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Old 08-01-2016, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I think a lot of Midwestern metro area fit the bill and have super high quality suburbs that get overlooked.

For Columbus alone you have New Albany, Powell, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Westerville etc. I'd recommend Dublin, Ohio for you.
If you'd consider the Midwest I would also check out metro Cincinnati and metro Detroit.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Burlington, VT area.
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Old 08-01-2016, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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I think for this topic, any discussion that does not include the Omaha metropolitan area is simply not valid ..

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Old 08-02-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Oooooooooooooooooooolathe!
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Wisconsin seems to fit your description, so how about Madison? It's nice for outdoor activities.

Cincinnati seems to be in the spot Raleigh was in a decade ago. I'd also consider Omaha and Kansas City (in fact, we moved to KC from Denver this year, in part because Denver is now quite overcrowded).

That Rochester suggestion is OK, but you'd better really like winter because it's worse than in Connecticut. Grand Rapids (probably one of the "random cities in MI") should also be on your list. But I'd look at Madison first.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:05 AM
 
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The answer to these "where should I live" posts is almost always Chicago...unless they specify mild winters.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:20 AM
 
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Wisconsin seems to fit your description, so how about Madison? It's nice for outdoor activities.

Cincinnati seems to be in the spot Raleigh was in a decade ago. I'd also consider Omaha and Kansas City (in fact, we moved to KC from Denver this year, in part because Denver is now quite overcrowded).

That Rochester suggestion is OK, but you'd better really like winter because it's worse than in Connecticut. Grand Rapids (probably one of the "random cities in MI") should also be on your list. But I'd look at Madison first.
If Rochester is an issue, then I don't know if Madison would be any better.


Also, the snow factor is in terms of Upstate NY cities is somewhat over stated, as the heaviest snow in these areas falls either further south or north of the cities. So, when they talk about snowfall, it is really in terms of the metro area and the snowfall on average varies within the metro area.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:26 AM
 
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Burlington, VT area.
The problem is that Burlington can be surprisingly expensive, especially for a smaller VT metro area..
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and wherever planes fly
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Old 08-02-2016, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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I think as far as lower COL most Midwestern cities are a good bet. Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland all have very low COL.
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Old 08-03-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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I think as far as lower COL most Midwestern cities are a good bet. Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines, Milwaukee, Detroit, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland all have very low COL.
^^^ This.

In terms of "up and comers" as mentioned Omaha and Des Moines are definite examples and in terms of "those making comebacks" I would urge a good look at Cincinnati and St Louis. It could all depend upon your perspective of wanting potentially new and shiny, or older and revitalized as it's often two different camps.
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