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Old 08-24-2014, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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A medium sized city, or small sized city close to mountains, that is scenic, has a good downtown, is sort of hip, isn't too hot in the summer and is cold in the winter, and has decent amenities
How old are you and do you need a job? If you do, you should first investigate where you'd be able to find work.
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Old 08-24-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Boulder,CO is nice. I like Knoxville, TN and Athens, GA as well... great college towns.
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Old 08-24-2014, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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A medium sized city, or small sized city close to mountains, that is scenic, has a good downtown, is sort of hip, isn't too hot in the summer and is cold in the winter, and has decent amenities
You can almost throw a dart at the West.

I'd like population breakdowns of "medium sized" and "small sized", but off the top of my head:

Flagstaff
Boulder
Fort Collins
Manitou Springs
Coeur d'Alene
Moscow
Missoula
Bozeman
Santa Fe
Eugene
Corvallis
Ashland, OR
Olympia
Bellingham
Spokane (not really hip though)
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Tacoma or Seattle, WA
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Old 08-25-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Chico, CA.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:56 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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What about Asheville, NC?
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Old 08-26-2014, 11:50 PM
 
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Chico, CA.
Chico can get really hot in the summer though.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Bmore, The cursed land of -> Hotlanta -> Charlotte
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Boulder,CO is nice. I like Knoxville, TN and Athens, GA as well... great college towns.
Just be careful in Athens, those drivers will literally smack you, have you roll over the windshield, fall off the back of the car and keep moving, I'd know, happened to my Mom friend, those college kids can get crazeh out there in Athens. And the people in the bars barely care for your ID out there, the toxicity level can get real.

But Id say Boulder too, if you don't mind the College kid hype from UC being there. Or Salt Lake City/Utah areas too.
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Old 08-27-2014, 03:30 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Albuquerque fits most of your needs. Santa Fe is a smaller city but pricey. There is some snow but it lasts half a day unless you are in the mountains. There is skiing. This is high desert...not nearly as hot as Arizona...there are four seasons. UNM is here and there are plenty of things to do.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Too bad the OP won't consider the east coast - Asheville, NC would fit the bill perfectly.
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