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Ronxz 
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So I've been making some major changes in my life lately and one is moving away from my home town. As such, and after thinking on it, I want to move somewhere that geeks are more prevalent. Somewhere I am more likely to find people like me (and if dogs are always welcome that would be a nice bonus) Where I live currently there isn't just a single gaming shop for miles. Right now I am leaning toward Austin, TX or Seattle, WA. I'd really appreciate some more options and thoughts!
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build one like in minecraft.
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Move to Colorado. The Denver Metro area is ideal for us geeks. As well as Boulder and Fort Collins. Dogs are citizens of Colorado. You will see if you ever visit.
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31 / M / Bellingham WA, USA
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Portland would be a better choice than Seattle if you're looking to the west coast IMO. Seattle is kind of awful and expensive. Even where I live, Bellingham WA, is kind of a Mecca right now for people who wanted to escape the actual reality of living in Seattle for an experience thats more geared towards what they were expecting from the northwest- lots of nature trails, dog parks, dive bars, hipsters, college students, indie stuff, etc.
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The Los Angeles metro area has a lot of geek culture, even if local anime shops have been disappearing throughout the years and the only ones left are relatively overpriced. The problem is that it's expensive to live here so I wouldn't recommend setting up permanent shop in California unless you got a good line of work headed your way. There's also that bit about the huge earthquake coming within the next 20 years with the possibility of occurring at any moment, which is why I'm actually trying to leave.

It is where a lot of imported geek goods come through, and where companies like GoodSmile set up local shop. There's also Anime Expo and a few other minor anime conventions, and if anime isn't strictly your thing, there's practically a comic shop in every city somewhere and related conventions.

If you ask me, I hear the Denver metro area is a pretty good place, Portland is also nice, and I've heard lots of good things about Seattle and it isn't as expensive as living here, but it is higher than the average, though only slightly.
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Thanks guys! This was actually a big help in making a decision, I have a friend in Portland who has been wanting me to move out there for a while so I am going do my best to make it out to the West Coast
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Posted 12/12/15

Balzack wrote:

Portland would be a better choice than Seattle if you're looking to the west coast IMO. Seattle is kind of awful and expensive. Even where I live, Bellingham WA, is kind of a Mecca right now for people who wanted to escape the actual reality of living in Seattle for an experience thats more geared towards what they were expecting from the northwest- lots of nature trails, dog parks, dive bars, hipsters, college students, indie stuff, etc.


sounds like this post will influence me to move in washington. my relatives has been asking me to move near them. in my town atm, anime culture is quiet dry
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Posted 12/13/15

Ronxz wrote:

So I've been making some major changes in my life lately and one is moving away from my home town. As such, and after thinking on it, I want to move somewhere that geeks are more prevalent. Somewhere I am more likely to find people like me (and if dogs are always welcome that would be a nice bonus) Where I live currently there isn't just a single gaming shop for miles. Right now I am leaning toward Austin, TX or Seattle, WA. I'd really appreciate some more options and thoughts!


Went to San Francisco for vacation and it was like heaven. There is not only the Crunchyroll headquarters but also Japantown. I would highly recommend the city if you can afford it.

Austin has a huge comic store and have a few rather large comic/anime conventions. So if it was the choice between Austin or Seattle, I would say Austin.
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Posted 12/14/15
I've visited Austin and I have to agree, its an amazing town! Only problem I've encountered is finding work since last I checked a few months ago more than 100 families are moving there per day. I've been keeping my eye out for something there for a while but nothing has come up yet. I have to agree with you that its probably one of the most awesome places to live though!
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