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Old 09-24-2019, 05:43 AM
 
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4 seasons? That eliminates Austin and San Francisco.
Good outdoor recreation? That eliminates the East Coast major cities.
It does if you have no idea of what you're talking about. Washington DC has Rock Creek Park within it's confines as well as hundreds of miles of bike trails/jogging paths.

https://www.nps.gov/rocr/index.htm

https://dc.curbed.com/maps/bike-bicy...-dc-washington

https://www.tripsavvy.com/kayaking-i...ton-dc-1038498

At just over an hour from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley it's a pretty easy drive out I-66 west, and the Chesapeake Bay also an hour away to the east.
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Old 09-24-2019, 07:34 AM
 
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What makes the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area appealing is its proximity to the Adirondack, Catskill, Taconic and Berkshire Mountains. It is also a relatively short drive to Lake George, which has lakeside beaches.

Also, the area is relatively affordable and there are some nice neighborhoods within the cities that are walkable.

Rochester isn't bad in regards to outdoor amenities nearby and its SE Quadrant is a nice area that is also walkable and relatively affordable.
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Old 09-24-2019, 02:55 PM
 
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I was also considering Boston or DC, would either of these be good fits?
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Old Today, 04:25 AM
 
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I was also considering Boston or DC, would either of these be good fits?
The Dulles Tech Corridor in Northern Virginia is rich with tech jobs and sits an hour east of the Blue Ridge Mountains/Shenandoah Valley. DC is 45 minutes to an hour away and easily accessible via Metro's Silver Line. http://www.dullesmetro.com/silverlin...s_Corridor.pdf
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Old Today, 06:22 AM
 
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Except the NIMBY capital of the US is San Francisco, which, incidentally is the most liberal city. It's not alone. Seattle voted down a subway for multiple generations and is about as liberal as a US city can get. Portland allows a toxic glassblowing studio in a neighborhood and regularly has antifa marches.


Reality isn't as nice as it's marketed.
Nimbyism is challenge for getting things done most places in the US. Pretty much any well-to-do town in the US is extremely restrictive in terms of who gets to do what where. San Francisco is definitely the largest Nimby and richest Nimby municipality though. I also don't think there is a correlation between liberal/conservative and Nimbyism. Most Nimby communities are by nature conservative in that they don't want too much change or uncontrolled development. Probably fewer of them can be considered conservative though these days but that is probably more a result of the definition of who is a conservative has changed massively after the Tea Party and now Trumpism.

Not sure how Portland is "marketed". It's a great city by most measures. One of my favorites anywhere on the planet. Like any city it has its warts but most of its problems are a result of lots of people choosing to move there. People in Portland seem engaged and happy which is more than you can say about most places. Antifa. Can't say they're very noticable. Same with White supremacists. They exist but they are very much on the fringes of normal society.

Regarding OPs question. It isn't cheap but Irvine, California is a good choice. UC Irvine is a top school for Comp Sci Game development and there is a big gaming industry in the OC.
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Old Today, 08:53 AM
 
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I was also considering Boston or DC, would either of these be good fits?
Yes, to both. I do agree with another poster that Denver or Portland may be a better fit, but for DC/Boston what you lose in outdoor recreation in gain in urban amenities. But, these cities are also more expensive, so you would need to weigh that as well.

And note that I'm not saying there is no outdoor recreation - there clearly is if you seek it out (DC has the mountains to the west, Boston has ocean & NH/VT close by, etc). But it is not as culturally ingrained as it is out west. That's the reality. This is coming from someone who enjoys getting out of NYC to partake in hiking, etc. It's doable, but these are big cities that can take hours to leave on a Friday afternoon.
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