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Old 10-12-2008, 09:14 AM
 
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Hi all,

Just looking for some recommendations on cities/areas that have a.) warm-ish weather, and b.) generally educated, liberal people.

I lived in South Florida for several years, and while the weather was great, I had a hard time finding people who were interested in things other than the beach, partying, etc.

On the other hand, I lived in San Francisco for a little bit and LOVED it -- warm weather, and a population that seemed to read books, go to college, etc. I may move back, but I'd just like to know if there are any other warm/"intellectual" areas that I haven't thought of yet.

I'm not trying to sound snobby at all, but I'm just a nerd who hates cold weather (otherwise I'd happily live in my native Chicago)...any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:19 AM
 
Location: NH
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What are you saying that southern people ain't smart and can't read good?

The only city I can think of that remotely fits your description is Atlanta, maybe?
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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I would suggest Atlanta or maybe Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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New Orleans.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:18 PM
 
Location: New York
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Try Austin, Texas it sounds perfect.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:21 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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I'd think any Southern city with one or more highly ranked universities would fit the bill.
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Old 10-12-2008, 01:52 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Our climate is fairly smart. It knows to stay sunny.
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Old 10-12-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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http://www.city-data.com/top2/h182.html

Accoding to this list, southern cities with the highhest proportion of people with M or D degree ane all in Northern Virginina, followed by Cary NC, Sandy Springs GA, Plano TX and The Woodlands TX.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: New York City
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what about talahasssee and gainesville, FL or athens, GA?
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Old 10-13-2008, 07:04 PM
 
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what about talahasssee and gainesville, FL or athens, GA?
Athens is cool, but very much a college town. If you aren't UGA affiliated, you may feel a touch out of place.

Personally, I wouldn't call Tallahassee particularly intellectual. It's the capital and has Florida State, but I've always found that part of Florida is a little... red under the collar... (Sorry, Panhandlers!) Tallahassee reminds me a lot of Columbia, SC.

I haven't spent enough time in Gainesville to say much about it.

That said, I'd say that the Triangle of NC may be a good fit, but it's mighty sprawly. Charlottesville, VA is beautiful, but, like Athens, feels very much like a college town to me.

Austin's great. Asheville, NC is great, though smaller and, as it's in the mountains, a little cooler than you might like.
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