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Old 07-16-2016, 01:44 PM
 
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:16 PM
 
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Does anyone have any thoughts on Sacramento? It seems like a great location. Ventura, CA also sounds ideal, but I'm not sure I could afford that.
I'm from Sacramento and wouldn't want to live anywhere else, except maybe a nice house with an ocean view in Southern California.

Sacramento is a nice place to live and work, and even though the metro area has grown a lot over the years, it's not massive and overwhelming.

You'll find lots of fun things to do in Midtown: restaurants, clubs, shops, etc.., and the people here, for the most part, are friendly and easygoing. Weather is near perfect year round! It can get hot at times in the summer though.

If you want to take a weekend trip nearby, you have so many options. SF/Santa Cruz/Monterey, Wine Country, Tahoe/Reno, just to name a few. Good Luck!
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Old 07-16-2016, 02:26 PM
 
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Thanks JayinCA. I think I'm really leaning towards Sacramento or Richmond. They both seem like good outdoor cities within driving distance to beaches, mountains, and bigger cities.
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:02 AM
 
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Charleston sc and savannah ga are very nice. Lots of outdoor activities
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Old 07-17-2016, 05:25 AM
 
Location: The middle
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My child free, non religious, feminist daughter lives in Knoxville, TN and does very well there. She hikes, camps and kayaks. She has made plenty of friends and her lifestyle isn't an issue at all.She isn't crazy about the weather there (too humid and too rainy) and the town shuts down earlier than you would expect for a college town. I believe it is 3.5 hours to Atlanta and the cost of living is certainly reasonable.
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Old 07-18-2016, 12:14 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, Tucson, Boise, Reno (maybe).

Larger: Denver or SLC. Not big on the climate(s) of Vegas and Phoenix. Too hot for me but obviously not for others (including my cousin who's been in Vegas 30 years).
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I'm looking to move out of Chicago in the spring of 2017. I've been here 3 years and cannot deal with the crowds of people anymore or the long depressing winters. I'm a 32 year old single female with no kids, and I do not want to have kids. Big cities cater to these child free lifestyles, but the masses of people give me anxiety.

So...I'm looking for a warmer, smaller (200,000-500,000 pop) city that is maybe within a 3 hr drive to a larger city for concerts, sports, museums, etc... I know Austin would be a good fit, but it is a bit too big and I don't like the location. You can't really drive to anything except to other places in Texas. I don't want to have to fly every time I want to go on a vacation.

The most important thing for me is outdoor recreation. I love hiking, kayaking, trail running and camping. Chattanooga seems like a great fit for what I am looking for but am a little concerned my non-religious, child free, feminist self may not fit in too well. I could definitely be wrong though.

Any suggestions on some warm, medium sized cities?
Savannah, Georgia
Charleston, South Carolina
Oceanside or Carlsbad in CA
Santa Fe or ABQ
Fayetteville, AR
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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My first thought after reading the OP was Eugene, OR. Lots of outdoor fun, mild winters, and a metro population around 300,000.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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Eugene looks beautiful, but are the winters pretty gray like Portland?

So many choices!!
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Thanks JayinCA. I think I'm really leaning towards Sacramento or Richmond. They both seem like good outdoor cities within driving distance to beaches, mountains, and bigger cities.


If Austin is to large than Sacramento will be too. Sacramento is larger than Austin.
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