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Best Value Cities
« on: February 14, 2021, 10:08:21 PM »
What cities get you the best bang for your buck?
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 11:00:52 PM »
Minneapolis if you can deal with it being -15 outside right now.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 11:25:07 PM »
Pound for pound best bang for the buck I gotta go Pattaya, soi six
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 12:24:10 AM »
Prague. Lots of European cities. Anywhere in South East Asia except for Singapore.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 01:25:12 AM »
Riga comes to mind.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 06:27:42 AM »
Providence baby! So many spots and significantly cheaper than Boston or New York
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 08:58:06 AM »
Minneapolis if you can deal with it being -15 outside right now.

So what the hell do you guys do?  I'm moving there next week and scared I'm not going to skate for another month at least.  I'm old and not particularly good but I do skate like 2x a week now and fear that is going to drop off to nothing until spring hits.

I hope to meet some guys this coming summer and have some ins for next year, but the thought of going to a busy and unfamiliar indoor park alone to struggle to 5050 a ledge or 5-0 a quarter (especially during COVID) is daunting.


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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 12:41:37 PM »
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 09:03:56 PM »
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Minneapolis if you can deal with it being -15 outside right now.
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So what the hell do you guys do?  I'm moving there next week and scared I'm not going to skate for another month at least.  I'm old and not particularly good but I do skate like 2x a week now and fear that is going to drop off to nothing until spring hits.

I hope to meet some guys this coming summer and have some ins for next year, but the thought of going to a busy and unfamiliar indoor park alone to struggle to 5050 a ledge or 5-0 a quarter (especially during COVID) is daunting.

I don't live in Minneapolis, I live 4 hours southwest of there, contemplating moving there though.  I don't know what to tell you, 3rd lair and familia are open with mask and social distancing measures.  Fuck it, noone will remember your face with a mask on.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2021, 09:29:40 AM »
Sounds like I'm gonna have to suck it up and go skate the 3rd lair mini ramp with some rock to fakie-ing 5 year olds until I get my sea legs.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2021, 11:22:44 AM »
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Minneapolis if you can deal with it being -15 outside right now.
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So what the hell do you guys do?  I'm moving there next week and scared I'm not going to skate for another month at least.  I'm old and not particularly good but I do skate like 2x a week now and fear that is going to drop off to nothing until spring hits.

I hope to meet some guys this coming summer and have some ins for next year, but the thought of going to a busy and unfamiliar indoor park alone to struggle to 5050 a ledge or 5-0 a quarter (especially during COVID) is daunting.

Minnesota is pretty street skating friendly.  Cops here are cool if you are.  Some areas might be a little rough but respect gets respect

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2021, 05:57:45 PM »
Inkster mi
yes im same fwording because i cant say the f word here

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2021, 05:54:50 PM »
Providence baby! So many spots and significantly cheaper than Boston or New York


yeehaw, kid. I used to have a lot of fun in providence.

damn. just looked at real estate. you can get a lot for the money there. sub300k homes in decent spots. wow.
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2021, 11:37:14 PM »
Baltimore. City deserves way more love than it gets and it is super affordable.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2021, 02:37:23 AM »
Sounds like I'm gonna have to suck it up and go skate the 3rd lair mini ramp with some rock to fakie-ing 5 year olds until I get my sea legs.
Parking garages, covered areas, tiny garage spaces, buy a few sheets of plywood and skate flatground in your living room...there are options.
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2021, 07:51:35 AM »
Sounds like I'm gonna have to suck it up and go skate the 3rd lair mini ramp with some rock to fakie-ing 5 year olds until I get my sea legs.

Quite a few private bowls there. Tangle with the locals and get in.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2021, 09:12:58 AM »
Tijuana

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2021, 12:31:40 PM »
To live or to travel?

If to travel, anywhere you find cheap accommodation that's also got a lower cost of living than where you're coming from.

If to live, any place with cheap rent and a lower cost of living than where you're coming from.

These sound pretty much the same, but if you're traveling as a tourist to a touristy place then the price of accommodation might be exorbitantly high compared to what rent actually costs locals.

I think Eastern Europe as a region wins on both fronts because it's not touristy. SE Asia can be expensive as a tourist these days, depending, but is generally cheaper to live in. But if you're looking for a place that's cheap, with a decent economy (or rather has jobs that pay really well relative to the cost of living in your field of expertise) then you can kind of see it's pretty varied. Really depends exactly what you mean by "best value" cities.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2021, 08:08:50 AM »
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Sounds like I'm gonna have to suck it up and go skate the 3rd lair mini ramp with some rock to fakie-ing 5 year olds until I get my sea legs.
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Quite a few private bowls there. Tangle with the locals and get in.

This. Thereís plenty of indoor spots. I would avoid 3rd lair if youíre over 25 doe.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2021, 08:54:39 AM »
What cities get you the best bang for your buck?

Any medium or kinda large city in the southeast USA thatís not Miami is relatively affordable compared to similar types of cities elsewhere in the country.

If you want something larger try Austin, Atlanta, or Charlotte

If you prefer something medium try Tampa, Raleigh, or Richmond.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2021, 09:08:29 AM »
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Sounds like I'm gonna have to suck it up and go skate the 3rd lair mini ramp with some rock to fakie-ing 5 year olds until I get my sea legs.
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Quite a few private bowls there. Tangle with the locals and get in.
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This. Thereís plenty of indoor spots. I would avoid 3rd lair if youíre over 25 doe.

It used to be free for old people on Thursdays. That was pretty great.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2021, 11:59:25 AM »
Someone in another thread made a great case for Porto, Portugal. Makes sense to me bc you get the Mediterranean weather but Portugal is way cheaper than France or Spain.

Here in the US my first instinct is to say Philly or Baltimore. Philly isnít as cheap as it used to be but itís still a steal compared to NYC or Boston. Baltimore is a good bit cheaper but a lot more crime and poverty and poor infrastructure/services.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2021, 01:53:59 PM »
Baltimore. City deserves way more love than it gets and it is super affordable.

I was thinking on moving there but my wife is scared of the crime.  Is it really as bad as people say? 

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #23 on: March 04, 2021, 03:51:24 PM »
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What cities get you the best bang for your buck?
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Any medium or kinda large city in the southeast USA thatís not Miami is relatively affordable compared to similar types of cities elsewhere in the country.

If you want something larger try Austin, Atlanta, or Charlotte

If you prefer something medium try Tampa, Raleigh, or Richmond.

Atlanta ainít the spot. Itís okay for certain reasons, but I wouldnít put it high on the best value list...it can be pricy and you need a car for anything..

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2021, 04:41:42 PM »
Here in the US my first instinct is to say Philly or Baltimore. Philly isnít as cheap as it used to be but itís still a steal compared to NYC or Boston. Baltimore is a good bit cheaper but a lot more crime and poverty and poor infrastructure/services.

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Baltimore. City deserves way more love than it gets and it is super affordable.
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I was thinking on moving there but my wife is scared of the crime.  Is it really as bad as people say? 


Philly and Baltimore are both deeply dysfunctional cities. Baltimore is worse but cheaper.

Baltimore seems like you could find a niche and do alright but it definitely has fewer options in housing, entertainment, restaurants, etc. The yuppie neighborhoods are still plenty expensive but outside those and the white working class enclaves there is a ďyou shouldnít be here vibeĒ that Iíve never gotten so bad in Philly.

Philly circa 2016 wasnít terrible. Itís still pretty decent but everything keeps getting more expensive, largely thanks to New York transplants while COVID has brought on a crime wave and looming financial crisis due to an over reliance on wage taxes.

Me and my old roommate moved to Philly and Baltimore respectively and he was always saying he wanted to move up to Philly but eventually moved to Ohio after a friend got murdered on his front stoop and his kids needed to go to school.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2021, 04:50:12 PM »
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What cities get you the best bang for your buck?
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Any medium or kinda large city in the southeast USA thatís not Miami is relatively affordable compared to similar types of cities elsewhere in the country.

If you want something larger try Austin, Atlanta, or Charlotte

If you prefer something medium try Tampa, Raleigh, or Richmond.
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Atlanta ainít the spot. Itís okay for certain reasons, but I wouldnít put it high on the best value list...it can be pricy and you need a car for anything..

Not cheap relative to the other places Iíve listed. But it is definitely the cheapest of the ďhot girl citiesĒ like LA, NYC, Miami etc.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2021, 05:03:53 PM »
Yeah I'm going to also add Atlanta ain't cheap, as I've seen and learned the Midwest and other no nothing towns like Huntsville, Birmingham, Jackson, Artisia, Tupelo, Omaha, Lawrence.

They're small and have cheaper rent but the affordability of places are in sketchy neighborhoods. What's I'm saying and someone else nailed it too as the places mentioned beforehand are cheap but have a vibe of I shouldn't be here for good reasons.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2021, 09:57:43 PM »
Seems like any city worth itís dirt is going to cost you, which is cool

The cheap cities are cheap for a reason.

Great to hear about everyoneís experiences and really want to check some of these places out.

Hoping to go on a road trip in the USA and get a first hand experience
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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2021, 12:16:30 AM »
Someone in another thread made a great case for Porto, Portugal. Makes sense to me bc you get the Mediterranean weather but Portugal is way cheaper than France or Spain.

the last part may be true, as prices for housing, living, goods, going out and such are generally lower compared to other southern/western european countries. however to the first part, porto is on the atlantic coast, nowhere near the mediterranean. so the weather can be quite changing and rain heavy, especially in the spring. i was there for a week in april, it poured every fucking day and it was super cold.

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Re: Best Value Cities
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2021, 02:05:57 PM »
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Baltimore. City deserves way more love than it gets and it is super affordable.
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I was thinking on moving there but my wife is scared of the crime.  Is it really as bad as people say?

When talking about crime, I don't think anything is as bad as they say. I mean even in the worst neighborhoods there are nights the cops have nothing to do and end up sleeping in their cars. Here is a good place to compare crime in different areas... it isn't perfect, but it is a pretty good resource https://crime-data-explorer.app.cloud.gov/explorer/state/maryland/crime

The hipster neighborhoods are super gentrified and the townhomes are a deal compared to the rest of America. I considered moving there a few years ago, but the ex and I decided we'd rather return to Canada.

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