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Old 12-10-2009, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Ann Arbor, Michigan.
And it is only 45 minutes from Ohio.
This is Ann Arbor's main drawback.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I currently live in a very rual area in Western NY. I have come to the realization that I cannot be happy here. I want to live in a place that has culture, diversity, a place that maybe has a grunge/punk band scene, somewhere that I can find vegetarian health food stuff. I would also like to be able to be close to nature, a city were I can easily go camping on the weekends. I would like to buy a house with an acre of land or two without paying more than $250,000. Am I dreaming or does this place exist? PLEASE suggest anything that would fit most/some/all of this criteria.
San Francisco, the Bay area
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:11 AM
 
Location: MichOhioigan
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This is Ann Arbor's main drawback.
LOL.
Nah. Its main drawback is how awful they drive.
Makes me miss the metro Detroit driving. Those drivers know what a gas pedal is for!
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Old 12-11-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Umm.....what about Ithaca? It fits everything you are looking for. Moosewood Restaurant - Ithaca, NY
Visitor Info - Visit Ithaca
http://www.greenstar.coop/
Welcome to Triphammer Cooperative
The State Theatre of Ithaca, NY

http://www.cityofithaca.org/
http://ithaca.govoffice.com/index.asp?Type=B_LIST&SEC={472F75C9-54AC-42C9-ACE4-016834ABB71C (broken link)}
http://www.icsd.k12.ny.us/

http://www.ithacamusic.com/
http://magazine.14850.com/0408/ithacamusicscene.html (broken link)
http://www.ithacasampler.com/
http://www.greenstar.coop/
http://www.ithacamarket.com/
http://castawaysithaca.com/
http://www.ithacanightlife.com/
http://ithacarealtors.com/search.asp?cmd=search (broken link)

and much more.....

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Old 12-11-2009, 01:59 PM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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Aren't 100% of all major cities liberal
By the average standards of the US I suppose. Jacksonville, Florida and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are probably the largest conservative cities. Some add San Diego, but it's trended blue enough I don't think it really fits anymore. In that Govpro study it ranks as liberal as it did conservative.

Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and San Antonio I think are seen as moderate or mixed rather than liberal. San Diego might also count as mixed.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:14 PM
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Location: New Mexico!
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Santa Fe, New Mexico is very very liberal and vegetarian friendly. It's right in the mountains, so there is a lot to do if you enjoy the outdoors, though this is true of most of New Mexico. I think Santa Fe is one of the most liberal towns in the United States actually...
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I currently live in a very rual area in Western NY. I have come to the realization that I cannot be happy here. I want to live in a place that has culture, diversity, a place that maybe has a grunge/punk band scene, somewhere that I can find vegetarian health food stuff. I would also like to be able to be close to nature, a city were I can easily go camping on the weekends. I would like to buy a house with an acre of land or two without paying more than $250,000. Am I dreaming or does this place exist? PLEASE suggest anything that would fit most/some/all of this criteria.
Minneapolis.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:07 PM
 
Location: WA
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Minneapolis is really the only place I can think of that fits all of the criteria.
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Old 12-29-2009, 12:36 PM
 
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I currently live in a very rual area in Western NY. I have come to the realization that I cannot be happy here. I want to live in a place that has culture, diversity, a place that maybe has a grunge/punk band scene, somewhere that I can find vegetarian health food stuff. I would also like to be able to be close to nature, a city were I can easily go camping on the weekends. I would like to buy a house with an acre of land or two without paying more than $250,000. Am I dreaming or does this place exist? PLEASE suggest anything that would fit most/some/all of this criteria.
Carrboro, North Carolina fits all of your criteria.

Carrboro, North Carolina Overview
http://www.catscradle.com/
Weaver Street Market - Home
Eno River State Park, a North Carolina State Park near Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Durham, Hillsborough, Mebane
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to Hanging Rock State Park
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area
N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation: - Welcome to Morrow Mountain State Park
Triangle Restaurants -Chapel Hill/Carrboro Restaurants- Vegetarian
4751 Nc Highway 54 West, Chapel Hill NC - Trulia
100 E Nicks Bend, Pittsboro, NC, 27312 - MLS #1689780 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com®
3673 Mebane Rogers, Mebane, NC, 27302 - MLS #560163 - Single Family Home real estate - REALTOR.com® (http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/3673-Mebane-Rogers_Mebane_NC_27302_1113650817 - broken link)
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I would say that your criteria fits Portland almost perfectly ~ except housing! Housing is very pricey here, and while you can find a house for $250K it will be on a small/tiny lot.

BUT. . .

And this is a biggie. . .

To move into the Portlandia area you would HAVE to have at least two year's worth of savings with you, because there is NO work here. Even in better economic times there is never a lot of jobs on the market.
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