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Old 11-20-2014, 03:29 PM
 
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Hello,

I am currently employed in Los Angeles, California and absolutely hate it here. I NEED to move A.S.A.P. but I have no idea where to go, so I was help you folks could give me some suggestions... The main thing I dislike about L.A. is the entire lifestyle. I am an introverted conservative type living amongst extraverted liberal types and it's not working out. I want to move somewhere that has four seasons, not continuously temperate like L.A. I want to go somewhere that has more conservative politics (not necesarilly Southern cities) but moderate will do. I don't like to have a large group of friends and in L.A. people look down on you for not partaking in the hedonistic clubbing scene. I want to go somewhere where social life is dominated by bars not clubs and where the people want to talk about current affairs or sports rather than their social media footprint or that summer in their junior year that they went to Guatemala and helped build a hospital and how this makes them a better person. To sum it up, I want to move somewhere with:

...four seasons (but not hot and humid all year round).
...conservative/moderate politics.
...introverted people.
...a bar scene NOT a clubbing scene.
...not a ridiculously high cost of living.
...low to medium crime rate (nowhere that consistently makes the top 100 crime cities).

Any other criteria you suggest I add?

Please advise me on where to move!

- Mike K
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:30 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan.
-Four Seasons, although it does sometimes get that lake effect snow so winters can be harsher, but not terribly cold.
-Conservative
-Idk about introverted, although I don't know how you would classify a place as "introverted"
-Lots of really nice bars. Definenlty more of a bar scene.
-Cost of living is under the nation's average, and even under Michigan's average. Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowedDefinenlty alot better than Cali
-Crime is typical for a larger city, it's never (to my knowledge) been on the top 100 most dangerous cities
Don't let the smallish population fool you, the surrounding cities of Walker, Kentwood, and Wyoming were incorporated to prevent Grand Rapids from annexing them, it's actual urbanized area population is about 570,000, which is about as big as the urbanized area of cities like Colorado Springs and Baton Rouge. It's a nice place.

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Old 11-20-2014, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Colorado Springs
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Reno
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Old 11-20-2014, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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LA is not hot and humid but anyhow, Boise ID might work for ya or Salt Lake City.
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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Mountain West. Too hard to nail down one city, but the region is right.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:00 AM
 
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Hello,

I am currently employed in Los Angeles, California and absolutely hate it here. I NEED to move A.S.A.P. but I have no idea where to go, so I was help you folks could give me some suggestions... The main thing I dislike about L.A. is the entire lifestyle. I am an introverted conservative type living amongst extraverted liberal types and it's not working out. I want to move somewhere that has four seasons, not continuously temperate like L.A. I want to go somewhere that has more conservative politics (not necesarilly Southern cities) but moderate will do. I don't like to have a large group of friends and in L.A. people look down on you for not partaking in the hedonistic clubbing scene. I want to go somewhere where social life is dominated by bars not clubs and where the people want to talk about current affairs or sports rather than their social media footprint or that summer in their junior year that they went to Guatemala and helped build a hospital and how this makes them a better person. To sum it up, I want to move somewhere with:

...four seasons (but not hot and humid all year round).
...conservative/moderate politics.
...introverted people.
...a bar scene NOT a clubbing scene.
...not a ridiculously high cost of living.
...low to medium crime rate (nowhere that consistently makes the top 100 crime cities).

Any other criteria you suggest I add?

Please advise me on where to move!

- Mike K
I'm not sure you want to be using the phrase "introverted people" because to many that would come off as a place where people are unfriendly and/or difficult to make connections with, which I don't think is what you're after. I think the Midwest would be where you might want to focus, as the big cities while more on the conservative side, aren't regressive either with cities like St Louis or Columbus as viable options.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:42 AM
 
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:57 AM
 
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In my experience, extroverted liberals are more fun than introverted conservatives.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:00 AM
 
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Grand Rapids, Michigan.
-Four Seasons, although it does sometimes get that lake effect snow so winters can be harsher, but not terribly cold.
-Conservative
-Idk about introverted, although I don't know how you would classify a place as "introverted"
-Lots of really nice bars. Definenlty more of a bar scene.
-Cost of living is under the nation's average, and even under Michigan's average. Moderator cut: link removed, linking to competitor sites is not allowed Definenlty alot better than Cali
-Crime is typical for a larger city, it's never (to my knowledge) been on the top 100 most dangerous cities
Don't let the smallish population fool you, the surrounding cities of Walker, Kentwood, and Wyoming were incorporated to prevent Grand Rapids from annexing them, it's actual urbanized area population is about 570,000, which is about as big as the urbanized area of cities like Colorado Springs and Baton Rouge. It's a nice place.
I'll look into it thanks.

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Colorado Springs
Spokane
Boise
Reno
Medford, OR
Thanks

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LA is not hot and humid but anyhow, Boise ID might work for ya or Salt Lake City.
Isn't Utah one of the most extroverted states though?

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Mountain West. Too hard to nail down one city, but the region is right.
Nail it down to one state?

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I'm not sure you want to be using the phrase "introverted people" because to many that would come off as a place where people are unfriendly and/or difficult to make connections with, which I don't think is what you're after. I think the Midwest would be where you might want to focus, as the big cities while more on the conservative side, aren't regressive either with cities like St Louis or Columbus as viable options.
Introverted = not nosy. Polite in the street but not trying to befriend you and become intrusive.

Thanks

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In my experience, extroverted liberals are more fun than introverted conservatives.
That's your opinion. I don't think smoking a doobie and talking about revolutionary socialism is fun.

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Old 11-21-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Also, what about Chicago Illinois??
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