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Old 11-17-2009, 11:32 PM
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I currenty live in a small town in northern Iowa and hate it! It's freezing and there's nothing to do! I am looking to move, just not sure where! Here's my "wish list":

*Good climate (mild winters - a little snow is ok, but not -30 below windchill, and no extreme heat/humidity)
*Smallish/Medium-sized town/suburb, with a larger city near-by
*Lots to do -outdoor activities, shopping, family activities
*Great school system
*Beach and/or mountains would be a definite plus!
*Reasonable cost of living
*Health conscious (vegetarian and healthy restaurants and coops)

Any ideas or suggestions would be so greatly appreciated! Kinda hard to know where would be a good place to move sitting on my computer! Looking for general areas of states or specific cities.

My friend that would be moving with me could transfer to one ot the following areas, so that would be a plus, but not mandatory (withing 30 or 40 mins)

*Aliquippa, PA
*Bridgeport, AL
*Empire, NV
*Galena Park, TX

*New Orleans, LA
*Sigurd, UT
*Sweetwater, TX
*Baltimore, MD
Norfolk, VA
*Rainier, OR
*Empire, NV

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:58 AM
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i think Sweetwater, TX
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:33 AM
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Given your criteria, I'd recommend the Baltimore, Maryland area.

Mild four season climate with manageable winters, not extreme heat/humidity, plenty of nice, safe towns just outside of the city, tons of entertainment options and activities, good schools, 2 hour drive to the beach or mountains, a reasonable cost of living for the quality of life and plenty of vegetarian options with restaurants, coops and farmer's markets, etc.

Check out Owings Mills, Severna Park, Lutherville/Timonium and Towson.

You might like the location of Severna Park the most, south and east of Baltimore close to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:58 AM
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The suburbs of Houston would fit your needs, and Galena Park is a Houston suburb.
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