Relocation - what are the best cities out there?

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    Apr 22, 2012 3:48 PM GMT
    Hey guys...gettin' the itch to possible relo in the next year or so...would love to get some opinions from you as far as possible spots. Some of my interests are sports, wine/beer, some outdoors, beach (or mountains in the fall), good job market, fairly low cost of living

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    Brad
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    Apr 22, 2012 3:57 PM GMT
    Consider Boston, NYC or SF. The cost of living is expensive, but not that expensive for a single guy. When I moved to SF, everybody said the cost of living would kill me. But I ended up making a lot more money and getting a roommate, so I came out well ahead.

    If you want the best weather, beach 12 months, good job market, low cost of living and a large gay community...come to Fort Lauderdale. Actually, anywhere from West Palm Beach to Miami is gay friendly. I live here now, and love it here. But NYC, yes, I plan to live there as a part time resident someday.
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    Apr 22, 2012 4:35 PM GMT
    Given your requirements, especially the cost of living thing and access to outdoors, I might think about a smaller college town type city. Maybe Austin?
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    Apr 22, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    Beach and mountains suggest Southern California. Area has many detractors, especially those who don't live here. But many positives.

    Added: Fairly low cost of living might rule out Calif.
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    Apr 22, 2012 4:56 PM GMT
    hmm...what is considered low cost?

    beach and low cost do not really work together. Multi-millionaire and beach works pretty well. There are a few places outside of the United States that might fit low cost beach living.


    if you like to make your own homes, cardboard homes are some of the cheapest options:

    ;)

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    Apr 22, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    go_vols saidHey guys...gettin' the itch to possible relo in the next year or so...would love to get some opinions from you as far as possible spots. Some of my interests are sports, wine/beer, some outdoors, beach (or mountains in the fall), good job market, fairly low cost of living

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    Brad
    Raleigh NC!
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    Apr 22, 2012 4:58 PM GMT
    Miami!!!
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:12 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidMiami!!!


    WOW...you can get a condo for less than $20k near the ocean....what the heck?

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Miami-Beach_FL#/sortby-1

    I will take 20 of those. Wait...how can someone live in 120 square feet?


    This one has to be wrong: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8801-Collins-Av-Unit-706_Surfside_FL_33154_M61694-01979
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidMiami!!!
    He wants mountains!icon_cry.gif Nevermind!

    FLORIDUH!
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Madrid
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:15 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    jmusmc85 saidMiami!!!


    WOW...you can get a condo for less than $20k near the ocean....what the heck?

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Miami-Beach_FL#/sortby-1

    I will take 20 of those.
    Wow. At that price I'll make the move myself.
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:17 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    jmusmc85 saidMiami!!!


    WOW...you can get a condo for less than $20k near the ocean....what the heck?

    http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-search/Miami-Beach_FL#/sortby-1

    I will take 20 of those.
    You''ll need 20!

    $19,900Price Reduced
    1 Bath 120 Sq Ft
    $25,000
    1 Bath 444 Sq Ft
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:19 PM GMT
    $50,000
    1 Bath 235 Sq Ft

    Uh.. is the closet considered a condo? If thats the case I'm starting a condo association and I'm gonna rent all my closets out and make a killing!icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    Texas is probably a good bet. Austin as said before, and Dallas can be good.
  • metta

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    Apr 22, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    I didn't realize that people lived in such small places. Gosh...they are smaller than my bathroom.
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    Apr 22, 2012 5:34 PM GMT
    For $50k, you could get an excellent condition mid-sized sailboat with more room than that. (Jeez, my boat has more room than that and only cost a fraction of that amount.) Relocate? Just weigh the anchor.

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    Apr 22, 2012 6:29 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    This one has to be wrong: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/8801-Collins-Av-Unit-706_Surfside_FL_33154_M61694-01979
    Sometimes the realtors list price per month/quarter instead of the overall price by mistake. If it's a short sale or foreclosure, it's listed.
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    Apr 22, 2012 6:53 PM GMT
    I think Cincinnati fulfills all your requirements except for mountains
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    Apr 22, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    Larkin saidTexas is probably a good bet. Austin as said before, and Dallas can be good.


    I've heard great things about Austin! Maybe I should do some research
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    Apr 22, 2012 7:03 PM GMT
    go_vols said
    Larkin saidTexas is probably a good bet. Austin as said before, and Dallas can be good.


    I've heard great things about Austin! Maybe I should do some research
    Its texas.. watch out! "Only steers and queers come from Texas"!
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    Apr 22, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
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    go_vols saidHey guys...gettin' the itch to possible relo in the next year or so...would love to get some opinions from you as far as possible spots. Some of my interests are sports, wine/beer, some outdoors, beach (or mountains in the fall), good job market, fairly low cost of living

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    Brad
    You just summed up the Pacific Northwest. Suburban Portland and Seattle seem like a nice choice for you.

    Edit: The beach is a short drive away if you live in Seattle (or especially Portland). We're surrounded by mountains. The beer culture here is amazing with award winning microbreweries scattered everywhere. Very "awesome gay scene" (since most people only care about that on this site). The cost of living is significantly low if you're smart. Depending on what your career is involved in, Seattle and Portland areas have pretty decent job markets.


    Yeah, gotta love those sunny summer days at the beach:
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    Apr 22, 2012 8:27 PM GMT
    Consider Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal. Though the first two have lots of jobs, they have high cost of living. Montreal job availability depends on your field, but cost of living is reasonable.
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    Apr 23, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    Texas is your best bet!!! Specialicon_lol.gifly Houston, we have almost everything you mention. Specially cost of living, and job. I would recommend The woodlands, katy, memorial, and the galleria areas. Or ATX.
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:29 AM GMT
    How about North Carolina? It has the beach, mountains, and a fairly mild winter climate (but still a full experience of 4 seasons).
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    Apr 24, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    I'm going to Montreal soon for schooling, but once I'm done there, I'm seriously considering the Gold Coast, Australia lately