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Old 07-25-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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I live in New York City and am happy here, but a friend of mine wants to get out of this place. He's 23, a college graduate, and very into biking. He's looking for a liberal city that is substantially green and outdoorsy, somewhere he could afford and could get everywhere by bike or public transportation. I don't think he has a climate preference, but he wants to be able to be close to nature. He won't know anyone where he moves, so I guess someplace with a young population, or where it's easy to meet people would be helpful too.

He's thinking about Portland--does anyone have an opinion on this as a choice? Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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He does sound like a prototypical Portlander. If he can find a job here, he'd probably like it.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: North Florida
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have him do the "find your spot .com" quiz

***edit*** check out burlington, vt by the way. I heard it was rated as one of the top "green" cities a few years back
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:14 AM
 
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Check out Madison, Wisconsin. It's liberal, very green, affordable and extremely bike-friendly/walkable as well as having decent public transit. It also has a very low unemployment rate (5.3%) which is somewhat helpful these days. Madison, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 07-27-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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Portland is a lovely city and sounds perfect for your friend.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:28 AM
 
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If he doesn't mind a smaller city, Ithaca would be perfect.
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Old 07-27-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Check out Madison, Wisconsin. It's liberal, very green, affordable and extremely bike-friendly/walkable as well as having decent public transit. It also has a very low unemployment rate (5.3%) which is somewhat helpful these days. Madison, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I agree with Madison, as long as he doesn't care about nasty, long winters.
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