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Old 07-13-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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I hope you can help me find the right place. San Diego is out of the question because it is too pricey. I want to find a more practical city, but one whichhas a strong maritime environment. I drive a truck so I envision living neara port with lots of freight coming in from overseas. But I don't want it justto be an industrial lifestyle. I also want a maritime tradition. A place thatloves ships and boats, and you can smell the maritime in the air. Portland, Maine perhaps. I am having trouble finding the kind of describtive information I seek. But here are a few ideas I have thus far: Baltimore,Virginia Beach, Tampa. I know Louisiana and Texas get a lot of ocean freight, but it is my impression that these are not particularlymaritime environments. What do you think? Boston is too pricey, btw.I also think Tacoma might have what I am looking for, but I am not sure. Thanks.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:43 AM
 
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Portland, Maine definitely meets your criteria.

If Boston is too expensive, I think you will find that Seattle/Tacoma are as bad, if not worse.

Virginia Beach would work, but from my understanding, traffic is a nightmare in that area. I have a friend who just moved from there because it would take her almost 2 hours to drive 20 miles to work.

If you are really interested in Portland, have you posted a request for information on the Maine cd board? There is a seperate area just for Portland.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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Smaller coastal cities in Oregon would fit your bill like Astoria.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:31 PM
 
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I'm sure some coastal towns/cities in Alaska would work too.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:40 PM
 
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Boston is significantly higher for rent than Seattle. 1200 vs 800, approximately.Right now I am leaning towards Virginia Beach, VA, or Jacksonville, Florida.
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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You might also want to look into Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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