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Old 06-25-2009, 11:17 PM
 
Location: AR
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* Between 50-100k population

* Coolish climate but not cold, I guess you could say mild (I live in northwest Arkansas now and it's too hot fwiw)

* Friendly people who enjoy a slowish paced lifestyle (I hate big cities)

* Liberal on social issues, but not political ones

* Low crime rate

* Not in the bible belt (I hate organized religion)

* Relatively low cost of living

Does a place like this exist in the U.S., or anywhere in the world for that matter? I'm guessing not.
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:52 AM
 
Location: AR
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Edit: Also, a laid back culture is a must.
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Old 06-26-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Passed out on the trail to Hanakapi'ai
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Ann arbor Michigan

Liberal and with one of the lowest crime rates in the US
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Old 06-27-2009, 01:12 PM
 
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Edit: Also, a laid back culture is a must.


if we were on the same page about "laid back culture", i would recommend germany.

yet caution: vast sections of the populace may have lost that feel with increased (fear of) cuts that no longer permits the affluent lifestyle once taken for granted.

imho.
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Old 06-27-2009, 11:49 PM
ako
 
Location: Hopefully not here.
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I'd say Taiwan? The cities in the south (like Taichung) are full of people from all over the world looking for a laid back culture.
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Old 06-29-2009, 02:55 AM
 
Location: beirut,lebanon
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I like to live and die here in my country, Lebanon
It's really wonderful with all the meanings
The atmosphere is always nice
,,,,,,,,,I like to visit America
It is a country of freedom
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: God's Gift to Mankind for flying anything
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I like to live and die here in my country, Lebanon
It's really wonderful with all the meanings
The atmosphere is always nice
,,,,,,,,,I like to visit America
It is a country of freedom
Yes it was/is (created for the need for *freedom*),
but most of it is *perceived* now ....
If the populace does not watch it, they will loose most of it soon ....
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:55 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Originally Posted by Dark Khan View Post
* Between 50-100k population

* Coolish climate but not cold, I guess you could say mild (I live in northwest Arkansas now and it's too hot fwiw)

* Friendly people who enjoy a slowish paced lifestyle (I hate big cities)

* Liberal on social issues, but not political ones

* Low crime rate

* Not in the bible belt (I hate organized religion)

* Relatively low cost of living

Does a place like this exist in the U.S., or anywhere in the world for that matter? I'm guessing not.
That pretty much describes everywhere in the U.S. outside of the Deep South & Texas.

I've been in very few cities with 50K-100K that had high crime rates. Usually they are low. Everywhere in the north is liberal on social issues, generally speaking, and out west, generally speaking.

The Bible Belt is only the Southern states and Texas.

Relatively low cost of living, that would subtract the NorthEast & pacific coastline of California.
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:59 AM
 
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Small towns and villages in the following places might be worth your while Dark Khan:

Thailand, Italy, Spain, Portugal, U.K., France, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia, Autralia, New Zealand, or Costa Rica. I'm not lying. You might find what you like in one of these countries.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:24 PM
 
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I'd say Taiwan? The cities in the south (like Taichung) are full of people from all over the world looking for a laid back culture.
it is not laid back there, I am half korean and half mongolian and have had members who have worked there as teachers among other things, they don't like it at all. I would say people need to quit their fascination with asian countries.
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