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Old 01-22-2013, 08:54 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Burlington (because I live here and love it!!!!)
Boston (Great sports town!!!!!)
Albany (Doesn't feel like upstate NY and close to Saratoga and Lake George)
Hartford (less than 2 hours to both Boston and NYC)
Baltimore (Very cool place)
Durham (Seacoast is somewhat appealing)
Stony Brook (Near Big Apple but feel trapped on LI)
Orono (No way - too cold, too snowy, too lonely, too many bears)
Binghamton (would live there only if I was sent to prison)
There's the "cold and snowy" Orono thing again..........wake me up when palm trees start growing in Burlington (or Durham, Boston, Hartford, Albany and Binghamton for that matter).

Only 2 that truly have milder weather are Stony Brook (mostly ocean effect) and Baltimore (obviously much further South than the rest of the league).
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Re: What AE city would you want to live in.

I go 2 hours north and I feel a major difference in the weather/temp. I'm living in southern NH right now. That 2 hours difference is enough for me to not want to move up north in any way. You can say the same thing about Burlington. It just has enough going on to almost make you forget about it. If people said Burlington is too cold and snowy for them to want to live there I would agree.
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Burlington is arctic in the winter, but summers in Burlington are the absolute best.
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Burlington is arctic in the winter, but summers in Burlington are the absolute best.
The fall looks amazing as well. Right around the first week of September.
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1. Boston

2. Burlington- If there were an abundance of jobs in my industry I'd move there tomorrow, but since my industry in fact doesn't exist in Vermont, don't think I'm moving back up there anytime soon. LOVE Burlington though. My ideal situation if I were to move back to VT would be to have a primary home in Burlington and then build a home on the lake somewhere in the Champlain Islands so have a place to spend the summer and be close to Montreal as well.

3. Hartford- Not the most exciting place, but I could live in West Hartford. Nice place to live with a family IMO and nice homes are very affordable relative to NYC/Boston similar communities.

4. Long Island- Not my first choice, but I could live there given proximity to NYC.
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Re: What AE city would you want to live in.

I spent my first 18 years in northern Virginia and so far my second 18 years in Burlington. I still struggle getting through January and February (we are expecting between 0 and -10 tonight) but between May and October this city is a jewel. In the summer months there is literally a festival every weekend on the Waterfront. This fall I was able to bike from my house to watch Grace Potter and the Nocturnals play an outdoor waterfront show as the sun was setting behind the Adirondacks.

1. Burlington
2. Boston
3. Baltimore
4. Durham
5. Hartford
6. Long Island
7. Bangor
8. Albany
9. Binghamton

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Re: What AE city would you want to live in.

1. Boston
2. Baltimore
3. Burlington
4. Stony Brook
5. Albany
6. Hartford
7. Durham
8. Binghamton
9. Bangor

Only reason I have Binghmaton higher than Bangor is the proximity to friends and family in the NYC area. Boston, Baltimore and Burlington are clear 1-2-3 for me. Burlington drops to 3 because of Winter and location. It is an awesome town. I have Stony Brook above Albany just because of proximity to the ocean and NYC. I have been in Albany for 15 years and it is a good place to live but I miss the ocean. Hartford is a clear 6 and Durham is a clear 7.
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1. Boston
2. Baltimore
3. Burlington
4. Stony Brook
5. Albany
6. Hartford
7. Durham
8. Binghamton
9. Bangor

Only reason I have Binghmaton higher than Bangor is the proximity to friends and family in the NYC area. Boston, Baltimore and Burlington are clear 1-2-3 for me. Burlington drops to 3 because of Winter and location. It is an awesome town. I have Stony Brook above Albany just because of proximity to the ocean and NYC. I have been in Albany for 15 years and it is a good place to live but I miss the ocean. Hartford is a clear 6 and Durham is a clear 7.
Does Binghamton have Sting playing the waterfront this summer?
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I want to live in Bangor just for tonight!

After beating vermont there should be alot of partying - I just hope I don't run into a Moose on my way home!
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Re: What AE city would you want to live in.

Binghamton is magical place where you feel like you are going back in time. The other reason is that I ranked it higher than bangor is not so isolated. If we are talking about Portland, then it is in contention for top 3 on the list.
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Does Binghamton have Sting playing the waterfront this summer?
Sting? What year are we in right now? Is this like that movie Hot Tub Time Machine
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Sting? What year are we in right now? Is this like that movie Hot Tub Time Machine
Well take a look at who is on tour these days..........

1. Bieber & his bubble gum wannabes
2. Country
3. Dinosaurs

That's about it these days. Sting is also playing Mohegan Sun and Boston on this tour (but not Binghamton or Burlington)
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Well take a look at who is on tour these days..........

1. Bieber & his bubble gum wannabes
2. Country
3. Dinosaurs

That's about it these days. Sting is also playing Mohegan Sun and Boston on this tour (but not Binghamton or Burlington)
I wouldn't expect Sting to show up in Vermont because nobody would go to see that. Vermonters know their music, especially Burlington.
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I wouldn't expect Sting to show up in Vermont because nobody would go to see that. Vermonters know their music, especially Burlington.
Yeah.....Phish and chicks with hairy pits........if you can see them through the haze.
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Yeah.....Phish.
That's just one band- but yes, something people actually go to.
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