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Old 06-19-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I'm a single man of 20 years looking a for a cold, economical city to live in. I have 2 years of college in buisness, but no degree. I'm hoping that it's by nature and has low crime but I'm willing to let those slide. as far as population goes, I don't care as long as it's not under 40,000. I don't have a care right now, so public transportation or walking would also be a big plus. Any suggestions ?

Thanks.

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Old 06-19-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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Under 40,000? If you're looking for a job, you'll most likely want to try the suburbs of a city.

That said, try Pittsburgh or Baltimore. They're both really affordable areas.

West Virginia could be good too. Pretty much all the cities are small cities, the costs of living are low, and I think there's a strong tourism industry in a few of the cities (because of riverboats).
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Whats "cold"? Year round? Summer only? Winter only? Id suggest Chicago as it gets cold in winter, but not real cold in summer. I mean, summers are not hot by southern, southwestern, etc, standards, but warmer than in, say, Maine.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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I said as long as it's not under 40,000, I want to be somewhere.

I'm looking for just an all around cooler area than my current residance, San Jose. I think it's too hot here, and it rarely gets over 90. So I mean a place where it rarely goes over 85 or 80.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:45 PM
 
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Chicago isn't really economical, though. It's a pretty pricey city (not to the extent of NYC, but still up there).

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnatti, Omaha, etc. will all be more affordable (yet still cooler than San Jose).

Just beware that anything on the eastern half of the country will be humid in the summer. If you're looking to escape heat AND humidity, maybe Denver?
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:49 PM
 
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By the way..."Rhymes With Orange"? Clever name.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Try Illinois, Minnesota, or Wisconsin.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:58 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Chicago isn't really economical, though. It's a pretty pricey city (not to the extent of NYC, but still up there).

Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, Cincinnatti, Omaha, etc. will all be more affordable (yet still cooler than San Jose).

Just beware that anything on the eastern half of the country will be humid in the summer. If you're looking to escape heat AND humidity, maybe Denver?
Pitts, Philly, and Baltimore typically have summertime extremes approaching 100. Highs in the 90's are common for most of the summer and Balto and Philly especially are very humid. They aren't really "cold" cities. I'd imagine Cleveland and Cinci are similar.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:05 PM
 
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Which is why I said that ANYTHING on the eastern half of the country is going to have hot, humid summers (yes, IL/WI/MN included). There's no avoiding it, although the winters are cold.

That's why I said that if the OP doesn't like hot, humid summers, Denver could be a good choice. It's typically mild and pleasant during the summer (never sticky or humid).
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Denver and Omaha sound like good options. Denver never seemed very economically, though I've never been there. Don't know much about Omaha, I always thought of it as middle of no-where type place.
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