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Old 05-02-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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Looking to relocate at the end of July. I do not drive so this is a huge factor in determining where to move. I have never lived in a snowy area and do not prefer the cold. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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You don't drive and don't want snow? San Francisco comes to mind as a place with good public transportation and mild weather. The best transit systems seem to be in the colder cities. Good luck!
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:14 PM
 
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Is there anything else that you are looking for?
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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Looking to relocate at the end of July. I do not drive so this is a huge factor in determining where to move. I have never lived in a snowy area and do not prefer the cold. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
Check out Atlanta. It has a pretty decent transit system and a fairly low cost of living. MARTA - Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:48 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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New York City gets reasonably cold in winter, but has an amazing public transportation system. You'll find that a lot of the warmer cities are very auto-centric.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:18 PM
 
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Thanks for all the advice. Have been checking most of those places out online the last week or so. Portland, OR sounds the most decent so far. I am receiving a variety of opinons on the weather there, but that seems true of most every area in the U.S.

Anyone who has personally lived somewhere and been unable to drive themselves, and has advice would be beneficial as well.

Thanks.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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A gurantee to happiness and prosperity? Lol.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:39 PM
 
Location: WA
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Thank you for your Post; I too would like to move to a city, not quite as large as Atlanta though
closer than an hour away from major shopping. Thinking/Praying about southeast having lived all my life in the West.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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Thank you for your Post; I too would like to move to a city, not quite as large as Atlanta though closer than an hour away from major shopping. Thinking/Praying about southeast having lived all my life in the West.
Check out Greensboro/Winston Salem, NC

It's a large metro area mainly comprised of the two medium sized cities (3rd and 4th largest cities in NC) which are about equal in size and have a pleasant suburban feel yet with many urban amenities in terms of selection of retail stores, grocery stores and restaurants as well as cultural activities. The economy is fairly diversified with a bit of each sector represented. It's a fairly uncongested with a higher than average amount of greenspace/parks/tree canopy. The cost of living is quite low, particularly in housing. In terms of weather you get the benefit off all four seasons without any real severity as winters are mild, spring and fall tend to last longer than most places further south and summers are on the shorter side (3 months).

Piedmont Triad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greensboro, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: WA
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Thank you for the suggestions Kyle; spring and fall last longer you inform me and that appeals to as me as well.

To the one who began this Thread, a website I learned on the Forum, walkscore.com.
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