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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 »
Inkster mi
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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
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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.