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View Poll Results: Wht's the best area of the US to live?

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  • New England

    8 15.38%
  • Central Atlantic

    3 5.77%
  • South Atlantic

    4 7.69%
  • Northern Midwest

    1 1.92%
  • Central Appalachia

    1 1.92%
  • Central States/Plains

    2 3.85%
  • Rocky Mts

    8 15.38%
  • Pacific Northwest

    19 36.54%
  • Southwest

    10 19.23%
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    So, by personal reasons you mean you're afraid of Democrats?

    I like the PNW, and Rockies. Portland and Seattle are both excellent bike commute cities. They aren't great places if you're trying to avoid Democrats, however. Maybe try Boulder. I've been there once on a skiing trip so I don't know a lot about it. Clean air, mountains, environmental conscious, physically active... not much to not like if you ask me. Or look at something like League of American Bicyclists.
    http://www.bikeleague.org/programs/b...list_09_10.pdf

    Davis, Portland, and Boulder are "platinum". Again, not much I know about Boulder, but Davis is great for bicycle commuting, superb schools, conservative for California (more so than Portland or Seattle), well-educated, family friendly. If you like long, hot, dry summers, mild winters, and can put up with it being on the quite, side it's pretty nice.

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    Have you looked north, like OK and AR? Fayetteville just got a Bronze level Bicycle Friendly City designation.
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    Shouldn't this thread instead be "Best area to bike in the USA"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malloric View Post
    So, by personal reasons you mean you're afraid of Democrats?
    Not afraid of Dems, but those states have certain laws in place already that I cannot agree with or abide by. I'll check out the LAB site. Thanks for the link. I do like the idea of PNW or CO. We already have some friends and family in both places and they love where they are.
    "Pain is weakness leaving the body"......yea, right!

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    the White House, obviously , people lie steal and cheat for their whole careers,
    to move there, just for a few years.

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    Anywhere but here. We have enough folks moving here from everywhere else.

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    NC, plenty of mountains and beaches. Great weather.

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    Stay away from here, Sonoma County roads suck

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    I lived in SoCal all my life and there are a couple places I would like to live. Hawaii and the suburbs of DC area. The DC area have a lot of places to ride bikes but there will some days that the weather won't allow that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfrider View Post
    When you'll be returning is probably important; the economy sucks everywhere right now, so you really can't what the best place is until closer to your return date.

    Don't completely rule out California. Lots of sunny days, temperate climate, and lots of great bicycling opportunities. Its going through some tough times right now (including a lot of school districts laying off teachers), but it should get better in the future. There are places you want to stay away from like the big 'megalopolises' (Los Angeles, where I live), but there's lots of other interesting communities throughut the state that'll fit you requirements.
    Just to hammer in the point. For the OP looking for decent schools trying in LA where LAUSD is the major employer things are likely bad, cross the county line into Ventura the public schools are a lot better. For the OP's desires 5 miles can be a world.

    Note, housing is high anywhere in the Greater Los Angeles/San Diego area. And yes it is pretty much solid from LA to SD.

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    For a teacher I have to recommend the Northeast. It's a progressive area with good schools, strong unions and the quality of life overall is topnotch. Every kind of activity you want is within driving distance. Ocean, mountains, rural and big city life. The biking is phenomenal as is surfing, skiing, mountain climbing, and fishing, deep sea fishing in particular. The Arts are well represented with theater, museums, and festivals. The Northeast is also very environment friendly.

    Another big advantage of the Northeast is tolerance. Whatever your politics, religious or lifestyle choices may be, you will feel safe knowing that you can live your life comfortably and not worry about retributions and discrimination. The Northeast won't vote away your rights.

    I have never been to the Pacific Northwest but also heard from trusted friends that that is also very teacher friendly and environmentally conscious area.

    Reading a couple of the other posts make it easy to learn the places to avoid, doesn't it?
    Last edited by capejohn; 10-06-10 at 07:11 PM.
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    For me, there are several major factors to consider as far as places to live go: weather, real estate prices, and "character", By character, I mean places that don't resemble most of the USA with sprawling fast food/mall/car lot/suburbs. San Francisco would win easily except real estate costs make it drop way down the list. Denver or Boulder win my vote. Very sunny weather with lots of outdoor activities. Real estate is somewhat high in Boulder and the nicer parts of Denver, but not compared to the nicer places on either coast. Portland and Seattle are nice, but the weather is horrendous unless you like not seeing the sun for weeks at a time in the winter.

    LDB cracks me up. I grew up in Texas (DFW area) and I could never understand what's so great about it. Texans seem a little too proud of their state considering how quickly they are destroying what little character it might have had. Not to mention the scary bible thumping zombie hordes... Yikes!

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