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Old 03-24-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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I'm new to this site and really enjoy it. Over the weeks I've been on here, I have noticed quite a few threads of people looking to relocate and stating specifically that they want an liberal area. I found that a little disappointing in that I believe true "diversity" also includes diversity of thoughts and ideas, even if we don't agree. I really don't believe that most who say they're tolerant really are, it just sounds nice. Then when it comes to moving to a new area or whatever, we want to be with mostly like-minded people. Though I've only seen liberal people seek out such areas on this page, some conservatives can be guilty of this as well. I am an Independent Conservative (I hate political parties) and live in the Charlotte area. The suburb I live in is conservative (I was raised here), as is most of the suburbs surrounding Charlotte. The city of Charlotte itself is moderately liberal. Even with that being the case, we all get along really well. I have friends and family who are liberal and conservative as well. We don't look to avoid one another. We live, work, and play together. If there is a disagreement, we generally agree to disagree without the fireworks of arguing and such. Not to say we're all perfect by any means. But I do admire and cherish that Charlotte is such a community as it is. Asheville, NC (a favorite city of my wife and me that we love taking day trips to) is another example. The city itself is very liberal, but the suburban areas around it are pretty conservative. But everyone gets along so well. They're incredibly friendly and open to each other. Again, anytime there are any differences of any kind (race, religion, culture, beliefs, etc.), there's always going to be some differing's of opinions, with some occasional conflict. It's also natural, generally speaking, for any of us to seek out others of similar interest and beliefs. But how we handle these differences is key, and I think the citizens of the Charlotte and Asheville areas do a wonderful job of that. Seeing that one really has to either live in an area or visit an area very often to really get a fair view of this, I'd like to hear of some areas where you live or know about where both conservative and liberal people get along well.

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Old 03-24-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: The South
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I'm new to this site and really enjoy it. Over the weeks I've been on here, I have noticed quite a few threads of people looking to relocate and stating specifically that they want an liberal area. I found that a little disappointing in that I believe true "diversity" also includes diversity of thoughts and ideas, even if we don't agree. I really don't believe that most who say they're tolerant really are, it just sounds nice. Then when it comes to moving to a new area or whatever, we want to be with mostly like-minded people. Though I've only seen liberal people seek out such areas on this page, some conservatives can be guilty of this as well. I am an Independent Conservative (I hate political parties) and live in the Charlotte area. The suburb I live in is conservative (I was raised here), as is most of the suburbs surrounding Charlotte. The city of Charlotte itself is moderately liberal. Even with that being the case, we all get along really well. I have friends and family who are liberal and conservative as well. We don't look to avoid one another. We live, work, and play together. If there is a disagreement, we generally agree to disagree without the fireworks of arguing and such. Not to say we're all perfect by any means. But I do admire and cherish that Charlotte is such a community as it is. Asheville, NC (a favorite city of my wife and me that we love taking day trips to) is another example. The city itself is very liberal, but the suburban areas around it are pretty conservative. But everyone gets along so well. They're incredibly friendly and open to each other. Again, anytime there are any differences of any kind (race, religion, culture, beliefs, etc.), there's always going to be some differing's of opinions, with some occasional conflict. It's also natural, generally speaking, for any of us to seek out others of similar interest and beliefs. But how we handle these differences is key, and I think the citizens of the Charlotte and Asheville areas do a wonderful job of that. Seeing that one really has to either live in an area or visit an area very often to really get a fair view of this, I'd like to hear of some areas where you live or know about where both conservative and liberal people get along well.
My next door neighbor is an ex professor, liberal, Hillary supporter. I have always voted Republican. I guess if we went at each other, it wouldn't be much of a fight as he is in his 80's and I am almost 80. We talk about travel, tomatoes, collards, etc.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Dallas/Ft. Worth. Lots or Tattoo Parlors and lots of Mega Churches. One of the largest LGBT neighborhoods in the country and the most soccer moms and private Schoolers I've ever seen. Mostly everyone gets along. And the cost of living is generally low and the jobs pay well!
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:59 PM
 
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Dallas/Ft. Worth. Lots or Tattoo Parlors and lots of Mega Churches. One of the largest LGBT neighborhoods in the country and the most soccer moms and private Schoolers I've ever seen. Mostly everyone gets along. And the cost of living is generally low and the jobs pay well!
What you just described sounds just like Charlotte. Very similar.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:10 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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San Diego is pretty moderate overall and politically diverse. Everyone seems to get along for the most part with politics.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Yea, Charlotte is a good place of political coexistence.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:32 PM
 
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Liberals and conservatives get along all over the country.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Liberals and conservatives get along all over the country.
I was just going to say: Isn't the answer "all of them"? Real life is not the Internet, fortunately enough.
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:36 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Eh I wouldn't say the SF Bay Area is a good place for a more outspoken conservative.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Yea, there are definitely places where being the minority political opinion is not a fun time. SanFran, Berkeley come to mind over progressive areas where conservatives are demonized, while I cannot imagine being a progressive in conservative Provo, UT would be very easy.
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