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Old 01-14-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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In general, we love CT, but the northeast winters are starting to get to us.

I keep thinking we should move someplace warmer. But not too hot. And this mystery place needs to have a well-educated population, good schools, and low crime. I really don't care about jobs/COL because in my field I can work anywhere and make low 6 figures. Basically, my wife wants it to be like CT, but warmer. I will say that FL and CA are non-options. AZ might be a non-starter too; I like it, but I think it will just be too damn hot.

Basically, someplace more temperate that is full of good, middle class folks. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Here
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Funny, I have the same criteria as well and we currently live in Minneapolis. I'd like to replicate the Twin Cities but with warmer climate. We've considered Charlotte (worried that it might be the next Detroit), Dallas (maybe too hot), and Richmond not sure about schools and crime). Denver is another option, although I can't get a sense of whether there are any industries to support the area.

Maybe we're dreaming of some place that doesn't exist.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: STL
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Austin, TX
Population: 725,306
Yearly Weather Average's: 79F/58F, 32.1 Inches of Rain, 0.9 Inches of Snow
% of Residents with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 42.9% (U.S. Average: 27)
Median Household Income: $48,227
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 17.9%

Atlanta, GA
Population: 439,275
Yearly Weather Average's: 72F/52F, 50.3 Inches of Rain, 2 Inches of Snow
% of Residents with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 41.2% (U.S. Average: 27)
Median Household Income: $44,163
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 23.3%

Charlotte, NC
Population: 649,578
Yearly Weather Average's: 71F/50F, 43 Inches of Rain, 5.5 Inches of Snow
% of Residents with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 39.2% (U.S. Average: 27)
Median Household Income: $51,050
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 12.7%

Raleigh, NC
Population: 341,891
Yearly Weather Average's: 71F/48F, 41.8 Inches of Rain, 7 Inches of Snow
% of Residents with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 46.5% (U.S. Average: 27)
Median Household Income: $51,647
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 13.9%

Virginia Beach, VA
Population: 436,903
Yearly Weather Average's: 68F/51F, 43.8 Inches of Rain, 0 Inches or Snow
% of Residents with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 31.1% (U.S. Average: 27)
Median Household Income: $62,477
Individuals Below Poverty Level: 7%
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:34 PM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Germantown TN- suburb of Memphis http://www.city-data.com/city/Germantown-Tennessee.html
Brentwood TN - suburb of Nashville http://www.city-data.com/city/Brentwood-Tennessee.html
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Cary, North Carolina
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:39 PM
 
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Funny, I have the same criteria as well and we currently live in Minneapolis. I'd like to replicate the Twin Cities but with warmer climate. We've considered Charlotte (worried that it might be the next Detroit), Dallas (maybe too hot), and Richmond not sure about schools and crime). Denver is another option, although I can't get a sense of whether there are any industries to support the area.

Maybe we're dreaming of some place that doesn't exist.
-Move to Orlando or one of the smaller coastal cities in Florida. Sarasota is a very well educated, culturally stimulating town!
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Rhode Island
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Look for the college towns like Williamsburg Va or Chapel Hill NC
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:41 PM
 
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Cary, North Carolina
Which is just outside of Raleigh. So, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area might be a good fit. maybe some college towns like Charlottesville VA, Clemson SC(in the growing Upstate SC area: Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, etc.), Athens GA, Knoxville TN and Blacksburg VA.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Which is just outside of Raleigh. So, the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area might be a good fit.
Its an awesome area. The people are real top-shelf.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:45 PM
 
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Its an awesome area. The people are real top-shelf.
I agree and it is definitely an area on the rise.
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