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Old 03-06-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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What areas of the US are the best place to live that offer ample hiking/outdoor opportunities, close to large bodies of water, and under 2 hour's from a large city?
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:12 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Ventura, CA
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Old 03-06-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Bellingham
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Old 03-06-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Lots of New England might fit the bill. Draw a circle on a map within a 120 mile radius from Boston and you can get just about all of that in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode island. All depends on how much you can afford to pay for stuff and if you can find work that you like.

There are also many towns upstate NY in the Catskills or along the Hudson that are a couple or hours or less drive from The Apple/ Look in Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, and Rensselear counties.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Lots of New England might fit the bill. Draw a circle on a map within a 120 mile radius from Boston and you can get just about all of that in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode island. All depends on how much you can afford to pay for stuff and if you can find work that you like.

There are also many towns upstate NY in the Catskills or along the Hudson that are a couple or hours or less drive from The Apple/ Look in Columbia, Greene, Ulster, Dutchess, and Rensselear counties.
What is nice about the Hudson Valley communities is that you can take a train into NYC if you don't want to drive.

A sleeper in terms of this is the Lake Champlain Valley of NY and VT. You have the Lake, the Adirondacks of NY/Green Mountains of VT nearby and Montreal is about an hour/hour and a half away.

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Old 03-07-2017, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Northern Delaware.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:49 AM
 
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What is nice about the Hudson Valley communities is that you can take a train into NYC if you don't want to drive.

A sleeper in terms of this is the Lake Champlain Valley of NY and VT. You have the Lake, the Adirondacks of NY/Green Mountains of VT nearby and Montreal is about an hour/hour and a half away.
Another NY sleeper may be Niagara County north of Buffalo, which is on Lake Ontario, is less than 2 hours from Toronto(can get radio stations from there in parts of the county) and has hiking due to state parks in the county. Niagara Falls Hiking & Trails | Niagara USA

I'm sure that there are other areas in other states that would fit as well.
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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What qualifies as a "big" city?

Northern Ohio fits all that if you consider Cleveland or Columbus "big" cities.
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Old 03-07-2017, 10:15 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Some:

-Salt Lake City
-Boise
-Denver Metro
-Colorado Springs
-Albuquerque
-Tucson

All metros between approximately 700k to over 3M.
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Old 03-07-2017, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Northern Delaware.
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