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Old 02-24-2018, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn NY
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Seem like the bang for your buck in RVA beats many places. It also beautiful, historic, friendly (enough), diverse if a bit segregated, cool without the risk of becoming the next Brooklyn, and has incredible options for the outdoors person in me...

What other cities kind of fit this bill? Anywhere in US.... tks in advance
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Old 02-24-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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Louisville, Grand Rapids, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Birmingham, etc.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:14 PM
 
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Seem like the bang for your buck in RVA beats many places. It also beautiful, historic, friendly (enough), diverse if a bit segregated, cool without the risk of becoming the next Brooklyn, and has incredible options for the outdoors person in me...
Considering those elements I would also say Cincinnati and Kansas City along with Indianapolis. Chattanooga is also a good possibility, especially given the outdoorsy aspect.
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Old 02-24-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Chattanooga, Winston-Salem, Durham, Birmingham, Columbia, and Louisville come to mind.
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Old 02-24-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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Albany NY due to close proximity to mountains, while still being relatively affordable Andy the area has been growing a slow, but steady pace. It is one of the oldest cities in the country and has some walkable areas that have things to do.

It is also a diverse city and its proximity to NYC, Boston and even Montreal may make it attractive to some.
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Old 02-25-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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Milwaukee, Louisville and Cincinnati, maybe Providence?
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Old 02-25-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: I is where I is
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Louisville definitely comes to mind.

For a metro of its size, it’s SUPER affordable still, with a lot to offer. A lot of historic homes, buildings, neighborhoods, etc...And definitely has the friendly factor working for it as well.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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Winston-Salem, NC

Greensboro, NC

Albany, NY (neighboring Troy is where most of the hipsters in the Capital Region are) - Albany likely won't ever become hipster central

Rochester, NY
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:28 PM
 
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Louisville definitely comes to mind.

For a metro of its size, itís SUPER affordable still, with a lot to offer. A lot of historic homes, buildings, neighborhoods, etc...And definitely has the friendly factor working for it as well.
Louisville is most certainly the most similar to Richmond in nearly every metric measurable. I felt very at home and comfortable each time I visit. Both are very urban, walkable, and have great arts, architecture, and food/music for their size especially.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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As others have said, Louisville comes to my mind at first in being similar to Richmond, VA. Both Upper South cities, both into the Arts, both lack Pro-Sports, both similar climate, both have a lot of history to them, both sit on a major River. The two cities mirror each other well.
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