I gotta go to the crappy town where I'm a hero!
August 21, 2011 6:54 PM Subscribe
Yet another "where should I move" question (slight snowglobe details inside).
posted by Polgara to travel & transportation (15 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The AskMeFi community has helped me so much with my other questions, I thought I'd seek an opinion on my current dilemma. I was fortunate enough to attend WorldCon this week and delighted in the camaraderie of fellow SciFi/Anime/Writing fans. It's something I currently lack here in Nevada. I would like to move somewhere in the next two years but am not sure where yet.
I'd like to move somewhere that would welcome a late 30's, female SciFi/Anime geek and have a friendly community of others like me. Ideally, this place would also have a better economy than NV right now, more jobs and all four seasons (I like my summers not too hot and winters not too cold). It would also have to be relatively inexpensive to live in and not be a huge sprawling metropolitan area.
Yes, I have read previous posts and the popular options for people like me seem to be Seattle, Portland or Austin. I have also used other sites that help you find where you should live. They say about the same thing. However, I've read about the Seattle "freeze" and am concerned that it would be hard to make friends there, as well as the weather concerns. I've read about Portland and everything says that is one of the worst places for jobs these days. I haven't heard anything bad about Austin but I'm, ideally, not a heat person.
Basically, is there anywhere else that I'm missing? I preferably would like to stay on the West Coast, but am flexible if the place suits me well.
Or, how bad are the criticisms I've read about the cities listed above (ie, is Seattle really that bad for making friends? Is the economy is Portland really that bad?)