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Now that I’m remote full time I want to move somewhere else. SO and I are looking for a LCOL small to medium sized city that We can live near but have enough space to spread out. We’re in our 20’s so still want some stuff to do. Any recommendations?

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My two cents, take or leave them. You’re young, enjoy city life while you can. You can still save. The energy of a city is unlike anything else and yes eventually it will get old but 20s is the best time to enjoy it. I have lived in nyc Chicago and now am in a lcol city. While there are perks, I would not have chosen this life for myself in my 20s. Too quiet and settled down. Again everyone’s different so just sharing based off my experience

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23 and I wanna move to a smaller, quieter city. I live in Tampa and I don't do any nightlife. Just not my style.

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There are a bunch of places to choose from, each with its own quirks. Take your pick. Hawkins, Indiana. Cicely, Alaska. Twin Peaks, Washington. Wayward Pines, Idaho. Mystic Falls, Virginia. Capseside, Massachusetts. Sunnydale, California. Quahog, Rhode Island Smallville, Kansas. South Park, Colorado. Pawnee, Indiana. Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Dillon, Texas

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Haha none of those are places I want to live based on what I’ve seen!

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Don’t move to Texas…we are full

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ERCOT would agree.

We’re full in Alaska too

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Start narrowing it down by your politics? Personally I would try to move to Canada. Montreal perhaps.

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Nashville is a phenomenal place to be in your 20s/30s and your HHI will get you far in the burbs

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Just move further away in the same metropolitan area, like small town in upstate New York near NYC, Harpers Ferry near DC. Don’t venture too far, if you get canned with current employer and needing to job hop, small cities have limited offerings and heavy on nepotism.

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This is something I hadn’t really considered especially because we’re both full time remote. But you’re right that circumstances change and that’s good to keep in the back of my head. Thanks!

Ann Arbor if you like the student/scholar crowd

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Charlotte

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Boise, Asheville, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, Des Moines

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Atlanta, Nashville, St Louis, Indianapolis, Buffalo

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Tulsa or OKC

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Do not come to Florida. We are full.

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Do you like the outdoors? Maybe somewhere like salida, durango, ouray?

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Haha certainly not looking for a place that is getting overwhelmed with people! We want a place that is a little quieter and able to provide some space and peace after living in a big city for three years

What’s your budget like? Combined salary?

That buys you a nice house in West Michigan

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A lot of Midwest cities could give you this!

Southeast. Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee or Florida.

Florida COL can be high depending where you go. As a New Englander who moved to South Florida - it’s a fantastic place to live but do your research. The expression “in Florida, the further north you go the more ‘south’ it gets” is unbelievably accurate.

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