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Old 04-17-2010, 04:34 PM
 
Location: West Bend, WI
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Hey everyone I am new to the forum but I have been reading here for years. I live in West Bend, and am a student in Milwaukee. I visit Chicago bi-weekly to visit friends as I got sick and tired of most of my friends from around West Bend. This summer I am working at a park called Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. I am doing it to have a break from here and maybe clear my mind for a bit to get a different perspective.

I am a frequent traveler around the US and Canada and have made friends from all over. I like to get out and see the world from a different perspective. I've been to the majority of the states and provinces. And every time I come back and just get more sick of the lack of diversity and just the overall mind set of people living here. People in West Bend don't get out at all and have a very prejudice view on the world.

At the same time, I am also sick of Chicago. I hate how everyone is a jerk, the lack of "connecting with nature", the congestion of people, and the corruptness. Right now I am stuck in between two feelings. Living in the rural or living in the city. And I am hoping that getting away this summer will help me decide.

I guess my question is, is there anywhere that you guys could recommend as a "best of both world" type of place? I really like the north as far as seasons and recreation goes. I like the diversity and job opportunity of the city, and I like the "home" feeling and the "simple life" feeling from the Rural.

Out of the cities I have been too I really like Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg. Most of those are Canadian cities. Immigration may be out of my reach, but it really is the best of both worlds. I am a young student who is graduating next year. What city/area of the US would you recommend? I have nothing holding me back so distance really isn't that important.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:50 PM
r_k
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Let me understand this, you are sick of everyone in West Bend, and you think everyone in Chicago is a jerk?

I am sorry to break this, but you are likely to be disappointed everywhere else. Emigrating to Canada won't help. People are the same everywhere. Look within yourself.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: West Bend, WI
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Here's the thing. I am not saying I am only going to be happy in Canada or anything. I have seen jerks there as well. But I think I am just looking at this the wrong way. I love Milwaukee and have been around my whole life. But the job market just isn't there for me.

So maybe your right. But I am still looking for a place to be happy, I know there's one out there... and I know it's not West Bend that's for sure. I am hoping getting away this summer will open my mind up a bit.

If in the next few years the market picks up, Seattle will be my number one pick.
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:39 PM
r_k
 
Location: Planet Earth
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Sorry, I sort of knew you were just stating your case a bit colorfully.

Seattle is an excellent choice, in that it has seasons (but no real winter like West Bend), a lot of diversity, and great natural surroundings. On the down side, big city headaches, lot of gloomy weather, expensive, etc. A lot will depend on what type of job you get, and your co-workors. Good luck.
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:24 PM
 
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If I moved from southern Wisconsin, the Denver area would be #1 on my list. Diversity of weather and topography, gorgeous scenery, fantastic recreational opportunities, friendly people, a big city, but with plenty of smaller cities and towns nearby.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:35 AM
 
Location: West Bend, WI
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If I moved from southern Wisconsin, the Denver area would be #1 on my list. Diversity of weather and topography, gorgeous scenery, fantastic recreational opportunities, friendly people, a big city, but with plenty of smaller cities and towns nearby.
You know I was thinking of that too. And I would love to live there. The only problem though is the job market.

But I agree, Denver is awesome, my visit was very pleasant, and I absolutely love the scenery. Who knows though. Maybe the job market picks up and I can find work out there. And of course I could always get lucky
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:32 AM
 
Location: The house on the hill
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I wanted to put in a vote for the Portland, Oregon area. Portland has a lot of diversity and it is unique in that you are only 1.5 hours to the coast and 1.5 hours to Mt. Hood and recreation there. Bend is also a pretty cool place to visit. We love to visit Multnomah Falls and hike to the top of the falls. (google it) This is located in the Columbia River Gorge area where you will find a lot of natural beauty. The gorge is a fun area to watch the wind surfers or take lessons and try it yourself. Portland is dry during the summer months, but it rains a lot in the the fall and winter (depressing). However, Bend, Oregon has drier climate year round.

I just wanted to add that I am not a big fan of Chicago. I am a nature lover and I just don't feel that there.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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What else is out there you ask? how about 200 more days of sunshine, smoother roads and nice warm sandy beaches where you can sip cocktails with little straw hats! I am not a fan of this state but I love Milwaukee. If I wasn't married I would be living somewhere warm.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Heading in a completely different direction, have you considered Boston? It's a wonderful city, and an easy commute to just about any outdoor activities you can think of.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:46 AM
 
Location: Exeter,ca
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Why dont you try to get out of the states? it will help you if you are looking for new perspectives.Maybe you´ll miss the west bend.
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