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12-04-2012 03:11 PM
Triple8Sol SF. Tahoe is only a 3hrs drive. Mammoth, Jackson, SLC, OR, WA are all short flights away.
12-04-2012 03:52 AM
havin_a_ball Thanks for the info. I am in the same situation. The wife wants to move if she can get a job somewhere she likes & I work online. Anybody want to buy a house in Atlanta..?

San Fran area (Oakland maybe) & Denver area are the focus. I think San Fran might be the ticket but the housing prices are pretty daunting.

Breckenridge is probably the wife's dream spot and I would dig anything that I got to ride more.

Not too long ago riding and smoking grass made me very happy. Somehow I got away from that routine and need to get back to my happy place
12-04-2012 03:15 AM
wrathfuldeity
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Political leanings? Really? I've never been overly opinionated when it comes to my political stance but is there more of a focus on politics out west than there is in the northeast?
ec has politics...idk it just more corporate beltway vs wc is perhaps ppl initiatives...both can be insane.

I'd think Portland and Seattle might work for ya...but they are mix of working class with nouveau corporate....abit different as far as sun, sunny personalities and the cities tend to roll up instead of going late night/all night; but also has world class backpacking, hiking, climbing, dh biking, sailing, kayak, scuba, microbrews and snow...just got to have gortex shells instead of the puffy.

Edit…However Vancouver BC would be much more like ec cosmopolitian with a touch of the queen and Asian influence compared to Seattle and Portland are pretty grungy. Bellingham is nice but not particulirly good for young couples....more like for young families but has great outdoor access.
12-03-2012 06:24 PM
Toecutter
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Oh man...everything? We hike and backpack quite a bit. I dabble in rock climbing and mountain biking.

We're both very active recreationally and socially, meaning that we'd both like a place where we can make friends, go out on weekends, etc, etc. Again, I'm interested in the neighborhoods just as much as the cities. Living in Boston has spoiled us because virtually everything we need is no more than a 10 minute walk away. Not to say that we're against living outside of a city, but we're definitely not ready to purchase a home yet and move to the suburbs.

We would be renting.

We both have cars, and we both like our cars, if that means anything.

Bottom line? We're a young, active couple. Career focused but who cherish the outdoors and our lives outside the workplace. We're looking for something new, essentially.

Hope this helps...
It's not for everybody, but look into Bend, OR.

https://www.facebook.com/visitbend

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifest...738_story.html

http://www.visitbend.com/About-Us/Press/Media-Articles/


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Random question, but how is Boulder compared to Salt Lake and Durango?
IME, Boulder has a far left wing, young, weird, vibe. SLC is more conservative and family-oriented. Durango is more classic small working class mountain town. It's been years since I've spent more than a few days in any of these three cities, so take that FWIW.
12-03-2012 06:09 PM
MarshallV82 Aside from Broncos fans, Colorado Springs, and the lack of snow for the past year...

Colorado is awesome.


I've lived in Utah and Colorado, I like Colorado better myself. I would love to try the PNW or Cal at some point in my life though.
12-03-2012 06:02 PM
snowklinger
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Of course if you like beer, Colorado is the only choice if comparing with Utah.
not to mention legalized marijuana

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Political leanings? Really? I've never been overly opinionated when it comes to my political stance but is there more of a focus on politics out west than there is in the northeast?

Random question, but how is Boulder compared to Salt Lake and Durango?
Can't speak for Durango specifically but most people I know and sounds like you will gravitate to are the types that enjoy the 400 perfect days a year we get here in the outdoors and don't GAF about Obamney.
12-03-2012 03:01 PM
sheepstealer Political leanings? Really? I've never been overly opinionated when it comes to my political stance but is there more of a focus on politics out west than there is in the northeast?

Random question, but how is Boulder compared to Salt Lake and Durango?
12-03-2012 12:25 PM
gjsnowboarder Of course if you like beer, Colorado is the only choice if comparing with Utah.
12-03-2012 12:24 PM
gjsnowboarder
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Oh man...everything?
Maybe not "everything". But when you are picking a place it's important to know a little bit of detail. For instance. Denver isn't just about Denver. The whole front range can have a different vibe.
Boulder climbing; Fort Collins, brewery's and biking, Colorado Springs, biking and hiking.

One really important consideration should be politcial leanings. There is a big difference say from Salt Lake City to different parts of the Denver area.
12-03-2012 11:56 AM
killclimbz The rockclimbing and Mountain biking near and around Denver is world class. There is that. Plenty of backpacking to last a life time. The drive to the mountains is about 90 minutes to most resorts. Weekends are a shit show on I70 though. Contrary to my post, it does snow in Colorado, we are just in the second season in a row of little to no snow fall. It actually looks like it might change starting this weekend, but then again I am not holding my breathe. If it comes through like the forecasters are starting to say, the season could very well be just fine this year.
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