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Old 10-24-2014, 05:57 PM
 
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Activities: My hobbies include music and sports. I like alternative and rock music, and attend gigs of well-known bands, so I would like to be in a city that bands stop at frequently. I love sports too, particularly football and soccer. I am a casual baseball fan but I'm not too bothered about the NBA or NHL.

Cost of Living: I am pretty well-off but not absurdly so. I would identify as middle class and I couldn't afford Manhattan but the outer boroughs of New York, though I don't think I would like to live in New York again!

Crime: Not to bothered about crime unless it will affect my daily life. I often went into Detroit when attending college and felt unsafe in some areas but on-the-whole was perfectly fine. That said I would like to avoid ridiculously high crime cities (e.g. Flint, MI).

Economy: I have the possibility to transfer to any branch or partner company so getting a job is straightforward for me.
Nightlife: I am not into clubbing AT ALL. I like going to bars with my pals and catching the game or just staying in and ordering takeout. A social scene dominated by clubbing would be hell for me.

Politics: Conservative. I am a Republican and voted for Romney in 2012, however, I am not that right wing and have a few liberal beliefs. I wouldn't like to live in a city that is overtly conservative but I would like to be in a more conservative place than a liberal bastion. For example, I hated San Francisco when visiting for business and found it too eccentric and bizarre for my liking.

Religion: I am not religious as such but would identify as a Christian. I share many beliefs with the religion and have strong values that could be considered religious in tone.

Vibe: I hate artsy people and eccentrics. I like normal, Average Joes who like sports and just chilling with their families at the weekend by having a BBQ or the like. I am well-educated so would like to be around like-minded people who match the description of normal, conservative people.

Weather: I hate the heat, whether that's dry or humid. I don't mind it in the summer but all-year can become oppressive. My ideal climate is mild all year round but snowy winters and rather humid summers.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:05 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Dallas seems logical.

Would suggest Chicago, but a Republican would wither and die there. And it's a big clubbing scene.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Atlanta
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:30 PM
 
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I would suggest Denver-area, but it's actually hotter than you would think.

Minneapolis-area might also be good.

I don't know if a Republican would "wither and die" in Chicago-area, I am one and I like Chicago, however the Winters have the frigid Polar Vortex cold.

I include -area designations because the bulk of my knowledge is on living in the 'burbs.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I would suggest Denver-area, but it's actually hotter than you would think.

Minneapolis-area might also be good.

I don't know if a Republican would "wither and die" in Chicago-area, I am one and I like Chicago, however the Winters have the frigid Polar Vortex cold.

I include -area designations because the bulk of my knowledge is on living in the 'burbs.
Denver.

It gets hot during the day and cools off rapidly after sundown because of the low humidity. It can be near 100 at 4pm and in the upper 70s/low 80s by 10pm. Overnight lows in the low 60s are common in July and August. You'll sleep with your windows open at night probably 80-90% of the summer.

Contrast that with Dallas where highs in the 90s/100s and lows in the upper 70s/low 80s are common in July & August. Once summer rolls around in Dallas the odds of you opening the windows until sometime in late September are slim-to-none. Sure, winter's mild-ish, but summer is hellish, and there really isn't a trade-off.

Denver has one of the best concert venues in the US - Red Rocks Amphitheater, and many of the big bands go through there because of the setting.
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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Sounds like Buffalo, PGH, Cleveland are good options. I'd recommend Michigan cities but it sounds like you've been there done that.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:06 AM
 
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Sounds like Buffalo, PGH, Cleveland are good options. I'd recommend Michigan cities but it sounds like you've been there done that.
I did think about Grand Rapids too. Cincinnati came to mind as well.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:20 PM
 
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Thanks

Would Chicago not work?
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Old 10-25-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Cleveland
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Old 10-27-2014, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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What was wrong with Detroit?

Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Chicago would work. Maybe Columbus?
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