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So my girlfriend and i are looking to move somewhere next year in Europe or the U.S. She is American and im Scottish, so suggestions from either area are good.

Criteria

weather -normal minimum 15 degrees celsius max 40 degrees celsius (scotland is too cold for her and i cant take too much heat!) few natural disasters!

close to a big city

good schools-we are both looking to do our masters degrees

cheap living costs

good economy-i run a music business and she runs a dance studio and would want to do this elsewhere too, after getting a dayjob first

good lifestyle and culture 'liberal' as she says.

good transport system bike friendly

good art scene. i play prog, jazz, and flamenco, so need good musicians around! we enjoy a lot of different art forms.

friendly people


thanks
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This is going to have a lot of different options.

But as for the economy, it's pretty rough anywhere right now, I think, though it does seem to be starting to trend upwards here (Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio tri-state area).

Louisville fits everything on there quite well, but it gets to about 33 C here sometimes during summer. I'd say check out the Northwest, like Portland, Seattle, somewhere up there. Almost any big city in the U.S. will be relatively close to some good schools.

I think you can find good things almost anywhere you go. You'll have a hard time escaping the heat though, almost everywhere in the U.S. breaks 30 C during summer, though I think the Northwest is probably the most like your climate, but it will be more expensive than a lot of the places in the midwest.
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Waterloo, Ontario in Canada is great if you dont mind the weather. Good economy, 3 world class uni's in the area, and tonnes of artists and musicians, close to Toronto too. Decent public transit (getting trains next year) and its cheap enough (minus taxes)

The weather really does blow though... -30 C in the winter and edging up to 40 C (with humidex) in the summer. Theres about a two week window in the autumn where its perfect...

Man, I should go into tourism or something
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we had a -15 degree winter where im at, so im cool with the cold temps.
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Florida sucks ass. Don't come here until you're old.

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we had a -15 degree winter where im at, so im cool with the cold temps.

Brah that's not that cold.

OT: Seattle sounds like it'd fit.
Chicago is awesome, but it's pretty expensive iirc. It has two of the best unis in the country too. Worth checking out.
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Waterloo, Ontario in Canada is great if you dont mind the weather. Good economy, 3 world class uni's in the area, and tonnes of artists and musicians, close to Toronto too. Decent public transit (getting trains next year) and its cheap enough (minus taxes)

The weather really does blow though... -30 C in the winter and edging up to 40 C (with humidex) in the summer. Theres about a two week window in the autumn where its perfect...

Man, I should go into tourism or something


we wouldnt move to canada, she says its like a loft apartment over a really great party,
#14
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we wouldnt move to canada, she says its like a loft apartment over a really great party,

I always thought of it as a boring hat, but I like your girlfriend's way of thinking.
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Selvin, Indiana.
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Quote by Sir-Shredalot
So my girlfriend and i are looking to move somewhere next year in Europe or the U.S. She is American and im Scottish, so suggestions from either area are good.

Criteria

weather -normal minimum 15 degrees celsius max 40 degrees celsius (scotland is too cold for her and i cant take too much heat!) few natural disasters!
Pacific Northwest doesn't get extreme weather. It's pretty rainy. The only danger is that we're due for a big earthquake.

close to a big city
Portland and Seattle are the two biggest cities I can think of
good schools-we are both looking to do our masters degrees
Dunno much about that
cheap living costs
Maybe live just outside the main cities, within the metro area
good economy-i run a music business and she runs a dance studio and would want to do this elsewhere too, after getting a dayjob first
Dunno much about this
good lifestyle and culture 'liberal' as she says.
Portland is pretty damn liberal and alternative, I assume Seattle is similar
good transport system
Portland has an excellent public transportation system
good art scene. i play prog, jazz, and flamenco, so need good musicians around! we enjoy a lot of different art forms.
Portland is known for art and music and all that jazz
friendly people
I guess you could say that.

thanks


I from Portland, so I focused more on that because that is what I know.
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should add preferably east coast due to friends and family in europe and nyc, but would consider california.
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Harlem in New York, Detroit in Michigan, or Baltimore in Maryland are probably your best bets I'd say.


this. but i think detroit has the slight edge if you are tryin to land a good job.
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Definitely Baltimore. They have a whole show called The Wire dedicated to it. You don't get a show unless you're a cool city.

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this. but i think detroit has the slight edge if you are tryin to land a good job.



she said she wouldnt move back to detroit
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Definitely Baltimore. They have a whole show called The Wire dedicated to it. You don't get a show unless you're a cool city.

That reminds me...



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oh dude so much has changed since then. so much cleaner, economy is booming, people are so nice, especially downtown detroit. i would definitely reconsider if i were you.
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oh dude so much has changed since then. so much cleaner, economy is booming, people are so nice, especially downtown detroit. i would definitely reconsider if i were you.

Yea seriously. It has a booming economy. I'm moving there next year after I graduate. You'd be a fool not to.

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Perhaps Austin? I'm not sure how the weather is but I've never heard any complaints.
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oh dude so much has changed since then. so much cleaner, economy is booming, people are so nice, especially downtown detroit. i would definitely reconsider if i were you.


sounds a good candidate then.


what about european options?
#35
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Amsterdam.

Do it.

Amsterdam gets freezing during the winter, last time I was there it was -5 degrees.
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Amsterdam gets freezing during the winter, last time I was there it was -5 degrees.

Not really that extreme though, so I figured I'd throw it out there. -8 is pretty much the lowest I've ever encountered in my 17 years of living here. We usually get like 2 weeks of snow a year anyways, the rest of the year it's way more moderate.

Oh, and pretty much everyone here speaks english, which could be convenient.
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Amsterdam gets freezing during the winter, last time I was there it was -5 degrees.


thats not a big deal actually we could cope with that


are there many english speaking schools in amsterdam?
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Florida! DO IT!

But going off what you have stated, Id say Chicago.
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thats not a big deal actually we could cope with that


are there many english speaking schools in amsterdam?

Universities and such are often bilingual, in fact, some courses are only available in English.
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