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Old 08-09-2014, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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San Berdoo is dry, ugly, sprawling, and slummy...avoid at all costs! My grandma lives there and can't wait to leave to Atlanta in a few years.
Pretty sure he was being sarcastic.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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San Bernardino, CA.
Oh absolutely. Heaven on Earth if there is one. OP, check this place out. I think it will be to your liking.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:55 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Well, If I knew of such a place, I would not tell anyone about it, because then everybody would try to move there and it would become too crowded, and traffic would suck, and all the restaurants would be too busy, and it wouldn't be near perfect, anymore.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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If it's witches you're looking for, Salem MA is a good place to start.
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Old 08-12-2014, 08:39 AM
 
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San Berdoo is dry, ugly, sprawling, and slummy...avoid at all costs! My grandma lives there and can't wait to leave to Atlanta in a few years.
Oh, yeah, cuz Atlanta is such an upgrade over San Berdoo...
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Oh, yeah, cuz Atlanta is such an upgrade over San Berdoo...
In many ways, it is. Safer, more jobs, and Atlanta is cheap. Historically the IE was cheap, but this attracted many transplants to the area and is now driving up the price. San Bernardino is bankrupt, very low wages, not much job opportinity, smog, a lot of crime, severe drought and heatwaves in summer, getting more costly, and very sprawling with poor public transit and walkability. Atlanta is smoggy and sprawling too, but it has what my grandma is looking for: a liberal but Southern city with job opportunities, walkable neighborhoods, diversity, a good food and shopping scene, a lot to do (in comparison to boring San Berdoo), a mild 4 season climate, close to the Smoky Mountains and beaches not too far away in Savannah or the Gulf Coast, some public transportation, and affordable COL. How can you think San Bernardino is at the same level or better than Atlanta in any way, besides having palm trees and warmer winters?
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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What im looking for is a city that hardly has any problems. One that isn't
Too Big or Small
Too Dense or Sprawled
One where any race or background is accepted
One with good schools, shopping, and any other amenities.
One that isn't too rich or poor
Just one that is almost perfect.
There are cities that fit this description, but you might find other problems with them.

For example, someone mentioned Pittsburgh. However, I think it feels somewhat isolated and away from the mainline northeast cities. It also gets rural very quickly once you leave the city.

San Bernardino sounds nice, but it's in the greater LA area. And that whole region is pretty sprawled to me. Plus, you might want to live closer to the beach when you're that close. And I'm sure that will jack up the prices considerably.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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There are cities that fit this description, but you might find other problems with them.

For example, someone mentioned Pittsburgh. However, I think it feels somewhat isolated and away from the mainline northeast cities. It also gets rural very quickly once you leave the city.

San Bernardino sounds nice, but it's in the greater LA area. And that whole region is pretty sprawled to me. Plus, you might want to live closer to the beach when you're that close. And I'm sure that will jack up the prices considerably.
I think thats why Pgh is really cool though. You are not too close to any major city but close enough for an easy 6 hour drive or less to the following cities: NYC, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Chicago, Baltimore, Cleveland, Buffalo, Cincinatti, Columbus, Indianapolis, Louisville, etc.

And for the city getting rural quickly is a great advantage for outdoor seekers. The city is urban enough to actually feel like a big city but a 20 minute drive will take you out into the mountains or into the woods for a nice variety.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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There are cities that fit this description, but you might find other problems with them.

For example, someone mentioned Pittsburgh. However, I think it feels somewhat isolated and away from the mainline northeast cities. It also gets rural very quickly once you leave the city.

San Bernardino sounds nice, but it's in the greater LA area. And that whole region is pretty sprawled to me. Plus, you might want to live closer to the beach when you're that close. And I'm sure that will jack up the prices considerably.
San Bernardino is nothing like LA. There is no culture, it is boring, even smoggier, more crime, lower wages, less jobs, VERY hot in summer, much cooler in winter...it essentially is a slum. And it went bankrupt two years ago.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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There are cities that fit this description, but you might find other problems with them.

For example, someone mentioned Pittsburgh. However, I think it feels somewhat isolated and away from the mainline northeast cities. It also gets rural very quickly once you leave the city.

San Bernardino sounds nice, but it's in the greater LA area. And that whole region is pretty sprawled to me. Plus, you might want to live closer to the beach when you're that close. And I'm sure that will jack up the prices considerably.
Pittsburgh isolated?!?! Pittsburgh?!

It's probably THE best situated U.S. city in the country, between the Northeast and Midwest, and a half day's drive to: Chicago, NYC, Boston, Providence, Philly, DC, Baltimore, Cleveland, Columbus, Cincy, Buffalo, Indy, Detroit, Louisville, Richmond, or greater Toronto.

Unless you want to ride your bike or walk from mega city to mega city, Pittsburgh's location is tops IMO!
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