Where in the US would be most suitable for me to live based off these criteria?

Where in the US would be most suitable for me to live based off these criteria? For reference I'm late 20s and make just over 6 figs remote.

In descending order of importance

>near beautiful outdoors, either forests or nice rocks with good hiking/mountain biking trails
>good weather, not an insane amount of snow, sunny throughout the year
>isn't at risk of running out of water, a nearby river is ideal
>low average age
>affordable
>friendly people
>low crime
>not an insane amount of traffic, ideally bike friendly
>not a big city but not a complete hick town
>within an hour and a half of ski resorts
>near major airport
>good art scene

Pic related, I was considering Sedona because of its outstanding beauty but it is full of retirees and is extremely expensive.

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    salt lake city

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Don't they have a pretty bad water crisis?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Most places are starting to realize selling water to Vegas is a lost cause during covid, so not really. Hell Arizona stopped and is having their stocks almost fully replenished now.

        The only places and people having issues with water are unironically DUDE WEED farms, as those cash crops use a frickton of water and offer very little return in useful material.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        I live in Salt Lake City. There’s talk about the lake being low, but we’re in the middle of record snow pack, so we’ll be fine for the foreseeable future.

        I live downtown, make about the same money as you. Housing is getting expensive. I’m stuck renting a house for a few more years before I can buy.

        It’s clean, safe, and has absolutely beautiful outdoor options.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          I’m going to dump a few SLC photos I took in the last few months.

          This is the West Desert. It’s south of the Great Salt Lake. It has some cool areas, wild horses, camping, and lots of dirt biking and atv trails. It’s about an hour drive southwest from downtown.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            This is on Antelope Island, which is a mountain on the Great Salt Lake. It’s cool, and has Buffalo. It’s maybe an hour and a half north of SLC.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            This. SLC is one of the better cities in the west, despite it being a liberal oasis in a sea of Mormon red

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Water crisis is a meme. Everything goes in cycles. All the panic over record low lakes and reservoirs is gone now because they're all full.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      SLC is good, although not bike friendly and art scene is ass. Boise fits your criteria pretty well, very friendly from my experience

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Don't they have a pretty bad water crisis?

      Salt lake city will be find with drinking water but the actual lake is going to dry up.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      SLC is good, although not bike friendly and art scene is ass. Boise fits your criteria pretty well, very friendly from my experience

      I live in Salt Lake City. There’s talk about the lake being low, but we’re in the middle of record snow pack, so we’ll be fine for the foreseeable future.

      I live downtown, make about the same money as you. Housing is getting expensive. I’m stuck renting a house for a few more years before I can buy.

      It’s clean, safe, and has absolutely beautiful outdoor options.

      This. SLC is one of the better cities in the west, despite it being a liberal oasis in a sea of Mormon red

      SLC has shitty air and tons of cali Black folk and hispanics moving in. Also the LDS homosexualry controlling everything. Utahn's are good at putting on a front acting nice to you but will talk shit behind your back especially if you aren't "part of the club". Plus housing is way overpriced.

      Western South Dakota except the nearest major airport is Denver. Much more affordable than Colorado.
      Also depends on your definition of insane amount of snow and good weather. It's sunny though and warmer than you would think.
      Or, Santa Fe/Taos area.

      >Western South Dakota
      I've been meaning to check it out. How's the Rapid City area near the Black Hills NF? I wonder if it would be worth it to live on the Wyoming side near Devils Tower for better resident hunting. It still gets snow so maybe OP wouldn't like it.

      Denver does not have friendly people. Denver is a magnet for vapid Subaru driving c**ts from California and Texas who think they're a big fricking deal

      >Denver is a magnet for vapid Subaru driving c**ts from California and Texas who think they're a big fricking deal
      Yup, drivers in the Ft Collins/Denver area are one of the worst in the country. Aggressive driving, tailgating, swerving lanes. Just insanity.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Utahn's are good at putting on a front acting nice to you but will talk shit behind your back especially if you aren't "part of the club".
        utahgay here, i can confirm this.

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    You are literally talking about Denver

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Denver does not have friendly people. Denver is a magnet for vapid Subaru driving c**ts from California and Texas who think they're a big fricking deal

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Denver is far left

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Santa Fe area?

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Based on your criteria, the east coast, midwest, north, and northwest is out based on the weather. There are no actual ski resorts in Texas, so that's out.
    You're left with California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah,

    Nevada has a crime problem. 60 percent of the state lives around vegas, and the crime is pretty bad and getting worse every year. They're on pace for the most murders ever recorded for 2023. And it's not a friendly city. And the weather is miserably hot for 6 months out of the year. Don't move to vegas.

    Arizona, Phoenix is great in the winter, spring and fall. But it's hell on earth from june-september.

    Parts of Utah have good weather. You'd have great hiking, tons of ski resorts. It's fairly affordable. Some of the best bike trails in the world are in Utah. Moab is insane for biking. And the crime is generally very low in Utah with the exception of a couple neighborhoods in Salt Lake City.

    Coastal Southern California has everything on your list with the exception of affordability.

    If you're on a budget, I'd look at Utah.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Sorry they’re sideways for some reason.

    This is Bryce Canyon, maybe two hours southeast of downtown SLC.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Bryce Canyon was the balls. Loved that NP.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Another canyon.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Location?

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >late 20s
    >6 figures remote
    Go frick yourself you piece of shit. My answer is “google it you fricking dork homosexual”

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Western South Dakota except the nearest major airport is Denver. Much more affordable than Colorado.
    Also depends on your definition of insane amount of snow and good weather. It's sunny though and warmer than you would think.
    Or, Santa Fe/Taos area.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      The Santa fe/Taos area does seem real nice.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I have pretty similar criteria and I've been looking at Bend. Although it's kind of expensive and I haven't actually been there in person yet.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Bend Oregon but it’s not as affordable as it was 20 years ago

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Bend is great but it's $600k for a mediocre home

  11. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Anybody have any reviews on Carson City, NV. Seems alright and close to Lake Tahoe.

    Not trans, voting for trump, have a toddler, looking for somewhere to FIRE in 7-8 years.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      I love northern Nevada but it's not for everyone. Lots of trashy people and gambling addicts. I'd live in west Reno in a heartbeat.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Nevada is leftist

  12. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Monterey CA

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    I'm from Louisiana. To obtain large amounts of money from my job, moved to Washington State (1.5 hrs west of Seattle).
    Love the outdoors, love the 4 months of great weather here, hate the cold wet winters (but could tolerate dryer cold winters).
    But hate the people here. They are all passive aggressive and quite possibly the laziest people I've ever encountered.
    Where can I move where I get good outdoors and people who are generally pleasant and like to work hard?
    I've been heavily considering Idaho, Montana, Utah, or Wyoming.

  14. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    people
    >>low crime

    Ashville, NC fits the bill except these two items above.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah I was considering it until I saw its on the top 1% most dangerous cities in the country kek

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Portland Maine
    >near outdoors
    >has skiing within an hour of the city
    >tons of water
    >not super expensive
    >one of if not the whitest state in america so low crime and good people
    >not super populous so traffic isnt bad, you can definitely bike around the city too
    Art scene isn't there, and the airport isn't major but you're not too far from boston which IS a major international airport. Winter is pretty cold too, but seafood galore.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Doesn’t Maine have an extremist leftist governor? Pro trans etc

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Don't know, but OP didn't mention politics. The order of importance was the list he mentioned, and Portland Maine ticks a lot of those boxes.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Yes but presumably he’s not ok with trannies gang raping his potential friends, wife, daughter etc every time they use the toilet

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