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Old 12-16-2014, 10:37 AM
 
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Was going to suggest Tampa until i read your weather qualification, plan-B=Boston.
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Old 12-16-2014, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Activities: I am a big football fan so a city with an NFL franchise or a city near a city with an NFL franchise would be ideal. I am also a soccer fan and casual baseball fan. I am not too big on the NBA but the NHL is a sport I keep tabs on infrequently. Aside from sports, I love music and a city with a good music scene (i.e. lots of famous bands come from the city, lots of famous bands tour in the city, etc.) is essential as I love attending concerts. Finally, I also like dining out and my favorite foods are Americana (e.g. burgers, steaks, hot dogs, etc.) and Mexican (e.g. chilli, nachos, tacos, burritos, etc.).

Crime: I am looking for a city that is largely safe and doesn't have a reputation for crime like Detroit or Baltimore. I can deal with cities that have a few, small pockets of crime but cities that have large expanses of crime problems are not what I am looking for.

Cost of Living: I am not mega-rich nor am I poor. I would say I earn just above average wage. Rents must be manageable. For example, New York is too expensive for me but I could afford Chicago.

Economy: A good economy is always nice but I work for a multinational so I can transfer branch to any big city.

Location: Not bothered, as long as the city itself has lots to do meaning I wouldn't need to travel to other nearby cities for fun.

People: I like people who are, on the whole, educated, politically-inclined, liberal, musical, and friendly. I am not into cliquey areas nor do I like the clubbing scene.

Politics: Liberal. I am a Democrat and couldn't live somewhere overtly Republican.

Religion: I am agnositc and wouldn't want to live in the Bible Belt.

Transport: I can drive but would like the option of good public transport. Amtrak is a must.

Vibe: Cool, hip, happening, safe and friendly.

Weather: I don't care, as long as there is no humid heat all year round. I can deal with snow and long overcast days.

Suggest a city for me to live!
Minneapolis! They have the Vikings and it is a fairly liberal city with low crime and good pay.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Hartford, CT

Just ranked 4th best place for young people.
Ha.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Denver or Seattle would prob fit you best.maybe Vegas or Philly as well.
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Old 12-16-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Houston, Texas?
Nope. Fails the OP's weather requirement big time, and it's also in the Bible Belt.

I'll recommend Denver with one caveat - the only Amtrak route we have is the California Zephyr. Now, we have light rail, but rail is not entrenched here like it is in the northeast. You can't get on a train in Denver and take it to the Springs, for example.

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Old 12-16-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: New England
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Boston
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:11 PM
 
Location: france
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You didn't make the precision but i guess you want to stay in USA? What about Canada, Australia or UK?
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Old 12-16-2014, 03:17 PM
 
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Nope. Fails the OP's weather requirement big time, and it's also in the Bible Belt.

I'll recommend Denver with one caveat - the only Amtrak route we have is the California Zephyr. Now, we have light rail, but rail is not entrenched here like it is in the northeast. You can't get on a train in Denver and take it to the Springs, for example.
It's funny. Anytime there is a thread like this, "I need _____ and _____." There is always one or two that either don't read it or complete ignore the conditions and parameters set forth by the OP. Ask someone for a a city that never gets cold with an MLB team and you'll have someone blurt out something ridiculous like Antarctica.
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:49 PM
 
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Ha.
What? Hartford Metro is the next hot scene. We have everything the OP is looking for. If there is something they can't find it sure will be close by in either Boston/NYC or Providence.

Take a look at Hartford you will not be disappointed.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:57 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Another vote for Denver.

I'll note that the rail is continually expanding and will have two more lines in operation in a little over a year.

You can also pick up the Southwest Chief in Trinidad, CO, about 3 hours to the south.
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