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Old 12-29-2009, 07:43 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Seattle fits all those descriptions if you don't mind living about an hour or so away from the city. 250k doesn't even get you a condo in the city.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:40 PM
 
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eugene oregon
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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Austin, TX fits the bill. The scenery is more hills than mountains, but there's great outdoor activities year-round. You can definitely find housing in the suburbs for that amount.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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Try Atlanta it is cheap and a large diverse city that is pretty liberal.
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon! I dont think you would find a house that cheap there though. Maybe at least 300,000.

San Francisco, California would be included too but very very expensive. 700,000+ for a house I heard.

What if you just rent a place?
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Santa Cruz?
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:44 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Since the vegetable blockade act of 2002 it has been harder and harder to find a city that has vegetables, especially ones which are well seasoned. I was in this place called Chicago, all they have is sausages. You know a place is vegetarian friendly when the movie theater there serves nutritional yeast on their popcorn instead of butter.
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:46 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.
lol!
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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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.


No it does not exist. You can find places where you could buy a cheap house and be close to nature. Places like Michigan, Indiana, Mississippi or Kentucky come to mind. However midwest and southern states like the above mentioned tend to be kind of rural minded places, where you will find more deer hunters than vegetarians, and the local band scene tends to be more country and rock than grunge/punk. Liberal artsy tree hugging places are expensive without exception. If you want to hug trees, eat tofu and listen to grunge music then pony up and pay to live in Seattle.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Heck, Syracuse would work too: Animal rights group names Syracuse among the most vegetarian-vegan friendly in North America | syracuse.com
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