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Old 08-03-2016, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I feel EXACTLY the same way. The less trendy the better IMO
I agree and I'm a young person (32). It's not that I'm against or opposed to living in a trendy metro area. But I just naturally gravitate toward nontrendy metro areas. I just don't like the feeling of being in the center of attention, being watched and judged by others, etc. Currently, I live in the Hartford, CT area which is not trendy or popular at all.
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Old 08-03-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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I agree and I'm a young person (32). It's not that I'm against or opposed to living in a trendy metro area. But I just naturally gravitate toward nontrendy metro areas. I just don't like the feeling of being in the center of attention, being watched and judged by others, etc. Currently, I live in the Hartford, CT area which is not trendy or popular at all.
I'm in the same boat. I'm 29 years old and I currently live in Rochester NY. I lived in Atlanta and Philly and have spent a lot of time in Charlotte, Orlando, and Dallas. After visiting and living in those places I don't see how people do. Miles of subdivisions just to sit in 2 hours of traffic in their BMW's, no thanks.
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:00 PM
 
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Some places I would consider living in:
  • Montgomery, Alabama
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Augusta, Georgia
  • Columbus Georgia
  • Peoria, Illinois
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Old 10-05-2016, 04:45 PM
 
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Abilene,San Angelo,Lubbock,TX, Las Cruces,NM,Albuquerque,NM,Phoenix,Arizona, and New Braunfels,TX.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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I live in Louisiana, which is never mentioned in trendy city picks, except perhaps New Orleans.
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Old 10-07-2016, 12:19 AM
 
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I've been thinking about buying a cheap house in a bad part of Philadelphia
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Okc
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Old 10-07-2016, 03:24 AM
 
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Honestly I couldn't see myself living anywhere that *is* trendy, sans Columbus, Nashville, Denver, Philly, and Chicago. My preferences include:

-Detroit: Would love to be part of the comeback story (and perhaps find a way to make a killing in the process)
-Cincinnati: Like the San Francisco of the Midwest. Absolutely gorgeous (and largely intact!) antebellum and Gilded Age neighborhoods. Also has a strong, stable economy
-Albany: A smaller city that still feels like a big one. Has some off brand NYC brownstones that look amazing! And the easy access to NYC and Boston doesn't hurt one bit
-Cleveland: Highly underrated city with a lot going on, great civic pride, and a great number of quality amenities at a bargain price
-St. Louis: No place like home. Most beautiful architecture in the Midwest, bar none.
-Richmond: A less snooty, less expensive, less crowded DC. What's not to love?
-Louisville: Highly underrated city becoming Portland 2.0; also have family there
-Kansas City: If not the same city, why not the same state? Neat city that seems to have its act together. Plus, great BBQ
-Pittsburgh: Rust Belt legacy city that's furthest on the comeback trail. Rowhomes and mom & pop commercial strips everywhere, which to me is awesome.
-Houston: No zoning? No problem! Lack of regulation would make it easy/fun to invest here, plus the city is pushing hard to establish itself as a permanent global city
-San Antonio: Most storied and pretty city in Texas, with arguably the strongest local character and sense of place in Tex

That's about it, although I'm always open to most places not listed.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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I chose Providence. Very underrated and overlooked city. Cheaper than NYC and Boston with easy access to both.
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Old 10-08-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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I chose Providence. Very underrated and overlooked city. Cheaper than NYC and Boston with easy access to both.
When I went there it seemed cozy, but I hate how everything closed so early
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