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Old 01-12-2010, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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My fiance and I are looking to relocate with our pets. We're currently living in Green Bay, WI and considered Chicago as well as Minneapolis but decided that they weren't worth the cost of living.

What we're looking for:

Living: <$1000 for ahouse or duplex. 2 bedroom minimum. Pet friendly. Close to the city, not out in the country.

Weather: We're flexible. Ideally: warm and sunny year-round. But we can handle the snow if everything is fits.

Jobs: My fiance is in finance and I'm a Scheduler, pursuing a degree in Environmental Management.

Close to: We'd like to be close to places like Trader Joes & Whole Foods. Outdoor shopping districts. Parks. Trails. Campgrounds.

A low cost of living is key for us as we're not keen on living paycheck to paycheck. What cities seem like a good fit for us?
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:30 PM
 
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My fiance and I are looking to relocate with our pets. We're currently living in Green Bay, WI and considered Chicago as well as Minneapolis but decided that they weren't worth the cost of living.

What we're looking for:

Living: <$1000 for ahouse or duplex. 2 bedroom minimum. Pet friendly. Close to the city, not out in the country.

Weather: We're flexible. Ideally: warm and sunny year-round. But we can handle the snow if everything is fits.

Jobs: My fiance is in finance and I'm a Scheduler, pursuing a degree in Environmental Management.

Close to: We'd like to be close to places like Trader Joes & Whole Foods. Outdoor shopping districts. Parks. Trails. Campgrounds.

A low cost of living is key for us as we're not keen on living paycheck to paycheck. What cities seem like a good fit for us?
Syracuse NY would work, except for some aspects of the weather and instead of Trader Joes and Whole foods, we have arguably the best supermarket in the country in Wegmans: Wegmans

Here's some more information, if you want to look at it:
Central Region - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Onondaga County Parks :: Syracuse, NY
Central New York Jobs in Banking/Financial
Central New York Jobs in Environmental
Central New York Jobs
SUNY-ESF, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
#1 Syracuse Real Estate Website | CNYREALTOR.COM (look in onondaga county)
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County, New York
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
Syracuse Real Food Co-op
Farmers' Markets - Onondaga County (http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/regioncentralonondaga.htm - broken link)
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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Try looking at St Louis since it seems to fit your criteria.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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Fort Collins, Colorado. Has everything you're looking for except:1) no trader joe's. there's whole foods though.2) weather- there will be snow and cold but not as much as a lot of people think. It seems to snow a lot at once, then melt. And it's sunny something like 300-320 days a year.
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Try looking at St Louis since it seems to fit your criteria.
Yeah. St. Louis would be worth looking into. Lots of parks around the area and in the Ozarks. A few Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Soulard Farmer's Market.

Just browsing Craigslist, finding an apartment meeting your criteria shouldn't be hard.

I'd look hard at the job market before moving anywhere, though. That's one of the most important things I would think.
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:28 PM
 
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Default Wow, me and my fiance are almost exactly the same...

Almost identical situation to OP

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Our Version:

My fiance and I are looking to relocate with our pets. We're currently living in Green Bay, WI and considered Chicago as well as Minneapolis but decided that they weren't worth the cost of living.

What we're looking for:

Living: <$1000 for ahouse or duplex. 2 bedroom minimum. Pet friendly. Close to the city, not out in the country.

Weather: We're flexible. Ideally: warm and sunny year-round. But we can handle the snow if everything is fits.

Jobs: My fiance is in finance and I'm a Scheduler, pursuing a degree in Environmental Management.

Close to: We'd like to be close to places like Trader Joes & Whole Foods. Outdoor shopping districts. Parks. Trails. Campgrounds.

A low cost of living is key for us as we're not keen on living paycheck to paycheck. What cities seem like a good fit for us?
My fiance and I are looking to relocate with our pets (2 dogs, 2 cats). We're currently living in Fort Collins, CO and considered Phoenix as well as _(u tell us)___ but decided that the job market was to low.

Living: <$1000 for a house or duplex. 2 bedroom minimum. Pet friendly. Close to the city, not out in the country.

Weather: We're flexible. Ideally: warm and sunny year-round. But we can handle the snow if everything is fits.

Jobs: My fiance is in the army and a vet technician, I'm modeling (also fitness trainer) pursing an MBA in Finance

Close to: We''re the outdoor types and like to be close to trails, campgrounds, etc...

A low cost of living is key for us as we're not keen on living paycheck to paycheck. What cities seem like a good fit for us?
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Denver, if you could survive without Trader Joe's.

What is it about people and these stores that they must have? Whole Foods is great if you like spending $11 on organic washer fluid.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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Denver, if you could survive without Trader Joe's.

What is it about people and these stores that they must have? Whole Foods is great if you like spending $11 on organic washer fluid.
I live an hour north of Denver, great city, very laid back here in CO. Just like anywhere else though, the economy sucks.

Lol I agree, whole foods isn't worth it unless you've got a lot of expendable income. I'd rather just shop organic at the normal grocery store.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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Syracuse NY would work, except for some aspects of the weather and instead of Trader Joes and Whole foods, we have arguably the best supermarket in the country in Wegmans: Wegmans

Here's some more information, if you want to look at it:
Central Region - NYS Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Onondaga County Parks :: Syracuse, NY
Central New York Jobs in Banking/Financial
Central New York Jobs in Environmental
Central New York Jobs
SUNY-ESF, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
#1 Syracuse Real Estate Website | CNYREALTOR.COM (look in onondaga county)
City of Syracuse
Onondaga County, New York
Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
Syracuse Real Food Co-op
Farmers' Markets - Onondaga County (http://www.nyfarmersmarket.com/regioncentralonondaga.htm - broken link)
I forgot to add:
Syracuse NY Apartments for Rent | Apartment Finder

MapsKrieg - Syracuse, NY - Apartments, Rooms, Sublets, and Real Estate for Sale
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