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Old 05-23-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: North America
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*Mild to Hot nearly year round LOW HUMIDITY (important)

*Colleges Nearby (important)

*Cheaper Cost of Living Compared to San Francisco or Washington, D.C. (sort of important)

*Strong Libertarian culture (socially liberal, economically conservative)

*Youngish population (sort of important)

*mid sized city or metro area (Not so Important)

*Strong Fitness Minded Culture (Important)

*Ocean or lakes nearby (sort of important)

Thanks in Advance!!
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Austin, Texas.
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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charleston, south carolina
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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The Pacific NW.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The last 2 responses (Charleston and PacNW) are completely wrong for you, Ill tell you that much. Austin is a decent suggestion, but I see your highest priority is low humidity, which Austin does not have. Its hot and awfully humid many times.

Id point you towards somewhere like Albuquerque, NM. The only thing on that list that ABQ doesnt offer is access to lakes and oceans.

ABQ has:

1. Mild winter weather and hot summers--low humidity.

2. Access to colleges.

3. Waaaay cheaper than D.C., etc.

4. Decently socially liberal crowds and economically conservative

5. Not as "youngish" as Austin, but there are plenty of young folks around.

6. Definitely a larger, mid-sized city.

7. Strong fitness scene in ABQ (or so Ive read)

8. No oceans nearby, but there are lakes in NM that are semi-decent, but I see this doesnt rank high on your priority list.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:44 AM
 
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Id point you towards somewhere like Albuquerque, NM. The only thing on that list that ABQ doesnt offer is access to lakes and oceans.
THANKS, Steve-o!

I'm looking for low humidity and a pretty laid back lifestyle so I'll check out New Mexico!
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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THANKS, Steve-o!

I'm looking for low humidity and a pretty laid back lifestyle so I'll check out New Mexico!
New Mexico sounds like the absolute perfect fit for you.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Socially Liberal is not the same as Libertarian. Libertarians want virtually no government intrusion in their lives at any level other than national defense. And that should be used only sparingly at that.

New Hampshire, aside from the climate would offer most of what you are looking for on that list especially in the southern and central part of the state. And New Mexico as someone pointed out also has most of what you are looking for too.
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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Try San Diego. It has everything you're looking for and is quite a bit cheaper than San Francisco. There is a bit of humidity, but not nearly as much as the eastern half of the country...it's not bad.

I'll also second (third?) New Mexico.
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Old 05-23-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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Clarksville TN would be the city, although they are socially Conservative.

There are some pretty Libertarian areas in Texas and Georgia, although they are generally pro-Life, and pro-traditional marriage.
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