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Old 10-27-2020, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Hi guys, i am moving out of San Francisco and i narrowing down some cities.
About me, 37, tech and financial( own my own company)
Looking for medium size to large cities with great outdoors on the west.
i'm looking into Denver, Salt lake City, Flagstaff( or scottsdale ), Carson city(reno) and Boise so far.
My work is mainly from an office with employees working mostly from home office, so i don't need to be in a major high tech hub( although i would not mind) .
What i like
Sun
hot and cold( hate rain)
bars
shopping
outdoors, snowboard and hiking
near and airport( doesn't need to be a hub)
cars ( i built a drag racing truck) so places near a track and/or that has a car culture a plus
don't care , left or right politically
safety
5g connectivity , sounds silly but important for my company

Don't like:
Rain, really i hate it
taxes( hence why nevada)
too homogeneous.... being too religious or not
That's basically it.
I'm open to other suggestions.
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Old 10-27-2020, 10:43 AM
 
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I was going to suggest Scottsdale, but I see it's already on your radar.

It would be a great choice, IMO.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:09 AM
 
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Salt Lake City, and the Sugarhouse neighborhood specifically near downtown. It's on the south side with easy access to Park City. Park City itself could be an option for you too if there's 5G.

https://www.visitsaltlake.com/plan-y...y/sugar-house/
https://www.visitutah.com/places-to-...wns/park-city/
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Old 10-28-2020, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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thanks for the comments guys... Is Reno really a beat down Las Vegas? I heard they were revitalizing the downtown area. Adding another city, Bend Oregon.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Tokyo, JAPAN
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Originally Posted by survivingearth View Post
Hi guys, i am moving out of San Francisco and i narrowing down some cities.
About me, 37, tech and financial( own my own company)
Looking for medium size to large cities with great outdoors on the west.
i'm looking into Denver, Salt lake City, Flagstaff( or scottsdale ), Carson city(reno) and Boise so far.
My work is mainly from an office with employees working mostly from home office, so i don't need to be in a major high tech hub( although i would not mind) .
What i like
Sun
hot and cold( hate rain)
bars
shopping
outdoors, snowboard and hiking
near and airport( doesn't need to be a hub)
cars ( i built a drag racing truck) so places near a track and/or that has a car culture a plus
don't care , left or right politically
safety
5g connectivity , sounds silly but important for my company

Don't like:
Rain, really i hate it
taxes( hence why nevada)
too homogeneous.... being too religious or not
That's basically it.
I'm open to other suggestions.
I think Scottsdale is going to be your best bet. It wins on:
*Sun
*Hot
*Shopping
*Cars
*5G
*Safety
*Taxes
etc.
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Old 11-01-2020, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Cannes
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Alright an update.
Denver is out. Colorado Springs now replaces Denver as my choice in Colorado.
Scottsdale/Mesa(they said less taxes there) is my choice in Arizona.
Nevada is out
Salt Lake City is still my pick for Utah
Boise is out
Bend Oregon still on my radar
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Old 11-01-2020, 02:45 PM
 
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Oregon has decently high taxes FYI.

Not sure why you’d chose Colorado Springs over Denver but if you didn’t want Denver try Ft Collins.
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Old 11-01-2020, 08:52 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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Certainly, Albuquerque would offer what you want. You should check it out. The Goldilocks climate is great. High desert with mountains.There is an interesting car culture and a track west of town. Your outdoor interests will be met. Three cool cultures mixed together. You will have to check the 5G coverage...there is some, I know.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Oregon has decently high taxes FYI.

Not sure why you’d chose Colorado Springs over Denver but if you didn’t want Denver try Ft Collins.
Maybe because while Ft Collins and Larimer County tend to lean more left politically, but they also are significantly less diverse and tend to be much more cliquish and socially reserved because of all the farmland around the city.

Colo Spgs, on the other hand, tends to lean right politically but is much more socially liberal due to the influx of military, considerable numbers of Korean and German expats as well as tech workers. The lack of farmland though out El Paso county also tends to not have the generational conservatism that is found throughout Larimer County.
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Old 11-16-2020, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Cannes
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Alright guys, i'm down to Utah or Colorado.

Really digging SLC, or Colorado Springs.
SLC would have a closer airport, but other than that they fit what i am looking for.
Scottsdale/Mesa just seems too Californian to me.
did not like Reno and Las Vegas is out of question.
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