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Old 06-08-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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This is going to be a long winded question, so bear with me…
I have been going to the doctor lately for a possibly sinus related sickness. I am currently residing in Phoenix, AZ (I love the weather down here; no devastating weather and warm all year 'round). If I am developing a chronic allergy to something here in the valley, I would want to move to another state. I have done some research on my own, but none of it is at all conclusive; only slightly helpful. I grew up in Nebraska and nothing there seemed to affect me allergy/sinus wise. So I am thinking that if I had to move, I'd move to a state with a similar environment. However, I hate bad winter weather and tornadoes. Not only that, but my career field is in Graphic Design so I'll need a good job market for that if I were to move. I suppose what I am primarily asking for is if anyone knows of a city, state where I can get a temperate climate without all the extreme bad weather (i.e. blinding snowstorms, devastating tornadoes, massive wildfires, earthquakes, etc.). If I were to be even more finicky, I would also request if anyone knows of those places with good education system and lower violent crime rate. You know, places one would feel safe raising a family (I am getting married in September of this year - she is a 6th grade school teacher :-) ). So far I have come up with places like Oregon, Wyoming, and New Hampshire. Although, I don't know how strong my job market is in Wyoming considering it is primarily a ranching state. Anyone who lives in these states or knows people who do would be great to hear from. Thanks in advance for all of your input!
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:57 AM
 
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I would say NYC, LA, Chicago, and San Francisco are the best cities for design. Since you don't like earthquakes, wildfires, some crime, or bitter winters....that leaves us with NYC.

NYC has a very low violent crime rate for a city and it has many great options for education. The weather is very manageable year-round as well. IMO, it's the #1 city for creatives in the country.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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I would say NYC, LA, Chicago, and San Francisco are the best cities for design. Since you don't like earthquakes, wildfires, some crime, or bitter winters....that leaves us with NYC.

NYC has a very low violent crime rate for a city and it has many great options for education. The weather is very manageable year-round as well. IMO, it's the #1 city for creatives in the country.
Or a suburb just outside of NYC could be good too.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Stuart & Palm City Florida have good schools - "A" rated, weather is great year-round, except if there's a hurricane, crime is low and my allergies only bother me every now and then. I'm trying to move away because I miss the change of seasons. Good luck!
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Old 06-09-2009, 02:41 PM
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Location: Ohio
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\I grew up in Nebraska and nothing there seemed to affect me allergy/sinus wise.
You really should get tested by an allergist to determine what you are allergic to, since allergies are a primary concern of yours in a move destination. An allergy test provides great peace of mind and will be the best way to avoid whatever it is that bothers your allergies.
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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Your list of criteria described Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, NC.

Moderate four season climate...no tornadoes, earthquakes, etc. Not environmentally challenged.
Low crime. Economy is among the strongest in the US. Not expensive. Beautiful area to live in. Not super expensive or highly taxed. Very good public school systems to choose from. Chapel Hill/Carrboro is one of the top public school systems in the entire country. Very few if any negatives, check it out.
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