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Old 12-17-2009, 01:29 PM
 
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How about New Hope, Pennsylvania and Lambertville, New Jersey?

They're across the Delaware River from one another 45 minutes north of Philadelphia and just over an hour from NYC...in a completely different world from
either big city, yet still close enough to for a work commute. The cost of living is pretty reasonable given their proximity and they're both very gay friendly.

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Hmm...I would have never thought about these towns. Lambertville looks so cute!! I like that they are close to Philly and NYC. Are you sure that they are gay friendly? I thought that Pa was a red state?
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Old 12-17-2009, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Providence is perfect for you.
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Old 12-17-2009, 02:07 PM
 
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Providence is perfect for you.
I was thinking about Providence but I am concerned about the job market. Also isnt it more city-like than town-like?
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Ithaca maybe. It's more of a small city though, if you don't mind that. I've never met such openand welcoming people.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I would consider Portland, Maine too. Job market isn't wonderful, but it's got a quaint little seaside village-y feel. It's a small city (63,000) but it's easy to find suburban and even rural homes within a mile or so from downtown (which is charming and walkable) and it's set along Maine's rocky coast and minutes from the Mountains. Having lived there for 4.5 years, I can personally attest to the small town feel of Portland. It may not be as cheap as Ithaca, but as far as coastal towns in the Northeast go, it's very affordable. It's pretty easy to find a nice apartment for well under $1,000 (between $6-800 for a nice one or 2 bedroom). It's a very gay friendly town with plenty of establishments directed towards and/or run by members of the GLBTG community.
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Hmm...I would have never thought about these towns. Lambertville looks so cute!! I like that they are close to Philly and NYC. Are you sure that they are gay friendly? I thought that Pa was a red state?
Nope, PA is a blue state although they often cut it close. New Hope and other towns in Bucks Co such as Doylestown and Yardley are cute-as-a-button Delaware River towns with thriving arts communities. They offer all the charms of small town life and convenience to major cities. Lambertville and Frenchtown are on the NJ side of the river. Just as cute. You can walk across the bridges between the two states. I think they're a great recommendation.
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Old 12-17-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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I was going to say Ithaca too.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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Hmm...I would have never thought about these towns. Lambertville looks so cute!! I like that they are close to Philly and NYC. Are you sure that they are gay friendly? I thought that Pa was a red state?
No, it's blue. They do have some fairly red counties, Tioga County has went Republican since Lincoln I think, but New Hope appears to be in a county that's went Democratic since 1992. (Although said county seems to have been fairly Republican before then, but then again so was much of Vermont)

Interestingly Lambertville, New Jersey seems to be the one in a fairly solidly GOP county. Although Lambertville is in the district of Democratic Representative Rush Holt.
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Old 12-17-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Another community, but check it's affordability, is Nyack NY about 30 minutes North of NYC. Nice walkable community with good schools and a good nightlife too.
http://www.nyack.org/
http://www.nyack-ny.com/
http://www.nyackvillager.com/
http://www.nyacknewsandviews.com/tzx/
http://www.gaypriderockland.org/
http://nyackschools.com/
http://www.riverschoolnyack.com/
http://www.nyackmontessori.com/

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Center City Philadelphia
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New Hope, PA
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