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Old 05-11-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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My personal opinion is forget Chicago too much gun violence. If the temperature is important to you which do you dislike more cold winters or hot summers. Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts will have warmer winters but hotter summers - if you want colder winters but not as hot summers try Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine.
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Old 05-11-2016, 04:36 PM
 
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So Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts it is!
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Old 05-12-2016, 08:56 AM
 
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I wonder if Delaware due to its proximity to Philadelphia and relatively moderate weather could work as well? Perhaps parts of Wilmington or maybe Newark, which is a college town may be options as well.
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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Are Buffalo, NY and Providence as similar as they look on the Internet? I think they look less chilling than Chicago on wiki. Now that I think about it I wouldn't mind a city or town with a climate like Sofia, we have less and less snow every year. According to my measurements New Jersey might have a place with similar climate (though maritime instead of continental)?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofia#Climate
Due to the size of the USA there deffinitely is a place with similar temperatures but maybe the conservatives got there first (joke lol). I think a summer brigade to the States might show me if it's my place. According to astrocartography most good planet lines in my horoscope are in the Americas and the worst one is in Western Europe (Benelux, east of France and west of Germany mostly), while E.Europe is moderate, so there might be some true there.
It would fit the Eastern European and generally the "liberal" part, but the winter weather may be the issue. If you did consider it, look in the northern portion of the metro, as it gets less snow on average.


Also, if you did want something in Upstate NY, I'd say that Albany or that area would be a good fit due to less snowfall on average in comparison to other areas in Upstate NY, its architecture and the social climate would be what you are looking for or at least wouldn't be an issue. Center Square is a neighborhood in the city of Albany that has a pretty liberal vibe on/around Lark Street: Historic Center Square Neighborhood - Albany, NY


https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6537...8i6656!6m1!1e1


Lark Street BID | The Heart of Albany


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lark_Street


Schenectady and Troy that could serve as other options in the area.
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Outer Boroughs, NYC
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So Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts it is!

I those three states, only Boston and (perhaps) Providence. You are E. European, grew up in a city of 1 million, and have lived in the Netherlands? America will be very disappointing to you if you don't live in a fairly large and prosperous city (urban area of 1 million-plus). Most smaller US cities here lack a lot of Euro-style amenities, have less public transportation or any kind of a city (downtown) life compared to European cities. They've improved over the last 20 years, definitely, and the quality of life in terms of entertainment, food, walkable core is better.


But still -- it's different. Stick with larger cities or college towns. Avoid American suburbs, which for many Europeans seem isolated and depressing, and stick to cities with a good urban vibe. (University towns are also a good option.) You don't have to choose New York or Boston or Chicago, but you must choose wisely or you will wish to return to Europe. Also, you will require a "green" (employment) card and a residence permit.
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Old 05-12-2016, 11:58 AM
 
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I prefer walking to driving, but for longer distances I'd chose driving to public transport for comfort and just about everything. The only thing public that I would prefer over a car is a bus, they're the only kind of public transit I sorta like. But in the US they're terrible or unreliable. I detest trains and subways, tolerate trams once in a while. Here I am like a typical Eastern European guy - we are more like Americans as we like buying cars and save money for buying one unlike Western Europeans who use the same money to travel abroad yet they suffer in public transport and cycling during windy mornings. I also hate cycling and for that I prefer Sofia to the NL, less cyclists due to the hilly terrain. For me as a pedestrian they're a big annoyance. I hated London as the buses took you to the subway stations and you got no other options than to use the subway. They want to make something similar in Sofia but if they do I'll buy a car rather than use the underground and we have one of the newest and cleanest underground networks.

So my preferences for transportation are like: walking, car, bus, trams = OK
cycling, trains, subways = hell NO!
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I prefer walking to driving, but for longer distances I'd chose driving to public transport for comfort and just about everything. The only thing public that I would prefer over a car is a bus, they're the only kind of public transit I sorta like. But in the US they're terrible or unreliable. I detest trains and subways, tolerate trams once in a while. Here I am like a typical Eastern European guy - we are more like Americans as we like buying cars and save money for buying one unlike Western Europeans who use the same money to travel abroad yet they suffer in public transport and cycling during windy mornings. I also hate cycling and for that I prefer Sofia to the NL, less cyclists due to the hilly terrain. For me as a pedestrian they're a big annoyance. I hated London as the buses took you to the subway stations and you got no other options than to use the subway. They want to make something similar in Sofia but if they do I'll buy a car rather than use the underground and we have one of the newest and cleanest underground networks.

So my preferences for transportation are like: walking, car, bus, trams = OK
cycling, trains, subways = hell NO!
This is actually helpful for making suggestions.

Pittsburgh, Cincinnati might be good for you.
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