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Old 08-30-2008, 07:00 PM
Location: 1904 :)
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Hello everyone! I'm a born and raised San Diegan who unfortunately hasn't done much traveling. I'll be graduating college soon and would like to take some time off before entering the 'work' world. I've been trying to find a few nice cities/states to travel to or even stay at semi-permanently. Everyone says that San Diego has the BEST weather (granted I live more inland than toward the beaches) which leads me to think, "Should I just stay put?" Housing is unbearable and we're starting to get that L.A. overcrowded feel. I wouldn't mind living in a place with some snow (which of course SD lacks) and mild (dry even?) summers. Am I asking for too much?

Can anyone help me?


P.S. What do you ppl think about St. George, UT?
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:05 PM
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I would look into Denver. It is less crowded than San Diego, and A LOT cheaper. The city has an overall laid-back feel, and the weather is pretty mild despite its reputation of snow-storms. The snow usually only lasts for a few days at a time, and then can warm up to 70 degree weather, sometimes even on the same day following overnight/morning snowfall. The locals refer to that phenomina as "dump and melt". I'm not sure about your politcal preferance, but Denver tends to lean more liberal than San Diego, though both are pretty moderate politcally. Also, the view of the Rockies make the mountains of San Diego County look like little brown hills by comparison. The only thing you have to sacrifice is the ocean, obviously.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:35 PM
Location: Arvada, CO
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Originally Posted by aubrey05 View Post
What do you ppl think about St. George, UT?
Considering you've lived in San Diego your whole life, St. George would be a major culture shock. It is extremely small compared to San Diego, and living in such a small place just might drive you crazy. Not to mention, St. George doesn't get much (if any) snow, and is very dry all year long, and is very hot in the summer.

You could try the small-town thing, but I regretted it after I did. It's just a whole different world, a world many city-folk have trouble adjusting to.

I live in Denver now, and SEAandATL is spot on.
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:39 PM
Location: IN
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San Diego proper and the coastline areas are unbeatable if you have the $$$$. The inland areas have a far hotter climate, longer commute times, and greater WILDFIRE concerns.
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