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knowledge needed! Chattanooga, Upstate SC [09 Jan 2010|11:26pm]

findyourspot.com's latest results for me include Chattanooga, Tennessee and Greenville, South Carolina.

Greenville's more convenient for being able to visit family but I can't help but to notice that Bob Jones University is there, and I've seen articles that refer to it as very conservative. I'm Catholic and, depending on definition, either left-leaning moderate or liberal.

Chattanooga seems more vibrant with a more rounded spectrum, but the economy doesn't appear to be as diversified and it's much more inconvenient with respect to the ability to get to my family quickly. I've had to do that twice in the last three years, though I'm hoping it will be a while before it happens again.

Any comments about the above impressions? I've visited both places but I've never really looked into living either.

Things that matter:
  • Good transportation and transit. I do drive, but...
  • Nicely diversified economy with plenty of job opportunities.
  • Diverse in terms of politics, culture and lifestyles — I like a good mix of traditional and progressive.
  • Relatively warm winters, but I do prefer four seasons. Hot summers aren't a problem.
  • Educational opportunities (need not necessarily be formal).
  • Not completely family oriented; I'm single without kids and plan to stay that way.
  • Plenty of things to do.
  • Plenty of places nearby for exploration.
  • Pretty terrain.
  • At or below the average cost of living in the US.
I'm originally from Eastern North Carolina though I lived in Raleigh for several years before relocating to Atlanta in 2006. I've thought about living outside the Southeast US but I'm most comfortable here; so I'll just take vacations instead. :)
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Some adventure in Ufa city (Russian Federation). “under the sky” [09 Nov 2009|08:02am]

Hi you all! I'm Tim, I’m traveller. Sometimes I travel on my country and create short movies.
I want to show you some amazing video.

Ufa is...Collapse )

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new city/college [09 Oct 2009|01:37pm]

Hi everyone--

I'm looking for a town with a good university/community college for the arts. I'd love a vegetarian, nature, dog friendly place, similar to the vibe of my hometown, Tucson, AZ. I'd like to stay in the Southwest, but I'm willing to venture out. New Mexico and Colorado,have interested me... but I'm not sure! I should mention that I'm 20 and don't have much money.

Thanks for your help,

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[08 Oct 2009|01:29am]


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Creative Isolation [02 Dec 2008|02:54pm]

Thanks to those who responded to my previous request, now I have another:

I have been thinking I would like to travel to somewhere I could be isolated so as to write without any distractions. I'd go for my spring break in March; it would have to be somewhere I can get to by bus or train from NYC in a few hours. It would be nice to be somewhere with lots of nature, but where I could rent a house or cabin and not have to deal with camping (or possibly a campsite that has cabins available? But I'd rather have a private bathroom). There should be a walkable grocery store (unless there's a bus I can take), and not having a TV would be preferable, but not essential. So--perhaps renting in an off-season ski town, or is it still ski season in March? I don't want to be in the snow. Any ideas?
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Communes [19 Nov 2008|03:33am]

I'm looking for a secular, vegetarian or vegetarian friendly, queer friendly commune or intentional community of some sort. I've been wanting to go abroad, Ireland or the UK sound appealing right now, but I could stay in the US as well. I want a self-sustaining community that grows its own food and such--somewhere I can actually see the products of my labor and not spend my life doing work that gets exchanged for money that I exchange for things... any ideas?
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Cool stuff! [08 Nov 2008|05:21pm]

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Lookin for a BIG city with a small town heart [28 Aug 2008|05:55am]

Currently residing in Israel. 42, work full-time. May move to the US in a year when I'm done with studies and if my girlfriend's folks move back there. All her family are in LA so it's likely we'd be in the area. Not crazy about the city of LA though.

Drove through Pasadena once, looked fine, quiet-ish.

I'd like to live in a city with a small town atmosphere. Good weather, by the sea, bohemian culture, LOTS of art and cultural happenings, and safe.

Any thoughts on that? Thanks for lookin
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Where are you? [26 Jul 2008|01:03pm]

Where do you live? (City/Town, State/Province, and Country if not USA/Canada)
In general, do you like living there?

What do you like about living there?
What do you hate about living there?

Where else have you lived and how would you compare to your current location (better, worse, the same?)

If someone wanted to move to where you live, would you recommend them to move there or try to persuade them to move elsewhere? Why?

If someone wanted to move somewhere (anywhere, not just where you live) where they didn't know anyone, what is the best thing to do it?

Find a job first from afar, then move. (if this, how?)
Move first, crash in a cheap hostel/hotel/other temp lodging for a few days while finding job?
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mild weather [23 Jul 2008|06:32pm]

Where in the US has the nicest weather?

Nice weather in my opinion, are warm but not blazing hot summers, and mild cool winters, with little or no snow fall.
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intro [22 Jun 2008|08:32pm]

my name is leah, i'm 19 years old and 8 months pregnant. the community info asked for an introductory post so her you go. i don't plan on moving right away, probably in a few years. i plan on observing for a while until we decide that the move will really happen, if thats ok.
i look forward to reading your posts.
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[19 Jun 2008|02:16pm]
MICHIGAN !!! the most perfect weather I have ever experienced.


wonderful home for sale for anyone who is interested
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Wanting to Move and leave behind CA [01 Jun 2008|05:20pm]
I'm sick and tired of California... even the love I have for San Fransisco isn't strong enough to want me to stay.. So I'm looking to move out of state... don't know when, but I'm seriously thinking

I'm 19, 20 in December. I'm currently enrolled at Solano Community College... I want to finish my first semester before I move (if I do run this year..) and I'm unemployed at the moment (yeah.. not the best thing for wanting to move) but I'm pinching my pennies..

I was thinking Idaho (Boise or Idaho Falls Area) or Nevada... but I'm open to anywhere that isn't to horribly pricey to live (rent at a max of $650ish..) has a community college that I can continue to major in professional photography and also allows Ferrets (I know a lot of states allow ownership, but not a lot of cities/towns allow it). I'm okay with small sleepy towns, I actually perfer it to a busy rambunctious city where I'd most likely have a small panic attack while driving ;)

so uh yeah... any help?
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Flor-abama [07 May 2008|07:48am]

[ mood | curious ]

Orrrrrr......we were talking about going to the Florida/Alabama border ("Flor-abama")......where are the coolest towns in that area? Does anyone have any input on that area, i.e. cost of living, weather conditions, locals' attitudes????  THANKS!!!

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update [17 Apr 2008|08:21pm]

[ mood | complacent ]

Hay there gang.

I just want you guys know that I am choosing to discover a new area this summer. I will be living and working in the San Jaun Islands of Puget Sound Washington.

Currently I am living in beautiful Valley county Idaho - North of Boise 100 miles. I was working for the freshly opened Tamarack until recent lay offs. With over 300 inches of snow this winter - and wait free lift lines its simply powder hound heaven! hot springs, lakes, mushrooms, salmon, and of coarse the fun of living in tourisum hot spot.

I love and thrive in this area and look forward to working (hopefully) next winter for Tamarack. However with the bankruptcy blues in the air - I need to step out and make some waves. Plus how else am I to get know my self with out pushing limits, breaking down walls.

So what do all of you know about this area? and must see drive bys? or one of a kind head shops? I just want to hear the good, bad and ugly!

Thanks for reading

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Moving in Georgia. [14 Apr 2008|11:44am]
I'm not planning on moving just yet as I have things I need to straighten out here before I go anywhere, but I just can't convince myself to like Statesboro anymore. I went to high school here and I started college at Georgia Southern, and I figured I would be fine as soon as I got into college, but I honestly feel that I need to get away for at least a few years of my college career. I'm looking to move either this Winter or next Summer.

Because I'm in college, I'd like to stay in Georgia (cheaper obviously), but I'm not really sure where. Does anyone know of any towns or cities that they liked that had a pretty good University? I would prefer something with fun things to do instead of staying in all the time -- I'm not much of an outdoorsy person, more into art and music. And yes, I considered moving all of 45 minutes away to Savannah but ruled it to be a bit too touristy for my tastes and besides, I can't afford SCAD. Also if anyone knows of a good college city or town that has relatively affordable rent (like ~$400 per person or thereabouts) would be appreciated.

Thanks so much! <3
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I want to move within two years or so. Please help me decide? [12 Apr 2008|09:28am]

I was  shown this community by someone in the [info]naturalliving community.  They suggested I might get some good leads if I posted here, so here I go.  I appreciate any help I can get.  Please and thank you.

Please lend me your advice and expertise in the area of good places to live.  I've been researching for months (city-data and official websites are great places to start but leave a lot of loose ends) in various places online, and I know only a trip to the place will be a true test of whether it's "the one" but I"d like to get some help from those of you who might be familiar with certain areas.

First, the short of it: I currently reside in central Florida with my husband, but am originally from central Indiana.  His family is here, mine is up there.  I miss my family (sometimes), real seasons, the lack of hurricanes (tornadoes don't phase me), and the rurality that even larger cities can have in the midwest.  My husband is currently unemployed (thank you, recession) and I have a decent (though disliked) job with decent pay.  We are planning on paying off all debt (school, car, credit card) within the next two years if possible, and will be then moving up north to settle into our chosen area.  After a couple years there we will buy a house (or more likely, buy land and build an earthship).

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Roanoke, Virginia [07 Apr 2008|02:00pm]

[ mood | amused ]

I'm looking to move to the Roanoke area from New Jersey! Anyone have any suggestions on apartments or houses for rent? And does anyone know how hard it'll be to find a job as a CNA? (certified Nurses aide)

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Washington, DC [07 Apr 2008|11:56am]


My best friend and myself have been looking at relocating to Washington, DC from Columbia, SC.  We spent some time back in November checking out the area and loved DC!

Has anyone done this before?  Any luck with finding jobs?  Areas of town to consider?

Any Advice?

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Denver, Colorado [07 Apr 2008|07:58am]

I'm looking to move to Denver after spending a lovely time there visiting a dear friend over spring break. From what I understand, ASL Interpreters are in high demand there at the moment and I already have one offer for medical interpreting through an agency (they basically said I could start the minute I relocate) However, I've just taken my EIPA and while I truly love medical interpreting, I've found my job as an educational interpreter to be very fulfilling (the regular hours/pay and health benefits are nice, too) and I would like to stay in that field if possible, but if nothing else I feel that I should have something more stable than freelance before I relocate.

At the moment, there aren't many postings for educational interpreters for the 08-09 school year (I'm on contract at my current school until the end of this school year) but I thought perhaps someone out here may know of something?

Any advise or information is appreciated, thank you in advance!
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