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Old 01-14-2019, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Flovis
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Tower district in Fresno, CA.
If you can handle some dry heat, you can do okay there. Lots of artists and hipsters in that area and it's walkable. I saw art deco studios for rent there for $400 a month last year. Mountains are 45mins away.
Another cheap place to try is New Mexico. Mountains, dry heat, and snow.(most spots are high elevation). More crime in New Mexico, so pick the spot wisely if you go there.


The Tower District | Escape the ordinary.

Edit: eh, sounds like you want a tech hub. If you can handle cold weather, try SLC or bend, Oregon.

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Old 01-16-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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Nashville comes to mind, but from what I'm hearing, such areas are not as affordable as they once were.

I dare say, if you loosen things up in terms of criteria, a sleeper may actually be the Albany area. It actually fits some of the criteria and you may be able to get into some sleeper urban neighborhoods like this one in Troy: https://www.google.com/maps/place/10...!4d-73.6824827
WPA-TROY.org

Or this street in Schenectady near its Downtown and Stockade neighborhood: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8162...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
This area is further down the street: Upper Union Street BID | Schenectady, NY | Capital Region Businesses

Or this Albany neighborhood: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6662...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
http://pinehillsna.org/

It does have a tech industry as well: https://www.albany.com/hotspot/tech-valley/
Startup Tech Valley
https://capitalregionchamber.com/networking/tvypn/

So, it may be an area to consider...
Street view of the bolded area: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8053...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

A suburban village across the Mohawk River from Schenectady, whose Downtown you could walk or bike from there: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8053...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
https://www.villageofscotia.org/

Also, Delaware Avenue is another Albany area with walk ability that is generally middle class(and diverse as well): https://www.facebook.com/DelawareAre...odAssociation/
https://www.albany.com/neighborhoods/delaware-area/

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6428...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6410...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

Nearby Whitehall would be a nice middle/upper class area in terms of housing near a couple of these walkable thoroughfares in the city.

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Old 01-16-2019, 08:45 AM
 
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Definitely. Richmond has its white collar populace for sure but I was there again this weekend and compared to the cities noted I think Richmond has a much stronger blue collar vibe. It's not a bad thing at all but its definitely evident from just going out and about and noticing the crowds.
Not at all. I genuine canít imagine where you went or what would have given you that impression.
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Old 01-16-2019, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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If you want to move to Texas, Dallas will be your best bet. More walkable areas, more diversity and culture and more entertaining things to do.
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Old 01-16-2019, 08:51 PM
 
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Street view of the bolded area: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8053...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

A suburban village across the Mohawk River from Schenectady, whose Downtown you could walk or bike from there: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8053...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
https://www.villageofscotia.org/

Also, Delaware Avenue is another Albany area with walk ability that is generally middle class(and diverse as well): https://www.facebook.com/DelawareAre...odAssociation/
https://www.albany.com/neighborhoods/delaware-area/

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6428...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6410...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

Nearby Whitehall would be a nice middle/upper class area in terms of housing near a couple of these walkable thoroughfares in the city.
In terms of the highlighted street, you can take it to this popular neighborhood in the city: https://centersquarealbany.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center...toric_District
A popular street within the neighborhood: https://larkstreetbid.org/

Where Lark and Delaware meet: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6524...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

More Lark Street/Center Square: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6524...6!9m2!1b1!2i37


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtLJuif8Mug
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:59 PM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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St. Louis has numerous affordable and walkable neighborhoods. It's a very green city with an exceptionally diverse economy with a decent tech scene.

Raleigh may be a good option as well but walkable areas I'm not sure about.

Try Chicago as well. Areas like Hyde Park, Edgewater and maybe Uptown may be good.
I would second St. Louis. First, lets just get past the fact we get a bad reputation due to statistics, but statistics do not define an area. You have to understand them and also see the area for yourself. We are very old city that was one very dense, and while many moved to the burbs, our numerous neighborhood business districts remain. While we are an older city, we have lost many manufacturing jobs, but we have gained in Healthcare and Tech. The central Corridor extends from Downtown west to Clayton, along I-64. Check google street view and look at the following areas which have very walkable centers.

The Central West End (Euclid Street specifically north of Forest Park Parkway
Lafayette Square - Mississippi and Park is a good corner
Soulard - 9th street from Soulard Ave south to Russell
South Grand - Arsenal south, very Asian inspired area
The Loop - Delmar from Skinker into U City
Downtown - Washington Ave, also a lot is developing around the Ballpark
Morganford South of Arsenal in Tower Grove South has some neat places
The Grove - Chouteau from Vandeventer to Kingshighway
The Hill (a little more spread out, lots of Italian restaurants here
Benton Park - Sydney, Pestalozi and Arsenal streets east of Jefferson
I'm hearing some buzz around the Patch, very far south in the city

Cherokee Street east and west of Jefferson
Demun Ave north of Clayton Road
Downtown Clayton
Downtown Kirkwood
Downtown Webster Groves
Downtown St. Charles
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:40 AM
 
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Street view of the bolded area: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8053...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

A suburban village across the Mohawk River from Schenectady, whose Downtown you could walk or bike from there: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.8053...6!9m2!1b1!2i37
https://www.villageofscotia.org/


Also, Delaware Avenue is another Albany area with walk ability that is generally middle class(and diverse as well): https://www.facebook.com/DelawareAre...odAssociation/
https://www.albany.com/neighborhoods/delaware-area/

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6428...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.6410...6!9m2!1b1!2i37

Nearby Whitehall would be a nice middle/upper class area in terms of housing near a couple of these walkable thoroughfares in the city.
Correct street view for the boldest community: https://goo.gl/maps/4CSEqJ9eH6J2
and of the bigger Downtown it is a straight shot from: https://goo.gl/maps/UrFwhR9xhjF2
Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Boston
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