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Old 01-07-2010, 02:01 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Wilmington is nice, but it is a bit isolated from anywhere but Raliegh/Duram. I'd pick Charleston.
Wilmington is 148 mi from Charleston, 134 from Durham.
Charleston is 98 from Savannah, 103 from Columbia.
Not a huge amount of difference IMO.
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Old 01-07-2010, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Greeley, Colorado
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Here's my picks:
Jacksonville
NYC
Boston
Portland, Maine
Atlantic City
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Old 01-07-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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I'd say Virginia Beach due to having a low crime rate, is the largest city in VA now and is right on the ocean/beach. It's in a growing area as well.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:42 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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For those who said NYC or Boston, IMHO the suburbs of said cities will have a higher quality of life, at least for most people anyway. Especially if they have kids and want a good public school system.

Of the NY suburbs, Long Island is right on the Atlantic while the northern counties of Westchester & Fairfield only touch the LI Sound. However, Westchester/Fairfield have generally nicer less dense communities for the most part. Alot depends on which community you live in, some parts of Long Island are just as sweet if you have the money.

Boston suburbs are often less crowded and dense than NYC, so for MOST* people they have a higher quality of life. The towns are pretty nice and historic too. On the other hand, a larger part of the Boston area looks further from the ocean than the NYC area. I love the Cape Ann area, although I believe the water is colder up there.


* In the real world, not city-data, lol.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:49 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I'd say Virginia Beach due to having a low crime rate, is the largest city in VA now and is right on the ocean/beach. It's in a growing area as well.
I also think the Virginia Beach area would be a good pick. I also like the Carolina coast, both North & South. Charleston is a gem. In fact, pretty much all of the communities that people mentioned above would be good for me.

I do not think anyone mentioned Palm Beach County, which would be nice if you have the money.
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Old 01-07-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: ☀ ѕυnѕнιne ѕтaтe ☀
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Virginia Beach Jacksonville Svannah Or Miami
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Old 01-08-2010, 05:48 PM
 
Location: STL
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I also think the Virginia Beach area would be a good pick. I also like the Carolina coast, both North & South. Charleston is a gem. In fact, pretty much all of the communities that people mentioned above would be good for me.

I do not think anyone mentioned Palm Beach County, which would be nice if you have the money.
Really only if you have the money. Honestly, there seems to be no middle class in Palm Beach County. Basically, every city, town, or neighborhood that's not hugging some big body of water is lower-middle class. You have the rich people on their private ocean or intercoastal islands with their million dollar homes and giant yachts which is nice, but mostly everything else is just depressing. The income disparity their is just depressing.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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For smaller cities:

Ft Lauderdale, Savannah, Charleston and Wilmington


For larger cities:

Boston, DC, Baltimore
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach/Norfolk.
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I'm obviously biased but I think Virginia Beach/Norfolk is your best bet.
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Miami has a horrible quality of life for a family. Florida schools are bad. I love Miami, it is my place, but I will say the family quality of life for Miami is not good. I think it is Boston for overall good place to have a family because it has good schools, the people of Boston seem educated, and it has much to do. It is a very well balanced city. I only have a problem with how politically correct it is.
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