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Where would you go?

Original post made by Abitarian, Downtown North, on Jul 24, 2017

If you wanted to move somewhere that offers a comparable lifestyle to the way Palo Alto *used* to be, where would you go and why?

Please do *not* use this topic to complain about Palo Alto, this discussion is intended to highlight other great places to live.

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Posted by long time resident
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jul 24, 2017 at 2:59 pm

What kind of "used to be" Palo Alto lifestyle are you looking for? Cheaper? Less diverse? More conservative? More rain? More polluted? We've lived in Palo Alto for 40 years and the old timers that I know all have very different memories of what Palo Alto "used to be" like.

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Posted by I would go...
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 24, 2017 at 10:36 pm

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Posted by Pittsburgh!
a resident of College Terrace
on Jul 24, 2017 at 11:47 pm

According to the NYT Pittsburgh has many of the benefits of Palo Alto (great university–Carnegie Mellon), tech jobs, improving food scene, but with affordable housing:
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Posted by Ahem
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

I would move to LA. Palo Alto is being turned into LA anyway, so why wait when you can move to LA now and enjoy all the benefits of living in a "vibrant" urban environment?

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 25, 2017 at 9:12 am

Are we talking about nearby, within the State or anywhere in the US.

Myself, I would like a typical french village with buildings over 100 years old and french bread bought twice a day from the boulangerie a couple of doors away.

OK, I think I would get bored after a couple of days, never mind.

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a resident of Professorville
on Jul 25, 2017 at 1:26 pm

After five years of thought on this subject, I have narrowed it down to Boulder, Colorado; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Brugge or Leuven, Belgium; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; Newton Ferrers, England; or The Trossacks, Scotland.

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Posted by SLO Guy
a resident of another community
on Jul 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm

San Luis Obispo. Boulder is trying very hard to be the next Palo Alto.

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