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Old 02-21-2008, 09:12 AM
 
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We have family in MA- and family in Ohio somewhere along the way would be great. Love New England- just not sure because Taxes, and utilities are so high. This might help out:
We like historical architecture....I grew up in MA, and now live in NYC
-Where you are working- Will be Telecommuting
-How much you are willing to spend on housing- 150k-200k for a multi family- Is it possible?
-How long of a commute you're willing to tolerate- Would like a walkable/bikeable neighborhood where we can walk to a bakery/cafe/restaurant and arts/culture
-If you have kids:No KIds
-What type of neighborhood environment you are looking for: SMALL city excitement with a safe downtown-(safe enough to walk home at night after dinner/live performance)
-Community amenities important to you- Good food-we are foodies-good coffee, some live music or jazz every now and then...

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Old 02-21-2008, 06:27 PM
 
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Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, or Columbus. Other options could be Philly, but it's probably too expensive, D.C., but expensive, or maybe somewhere in Jersey.

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Can't tell you the good and bad areas though as I know nothing about these cities.

Don't know much about Scranton, but from how one of our fellow members, SWB, describes it, it seems like a great city. You should contact him for information. It seems like a cute, small city in northeastern PA. The Office is filmed there.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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If you don't need to be in the northeast, I would say Austin, TX should be your first choice. It is a fairly small city with a lively downtown that has plenty to do. It's even known as the Live Music Capital of America.
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Old 02-22-2008, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I would say somewhere in upstate NY. There are plenty of communities in that area that offer what you are looking for.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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erie, pa fits your criteria
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Old 02-24-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Cleveland Suburbs
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Columbus, Ohio. Extremely progressive.

Cleveland, Ohio. Large diverse economy, great suburbs with some of the best schools in the country. (Bay Village & Avon Lake.)


Ohio has one of the best state park systems in the country. And it is one of the most diverse.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Central NC
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Albany, NY is a nice small city; but some areas of the downtown have crime issues. Still, lots of historic housing, events, etc. and relatively cheap for the NE area.
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Old 01-05-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, FL
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I have family that live in Zanesville, which is just east of Columbus. I have visited them several times and we spent many days in Columbus. I love it. It's beautiful and plenty to do. I'd be living there if my family and I was on better terms
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Old 01-06-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Albany, I think it would be pretty central to both. I think the driving distance would be the same to Boston MA and Cleveland Ohio. There is some great deals on real estate there. Lots of old architecture,. You didn't mention outdoors but Albany is close to both the Catskills and the Adirondacks which are both beautiful.
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Old 01-06-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Syracuse might work too.....
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