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Old 09-10-2012, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If you could live anywhere in the USA, where would you go(or stay)?

I ask because my wife and I are thinking of moving back to the states and we're looking to end up somewhere near some amazing mountains to ride and somewhere with good job opportunities, particularly within IT. Somewhere visually stunning.

Access to amazing local craft beer would be a bonus
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Old 09-10-2012, 08:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Breckenridge!

I live in downtown Breck and it's incredible.
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Never been myself, but my wife has family there And pictures look great!
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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North Cascades...beer, mtns, sea but no warm sandy beaches and the pow could be alittle colder; and I'd guess there is
still IT but idk.
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Not the midwest or the eastcoast.

Narrowed it down for ya
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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haha, I see what you did there!
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Talking DC moving West

Hi,

I am thinking of relocating also. So I'm interested in hearing what people have to say. I live in DC right now. While an amazing place to live (education and job wise) the snowboarding is lacking. our biggest mountain around is 7 springs. I am constantly paying for big trips to fly out west every year to board. My fiance and I are looking into moving out West in the near future. We have both talked to our jobs and they will let us relocate. I can work from home remotely (IT sales). and she can transfer to a new location. We have it narrowed down to Colorado or California.

Our wants:
Me: Big Mountain boarding, I also like the city life, bars , food, nightlife walking distance.
Her: Just anything new instead of DC/Baltimore area, She likes sandy beaches so she is leaning towards San Fran, but has never been to CO, and we are going in November to Wolf Creek, so im hoping she will fall in love with CO.

We are looking at Denver and San Fran. In San Fran I will have my big mountain boarding in either location with Tahoe being driving distance from the bay area and she will have her beaches(she boards also though, but just learning stages). In denver we have the city life, and boarding very close and it is LOTSSS cheaper than San Fran. We are not ballers, so San Fran cost would be a stretch for us but we would be very very comfortable with the CO living cost. Any insight from people living in these areas would be great!!

Also on the radar are other areas of Cali and CO. If someone knows of cheaper areas around the bay area, i have open ears. Sorry to hijack your thread buddy
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I love the Bay area, but CA is obscenely expensive and also the Bay area is really just OUT of reach(4-6hours depending where you start and weather) of proper mountains if you are moving to enjoy riding. If going to Cali one of the best choices would be Reno(Nevada wtfever ) with its access to Tahoe. However I hate that town. You could also find a small town near Mammoth to work from home.

More reasonable west coast towns for riding are Portland all the way up to Vancouver.

Sadly in CO, the bigger towns that are NOT Denver are also NOT closer to ski resorts. So that leaves you with Denver, which I think is awesome. If you can swing being out of the city, the foothills are nice, the real mountains like Summit and Eagle county are fantastic.

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Old 09-10-2012, 03:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Sacramento is another option to bring you reasonably close to the ski areas. Not the greatest town though and that Valley gets awfully hot in the Summer.

I agree that the Bay area, though beautiful, is a pita for riding. You'll need to budget hotel money, or something. Plus I80 weekend traffic is every bit as bad as I70.
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How near do you need to be, and how warm do those sandy beaches need to be?



You have to prioritize those things.

Good jobs. Sandy warm beaches. Near mountains.

Pick two out of 3.
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