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Old 09-21-2017, 02:39 PM
 
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I want to find a cheaper city to live in I currently reside in upstate New York where cost of living and taxes are quite high . However I was born and raised here and I love the mountains , forest seasons and farms and brewery's .



Is their a city with these types of things that are cheaper than Albany area and maybe summer not as humid ?

I don't care about winters . Hard to find much tougher winters than upstate New York





On a side note do any of the interior u.s cities that I have a stigma as flat do any of them have mountains nearby or elevation I don't know about ?



Denver is high on my list but cost of living just isn't doable
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:47 PM
 
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Near mountains, not humid, and cheap? I don't think that's possible. Maybe Arizona or New Mexico could fit the bill. Or Utah. But I can't see any cities in those states being cheaper than Albany.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:50 PM
 
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I want to find a cheaper city to live in I currently reside in upstate New York where cost of living and taxes are quite high . However I was born and raised here and I love the mountains , forest seasons and farms and brewery's .



Is their a city with these types of things that are cheaper than Albany area and maybe summer not as humid ?

I don't care about winters . Hard to find much tougher winters than upstate New York





On a side note do any of the interior u.s cities that I have a stigma as flat do any of them have mountains nearby or elevation I don't know about ?



Denver is high on my list but cost of living just isn't doable
Asheville, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Portland, OR

I'm sure people will say no way to Portland, but if you're open to living in the suburbs, it's really not that expensive. You'd have the ocean nearby, mountains, and forests/trees everywhere.

Chattanooga is very affordable and is a pretty neat place, a little humid though. Asheville, NC is right by the Smoky Mountains & Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a pretty awesome place as well, somewhat affordable as well.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:52 PM
 
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Both Asheville and Chat will be humid. I was just in Asheville sweating all day.
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Old 09-21-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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Maybe Cincinnati or Pittsburgh. Although summers in Ohio are quite humid.
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Old 09-21-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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To be honest, Albany's overall cost of living is actually average, if not slightly under the national average. So, this may be tough to find.

Maybe Albuquerque or Boise?
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:34 PM
 
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Maybe Cincinnati or Pittsburgh. Although summers in Ohio are quite humid.


Cincinatti has mountains and forest ? I was under the impression that Ohio was flat
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:35 PM
 
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Asheville, NC
Chattanooga, TN
Portland, OR

I'm sure people will say no way to Portland, but if you're open to living in the suburbs, it's really not that expensive. You'd have the ocean nearby, mountains, and forests/trees everywhere.

Chattanooga is very affordable and is a pretty neat place, a little humid though. Asheville, NC is right by the Smoky Mountains & Blue Ridge Mountains, and is a pretty awesome place as well, somewhat affordable as well.


Which suburbs are affordable ? That would not be awful commute to Portland airport ?
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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Cincinatti has mountains and forest ? I was under the impression that Ohio was flat
Cincinnati has no mountains.
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Old 09-21-2017, 04:52 PM
 
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Which suburbs are affordable ? That would not be awful commute to Portland airport ?
It depends what your definition of affordable is, and how long is too long of a commute.

Beaverton, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington are both decent suburbs, affordable (in my book at least) and are both around 30-45 minutes to the airport.
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