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Old 02-18-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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I am a European (Dutch) man in his early 20's. I will be moving to the US pretty soon and I am looking for a good city to live.

I like big cities, must have large airports near and a lot of diversity, and the most important thing is that it must not be too hot! I prefer European looking cities. I already looked into Boston but it looks really old and is expensive.

I hope someone here can point me in the right direction.

Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'm rather at a loss; you want

Not too old
Not too hot
Not too expensive
'European-looking'

The only city that might IMO be a possibility is Portland, Oregon.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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I have been looking at Portland, Oregon also.
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Old 02-18-2010, 03:57 PM
 
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I agree, Portland or the Seattle area. Seattle gets expensive in areas, though.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:16 PM
 
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I looked into the Portland area. Looks like it has lots of rain and is gray often, lol.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:34 PM
 
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I was thinking Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, but the "old" aspect comes into play. Maybe Columbus Ohio, which is a Northern city that has grown a lot recently and is the 16th biggest city in the US. Columbus, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://ci.columbus.oh.us/
Columbus, Ohio Travel Guide - Hotels, Attractions, Dining

A sleeper could be Grand Rapids, MI, which has also grown some recently and is a city where there is a high percentage of people of Dutch descent at 15.7% of the city according to 2000 Census. Some suburbs have much higher percentages like Grandville-37.3%, Wyoming-22.6% and Jenison-41.9%, among others. I'm not sure if it is big enough, as it is a metro of just over 1 million.
Grand Rapids, Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
City of Grand Rapids - City Home - W5
Grand Rapids | home (http://www.visitgrandrapids.org/visit.php - broken link)
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce | Home

Maybe Madison WI too. Again, size might be an issue though.
Greater Madison Convention & Visitor Bureau
City of Madison, Wisconsin - Official Site
Madison, Wisconsin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Minneapolis could be considered too
Minneapolis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
City of Minneapolis, Minnesota - Official Web Site
Minneapolis Convention & Visitors Association: Meet Minneapolis: Minneapolis Hotels, Minneapolis Travel, Minneapolis Tourism: Events & Things to do in Minneapolis, MN

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Old 02-18-2010, 04:41 PM
 
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Washington DC may be a good choice for you on the east coast and on the west coast take a look at San Francisco.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6cQYaTw2PY
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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The Hudson River Valley has a lot of Dutch influences
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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The Hudson River Valley has a lot of Dutch influences
You know, I was going to mention the Albany-Schenectady-Troy area, which has over 1 million in the metro and has a strong Dutch influence/history and some diversity. It's close enough to NYC for the OP to enjoy too.

Here's some interesting information on Dutch Americans: Dutch American - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 02-18-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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washington dc may be a good choice for you on the east coast and on the west coast take a look at san francisco.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6cqyatw2py
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