I'm moving. I just don't know where.
January 16, 2011 3:17 PM Subscribe
Where oh where should I live? Help me find my dream city.
posted by geegollygosh to travel & transportation (47 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Recommend a city for me to live in.
I grew up in a small town in the Midwest and have lived in Chicago and Cincinnati and liked both, but I want to think about other places, too.
My perfect, ideal city would be:
-a city with a sizable population of young people
-Population 300k-ish and up... I wouldn't mind living in a huge city, but I don't need to live in a huge city.
-preferably somewhere without harsh winters, but that's a more minor concern
-I'd like a city that was more dense and walkable rather than sprawling
-things to do...like a good music scene, interesting restaurants etc
-More left leaning politically. But I'd prefer a place with political diversity
-close to outdoor recreational opportunities and has a lot of parks within the city
-a place where people are more down to earth... as little pretentiousness as possible
-a place that feels older rather than shiny and modern
-sun! I'm not talking about the tropics, it can be sunny with a foot of snow on the ground, but weeks of overcast days at a time make me feel a little crazy
Obviously there probably isn't a place that meets ALL of these qualifications, but does anyone have any suggestions?