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Old 01-19-2017, 09:34 AM
 
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Hendersonville TN
Cookeville TN
Collierville TN
Madison AL
Mountain Brook AL
Naples FL
Tyler TX
Charleston SC (probably #1)
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:31 AM
 
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Lansing
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:33 AM
 
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Lansing mi was a great pick
NOT Grand Rapids YUCK
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:18 AM
 
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I know I can't have everything but here are some other desirable qualities of a new town:
  • Trees (hills and mountains are highly desirable, but I need trees)
  • Cost of living to wage ratio (I work in office admin, which isn't a high paying field)
  • Culture (specifically classical music and art) nearby or within about an hour's drive
  • Size - preferably a mid-sized town (like my native Wichita, but not in Kansas...too hot and not enough trees), but I will consider small towns and cities
  • I can tolerate conservative, but I don't want to live in a place where mosques are considered terrorist training camps by the locals
  • The presence of liberals that are not high and mighty (I can tolerate them if there is an alternative)
  • Public transportation would be nice, especially if there are harsh winters
  • Single men in their 40's and a relatively educated populace
  • Diversity - It would be nice to have friends who aren't white as well (I'm white, if that matters)
You might consider Cleveland. It has a significant tree-cover, a lower cost of living with decent salaries, very sizable cultural offerings with one of the best art museums in the US Cleveland Museum of Art | and a well-regarded symphony orchestra https://www.clevelandorchestra.com/a...n-and-history/ , has a progressive "middle of the road" population generally speaking, very well educated population clusters (with 60%+ of population holding a bachelor's degree https://statisticalatlas.com/place/O...cleveland-area ) , a vastly underrated public transit system including heavy rail and light rail Overview: Facts about the Greater Cleveland RTA | Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and diverse/well-educated neighborhoods with transit accessibility such as Shaker Heights https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaker...o#Demographics and University Heights https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Univer...o#Demographics
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:34 AM
 
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I think Minneapolis/St. Paul would be the closest to what you're looking for.
Yep. Except it does get somewhat hot/humid for a month or two.
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Old 09-17-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Hendersonville TN
Cookeville TN
Collierville TN
Madison AL
Mountain Brook AL
Naples FL
Tyler TX
Charleston SC (probably #1)
Did you miss the aversion to hot and humid?
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Yep. Except it does get somewhat hot/humid for a month or two.
I've never been to Minnesota, but I'd imagine their hot/humid is on par with what we get here in southern Michigan. We whine about it, but it is truly nothing in comparison to the southern states. And it lasts a day or two and goes back to bliss. When I want to complain, I have to remember what living through summer in NC was like- when you couldn't breathe as soon as you stepped out the door
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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As most have said, the Midwest sounds like a good fit. Generally the cost of living is low. We have trees. Winter can vary depending on whether you are somewhere that gets lake effect snow. Most places have a strong sense of community. (Something I noticeably missed when I moved out of state.) Summers in my area (I'm less than an hour from the suggested cities of Detroit, Lansing, and Ann Arbor) are near perfect. We get some humid days, but they are not humid like the south. Most days are near humidity free, 80ish degrees, and about perfect. In all of my travels, I've never come across better summer weather. The thing we typically lack here in the Midwest is mass transit. Some inefficient buses and not much else.
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Cleveland or the surrounding smaller cities of NE Ohio.
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