Just thought I'd throw this out.....I've been looking for a job for a year now and am finally getting interviews so I've been all over the place recently on job interviews and am really shocked by what I'm finding. I'm looking for a place to live with a 1) strong sense of community (no suburbs) 2) bike friendly layout 3) affordable cost of living if possible 4) at least some green space. You would think I'd come up with a long list but so far, I've got Burlington, VT, Northampton, MA, Madison, WI, Pittsburgh, PA, and Portland, OR on it. That's about it. In the whole USA. I live in NH and drove down the east coast corridor to just north of Philly a few weeks ago and there's nothing but traffic, congestion, concrete, and crowds for a few hundred miles. I was in Oxford, OH last week and while I could live close to my (potential) job there, there's nothing but cornfields near it for 40 miles until you get to Cincy or Dayton and I"d feel trapped in such a small town that I couldn't get out of without spending an hour in a car. Am I missing a bunch of places? I'm thinking Indianapolis, Louisvile, Cincinnati, and Rochester NY look good on paper but I've never been to any of those places.