Encrusted jewel cities, or something.
September 16, 2010 10:35 AM Subscribe
What places have you lived in either by choice or by force of circumstances, that were surprisingly cool?
posted by sully75 to home & garden (73 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I'm job hunting right now. I can basically move anywhere, but it's easier to find jobs in healthcare in places that are doing well economically but don't have a mad rush of people moving there. I sort of have to move as there aren't any jobs here.
I'm interested in places that might get a bad rap or aren't the "paris of the 90s" (that's where I live right now and I'm a little tired of it), but that are actually great to live in.
I'm also open to "pretty cool cities that aren't Boston, San Francisco, NY".
This is a for instance place: Bangor, ME. A fair amount of available jobs, hard for me to imagine moving there though.
Things I like:
Some sort of active art and music scene
Lots of open space
Rivers and lakes, or craggy shorelines
A reasonable expectation of intellectual conversation
Single people in their 30s
Preferably in the northeast but I'll consider anything, even Texas.
Can compromise on most of these.
Hit me. I'd rather hear about your favorite place, city or town than have you not mention it based on my criteria.