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Old 08-13-2016, 09:14 PM
Status: "Second Year School Teacher" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I am training to become a middle school teacher, and don't have too much longer. I am an allergy sufferer who dislikes heat and humidity. I am also not very religious and find the south too preachy. I especially want to get away from bugs and humidity, which we have in abundance in Shreveport, LA. Summer heat and winter cold are fine, but I want the temperatures to cool off overnight during the summer, and if I can get a little snow every winter, that's a plus. I'm fine with dealing with a higher COL, but not as high as, say, Seattle. Denver is maybe the highest COL I would want to go, and is also what I think may be my best city, but I'm not sure. What do you guys think?
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Old 08-13-2016, 09:29 PM
 
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I would say Albuquerque or Santa Fe would be right for you. Low humidity, always cool at night, some snow in the winter, lack of Southern "preachy" culture, beautiful surroundings. Albuquerque has the benefits of a medium to large city, and Santa Fe is more laid back. The high altitude in Santa Fe can make for some very cold winter weather, but lots of sun even when cold.
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Old 08-13-2016, 11:48 PM
Status: "Second Year School Teacher" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I would say Albuquerque or Santa Fe would be right for you. Low humidity, always cool at night, some snow in the winter, lack of Southern "preachy" culture, beautiful surroundings. Albuquerque has the benefits of a medium to large city, and Santa Fe is more laid back. The high altitude in Santa Fe can make for some very cold winter weather, but lots of sun even when cold.
That sounds like what I'm looking for.
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:55 AM
 
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I wonder if Salt Lake City would be another potential choice.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:27 PM
Status: "Second Year School Teacher" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I wonder if Salt Lake City would be another potential choice.
Too Conservative and Too Religious. I'm personally somewhere between a Liberal and a Libertarian, so as long as there is basic economic protection for people and not overly high taxes, personal freedom is a theme I'm looking for. That said, it is pretty in that area.
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Old 08-14-2016, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY
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Too Conservative and Too Religious. I'm personally somewhere between a Liberal and a Libertarian, so as long as there is basic economic protection for people and not overly high taxes, personal freedom is a theme I'm looking for. That said, it is pretty in that area.
If that's the case then you should be looking at more conservative areas.
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:18 PM
 
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Too Conservative and Too Religious. I'm personally somewhere between a Liberal and a Libertarian, so as long as there is basic economic protection for people and not overly high taxes, personal freedom is a theme I'm looking for. That said, it is pretty in that area.
That may not be the case for the actual city or select suburbs though.
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:27 PM
Status: "Second Year School Teacher" (set 10 days ago)
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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That may not be the case for the actual city or select suburbs though.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Libertarian_Democrat
That is about where I am, though I'm not sure if any place aligns all the way.
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Old 08-17-2016, 06:09 PM
 
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Spokane, Washington sounds perfect for you. Middle school teachers earn $63k on average, $13k more than in Denver. Summers cool off from the mid-80s to the mid-50s at night and there is snow in the winter. Washington is one of the least religious states in the country.
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