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Old 05-19-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Spokane.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:56 PM
 
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Yeah, the landlords are also greedy slumlords for the most part in Portland as well. And good luck finding a job that pays you enough to live and doesn't treat you like absolute crap there.
I've been treated reasonably well in my employment here, but I will agree I don't have a high opinion of property management here.

This is the only place I've lived where getting maintenance work done can take weeks (we've had one ticket open for months on a moderately important item), and where I go into each new lease assuming the "refundable deposit" is not going to be refunded.

At our last place during the check out, no joke, they said it was the "cleanest place they'd ever seen" and then 3 weeks later we find out they'd still held $500 of our deposit for reasons that were far too vague to be able to document a rebuttal or make it worth challenging in court.

When I rented from an individual I got every penny back, but I just assume the prop mgmt companies are going to renege on the contract for whatever amount and by whatever means they can get away with.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Spokane.
Spokane is fairly moderate (leaning conservative) politically and seems to be a fairly traditional city. What makes you think it's particularly accepting of eccentric/odd people?
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Spokane is fairly moderate (leaning conservative) politically and seems to be a fairly traditional city. What makes you think it's particularly accepting of eccentric/odd people?
Because (more than average) people there tend to be eccentric and odd.

Spokane itself (city proper) leans liberal, the only thing traditional about it is that it feels like you've taken a step back 40 years.
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Old 05-20-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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I've been treated reasonably well in my employment here, but I will agree I don't have a high opinion of property management here.

This is the only place I've lived where getting maintenance work done can take weeks (we've had one ticket open for months on a moderately important item), and where I go into each new lease assuming the "refundable deposit" is not going to be refunded.

At our last place during the check out, no joke, they said it was the "cleanest place they'd ever seen" and then 3 weeks later we find out they'd still held $500 of our deposit for reasons that were far too vague to be able to document a rebuttal or make it worth challenging in court.

When I rented from an individual I got every penny back, but I just assume the prop mgmt companies are going to renege on the contract for whatever amount and by whatever means they can get away with.
Do you have a degree? That might make a difference as to your employment status. I never finished college, myself.
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:00 PM
 
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Dannny needs to watch the movie "Benny & Joon".

It's also possible to have conservative deep southern towns with their share of eccentrics. But they are usually local.
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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It depends what you mean by "accept". In a lot of cities with a large concentration of white-collar jobs, you might not be ostracized as a weird/alternative/nerd/outcast type, but the prevailing culture is very oriented towards "normal" activities like drinking, clubbing, big-name music shows/festivals, and networking, and the "hipster" neighborhoods are mostly yuppified by now. DC and Boston come to mind, SF is getting that way too, so is Manhattan (but less so the other NYC boroughs). But those places are high-COL anyway.

I think taking weirdness-acceptance and low COL into account, your best bets are the Rust Belt cities that are starting to revitalize (Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis).
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Old 05-31-2019, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Old thread, but good topic.

Portland, Eugene, Seattle, Anchorage
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:41 AM
 
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It depends what you mean by "accept". In a lot of cities with a large concentration of white-collar jobs, you might not be ostracized as a weird/alternative/nerd/outcast type, but the prevailing culture is very oriented towards "normal" activities like drinking, clubbing, big-name music shows/festivals, and networking, and the "hipster" neighborhoods are mostly yuppified by now. DC and Boston come to mind, SF is getting that way too, so is Manhattan (but less so the other NYC boroughs). But those places are high-COL anyway.

I think taking weirdness-acceptance and low COL into account, your best bets are the Rust Belt cities that are starting to revitalize (Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis).
This and even those that are holding steady have areas that would fit. Some that come to mind: Home - Allentown Association
https://www.visitbuffaloniagara.com/...ary/allentown/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allentown,_Buffalo

https://rocwiki.org/Neighborhood_of_the_Arts

https://westcottsyr.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westco...cuse,_New_York

REO Town Commercial Association
https://lansingdowntown.com/REO-Town
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/REO_Town

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midtown,_Harrisburg
http://friendsofmidtown.org/
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Old 06-01-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Eccentric/odd like Sheldon Cooper or Ted Bundy?
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