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Old 02-17-2008, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Iowa, Des Moines Metro
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Fort Worth isn't as far West as you can go obviously, but is a great town with a lot of Western culture!
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Denver/Boulder Zone 5b
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I concur with Danny about Portland or Denver. San Francisco is one of those "it's great to visit" cities. I can't imagine living there. Yuck.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I agree with the California idea. Cant really beat the weather in SoCal, and there are many cities to choose from that arent obnoxiously expensive. The other cities in the west either have decent winters and God-awful summers (ie Phoenix, Las Vegas, ABQ), or God-awful winters and nice summers (ie Denver, Seattle, etc). SoCal is juuuuuuuust right.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The Bay Area is the Best Metropolitan Area in the west and probably the East too. Perfect Weather-check, High Paying Jobs-check, World Class Culture-check, world class dining-check, Cutting Edge Economy-Check, Sophisticated Urban Vibrancy-check, excellent public transit-check, Natural Beauty-check, cosmopolitan and international city AND SUBURBS-check, Highly Educated Residents-check, the list goes on and on.

And I also apologize to the OP but if you want to live here, then be prepared to pay the premium-what? Did you think you get all of the above for cheap?

Otherwise,
Im sure you could find happiness in a less demanding place.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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this is easy. Boise and SLC.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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San Francisco for me. Dense, walkable, great public transportation, culturally stimulating, beautiful, charming. Yes its expensive, but who cares this city has it all.

Also I love Seattle. I've been here a few years and absolutely love it. I love all the major west coast cities but SF and Seattle are my favorite. San Diego is nice to visit but the weather being the same all year day in and day out is definately not for me.
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Old 02-17-2008, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I agree with the California idea. Cant really beat the weather in SoCal, and there are many cities to choose from that arent obnoxiously expensive. The other cities in the west either have decent winters and God-awful summers (ie Phoenix, Las Vegas, ABQ), or God-awful winters and nice summers (ie Denver, Seattle, etc). SoCal is juuuuuuuust right.

Denver winters are not even close to being god awful! This is my first winter out here and by far the easiest I've ever had.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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to some people Denver's winter weather is terrible,I know I wouldnt like all that snow,and while Albq. does get snow it's mostly in the mountains and not too much in the city at all.The other day my girlfriend told me it snowed in the morning and I had no idea cause there was no trace of snow when I got up for work at noon.

But anyways San Diego does have the perfect weather but paying to live there is another thing,and I dont think I would like all the cloudy lack of sunshine days in Seattle.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Even though Denver gets its share of snow, it melts within a day or two. Denver is renown for having more annual sunshine than SoCal.
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Old 02-18-2008, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Southeast New Mexico
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Well I've been all around the west I gotta give this one to Guymon, OK
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