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Old 01-14-2010, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Pluto's Home Town
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Wilmington or Raliegh-Durham North Carolina. The water is WARM.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Wilmington or Raliegh-Durham North Carolina. The water is WARM.
Winters won't be any warmer and you can forget about mass transit. That said, I think the Raleigh neighborhood like Boylan Heights, while small, offers a small Pearl-like flavor. Durham has some good ones too, like Old West Durham, Old North Durham, Trinity Park, etc...they have that vibe (sort of), but again, no trains/subways/streetcars/etc... only buses.

NoDa (North Davidson) in Charlotte is another cool area, and Charlotte does have a new light rail line, though it won't compare to Portland's.
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Old 01-15-2010, 04:32 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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... Mass transportation (light rail, subway, etc.) would be ideal.

I've heard Austin, TX but frankly Texas doesn't perk our interest AS much (can be persuaded, possibly). We don't like Los Angeles. I can't handle Hawaii.
Austin has no real mass transit. Even Dallas and Houston, which have some, are still very much car-culture.
Also, once you're outside the very small central core, Austin is just as Texas as anywhere else in Texas... very few similarities to the Pacific NW.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Tucson is where it's at but you'd have to learn to live through the summer. Spring, Fall, and Winter make up for it. Tucson has a great blend of american, mexican, and native american culture. Decent local art and music. Lots of bicycles. Great natural beauty right outside of town, hiking, caves, whatnot. Mexico's close, pine forest nearby. Good liberal/progressive vibe once you start to look. Awesome mexican food.
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: OUTTA SIGHT!
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Austin has no real mass transit. Even Dallas and Houston, which have some, are still very much car-culture.
Also, once you're outside the very small central core, Austin is just as Texas as anywhere else in Texas... very few similarities to the Pacific NW.
I can vouch for the above statement.
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