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Old 11-10-2019, 10:48 AM
 
Location: SoCal, but itching to relocate
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I grew up (mostly) in Orange County, CA (1976-...) and am interested to know what other places in the U.S. (cities, towns, counties, etc.) are a lot like OC back before it got so hugely developed and hugely crowded. I'm not interested in the weather or proximity to beaches & mountains (I can see that for myself on a map). A bit slower-paced than the current OC is a bonus.

So far, I've identified Hamilton County, IN as a fairly good comparison. Any other ideas?

If this has been asked and answered before, sorry...please provide link(s) to those thread(s).
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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Northern Mecklenburg County NC around Davidson, Cornelius and Huntersville might be a match.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:49 AM
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Location: Up North
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I’m guessing any number of suburban areas would fit the bill.
Johnson County Kansas comes to mind.
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Old 11-10-2019, 06:01 PM
 
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Metro Atlanta/Georgia
North Fulton
East Cobb
West Cobb
Cherokee
South Forsyth
Fayette County
North Gwinnett
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower 48.
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Williamson County, Tennessee (suburban Nashville)
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:00 PM
 
Location: SoCal, but itching to relocate
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Thank you all for the feedback. Keep the suggestions coming!

One question about the Metro Atlanta area I have is the traffic...I've read where it's really bad. True?
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Old 11-10-2019, 09:16 PM
 
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Thank you all for the feedback. Keep the suggestions coming!

One question about the Metro Atlanta area I have is the traffic...I've read where it's really bad. True?
I still don't understand how Metro Atlanta has a reputation for unique horrific traffic. It's weird.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/56476361-post711.html


Anyway, if you like spaciousness and a roomy, but Orange County-like, atmosphere, you will like Metro Atlanta.

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Old 11-10-2019, 11:14 PM
 
Location: SoCal, but itching to relocate
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I still don't understand how Metro Atlanta has a reputation for unique horrific traffic. It's weird.

http://www.city-data.com/forum/56476361-post711.html
Interesting. Maybe I should be asking how traffic compares to Los Angeles/Orange County...?


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Anyway, if you like spaciousness and a roomy, but Orange County-like, atmosphere, you will like Metro Atlanta.
I do! Exactly what I'm looking for.
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Old 11-11-2019, 12:00 AM
 
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Interesting. Maybe I should be asking how traffic compares to Los Angeles/Orange County...?




I do! Exactly what I'm looking for.
Where do you plan to work?

What other lifestyle attributes do you prefer?
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Old 11-11-2019, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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Southwest Houston/Sugar Land area due to lots of Asians especially Vietnamese. It's kind of crowded-ish but I'd assume at least a little less than OC.
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