|Mr Khan said:
I'd suggest Pittsburgh. It's been named America's most livable city recently, is far enough away from the great lakes to not really get slammed by lake effect snow like Cleveland or Chicago, gets decently hot in the summer, cold in the winter, and is slowly clawing its way out of the cultural mediocrity it fell into after the end of the steel industry.
Nashville is hotter, but still not really deep south hot, and like Pittsburgh, has no natural disasters of note though both cities can have issues with flooding at odd times.
But I like Lake Effect Snow!!! Toronto is between great lakes, so all the heavy snow always misses us, and that's just no fun . How's the Humidity in Pittsburg?
Seattle would be a good choice. It's usually pretty temperate, but it does rain a lot. The city is very diverse, and there is a lot to do. It's clean, there are great places to eat, obviously great seafood, pikes place market is really fun, tons of outdoor activity all around the city such as lakes, mountains, ski resorts, etc. Seattle is a very very fun city.
Portland is like a smaller Seattle, but it's probably the most unique city in America. It's become the capital for all things weird and eclectic. Still has much of what Seattle has, but it's a little smaller. Has lots of little shops that sell obscure things, it's essentially the hipster capital of America. I like both cities for different reasons.
New York is another choice, unless you don't want a really big city. It's a hell of a lot of fun in New York, and the grandness of it all really leaves me in awe every time I visit. It has fantastic architecture, and really you could explore it for days and not get bored. New York is the center of the world, and if you want to live in the modern equivalent of Rome, then New York is the city for you. Not a lot of outdoors stuff aside from central park(which is great) and it is expensive.
Those are some of my suggestions.
I have family near Manhattan, and honestly....it's not the different then Toronto. More crowded because it's a compact island, gets more rain since it gets the tail end of Florida's Hurricanes, and just a bit more ghetto in certain places.
However I do like to drive, so I wouldn't consider either Toronto or Manhattan good, however Mississauga and New Jersey (neighbouring city/state) are awesome!
|Chris Hu said:
Florida really doesn't get too hot I visited Orlando two years ago in early June and it had perfect climate not too hot and it cooled down nicely during the night. I'm thinking the part of Florida that is closer to the Atlanic Ocean probably has better year around climate then the part that is closer to the Gulf of Mexico. As for California its not to hot either pretty much all of costal California has year around perfect climate. The only major drawback with both Florida and Californa that they are both on the expensive side especially when it comes to real estate and Califorina also has some of the highest gas prices in the US.
I disagree, I usually go to Florida in March, and it's already pretty damn warm then. 120F is just too much for me, when the outside tempurature goes above body temperature, it's just not comfortable. I hear it goes up to 140F in the summer, and most people I know from Florida say that they spend most of their time indoors, with heavy AC.
Also Hurricanes, I know 3 people from Florida, and they tell me that they get Thunderstorms on a weekly basis, plus cities like Miami are ravaged by hurricanes, I never saw a building over 70 years old in Orlando, and nothing older then 50 years in Miami.