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Old 08-27-2007, 11:20 AM
 
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Sebastopol, CA
When I think of "green" this town is the first town I think of.
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Old 05-05-2008, 07:29 PM
 
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You asked which part of Seattle? We liked Eastlake. Two of us only put 4000 miles on one car in over 2 years (grocery shopping and some out of town trips). You don't really need a car; the public transportation (bus system) is great. My company gave me a bus pass. But all the neighborhoods are great. I would suggest visiting first and just check out the feel of each neighborhood (I used a travel book to do so). There was even a community garden nearby for the condo dwellers and boat house community...if it's still there.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Maryland, sometimes NoVA. Depends on the day of the week
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Sounds like a small college town to me Blacksburg, VA, Boone, NC, Charlottesville, VA are all in the mountains and will probably meet your weather needs.
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Old 05-05-2008, 09:42 PM
 
Location: America
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Hello! My husband and I are wanting to re-locate and don't know where.
We are open to moving anywhere in the US.
Here's what our "wish list" looks like. Any suggestions on places to check out?


1. Close to nature and good hiking trails
2. Progressive, friendly, alternative town/city
3. easy to get around town
4. Nice downtown area- cafes, bookstores, quaint
5. Not super cold in winter (a few snows are OK) and not blazing in summer (not more than a dozen of days in high 90s+)
6. 10,000-80,000 people- medium size town

thanks for your suggestions....
I was just watching a show called "escape from suburbia". Anyway there was this engineer or whatever on there and he named the top green cities in America. He said Austin Texas is number 1. He said Washington state (didn't name a actual city) was up in the top ten as well. I know Austin doesn't meet your population requirements but looks like they are on the ball with sustainability and green living

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Old 05-06-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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... "escape from suburbia". ... he named the top green cities in America. He said Austin Texas is number 1. He said Washington state (didn't name a actual city) was up in the top ten as well....
It's nice to have 2 cities with such different climates, and both in NO Income tax states, but too bad they are both very high in property taxes (this really bites into the budget when you no longer have a job... $33 per day property taxes for me in WA state... 10x my daily food costs, I've heard similar stories from TX.)

if PNW is an option, you might look to Portland and Eugene, OR they are very eco -conscious and Portland is striving for the 'most sustainable' award. There are plenty of suburbs or 'sub-regions' within the metro area that would work... If you can handle 'lots-o-rain'. Some other nice places with better climates and green bent are in NO CA, maybe Chico for your tastes.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine FL
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Which brings me to a small disagreement: State College is a beast of football insanity, equalled only by an insane drive by thousands of undergraduates to get drunk and make a mess of the town. Liberal, progressive, alternative thinkers, in my experience anyway, tend not to like up with tailgating maniacs who can't stop shouting at women.
Moderator cut: edit let me just say that I have to disagree about the above. It was suggested that Berkeley would be an ideal place for you, and I think that Berkeley is surrounded by tree hugging, dope smoking, army recruiting protesters who have made the area surrounding the campus very uncomfortable for many. I don't see that as liberal progressive alternative thinkers.

But since your post is many months ago you have probably already selected a place to live. I personally agree with some others who suggested area around Seattle might be ideal for you.

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Old 05-13-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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Ashville or Jacksonville, OR
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:17 AM
 
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Ashville, NC is utterly amazing-stopped by on a road trip this summer and was taken aback. It's literally really fun, and just seems to be humble but educated and not too serious at the same time.

I would also suggest Taos, New Mexico- may be a bit hot, but overall gorgeous and grounded. As well, Berkeley is alright- not my favorite school, but a lot (a lot) of people love the area. Umm, Marin County, across from San Fran is pretty cool - Santa Cruz (I don't like it as much)

The whole Southwest is amazing - Alberquerque, Santa Fe - be careful of Arizona

Best of luck and have fun with it
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:18 AM
 
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I joined just for that message
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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You sound like a dead-ringer for a suburb of Seattle. Be prepared for lots of overcast days though... but the temps are quite mild.
Didn't Seattle outlaw/ban Cascade dish washing detergent?
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