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Old 10-23-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Richards, TX
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Most of the things I want in a city, you could find in most big cities, but the catch is I want to be able to drive. It doesn't have to be a big city, can be a town, just has to fit my wants below.

- fresh produce markets
- public transportation (more of a want)
- a lot of culture (museums, foods)
- good for tech people (computer science major)
- all 4 seasons
- not too hot in the summer (I'm from TX, I **HATE** the heat)
- lots of foliage in autumn
- the colder the better, lots of snow in winter (and although I'm from TX, I've been in real snow before)
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:41 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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I would think MPLS and or Cleveland would fit you most
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR -> Rocky River, OH
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I would think MPLS and or Cleveland would fit you most
Ditto, my first two choices that popped in my head, funny enough.

Really though, most east coast cities hit these requests and Chicago.
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Old 10-24-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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Most of the things I want in a city, you could find in most big cities, but the catch is I want to be able to drive. It doesn't have to be a big city, can be a town, just has to fit my wants below.

- fresh produce markets
- public transportation (more of a want)
- a lot of culture (museums, foods)
- good for tech people (computer science major)
- all 4 seasons
- not too hot in the summer (I'm from TX, I **HATE** the heat)
- lots of foliage in autumn
- the colder the better, lots of snow in winter (and although I'm from TX, I've been in real snow before)
The Boston Metro area hands down wins with your criteria. It has excellent public transit, the ability to drive if you desire that, a world-class cultural scene, a great food/restaurant scene, it's a thriving tech hub, four distinct seasons with beautiful autumns and plenty of snow. More urban locations like Cambridge or Somerville will offer good access to jobs in the core and areas like Burlington or Woburn puts you near the 128 Tech Corridor on the north side yet near transit into Boston too.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:41 AM
 
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A lot of snow and tech.....Perhaps look into the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area of NY: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Valley

If you want something smaller, Ithaca NY comes to mind due its growing tech sector, which aided by tech start ups by Cornell students/alumni.

Recently, the Utica-Rome area of NY is getting investment in regards to Nanotechnology and Dronetech.

For something bigger than those 2, kyle's Boston suggestion is a very good one.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:09 AM
 
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A lot of snow and tech.....
For snow and tech, the Boston area is definitely your place. Agree on the recommendation by another poster for Cambridge or Somerville.
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Old 10-26-2015, 10:13 AM
 
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I will also concur about Boston. The only thing that can't be promised is lots of cold and snow. Sure, last year we broke all sorts of records, but several years prior I remember after an October snow storm that I didn't have to break out the snow thrower again that year. It gets cold, but not Canadian cold.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:31 AM
 
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Madison is a possibility, though your employment options would be somewhat limited compared to Mpls/Chi/Bos/Cle.
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Old 10-27-2015, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Seattle.
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