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Old 04-12-2008, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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I'm not planning on moving anywhere for a while. I just thought it would be fun to hear suggestions.

Criteria (in no particular order):
1. Decent number of moderately educated people
2. Good sports scene (especially college)
3. Adequate public transportation (even though I might not use it)
4. Serviceable social scene (I'm probably not going to go out too often, but maybe sometimes)
5. Walking/bike trails
6. Some locally owned businesses, restaurants, etc. (I realize that most things are chains nowadays, but I'd even go for regional over national)

Also, I'm a relatively young guy (27) in case that helps some.
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Old 04-12-2008, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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San Francisco and Seattle would be good fits, it sounds a lot like what I'm looking for.

1. Decent number of moderately educated people
Both cities are very educated

2. Good sports scene (especially college)
San Francisco has Cal/Stanford and Seattle has Washington

3. Adequate public transportation (even though I might not use it)
San Francisco has great public transportation, Seattle not that great, mostly buses.

4. Serviceable social scene (I'm probably not going to go out too often, but maybe sometimes)
SF definitely works, same with Seattle

5. Walking/bike trails
both cities are very near great scenery/natural beauty, and very walkable

6. Some locally owned businesses, restaurants, etc. (I realize that most things are chains nowadays, but I'd even go for regional over national)
Plenty in both areas
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Columbus, Ohio and Madison, Wisconsin sound about right.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Denver. Actually you've just described most any city over 400,000 people in the United States.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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columbus oh, ann arbor mi, lawrence ks, springfield mo, bloomington in,
i could list a million and a half, but im not going to.
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Old 04-12-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Boston fits well for this but I bet a million other cities do too.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:30 PM
 
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plenty of cities fit the bill, but none scream more than SAN FRANCISCO.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Denver and Minneapolis have well-educated populations. As DannyBanay says, just about any large city.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:05 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Austin, Texas
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I think that people can live without amenities or qualities that they want a whole lot easier than they can live with things they don't like. Perhaps you should list the deal breakers. That should narrow the field significantly.
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