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Old 10-09-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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One more thing.

On almost a purely visual aspect, before moving or even traveling to a city, you can use Google Earth and Google Maps to simulate walking through the town. At the very least it should help with the layout and general aesthetics of any given place.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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I would also check out Tampa/S Florida. Tons of retirees, no winter, and all the sand volleyball you could want. Tampa would give you access to the entire state of Florida. 3 hours to Jax, 1 or so to Orlando, and 4 to Miami.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Guys, he said he is not a fan of "extreme heat", of which Phoenix is king. It is seriously HOT here for 5 months of the year. Here it is almost mid-October and we're still well over 100 degrees. This isnt a place for people who hate extreme heat.

OP, I would recommend Austin. I think it fits your criteria best of all the cities youre looking at. Good luck!
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Lawless Wild West
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Before you even think about Phoenix, do the research on valley fever. Valley fever is so dangerous, that the Arizona tourism industry purposely leave out this information otherwise no one would come to Arizona.

Try new Mexico instead, has everything Arizona has to offer but no valley fever and no haboobs -_-
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Guys, he said he is not a fan of "extreme heat", of which Phoenix is king. It is seriously HOT here for 5 months of the year. Here it is almost mid-October and we're still well over 100 degrees. This isnt a place for people who hate extreme heat.

OP, I would recommend Austin. I think it fits your criteria best of all the cities youre looking at. Good luck!
I'd put Austin, San Antonio, and DFW in the extreme heat category as well. Not as hot as Phoenix or Las Vegas, but considerably more humid. The heat index is routinely above 100 degrees between mid-June and mid-September.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:09 AM
 
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I was gonna say Dallas, but it does get hot in the summer and it ices in the winter. although no state income tax, good schools, cost of living, big airport, tons of singles as well as families, big christian population. If you're someone who can pull in 200k a yr, living in a state with no income tax would be alot more important than someone making 75k. If you can deal with the Dallas weather, it'd be perfect. also, North florida, nashville TN and FL have no state income tax as well. I've heard great things about charlotte, basically a smaller version of Atlanta. You may enjoy atlanta as well, but it's too big for me, too much traffic, cost of living isn't as great as everyone says.
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