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Old 11-03-2015, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by ckhthankgod View Post
If you want the Northeast, I would look into metro areas in the Interior Northeast. Perhaps an area like Pittsburgh or Buffalo could work. Areas like Rochester, Albany-Schenectady-Troy, Harrisburg, Syracuse or Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton are some that come to mind. Almost all of these areas have a college presence and they tend to be within close proximity to good school districts just outside of city limits. For instance, a place like Brighton NY just outside of Rochester has some walkability around its 12 Corners area and it is close to Rochester's SE Quadrant. That area of Rochester has some nightlife and things to do. Brighton has one of the best school districts in NY State and has had national acclaim in recent years. So, that could be an example of an option.

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Here is an area that may work that puts you within Brighton, but near that area of Rochester and the 12 Corners area of Brighton: Clintwood Apartments | Quality apartments located in the community of Brighton, a suburb of Rochester New York

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Old 11-04-2015, 09:59 AM
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You can look into some of the towns/cities in the Philadelphia area that have Regional Rail stations within their centers or a neighborhood in Philadelphia proper. Philadelphia and its metro are a pretty great bargain it seems.

There are also a lot of small cities in the Boston area that are walkable and often with a mass transit or commuter rail connection to Boston proper--some of those neighborhoods can be somewhat affordable especially the further out from Boston and Cambridge you go. Further out would be Providence which is a decent-sized city of its own that's very walkable and also fairly close to Boston though transit there is bus service and I'm not familiar enough to know how well that system functions.

Other areas that I think might work are:
- something in the Chicago area that has a walkable downtown along with a Metra commuter rail station
- Pittsburgh proper or one of the older towns nearby
- Cleveland proper and some of its inner ring suburbs
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:05 AM
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