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Old 07-06-2010, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by RxMarcus View Post
Actually the reason I included the hippie comment is because of Portland, lol. Everything on the surface of Portland makes me want to move there. Its a large metropolitan area that is scenic and beautiful. Its surrounded by hills. Its got a decent climate. Its a foodie haven. Good wine. Good public transportation, even outside of the city. Its progressive. Everything I listed bascially. But we spent 5 days there in October of 2007 on vacation/see if we would like to move there. And it was a great city, but there was just something off about it for me. It was too stuck in 90's grunge. Very hippie and a little odd. Its likely that its just different than the midwest, so I was a little surprised. And its also what some many people probably love aboit it. But it soured me somewhat on the area. Since then I have yet to even find a place that on the surface seems perfect for me.
Originally Posted by lucknow View Post
If it was me it would be Portland Oregon hands down. Just love that place. It meets all the requirments. If I wasn't a Canadian I'd be living there for sure. I'm in Vancouver BC right now and it's very much like Portland. More rifraf though.

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:02 PM
Location: California
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Originally Posted by RxMarcus View Post
I currently live in Indy with my partner and am looking to move. Indy is ok, but I need more natural beauty and just something different. I am 28 and my partner is 30.

In general, we are looking to live in a mid-sized city (greater than 75,000) or close to large-sized city. We could definitely live more rural-ish, as long as we are within 15 minutes of a larger city with the amenities we love: quality restaurants, organic/natural grocery stores, and living close to work. But we also love nature and my partner would love to have a large yard, or even an acre or two of land. We just want the best of nature and outdoors without giving up what we love about city life.

More info about what we want:

-Progressive city/state, but not too hippie
-Access to lots of outdoor activities/nature (biking, hiking, nothing extreme)
-We love mountains. Hills are good too. Especially love the mountains out west
-Temperate climate is fine. I dislike heat and humidity more than cold and snow. But I don't want to live anywhere that can snow as late as June and as early as Sept. Thats too short of a season. Having 4 seasons is fine. I don't need L.A. weather.
-I like having a small garden, but also try hard to buy local produce and meat. I really try to adhere to the 100 mile diet as much as possible. So somewhere with a good local/farmer's market scene
-Obviously, close to parks, but also within a 1-2 hours drive of good hiking. Close to hiking in mountains would be a nice bonus.
-Housing cost around $350K or less on average
-Closer to medical facilities, I am a hospital Pharmacist
-Close to an international airport, we love to travel

I think thats about it. Hopefully I don't get any responses to the effect of, 'If you find that place, let me know.' But maybe this place doesn't exist.
Based on your wants:

Santa Rosa CA
Eugene or Corvallis OR
Bellingham WA
Chico CA
...are the closest matches I can think of
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Old 07-06-2010, 06:27 PM
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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I skipped over most of the topic, but the Portland, Oregon area sounds right up your alley. Heck, pick anything in the Pacific Northwest.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:39 PM
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I only read the thread title and didn't bother to even read your original question but let me answer anyways:
You should move to Twisp, WA.
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Old 06-22-2014, 07:15 AM
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Did you find a place yet? Considered Durango, CO (Four Corners area) ? We have 44 acres, a small well-built home, organic garden, and are backed up to national forest (San Juan Mntns). Half hour to Mercy Medical Hospital. Looking to sell for around 480k. Will be listing soon.
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