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NeeBraun

Trad climber
80302
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:12am PT

hey there, say, st00pid Americans... Don't move to the Hudson Valley, you'll hate it, it's full of st00pid New Yorkers. Skiing in the Catskills? Are you f*#king kidding? Who in their right mind would bother with skiing in the Catskills? Traveling anywhere from Northern Vermont sucks, four hour drive to Boston or fly out of Montreal. It would be about as convenient as living in Atlin, BC; is homeschooling a possibility?
Mike Honcho

Trad climber
Glenwood Springs, CO
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:12am PT
Jim Brennan is cracking me up!

Become a Canadian citizen and then move to Squamish.

Go to El Paso and learn Texan.

Roll over, on to your back and the universe will answer all of your questions.

edit to add ~"NeeBraun" is a hilarious username. It comes with a visual and everything!

Caylor
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Aug 10, 2018 - 07:12am PT
^Winooski^
As a graduate of St Michaelís
Winooski is cool little mill town 10 minutes
from Burlington.
Chilly winters eventually forced my hand.
I relocated to Olympic Valley, CA.


My last 2 years, friends and I lived in Jonesville,VT.
5 minutes from Richmond 10 minutes from Bolton.
25 minutes in no traffic to Burlington.
35-45 minutes to Stowe. 35-45 minutes to Sugarbush/
Mad River Glen.

Yeah the mountains are ďlameĒ by West Coast standards,
But enough hiking, fishing, camping to last a few lifetimes.
Add the ADKs and thereís a couple more..
Ok skiing climbing.
But ask tradmanclimbs about the ice climbing!!!!
Great summertime swimming holes all around
Richmond Area.

another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Aug 10, 2018 - 08:06am PT
People in the east are suspicious of Californians (with good reason)and Californians are suspicious of people from the east.

Hillbillies (meaning anyone one else plus way more than half the people in California and the east ) are suspicious of everything.

We don't really like your kind around here, so you might as well just stay where you are.
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:01am PT
I need to land a nice telecommuting job and move to Skardu or Srinagar.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:06am PT
Gary, there are a lot worse places than Bremerton but since Thomas is leaving the Navy I surmised that he might want a clean break. Looked at a fantastic place on 5 acres a bit NE of Olympia on Realtor.com for $500K the other day. Dunno about the schools there but I would think theyíre decent.
the Fet

climber
Tu-Tok-A-Nu-La
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:06am PT
I second DMTs good advice. You have about 6 years left with kids enjoy it.

Iím kind of in the same boat. Foothills of Northern California has been great compromise. I live in a small town with great schools at the edge of suburbia. Rural but convenient. 1 hour to great skiing (great terrain, snow is feast or famine) climbing in 20 minutes, Yosemite in under 4 hours. Santa Cruz in 3 hours. But I think climate change is wrecking the skiing, Norcal oceans are cold and donít get down there much.

We are seriously thinking about getting two places. Maybe 1 in Hawaii and one in the mountains maybe near Powder Mountain Utah (I need steep enough terrain and lots of snow) and splitting time between them. Of course kids in school make that a challenge, we may home school our younger one.

California housing and cost of living is getting ridiculous. Not that Hawaii is any better but itís Hawaii.

I grew up on the east coast and learned to ski in Vermont. Summers are humid. Ski terrain is mediocre. Snow is hard. No access to surf. I surf not kiteboard so I donít know where conditions are good for that. Multi pitch climbing is not available like the west.

Bend is expensive and far from the ocean. Same for Colorado.

Taos is in the middle of nowhere. And far from the ocean.

The northwest is rainy.

A cheaper option for the beach is Florida. But I couldnít live there in the summer hence the need for a mountain home.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:23am PT
The northwest is rainy.

A common misconception,and it is getting less so. Chicago gets more rain than Seattle.
And rain is something most of California would kill for right now.
skywalker1

Trad climber
co
Aug 10, 2018 - 09:45am PT
Colorado- Evergreen (30 min to Denver)

N.H. - Laconia area (Gilford specifically)

W.V. - Near but not in Morgantown (Cheat Lake area specifically)

Just a few places I've lived that were kick ass with a sh#t ton to do.

S...

Heyzeus

climber
Hollywood,Ca
Aug 10, 2018 - 10:22am PT
I see climate change isn't on your list but if it's a concern, I hear you want to be 40th parallel and above. There are other factors as well.
https://www.sacbee.com/opinion/california-forum/article171601007.html

Other than that, a lot of good suggestions so far!
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Aug 10, 2018 - 10:40am PT
To correct Jan a little bit...Utah is conservative. SLC itself is not. Democratic mayors, brewpubs, etc. It's probably less conservative than Colorado Springs.

But it's growing very rapidly, and from a housing perspective, is only cheap in comparison to the West Coast.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Aug 10, 2018 - 10:51am PT
Bend 7,000,000 tourists a year
Colorado Springs area 23,000,000 tourists a year
jeff constine

Trad climber
Ao Namao
Aug 10, 2018 - 10:58am PT
Thailand, Climbing, Scuba, Jungle trek, Great food, nice people, CHEAP.
Credit: jeff constine
Oh, awesome medical services.
another nickname

Social climber
Yazoo Ms
Aug 10, 2018 - 11:39am PT
Bangalore is very economical and the town has lots of telecommuting jobs available.
ThomasKeefer

Trad climber
San Diego
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 10, 2018 - 12:01pm PT
Fet-
Thanks! Sounds like we are in a similar boat. I can help you with HI ideas - I lived there for a few years until October of 2017. I would go back in a hearbeat - has everything but skiing. Oddly, I never climbed while there but Oahu has one fairly large crag out at Dillingham and a cool TR spot at Makapuu pt.
The schools are as bad as you might have heard and the traffic is insane if you are going where everyone else is. You can easily avoid that though.

I agree with most of what everyone is saying - I am slowly being talked out of VT which is why I have turned to the font of never ending wisdom here on the taco.

Thanks very much to everyone for the ideas - keep them coming!

Oh.. and Bremeton - I did work there for a bit in the shipyard. It was cool - but real estate is out of control and the weather is kinda tough.
johntp

Trad climber
Little Rock and Loving It
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:20pm PT
I've always thought St, George, Utah looked like a nice place to live. Or Moab; though it's gotten a bit overrun.

SLC? Traffic and smog is bad from the bit I've been there.

Jody

climber
Occupied Territory
Aug 10, 2018 - 12:50pm PT
Not Bend...just snotty transplanted Californians living there, traffic is NOT manageable, and you can't pump your own gas.
Brian in SLC

Social climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Aug 10, 2018 - 02:55pm PT
Dillon Montana. University town. Affordable housing. Climbing, skiing.
bit'er ol' guy

climber
the past
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:32pm PT
Not Reno Tahoe Truckee NO! $$$$$$$$ so crowded, hot and expensive, A ski town without snow. Google and Tesla are on their way to Drano with more Traffic so more yups and everything is going to get more expensive if that's possible? priviledge and entitled Uber-families every where demanding everything they had in Los Gatos. Lame.
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Aug 10, 2018 - 04:39pm PT
Not Reno Tahoe Truckee NO! $$$$$$$$ so crowded, hot and expensive, A ski town without snow. Google and Tesla are on their way to Drano with more Traffic so more yups and everything is going to get more expensive if that's possible? priviledge and entitled Uber-families every where demanding everything they had in Los Gatos. Lame.

I was in Truckee for the first time in about 8 years last weekend, and I couldn't f*#kin' believe the place. Felt like Los Gatos / SF on a Saturday night. So crazy
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