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Old 04-18-2016, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Montgomery, AL
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Thank you for all the responses. Many are areas I had not thought of previously. Thus far I have researched Denver, CO; Salem, OR, and Sacramento, CA. Eliminated Sacramento because of air quality. Denver seems nice but expensive, Salem seemed like a possible option.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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Perhaps the Lansing-East Lansing metro area as well. East Lansing itself has about 50,000 people, but it fits everything else and you also have Michigan State University there as well. Parts of Lansing may work as well and it has about 120,000 people or so. I would suggest the neighborhoods in NW East Lansing near Lansing, the Frandor Shopping Center, the Eastwood Towne Center and not too far from either Downtown Lansing(down Michigan Ave.) or Downtown East Lansing(down Grand River Ave.). This is the area I had in mind: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.7411...!6m1!1e1?hl=en Glencairn Elementary and East Lansing HS aren't too far away either. Here's the area bus system, which is pretty good: CATA - Capital Area Transportation Authority is the public transportation provider in Lansing, MI


Albany-Schenectady-Troy may work as well. Albany is just over 100,000, but it is the 58th biggest metro in the country. Delmar, Scotia, Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs are some places in that metro that would/could fit. In Albany, the neighborhoods in the SW portion of the city would work. In Schenectady, the (Upper) Union neighborhood and parts of nearby Old Niskayuna(another affluent suburb) comes to mind. In Troy, around RPI, east of Frear Park and a good portion of the neighborhoods in the outer southern portion of the city come to mind. Here is the bus system for this area, which is also alright: https://www.cdta.org
Here are some areas in that metro that could work. Delmar: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6221...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Bethlehem Central School District | Delmar, NY


Institutions not too far away in Albany: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral & Online - The Sage Colleges


Albany Law School: A New York Law School


Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences


Albany Medical Center


University at Albany - SUNY - Home Page


https://www.strose.edu/


(Old) Niskayuna and the nearby Upper Union Business District in Schenectady: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8035...7i13312!8i6656


Niskayuna Central School District - Niskayuna, NY


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8031...7i13312!8i6656


upperunionstreet.com • Home


This college is right down Union Street: Union College


Ballston Spa: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0025...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Ballston Spa School District


Scotia: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8255...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Scotia-Glenville Central School District - Glenville, NY


Saratoga Springs: https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0832...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Saratoga Springs City School District

In Saratoga Springs: Skidmore College

Center Square(Lark Street) is a "progressive" neighborhood in Albany: Historic Center Square Neighborhood - Albany, NY

http://m.albany.com/neighborhoods/center-square.cfm

Lark Street BID | The Heart of Albany

Downtown Troy and Cohoes have also seen some development/interest: Downtown Troy - Downtown Troy BID

Cohoes, NY Directory | Tourist Attractions | Shopping | Dining | Entertainment | Albany | Cohoes | New York | NY

Same with Downtown Schenectady: Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation

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Old 04-19-2016, 03:46 PM
 
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I don't know about "upward economic trend" but :


Salt Lake City, UT (Salt Lake just elected a gay woman for mayor last fall - the rest of Utah is, needless to say, quite "red").
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Santa Fe, NM
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Just a couple of places that came to mind.

And someone is inevitably going to suggest Sacramento so i'll just say in advance that it's terribly hot in the summer and the air quality is horrible.
The bolded sentence also describes SLC in the summer.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:49 PM
 
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The bolded sentence also describes SLC in the summer.
And, Salt Lake City has horrible air quality in the winter as well.
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Old 04-19-2016, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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The bolded sentence also describes SLC in the summer.
Oh. I thought that it was just the winter (with the temperature inversion) when the air quality gets bad.
I'm not sure it's ever as bad as Sacramento though.
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