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Old 04-27-2014, 11:36 PM
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Portland is a great place for a young person. The COL is high, and that includes rents. So you might get sticker shock when you research that. Apparently though, the COL is higher in Denver than in Portland. And you can easily ski Mount Hood if you live in Portland. In fact you can see Mt. Hood from many places in Portland. Its a grand mountain. There are lots of outdoorsy activities here too. (I live in Vancouver, WA, just across the Columbia River. )

Seeing bustling downtown Portland is a revelation to a St. Louisan. It is a beautiful small city, with some characteristics of St. Louis. The natives never want anything they know to change. It has big infrastructure challenges, as does St. Louis. Its schools function better than St. Louis schools (much better) but they are plagued by not enough money. And taxes are high in Portland too.

But its a great city for young people.
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Old 04-29-2014, 06:16 AM
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If I couldn't have moved back to St. Louis, I would have chosen Seattle for the urban vibe and far liberal politcs.

Some mentioned Tennessee and Texas. Tennessee was way way too Conservative for my taste. The work at will and right to work laws can be messy (depending on the company) Nashville is a lot more transplant friendly to people from outside the southeast compared to Memphis.
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