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Old 01-13-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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I will be moving in a few months and was hoping to get some advice. Below is my ideal city, but it does not exist from what I can tell from my research so far. What city would come closest to this?

Mild weather, Sunny/warm (really don't like clouds and rain)
A large young professional crowd (I am 23)
Preferably on the water (definitely at least a river, the larger the body of water the better)
East Coast
If not a major city, within driving distance of a major city
200k+ people
Safe
Politics doesn't really matter but moderate or just apolitical would be ideal
At least have minor league sports (although pro is preferable)
Lively, walkable downtown

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Since you stress warmth and that you hate cold and rain, I think Florida is your best bet, and these cities are on the Ocean or Gulf:

Melbourne
Tampa
West Palm Beach
Fort Lauderdale
Miami
Jacksonville

Other than Florida I came up with Philadelphia or Atlantic City, obviously both colder in the winters but nice cities that meet your other criteria.

Personally, I'd recommend the West Coast be an option for you, too. There are some good options there.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I'm interested in this as well. I'm starting to hate the winter, and would love to live somewhere warm while not being across the country. (I love CA)
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side, NYC
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I'm not aure one city truly fits your criteria. Mild weathered and young, vibrant, walkable east coast cties dont really mesh. FL would be your best bet, but this is NOT going to be a young hip place. At least in comparison of the standard of young hip places. The only city that comes to mind is SF on the west coast. Of course, SF is not apolitical by any stretch of the imagination. If you can sacrifice weather, the east coast is very young and hip in parts.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:44 PM
 
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I will be moving in a few months and was hoping to get some advice. Below is my ideal city, but it does not exist from what I can tell from my research so far. What city would come closest to this?

Mild weather, Sunny/warm (really don't like clouds and rain)
A large young professional crowd (I am 23)
Preferably on the water (definitely at least a river, the larger the body of water the better)
East Coast
If not a major city, within driving distance of a major city
200k+ people
Safe
Politics doesn't really matter but moderate or just apolitical would be ideal
At least have minor league sports (although pro is preferable)
Lively, walkable downtown

Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
Maybe Virginia Beach VA or one of the other Hampton Roads cities like Hampton or Chesapeake.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:57 PM
 
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I'm not aure one city truly fits your criteria. Mild weathered and young, vibrant, walkable east coast cties dont really mesh. FL would be your best bet, but this is NOT going to be a young hip place. At least in comparison of the standard of young hip places. The only city that comes to mind is SF on the west coast. Of course, SF is not apolitical by any stretch of the imagination. If you can sacrifice weather, the east coast is very young and hip in parts.
Plus, for 8-9 months of the year, FL's weather is anything BUT mild!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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Plus, for 8-9 months of the year, FL's weather is anything BUT mild!
If you are meaning that Florida's weather is excessively hot then yes.

If you can deal with the heat, Miami or Fort Lauderdale are good options.
Maybe even Jacksonville.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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Are there really no cities not in Florida that meet these requirements?
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:51 PM
 
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^^yeah Miami or Fort Laurderdale like previously mentioned might just meet the requirements except for the mild part, it can get very hot in the summer... but summer's are suppose to be hot! the rest of months it depends, at times there are cold fronts that cool us down in autum and spring and other times it just gets hot, however from about december-march you can definetively bet on colder weather!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: metro ATL
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The city that seems to come closest to me would be DC. Although not on the water, Charlotte is also an option. At least we have three lakes and a river in the area. You may also want to consider Raleigh and Charleston.
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