Where to live in the land of the free?
April 23, 2012 3:04 PM Subscribe
Where would an outgoing, adventurous bachelor live, his primary interests being craft brew and bicycling?
I have a burning need to leave my home state of Kentucky, where I am called "the polite colored boy" bi-weekly by strangers, and "hipster" by small town standards. No, I'm not joking. I don't mind not fitting in to the community at large- I'm very comfortable with who I am and this "Yank" needs to leave this place.
I'm giving myself until summer 2013 to get my shit together and find where I want to live for a year or so- I'm currently employed and saving money for a car/safety net/rent/accumulating necessities.
Currently at age 25, I'm a college-dropout with a strong background in electronics retail sales at store level, a serious interest in craft beer, a basic understanding of web design, and next year will have almost 2 years of bar-tending experience, plus several years serving experience.
I plan on spending the year as a first time bike courier, and already have both a geared hardtail, and a single-speed road bike, though I don't have cold weather gear yet.
I might go to community college part-time, but that's not a huge priority for me.
Other interests: theater arts, skydiving, stunt driving, animal training, finding healthy food easily.
I had 2 great vacations in Chicago, so I'm looking there, and have heard good things about Austin, TX but worried that Austin would be too Southern for me. I have some vacation time this upcoming year that I plan on using to couch-surf potential cities. Where else should I be looking?