"friend to all babies" :)
@km1312 everyone who replied on this thread (sorry @-replying all of you seems really daunting right now), thank you! you've been super-helpful and I'm now really stoked to visit at least a few of these places over the next year to get a feel for them - I will absolutely be seeking you lovely people out when I do!
@km1312 I'm from Oak Park. Sooo many Starved Rock trip memories...
@cuminafterall batting cages! bowling! laser tag! anything active where you guys can laugh at yourselves about silly you look/terribly you're performing.
@olivebee Full disclosure: I grew up in a Chicago suburb and still have family and friends there, so Chicago is sort of the default if no other cities sound better. I love it too, but I'm curious about what it's like to actually LIVE there, rather than take the El in for the occasional Cubs game/Millennium Park concert/etc. Thoughts?
@Briony Fields Can you tell me more about Montreal, Winnipeg, Ottawa? Or does anyone know Toronto? Canada, you guys!
@SockHopBop I live right next the parade grounds, technically in flatbush which is cheap, but super close to both LG and DP and all of their cuteness and dining options. It rocks. Anywhere off the B/Q from Prospect Park to Newkirk (I'm off of Church Ave) is a great bet.
@Gulf of Finland ooh I didn't even think about Colorado! Any Colorado homies out there?
@SockHopBop The Ditmas Park/Lefferts Gardens/western Flatbush area - basically around the south/east corner of Prospect Park - is great, and fits your bill!
Hey 'Pinners! Constant lurker, infrequent commentor here, but I could use some advice from you wise folks: Where should I live??
I've been in NYC for for 10 years, and while I love it (especially Brooklyn & Queens), I'm ready for a change. I want to find another city with culture, diversity, and at least some amount of public transit (although I realize that leaving NYC, I probably will have to break down and get a car (and a license...)), but that is less frantic, crowded, and expensive. Big motivating factors include my love of hiking and desire to get a dog. I work in marketing, so I think I should be okay in the job market of most medium to large cities?
Also, I really hate hot, humid weather but am fine with winter. I've heard good things about Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, Vancouver?? Where else?