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Old 03-22-2016, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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100,000 people and Progressive and Low Crime and RAIL.....Ditto
O.K......Santa Fe New Mexico
Flagstaff Arizona
Victorville Cali or Redland Cali
I've lived in Redlands, CA before. A nice town on the far eastern end of the LA Basin. It has a quaint downtown, and a university. But I don't know if it would be considered liberal or progressive. The university is somewhat associated with the American Baptist denomination, which (believe it or not) is the only progressive sub-denomination of Baptists. And while "cheap" compared to more coastal areas, it's not cheap at all.

What about Santa Maria, CA?
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Default Western Mass?

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Ann arbor Michigan and Ashville North Carolina are liberal towns, but they are surrounded by socially conservative countryside. If your really that liberal you should probably look toward the Northeastern States. Massachusetts maybe?? Not cheap out there, but you wont find too many truly liberal places in the midwest or south.
Western Mass. is the most liberal part of the state now and much more affordable than Boston. The area north of Amherst and Northampton is as progressive as you will find in a rural area of the US. Very similar to nearby Vermont. Winters are (usually though not this year) cold and snowy.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:58 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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I've lived in Redlands, CA before. A nice town on the far eastern end of the LA Basin. It has a quaint downtown, and a university. But I don't know if it would be considered liberal or progressive. The university is somewhat associated with the American Baptist denomination, which (believe it or not) is the only progressive sub-denomination of Baptists. And while "cheap" compared to more coastal areas, it's not cheap at all.

What about Santa Maria, CA?
I like Santa Maria CA
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Old 06-02-2016, 03:34 PM
 
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Cleveland is on the very cheap end, but still might tick the majority of your preferences. People give Cleveland a lot of crap, but I love it. I don't live there now, but I'll move back some day. But don't live in the worst parts of Cleveland. Lakewood, West Park, nicer parts of Euclid. Those are likely what you're looking for. There's cheap real estate, lots of recreation, trees, parks, culture. Lake Erie isn't exactly beautiful, but it has its good spots. Good seasons. Very good public transportation. And it's pretty liberal, especially the closer you are to the city. The west side is a little less liberal, and has a lot of Irish Catholics in particular, but is also very safe, has excellent schools, and lots of the yoga, health food, and environmentalism you mentioned.
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