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Old 07-21-2008, 11:01 PM
 
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Default Liberal East Coast Beach Towns?

Do any liberal east coast towns near the ocean exist...towsns which are diverse and liberal... I see some town which may suit me inland but not yet on the coast.....

thanks!!
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:53 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Try Cape Cod. The area is very liberal. Also the Hamptons on Long Island - very liberal and beautiful but also incredibly expensive.
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:53 AM
 
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Old 07-22-2008, 06:07 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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Rehoboth Beach, DE
Lewes, DE

They both have a sizeable gay community.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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P-Town
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Can't get any more liberal and coastal than Provincetown, also Ogunquit in Maine, coastal RI, north shore boston ect

Pretty much the entire coast of New England, rather the Northeast overall.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Places that come to mind include:
Provincetown, MA
Fire Island, NY
Asbury Park/Ocean Grove, NJ
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
South Miami Beach, FL

I just realized I really only named beaches popular in the gay community.

Some of these towns don't have large off-season populations, though, and may be pretty quiet/dull during winter months. An alternative may be a cool/liberal town that is near the shore if not right on it. Red Bank, NJ which is 5 miles inland would be a good alternative to seasonal Ocean Grove for example. Rockaway Beach, NY isn't as liberal/gay as Fire Island, but it has a much larger population of permanent residents, so it may be a more enjoyable place to live full-time.
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Old 07-22-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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St. Petersburg, FL...seriously. There are small towns, large towns, St. Pete is a fairly large city. Pretty liberal minded populace over there in Pinellas County and it's known as a boaters paradise. We have streams, rivers, bays, harbors, ocean, lakes -- it's really a great place to live.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island and Atlanta, GA
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Delray Beach, FL has become somewhat of a freewheeling, artsy community over the last few years.
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:57 AM
 
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thanks!

sure. something a few miles inland (even 1/2 hour or more) is good. I lived in O.C., MD. not liberal at all on the eastern shore of Maryland.

any other suggestions. diversity is important too as well as safety and schools(I have children)

thanks!!
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