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Unread 06-29-2012, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Ontario
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I have heard Winnipeg has good art museums. I don't know since I've never been there. It has to be cheaper than Vancouver though.
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Unread 06-29-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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Winnipeg is also in the continental zone; hot ass summers, cold ass winters.


...Portland is full of too many guys with huge beards. Just kidding. Kind of.
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Unread 07-15-2012, 10:07 PM
 
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Winnipeg is also in the continental zone; hot ass summers, cold ass winters.


...Portland is full of too many guys with huge beards. Just kidding. Kind of.
Winterpeg is a frozen ****hole. Stay the hell away
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Unread 07-23-2012, 03:16 PM
 
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How unique is Vancouver in the world? I would like to move to a similar city but with a much better climate. Somewhere that I can at least be guaranteed sunshine from May - September. It's the middle of July and it's been awful being here the last few days. I did not wait and suffer through SAD for 10 months to get this while paying through the nose for housing and being casually reminded from time to time that my property is sitting on a tectonic time bomb.

The only thing I want from Vancouver is basically to be near a nice body of water where I can sail or boat on a fairly frequent basis, as well as paths for hiking and mountain biking. Having a "hip" metropolitan area with boutiques and good restaurants would also be a necessity. Getting ski hills with the climate I am asking for is a pipe dream, so I am going to forgo that and just save for an annual ski trip back here to Whistler. It does need to be a reasonably sized city, minimum metropolitan population of 500,000. I don't care for coffee, yoga or public transportation. I'd be willing to move around North America or consider Australia. Any ideas?
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Unread 07-23-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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Winterpeg is a frozen ****hole. Stay the hell away
Have you ever been there? Winnipeg is a very nice city.
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Unread 07-24-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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How unique is Vancouver in the world? I would like to move to a similar city but with a much better climate. Somewhere that I can at least be guaranteed sunshine from May - September. It's the middle of July and it's been awful being here the last few days. I did not wait and suffer through SAD for 10 months to get this while paying through the nose for housing and being casually reminded from time to time that my property is sitting on a tectonic time bomb.

The only thing I want from Vancouver is basically to be near a nice body of water where I can sail or boat on a fairly frequent basis, as well as paths for hiking and mountain biking. Having a "hip" metropolitan area with boutiques and good restaurants would also be a necessity. Getting ski hills with the climate I am asking for is a pipe dream, so I am going to forgo that and just save for an annual ski trip back here to Whistler. It does need to be a reasonably sized city, minimum metropolitan population of 500,000. I don't care for coffee, yoga or public transportation. I'd be willing to move around North America or consider Australia. Any ideas?
Monaco.
Rio de Janeiro
Aukland,
Waikiki
Tampa
Halifax
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Unread 07-24-2012, 01:56 PM
 
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How unique is Vancouver in the world? I would like to move to a similar city but with a much better climate. Somewhere that I can at least be guaranteed sunshine from May - September. It's the middle of July and it's been awful being here the last few days. I did not wait and suffer through SAD for 10 months to get this while paying through the nose for housing and being casually reminded from time to time that my property is sitting on a tectonic time bomb.

The only thing I want from Vancouver is basically to be near a nice body of water where I can sail or boat on a fairly frequent basis, as well as paths for hiking and mountain biking. Having a "hip" metropolitan area with boutiques and good restaurants would also be a necessity. Getting ski hills with the climate I am asking for is a pipe dream, so I am going to forgo that and just save for an annual ski trip back here to Whistler. It does need to be a reasonably sized city, minimum metropolitan population of 500,000. I don't care for coffee, yoga or public transportation. I'd be willing to move around North America or consider Australia. Any ideas?
Not unique at all.
Plenty of north American cities with all the qualities you desire. Seattle, Portland, San Francsico, Los Angeles, San Diego, coastal Florida .
Outside North America, there are a lot more.
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Unread 07-26-2012, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Lee's Summit MO
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We are ex- vancouverites, with family who still live there (van), on the gulf islands and victoria, we moved away to the usa in 1990 and never looked back.In order to decide what is appropriate for you ,write down your values, and what is most important to you.Give a high priority to your number 1 values.Our main concern was financial.Neither of us was progressing in our chosen profession.We also did not see a future for our children in Van. Living paycheck to paycheck gets old.We live in the midwest, and there are many things we miss about Van., and other things like rain which we don/t miss. In retrospect , if we had we better careers and a positive family support system, we might have stayed. Canada is a great place to live but IMHO difficult for families.Choose wisely.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 01:59 AM
 
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Try London (UK) if you can afford it.
-It's Green with lots of parks everywhere similar to Vancouver
- Has one of the best art scenes in the world
-Extremely walkable like NY,SF & downtown Vancouver (a Car is not needed, great public transportation system covering the whole city)
-BEAUTIFUL city with great architecture after coming here you realise how pathetic the grove shopping mall in LA is
-it has an even better nightife than New York or LA (people are more interested in who you are rather than your bank account)

Other suggestions
-San Diego .CA (SoCal without the gun violence & crime that comes with LA)
-Boston MA (beautiful architecture the city planning reminds me of a mini London minus the exciting nightlife & British people of course. Also very green with lots of parks)
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Unread 08-10-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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When I went to Singapore I could have sworn I stumbled upon Vancouver with the heat turned on (really high). Maybe a place to consider if your search is worldwide.
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