatest. And though less expensive than Silicon Valley or Seattle, Portland still isn't exactly cheap. My brother used to live there. He loved it, but there're just too many people looking for the same few jobs. Now he's in New York City.

Portland, Oregon -- where young people go to retire.
Far more jobs in Denver than Ft. Collins.
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