Where in the US should I live for a couple of months this summer?
April 27, 2011 8:40 PM Subscribe
I can work from anywhere. Hooray! I'd like to sublet an apartment somewhere in the US for a few months this summer. But where?
posted by Laura Macbeth to Travel & Transportation (51 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I can work from anywhere, so I'd like to take advantage of that privilege for a month or two this summer. Someday, I'll think bigger, but for now, I'm thinking in my home country. But where do I go? Here are my picky requirements:
a) Continental US. I'm in Minneapolis, MN and I'll be driving (I'm not good with planes and that won't be changing by this summer). I don't mind a long drive to get there, but places closer to me than not interest me. However, I'm open to anywhere in the US.
b) A cost-of-living that will allow me to sublet a studio or 1-bedroom in a safe area for less than $1000/month. I don't need anything fancy, but it needs to be safe.
c) I'd like a busy, culturally-dense city, OR a beautiful, idyllic, melt-your-eyes-with-beauty rural area (that still has internet access or at least decent cell towers).
d) I'm more of a restaurant/art/coffeeshop gal over nature, so natural attractions (while nice!) won't be my pull. (However, if your suggestion falls into my rural category, I imagine this will change.)
I'm considering Chicago (never been, unsure if I'd be able to find a place in a safe area in my price range), Duluth (used to live there and loved it, but not what I'd call culturally-dense, though it does have terrific culture), Missoula (absolutely no reason other than the city looked beautiful in a movie I saw once) or, vaguely, somewhere in the South. My family is from the South and currently lives in Virginia. I don't want to live in Virginia, but would consider other states.
Other info: I'm a 30something married gal (my husband won't be with me). I'm a loner, so meeting new people is great, but I don't need it. I'm looking for a miniature adventure that stays mostly within my comfort zones. (Emphasis on "mostly.")
Bottom line: I'm looking for an interesting, affordable city in which I can sublet a studio or 1-bedroom for less than $1000/month for a month or two this summer. Where should I go?
Thanks for your help!