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Old 06-11-2009, 03:45 AM
 
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I wouldn't think any part of the US is like a town in Wales. I don't know if Wales is so great, but it presumably is different.

Sleepy Hollow, New York is fairly wet and has a good percentage of people who take the train to work. It's largely Hispanic so that might not fit the "Welsh" image.

Marcy, New York - Wet, not very sunny, summers look somewhat mild, and some sources indicate it has a relatively high percent of Welsh descended people.

New Britain, Connecticut is listed as pretty wet with few people owning cars. Although the Summers don't seem that mild.

This is just going by stats, I don't think you'll find a fit.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:14 PM
 
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I wouldn't think any part of the US is like a town in Wales. I don't know if Wales is so great, but it presumably is different.

Sleepy Hollow, New York is fairly wet and has a good percentage of people who take the train to work. It's largely Hispanic so that might not fit the "Welsh" image.

Marcy, New York - Wet, not very sunny, summers look somewhat mild, and some sources indicate it has a relatively high percent of Welsh descended people.

New Britain, Connecticut is listed as pretty wet with few people owning cars. Although the Summers don't seem that mild.

This is just going by stats, I don't think you'll find a fit.
Those are all continental climates. The only part of the US with a similar climate to the UK (i.e. Marine West Coast) is the Pac NW, and really, the northern part of the Pac NW at that, the southern part is more like France.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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I wouldn't think any part of the US is like a town in Wales. I don't know if Wales is so great, but it presumably is different.

Sleepy Hollow, New York is fairly wet and has a good percentage of people who take the train to work. It's largely Hispanic so that might not fit the "Welsh" image.

Marcy, New York - Wet, not very sunny, summers look somewhat mild, and some sources indicate it has a relatively high percent of Welsh descended people.

New Britain, Connecticut is listed as pretty wet with few people owning cars. Although the Summers don't seem that mild.

This is just going by stats, I don't think you'll find a fit.
If you go with Marcy, you might as well move to either Utica or Rome in the Utica-Rome metro area.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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I haven't been to Tacoma, but I have visited Seattle (for about a day, I spent most of my time at the library-- something I do, so I didn't see too much of the city or area. I did like what I saw, but it seemed a little large-- crowded, heavy traffic, and so forth. The west tends to have better social services (like funding for services for individuals with disabilities), but who knows what will change with the recession?

I'll put Tacoma on my list of places to visit. Portland is also on that list. I've not really seen any cities in the NE region, but I am going to Boston soon-- I will look into some of the places mentioned.

I suspect most places have social problems, but the degree and nature of those problems and the positives that balance them out vary from place to place. I know that seattle schools have had issues in the past with racial segregation, and portland has been criticized for a lack of ethnic diversity. I've heard that some areas of the northeast have issues related to social class. And the midwest has plenty of issues too. I like to learn about the current social situation in different places as well as potentials for change-- good and bad.

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What about Tacoma, WA? Similar population (200,000 for tacoma, 220,000 for swansea), and both are coastal cities. I was also gonna say Spokane, though it's not coastal...but it does have a river.

Or what about Providence, Rhode Island (pop. 170,000)? Another coastal city with similar population. Providence would also have a more similar feel, seeing as it's in New England.

Providence has a more extreme temperature range, and 46 inches of rain per year compared to Swansea's temps and it's 68 inches of rain a year, but Tacoma is pretty similar (just a little bit colder and warmer) , though with even less rain than providence (38 inches).
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Old 06-20-2009, 04:37 PM
 
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I'd suggest the Pac West. Maybe Seattle or Portland,Oregon metro areas? You could also check the Vancouver metro area or along the coast elsewhere in BC. I don't know if you want to move to Canada or not.
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