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Old 05-18-2015, 09:49 PM
 
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Wouldn't you agree, however, that even with the "lower" cost of Eugene compared to Portland, supporting 2 people on $25,000 in income is going to be a bit of a challenge?
Probably, yes.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:09 PM
 
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Cleveland is one of the nation's leading cultural centers, is a design center, has a very low cost of living, and is one of the cloudiest cities in the U.S., given its location downwind of Lakes Erie and Huron. Of course, this also results in lake effect snow, but it's generally heavier at higher altitudes to the southeast and east.

https://weatherspark.com/averages/29...-United-States

Check out the Cleveland Museum of Art, with free general admission, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and University Circle in general. Your wife might be particularly interested in the Cleveland Flea and the 78th Street Studios in the Gordon Square Arts District.

THE CLEVELAND FLEA

About | 78th Street Studios

Cleveland State University is a good public university with heavy course offerings in the evening. Cleveland has one of the nation's best theater districts, one of the world's best orchestras, one of the nation's best public food markets, and is a regional foodie and craft beer center.

Cleveland: Tips for Visiting Cleveland - TripAdvisor

The Graphic Arts Council of Cleveland

Cleveland Plus - Creative + Design

The Invention Machine: Cleveland Duo Churns Out Ideas Worth Billions - Forbes

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Ohio Amish Country Flea Markets - the one-stop shopping experience

With Lake Erie, Cleveland certainly has water. It once was known as the Forest City, and a legacy of that is its unique "Emerald Necklace" and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It has a relatively robust mass transit system.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cleveland_Metroparks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuyahog..._National_Park

Scraping your car would be an issue 2 1/2 months of the year. With global warming, with a few exceptions, the snow season now is from late December until early March. Of course, covered parking is very common.

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Old 05-19-2015, 01:21 AM
 
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Eugene, OR

and good luck with all of that.
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