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Old 11-07-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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I like Silicon Valley because it feels safe, educated, resourceful, and has warm winter weather. I just can't afford the housing and don't want to stay in CA if not here... I'd rather try somewhere entirely new.


I do not care about the political leanings of a place, and yes, I understand how that can impact something such as taxes. Consider that basically anywhere I go will have significantly cheaper housing.



I REALLY NEED mild winter weather. If I didn't, then probably Portland or Seattle would be a great alternative for me.


I also LIKE that upscale dense sprawl feeling that Silicon Valley has.


PLEASE tell me where could fit. Thank you.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Go with Austin.

It has a lower cost of living than the San Francisco Bay Area (99% of the planet does, LOL), is a very tech savvy city as well, has extremely mild and short winters with no snow, and is one of the safest big cities in the United States.
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Old 11-07-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Go with Austin.

It has a lower cost of living than the San Francisco Bay Area (99% of the planet does, LOL), is a very tech savvy city as well, has extremely mild and short winters with no snow, and is one of the safest big cities in the United States.
With the caveat that you have to be able to tolerate moderate humidity, daytime highs in the 90s and 100s, and lows in the 70s and lower 80s for months on end. May-September/October in that part of Texas can be pretty freakin' hideous.
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:05 PM
 
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I can handle heat and humidity, but not snow/ice
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Is second Austin. I far prefer Silicon Valley, but I think Austin would be a good compromise for you.

Rahleigh would be another consideration, as would Atlanta. The recently gentrified areas in East ATL might appeal to you more than you think.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:09 AM
 
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I like Silicon Valley because it feels safe, educated, resourceful, and has warm winter weather. I just can't afford the housing and don't want to stay in CA if not here... I'd rather try somewhere entirely new.


I do not care about the political leanings of a place, and yes, I understand how that can impact something such as taxes. Consider that basically anywhere I go will have significantly cheaper housing.



I REALLY NEED mild winter weather. If I didn't, then probably Portland or Seattle would be a great alternative for me.


I also LIKE that upscale dense sprawl feeling that Silicon Valley has.


PLEASE tell me where could fit. Thank you.
You aren't getting that anywhere in Texas. The Texas major cities definitely have urban and dense areas, but they don't sprawl out like Seoul. They rather quickly become suburban.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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I like Silicon Valley because it feels safe, educated, resourceful, and has warm winter weather. I just can't afford the housing and don't want to stay in CA if not here... I'd rather try somewhere entirely new.


I do not care about the political leanings of a place, and yes, I understand how that can impact something such as taxes. Consider that basically anywhere I go will have significantly cheaper housing.



I REALLY NEED mild winter weather. If I didn't, then probably Portland or Seattle would be a great alternative for me.


I also LIKE that upscale dense sprawl feeling that Silicon Valley has.


PLEASE tell me where could fit. Thank you.
Nashville, Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix come to mind with the understanding that you can tolerate summer heat.

Not to pry, but how do you know you can't handle snow/ice? Is it because you formerly lived somewhere with it and it wasn't your cup of tea, or do you have no experience with it and assume you would hate it?
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:01 AM
 
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Nashville, Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, Phoenix come to mind with the understanding that you can tolerate summer heat.

Not to pry, but how do you know you can't handle snow/ice? Is it because you formerly lived somewhere with it and it wasn't your cup of tea, or do you have no experience with it and assume you would hate it?
Yikes, so many weather wimps nowadays. Seattle and Portland are too cold! Really?? I also question if a lot of these people have even dealt with colder weather enough to really determine if they can tolerate it or not. Just wear layers people!
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Chibostoncaliseattle
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Yikes, so many weather wimps nowadays. Seattle and Portland are too cold! Really?? I also question if a lot of these people have even dealt with colder weather enough to really determine if they can tolerate it or not. Just wear layers people!
Outside of January and February, I love the weather in the North. November can get pretty blah, as can March, but you get good days and bad days. It's the grey that bothers me the most, and part of the reason I think Chicago get's such a bad rep for weather.

I'll concede that the snow flurries in April can be a bit much..
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Old 11-08-2018, 08:16 AM
 
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I agree with those who say Austin.

I would also recommend Atlanta and its northern suburbs, if you desire a big city.
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