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Old 02-12-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Hey Everyone,

I'm a young college guy looking to move from the western high desert to the ocean. I don't really mind where it is but in particular I'm looking for a place that is
- Close to the ocean (of-course)
- Warm enough to surf
- Friendly people
- Cheap enough for a college guy to live/rent
- has a good night life/ activities

If anyone would be willing to offer any insight I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:06 PM
 
Location: West Seattle, WA
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On the east coast, you will have to live in south Florida to have water warm enough to surf in year-round (without a wetsuit). The surfing is usually not that great (the best surfing on the east coast is probably on the Outer Banks of NC). But occasionally you can get some worthwhile waves.
I would recommend that you check out Delray Beach, FL; this is an artsy community with a busy downtown area full of shops, bars and cafes. It has attracted a lot of young singles over the past few years.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I'd look into the Oceanfront area of Virginia Beach.
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Old 02-13-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Maybe San Diego? Great town with good surfing. Hawaii might be good for you, too - but it is expensive.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Charleston
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West Coast of Costa Rica-Jaco beach-cheap-warm-surfers and nice people.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Charleston
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West Coast of Costa Rica-Jaco beach-cheap-warm-surfers and nice people.

Next, Panama.

Next, USVI St Croix, cheapest of the US VI and largest.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:09 AM
 
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You say you're a college guy. I assume that means you would have to transfer colleges if you move. This would play a big factor in where you live. But there are colleges everywhere, so you should have no problem finding the right college for you.

Other than that...

Avoid the west coast. Too expensive. On the east coast, look into places in the South. The water may not be warm enough to swim year round (other than South Florida), but the water warms up early in the season and gets quite warm (around 80) in the summer.

Here is a list of places to look into for starters

Virginia Beach
Outer Banks
Wilmington, NC
Charleston, SC
Savannah
basically anywhere along the coast in Florida

If you're willing to live further inland (an hour or so from the ocean), you would have even more options
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:30 AM
 
Location: FL
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East Coast of Florida for the surf, Cocoa Beach South, Stuart would probably be good.
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Old 03-15-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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Hi, I am a 44 year old single female, who loves warm weather, looking too start over, I live in Michigan an I hate it, were would be a good place for me too move too,somewhere safe an that has jobs, not too exspenseive
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Old 03-15-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Florida
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east coast of FL, south cocoa, Melbourne, Sebastian, Etc.
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