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Old 12-04-2018, 10:34 AM
 
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WY has a dry climate.
Besides that, it fits much of the criteria and not all of it will be fulfilled anyway.
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:42 AM
 
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I suppose - though I don't know why common sense things like walkability, bike- and transit-planning are considered liberal policies in this country.

Coeur d'Alene is gorgeous!
I think the distinction is when a city/town tries to make all or most of its entire town walkable/transit friendly and those areas are heavily regulated, that drives up real estate prices dramatically. Transit is not economically self sustaining, so taxes have to be poured into it. That's usually in more liberal areas. Areas where transit/walkable areas are ONE option, as well as larger plots, more driving oriented areas where residents have choices, that tends to be in more conservative areas where the cost of living is lower. So it's pretty much finding that balance that you're comfortable with. The closest to your description that I can think of off the top of your head is Pittsburgh. I know it's not very conservative, but I have friends there who are conservatives, have found their niche, and are happy. Good luck wherever you end up.
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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Besides that, it fits much of the criteria and not all of it will be fulfilled anyway.
Good urban planning, lots of interesting historic buildings, no sagebrush, green vegetation, humid air...ummmm, yeah, sure...
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:47 PM
 
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Good urban planning, lots of interesting historic buildings, no sagebrush, green vegetation, humid air...ummmm, yeah, sure...
Again, there isn’t a place that is going to fit everything and a couple of those things are subjective. So, you’re better off offering up something reasonable.

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Old 12-04-2018, 09:00 PM
 
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Again, there isnít a place that is going to fit everything and a couple of those things are subjective. So, youíre better off offering up something reasonable.
Which others have already suggested. I donít think WY comes close.
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Old 12-04-2018, 09:20 PM
 
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Which others have already suggested. I donít think WY comes close.
Many of those other places also miss the mark in some aspects as well. So, I donít believe there has been a perfect match for the criteria.
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Old 12-04-2018, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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You are probably describing New Hampshire but the winters are loooong, dark, cold, and depressing. You could check out their lakes region.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lakes_...(New_Hampshire)

"Depressing" is relative. Growing up in Florida where there's no winters vs living in Minnesota, I LOVE the winters up north. I love the snow and I love Christmas lights reflecting off of it. Depressing to me is hot with no change. I don't even mind grey skies as long as there's white snow everywhere. (Though winters in MN are very sunny compared to the Northeast)
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Old 12-04-2018, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I'd look into the Upper Midwest. Maybe St. Cloud, MN or Fargo, ND?
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