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Old 03-16-2017, 09:28 AM
 
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So I'm still a young guy (23), just thought I'd list some things that are important to me.

Affordability is very important to me. Don't want to live somewhere where you can't afford anything.

Want to live in a metro area that's somewhere between midsized and semi-large ( probably not as big as NYC or LA)

I want to live somewhere that's at least a little laid back (been in D.C most of my life and the constant go go go is a little tiresome)

I have a strong preference to hilly scenery over flat scenery.

The greener and more trees the better in terms of scenery

Being within driving distance of good beaches isn't a must but it would be a nice bonus

I could tolerate flat scenery if it's green and near water

I DESPISE cold winters, I get seasonal affective disorder whenever high temperatures are below freezing for an extended period of time, don't get why some of you like the cold. I HATE IT

With that being said I would prefer living somewhere with some noticeable season. Leaving somewhere with great spring and falls but fairly mild winters would be ideal.

Hot humid weather isn't ideal by any means but I can tolerate it a little better than the cold.

Would love to be somewhere that's walk able (don't mind driving but I do love walking)

Also want some good parks and lost of green space.

Somewhere with unique culture and food would be ideal, although not a must.

Lastly and this isn't that important, I would love to be somewhere with good craft beer.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Maybe San Antonio, TX? It checks the boxes for mid-sized city; affordable, hilly topography (hill country), warm weather, and unique culture/food.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Maybe San Antonio, TX? It checks the boxes for mid-sized city; affordable, hilly topography (hill country), warm weather, and unique culture/food.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Austin (affordability is questionable) or San Antonio.
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:51 AM
 
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Austin (affordability is questionable) or San Antonio.
I've looked into Austin some. Haven't looked much into San Antonio but will be sure to check it out now. Austin does seem kind of expensive but not as bad as D.C or California.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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San Antonio could work.However its not very walkable but it is affordable.It close to the Texas Hill Country.San Antonio is within 2-3 hours of the beaches at Corpus/Port A.S/A is not really a 4 seasons climate.However, the winters there are rather mild.I dont know how San Antonio is in the craft beer department.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:03 AM
 
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Greensboro or Winston-Salem in NC and Columbia SC fit much of the criteria.
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Old 03-16-2017, 04:37 PM
 
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Pittsburgh.
I guess Pittsburgh fits some of my criteria. But it's colder than where I currently live.
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:03 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Nashville, TN
Raleigh, NC
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Old 03-16-2017, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Downtown Los Angeles
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Portland or Seattle could work.
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