U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Old 01-02-2017, 10:52 PM
Location: South Florida
1 posts, read 289 times
Reputation: 10


Hello, I am a single female that is training to become a teacher and I'm currently living in Plantation,FL, but I want to move to a more walking friendly community.

I don't drive so I want to live where everything is within walking distance like the European style small towns.

I am not a fan of the cold if it lasts longer than a month, by cold I mean snow and ice (I'm okay with it being a bit chilly).

I also prefer to live in a coastal state, I don't have to live on the water/beach though and its not a must.

I love cities with history, but it's not a must.

And I don't mind living in a small 1 bedroom apartment, I would prefer a 2 bedroom though so I can use the extra as an office.

My budget is on the lower end, around $800 - $1200, but the lower the better.

To sum things up, I want to find a warmer coastal city with some history where I can get all my essentials (food, movies, stores, schools) within walking distance. I don't mind a small place as long as it's around my budget.

Just for reference, I love Boulder,CO; Washington,DC; Boston;MA; and Hoboken,NJ but I haven't been during the winter to the last three and Boulder gets too cold for me as well as it not being coastal.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 01-03-2017, 07:12 AM
21,252 posts, read 30,520,724 times
Reputation: 19736
Check out Savannah GA. You can find a decent selection of two bedroom apartments around $1200, and if you can deal with one bedroom around $850-$900 in the Victorian District near Forsyth Park, in the heart of Historic Savannah. There's a fairly new Kroger grocery store/pharmacy there along with pretty much everything else you would need within walking distance.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2017, 07:36 AM
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
12,489 posts, read 11,994,834 times
Reputation: 10581
Savannah was my first thought as well. You might be able to find what you want in parts of New Orleans as well.

I do have to say though, I'm not sure how teaching really integrates well with no car. Not driving will really restrict your job opportunities to not only urban schools, but to urban schools which either happen to be within walking distance, or are accessible by transit.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2017, 07:40 AM
7,748 posts, read 4,613,791 times
Reputation: 8471

2 Bed / 1 Bath Apartment in RICHMOND VA | Sydnor Flats






Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-03-2017, 08:22 AM
56,961 posts, read 81,305,553 times
Reputation: 12593
Perhaps a place on the small side that may work is Georgetown SC, but not sure about apartments.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top