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Old 08-10-2011, 12:54 AM
 
Location: SXSW
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Any suggestions on this? Nowhere that is insanely expensive, though I know that might be tough. California for sure is out. Somewhere with a singles scene that could also lead to settling in the suburbs? Maybe coastal NC or Virginia Beach? Or Florida?
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:50 AM
 
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There aren't many choices offering the combination of criteria you're looking for. Here's some I came up with. Hope it helps and good luck!

Jacksonville Beach, FL
Neptune Beach, FL
Treasure Island, FL
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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Any reason you are limiting yourself to coastal cities?
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Providence, RI, and Portland, ME come to mind. All of them are coastal cities with nice, dense downtowns. However due to their sizes, you're going to need to be located in/directly around the downtown core to take advantage of their walkability.

Annapolis, MD could fit the bill too, but I think it may be a bit on the expensive side...though it's totally worth it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: SXSW
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Any reason you are limiting yourself to coastal cities?
I want to live near the ocean
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:05 PM
 
Location: SXSW
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Charleston, SC, Savannah, GA, Providence, RI, and Portland, ME come to mind. All of them are coastal cities with nice, dense downtowns. However due to their sizes, you're going to need to be located in/directly around the downtown core to take advantage of their walkability.

Annapolis, MD could fit the bill too, but I think it may be a bit on the expensive side...though it's totally worth it.
This is what I'm talking about. Thank you! I'll research these cities. I hadn't really thought about the northeast much, more along GA/SC/NC area, but I'm going to look into it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:06 PM
 
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Providence, RI, New Bedford, MA, Baltimore MD, Norfolk, Va, Jacksonville, NC, and Wilmington, NC are all cheap cities on the coast
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Providence, RI, New Bedford, MA, Baltimore MD, Norfolk, Va, Jacksonville, NC, and Wilmington, NC are all cheap cities on the coast
Totally forgot about Baltimore! I've heard the Federal Hill area is very nice.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: earth?
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Have you looked at a map????????
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Wow, someone else said Jacksonville! I don't know what you're looking for, but being from Jax I can tell you Jax Beach and Neptune Beach (directly north of it) might be suitable. They aren't glitzy or glamorous but they are very affordable beach communities and fairly walkable. Singles scene is a bit trickier because Jacksonville isn't overrun by eligible men and women. Overall nightlife at the beach is good, but Jax Beach will be predominantly college-aged party girls.

You might also consider St. Augustine. It's a bit touristy though, and the really popular walkable downtown area isn't directly on the beach.
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