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Best places to live for a Democrat?
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For those of us here on DU are in the process of relocating or looking to move. What are the best places to live for us Democrats? (especially those who live in the red)
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  -Best places to live for a Democrat? Obamarulz11  Sep-16-08 08:52 PM   #0 
  - Madison, WI.  Zynx   Sep-16-08 08:52 PM   #1 
  - Although I am from La Crosse I would say that Madison is a great place for a Democrat to live.  elocs   Sep-16-08 09:01 PM   #17 
  - THose lists should only be given to certain types of people  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-18-08 08:25 AM   #192 
     - I've noticed that too  Shiver   Sep-18-08 09:01 AM   #195 
        - as long as they aren't pseudo-Dems  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-18-08 09:11 AM   #196 
  - I second that  ladym55   Sep-16-08 09:23 PM   #34 
  - that's our next and hopefully final stop...3-4 years from now, if all goes well.  QuestionAll   Sep-16-08 09:30 PM   #41 
     - Dodgeville - the area around it - is peaceful and beautiful  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-18-08 08:09 AM   #190 
        - governor dodge state park.  QuestionAll   Sep-18-08 04:01 PM   #198 
  - Ann Arbor, MI is nice for DUers. I live here.  muntrv   Sep-16-08 08:53 PM   #2 
  - another vote for Ann Arbor area n/t  Scout   Sep-18-08 07:11 AM   #187 
  - Palo Alto, CA?  sakabatou   Sep-16-08 08:53 PM   #3 
  - I grew up in Palo Alto. It's progressive, has good schools.  Gregorian   Sep-16-08 08:59 PM   #14 
     - Besides the expenses, it's still pretty damned good  sakabatou   Sep-16-08 10:10 PM   #61 
  - Portland, OR and Santa Cruz, CA  bob_weaver   Sep-16-08 08:54 PM   #4 
  - definitely Santa Cruz.  Ms. November   Sep-16-08 09:26 PM   #36 
  - Austin, TX  LibInTexas   Sep-16-08 08:54 PM   #5 
  - shhhh...  bevoette   Sep-17-08 12:32 AM   #72 
  - w00t for PARTS of Dallas!  vanderRock   Sep-17-08 12:38 AM   #76 
     - which parts of dallas?I live in Ellis county...  w8liftinglady   Sep-18-08 05:53 AM   #186 
  - Kansas City, Missouri (especially in the Brookside area)  protect our future   Sep-16-08 08:55 PM   #6 
  - Hey! I've been there! I can remember when the trolley ran through there.  triguy46   Sep-16-08 09:47 PM   #48 
  - don't forget Lawrence!  Blue_Tires   Sep-17-08 08:51 AM   #107 
     - Yes! Lawrence, Kansas!  protect our future   Sep-17-08 01:13 PM   #143 
  - NY?  margotb822   Sep-16-08 08:55 PM   #7 
  - Nice Nascar dig...  michele77   Sep-17-08 01:21 PM   #147 
     - No more NASCAR for the OP  goodgd_yall   Sep-17-08 07:07 PM   #180 
  - Mendocino, California.  Gregorian   Sep-16-08 08:55 PM   #8 
  - oh how I want to go there...  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-18-08 08:22 AM   #191 
  - Massatwoshits!  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-08 08:56 PM   #9 
  - With NH as a best friend.  graywarrior   Sep-16-08 09:28 PM   #39 
     - Damn Straight!  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-08 09:41 PM   #43 
        - Warrior-ing.  graywarrior   Sep-16-08 09:44 PM   #46 
           - Just got off the Whites on Labor Day  Xipe Totec   Sep-16-08 09:49 PM   #51 
              - Yes. I am in North Conway.  graywarrior   Sep-16-08 09:55 PM   #55 
                 - Thanks, I will.  Xipe Totec   Sep-17-08 05:22 AM   #85 
                    - That's a tough route.  graywarrior   Sep-17-08 07:48 AM   #98 
                       - I don't think so  Xipe Totec   Sep-17-08 08:10 AM   #104 
                          - No, it's the same thing.  graywarrior   Sep-17-08 11:52 AM   #134 
  - Southern Marin County, California.  TomInTib   Sep-16-08 08:57 PM   #10 
  - wOW!! THIS PLACE IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!  Sebass1271   Sep-16-08 09:09 PM   #24 
  - Marin would be God's country  CreekDog   Sep-16-08 10:02 PM   #59 
  - Move to a red place like here and help change the color  panader0   Sep-16-08 08:57 PM   #11 
  - In the South: Asheville, NC  DemoTex   Sep-16-08 08:57 PM   #12 
  - Yes!  Tallison   Sep-16-08 09:01 PM   #16 
  - My town! Absolutely!! BUT  tpsbmam   Sep-17-08 07:11 AM   #94 
     - Charles Taylor is the biggest landowner in Transylvania County.  DemoTex   Sep-17-08 08:14 AM   #105 
  - California is to damn expensive.  Fluffdaddy   Sep-16-08 08:58 PM   #13 
  - Charlottesville, VA!  Tallison   Sep-16-08 08:59 PM   #15 
  - Yes it is but it is god awful confusing  underpants   Sep-17-08 12:23 AM   #70 
  - You're right about that  Tallison   Sep-17-08 05:03 PM   #156 
     - Oh, and Alderman Rd., too n/t  Tallison   Sep-17-08 05:04 PM   #157 
  - C'ville has a great anti-war network  arcadian   Sep-17-08 05:37 PM   #165 
  - Olympia, Washington..  opiate69   Sep-16-08 09:02 PM   #18 
  - Here's another shout-out for Olympia. n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-17-08 09:13 AM   #109 
     - Howdy, neighbor! Whereabouts in Oly are you?  opiate69   Sep-17-08 06:45 PM   #174 
        - I'm about 50 miles west of you.  lumberjack_jeff   Sep-17-08 07:48 PM   #183 
           - Love, love love Montesano...  opiate69   Sep-18-08 08:26 AM   #193 
  - Massachusetts!  bicentennial_baby   Sep-16-08 09:02 PM   #19 
  - +1 pioneer valley for dems!  jakem   Sep-17-08 08:02 AM   #103 
  - Vermont n/t  tilsammans   Sep-16-08 09:03 PM   #20 
  - I can speak for Portland Oregon. But shhh. .. don't tell anyone I told you so.. ~nt~  Impeachment_Monkey   Sep-16-08 09:04 PM   #21 
  - I second Portland, OR  hogwyld   Sep-17-08 10:32 AM   #128 
     - you said it better than I .. reminds me too of 50 mile trip to one of the most lovely coastlines. nt  Impeachment_Monkey   Sep-17-08 04:36 PM   #154 
  - Chapel Hill, NC.  NC_Nurse   Sep-16-08 09:06 PM   #22 
  - Vancouver Island  Oregone   Sep-16-08 09:08 PM   #23 
  - San Francisco.....but as a Michigander, I second Ann Arbor.  marmar   Sep-16-08 09:09 PM   #25 
  - I would offer West Palm Beach, FL  Sebass1271   Sep-16-08 09:14 PM   #26 
  - Washington, DC  VeggieTart   Sep-16-08 09:14 PM   #27 
  - Berkeley!  Winebrat   Sep-16-08 09:17 PM   #28 
  - California sucks.  LeftyMom   Sep-16-08 09:19 PM   #29 
  - It's a Hotel.... listen to the eagles..... I'm mean come on  Ichingcarpenter   Sep-16-08 09:23 PM   #35 
  - I've been looking at Portland.  Ms. November   Sep-16-08 09:28 PM   #40 
  - I lived in Washington State sweetie  Ichingcarpenter   Sep-16-08 09:47 PM   #49 
     - I like the Central Coast  Ms. November   Sep-16-08 09:50 PM   #52 
        - Miss you.... I've got a spare bedroom too  Ichingcarpenter   Sep-16-08 09:58 PM   #57 
           - oh, now I'm blushing  Ms. November   Sep-17-08 12:49 PM   #139 
  - There are teh gays everywhere and they'll wreck your marriages  sfexpat2000   Sep-17-08 12:35 AM   #73 
  - Yeah, I agree. Stay away from California!  pink-o   Sep-17-08 06:31 PM   #171 
  - Sweden.  Beregond2   Sep-16-08 09:19 PM   #30 
  - I live in Portland and we love it...I also love Berkeley, but Cali. is expensive.  Oregonian   Sep-16-08 09:20 PM   #31 
  - Silverton Colorado  King Coal   Sep-16-08 09:20 PM   #32 
  - How close is that to Denver? We've been to Austin and Phoenix...  ihavenobias   Sep-17-08 01:35 AM   #80 
     - It is quite far from Denver, probalby 350 miles, and the climate is severe in the winter.  King Coal   Sep-17-08 03:08 AM   #81 
        - So you're bing on winter activities then?  ihavenobias   Sep-17-08 09:53 AM   #119 
           - It is a different lifestyle. You have to plan ahead for winter. Yeah, I like to ski. And snowshoe.  King Coal   Sep-17-08 05:30 PM   #162 
  - Iowa City , Iowa  Condem   Sep-16-08 09:22 PM   #33 
  - Seconded!  cyberswede   Sep-17-08 09:08 AM   #108 
  - The Peoples Republic of Johnson County  peacetrain   Sep-17-08 09:54 AM   # 
  - Miami Beach  sixmile   Sep-16-08 09:26 PM   #37 
  - No way. I lived there for many years when I was a child.  RebelOne   Sep-17-08 07:54 AM   #101 
  - I'm noticing a trend here  ladym55   Sep-16-08 09:27 PM   #38 
  - We tend to congregate around large bodies of water, too  sixmile   Sep-16-08 09:45 PM   #47 
  - Damn, you know it . I can't stand being landlocked.  Oregonian   Sep-17-08 12:37 AM   #74 
  - +1  MPK   Sep-17-08 12:41 AM   #77 
  - University towns are the best places to live.  mnhtnbb   Sep-17-08 06:56 AM   #93 
  - Many also seem very expensive and crowded  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Sep-17-08 12:01 PM   #135 
  - That's because anyone with a grasp of social science research  Tallison   Sep-17-08 05:08 PM   #159 
  - in the moment.  babydollhead   Sep-16-08 09:40 PM   #42 
  - Boston  louis c   Sep-16-08 09:42 PM   #44 
  - Really??? so how's  Sebass1271   Sep-16-08 10:01 PM   #58 
  - The city is in pretty good shape.  louis c   Sep-17-08 05:44 AM   #86 
     - Repulicans were running Mass?  wvbygod   Sep-17-08 08:46 AM   #106 
        - The depression in National  louis c   Sep-17-08 11:09 AM   #130 
           - Huh? Mass has MANY that are out of work and Childhood poverty increasing in Mass!!  Breeze54   Sep-17-08 06:15 PM   #168 
  - I second the Boston vote!  cleveramerican   Sep-17-08 09:54 AM   #120 
  - This is the Massachusetts Republican Caucus ....  Breeze54   Sep-17-08 06:02 PM   #167 
  - Pick any one of the Scandinavian countries  Sisaruus   Sep-16-08 09:43 PM   #45 
  - Me too!  tilsammans   Sep-16-08 09:57 PM   #56 
  - Most cities are decent.  jaredh   Sep-16-08 09:49 PM   #50 
  - New England!  NutmegYankee   Sep-16-08 09:53 PM   #53 
  - A young person looking for an exciting place to live couldn't get better than Chicago's North Side.  tritsofme   Sep-16-08 09:54 PM   #54 
  - outside of home (San Francisco), this is where I'd live. n/t  dana_b   Sep-16-08 11:36 PM   #68 
     - I can't believe I'm the only one who said Chicago.  tritsofme   Sep-17-08 06:32 PM   #172 
        - I visited Chicago twice  goodgd_yall   Sep-17-08 07:12 PM   #181 
  - I'm looking for a state that has a Democratic majority, the fewest  ladjf   Sep-16-08 10:10 PM   #60 
  - Ann Arbor, Michigan...Home of the University of Michigan  annarbor   Sep-17-08 04:44 AM   #84 
  - I'm a graduate of the U of M. and I liked Ann Arbor.  ladjf   Sep-17-08 05:53 AM   #87 
     - Michigan is not favoring McCain in the election. It's close, but Obama leads.....  marmar   Sep-17-08 07:24 AM   #96 
        - Thank you-  annarbor   Sep-17-08 09:31 AM   #111 
        - I heard on TV yesterday that the Republicans were slightly  ladjf   Sep-17-08 01:03 PM   #140 
           - I don't want to be overly optimistic, but Michigan is a LOCK for the Democratic ticket.  Lefty48197   Sep-17-08 06:48 PM   #176 
              - Another vote for Ann Arbor!  amandabeech   Sep-17-08 07:16 PM   #182 
              - Thanks for the reassurance, Lefty...  annarbor   Sep-17-08 07:58 PM   #184 
  - Western MA. The Berkshires or Pioneer Valley. It is BEAUTIFUL  debbierlus   Sep-17-08 06:58 PM   #179 
  - San Francisco  the_realist   Sep-16-08 10:21 PM   #62 
  - Ssssshhh!  sfexpat2000   Sep-17-08 12:38 AM   #75 
     - that and the latte and fog goes to your brain, beware! head for the hills!  NuttyFluffers   Sep-17-08 07:18 AM   #95 
  - Madison, Portland (OR), Austin, Santa Fe, Boulder, Berkeley, pretty much most of New England,  codjh9   Sep-16-08 10:22 PM   #63 
  - Depends on what you are looking for. How strong does the  GreenPartyVoter   Sep-16-08 11:00 PM   #64 
  - The San Gabriel Valley in Los Angeles is very liberal in most areas.  Kerrytravelers   Sep-16-08 11:28 PM   #65 
  - Having spent time in Pacific Palisades in LA, it's quite blue! But quite $$$$. love it tho! n/t  progressivebydesign   Sep-17-08 06:23 PM   #170 
  - I'm partial to Minneapolis/St. Paul  tomnjoy   Sep-16-08 11:31 PM   #66 
  - St. Paul didn't feel too hospitable a couple of weeks ago.  chelaque liberal   Sep-17-08 10:13 AM   #123 
  - I love your twin cities, tomnjoy!  protect our future   Sep-17-08 01:22 PM   #148 
  - I was shocked the pukes took over your city (ies) last month!!!  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-18-08 08:29 AM   #194 
  - I agree: We're an extremely blue area  Lydia Leftcoast   Sep-18-08 04:06 PM   #199 
  - offshore  upi402   Sep-16-08 11:32 PM   #67 
  - Bloomington, Indiana  provis99   Sep-17-08 12:18 AM   #69 
  - Philly's definitely a Democratic oasis.  Kristi1696   Sep-17-08 12:25 AM   #71 
  - the past  leftofthedial   Sep-17-08 12:56 AM   #78 
  - Athens, GA  KillCapitalism   Sep-17-08 01:26 AM   #79 
  - NEW YORK CITY!  eshfemme   Sep-17-08 03:11 AM   #82 
  - San Francisco Bay ...  27inCali   Sep-17-08 03:32 AM   #83 
  - Vancouver, BC. But housing prices there are rising as the 2010 Olympics come up. (NT)  Tesha   Sep-17-08 05:54 AM   #88 
  - Maui No Ka Oi  symbolman   Sep-17-08 05:57 AM   #89 
  - It all depends what you're looking for: Urban? Suburban? Rural?  cali   Sep-17-08 06:03 AM   #90 
  - I have constant daydreams about moving to Vermont.  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Sep-17-08 06:03 AM   #91 
  - Focus on Brattleboro (in the Southeast of the state) or Burlington (in the Northwest).  Tesha   Sep-17-08 09:43 AM   #113 
     - LOL! Let's look at my post, tesha- which the poster wasn't even responding to  cali   Sep-17-08 10:01 AM   #122 
        - A truly progressive state wouldn't elect and then RE-ELECT a Republican governor.  Tesha   Sep-17-08 01:15 PM   #144 
           - LOL! You know jackshit about progressive politics in Vermont  cali   Sep-17-08 04:49 PM   #155 
              - And you have never managed to keep a civil tongue in your mouth when challenged.  Tesha   Sep-17-08 05:27 PM   #161 
  - Chapel Hill or Carrboro, NC  mnhtnbb   Sep-17-08 06:52 AM   #92 
  - y'know, if i said Cheyenne, Wyoming, could we get critical mass to take it over?  NuttyFluffers   Sep-17-08 07:25 AM   #97 
  - Wyoming definitely needs our help!  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-18-08 09:25 AM   #197 
  - Albuquerque  rucky   Sep-17-08 07:52 AM   #99 
  - I don't know...  phusion   Sep-17-08 10:28 AM   #127 
  - Upstate SC.  raccoon   Sep-17-08 07:54 AM   #100 
  - Pittsburgh, PA  distantearlywarning   Sep-17-08 08:00 AM   #102 
  - I love the recommendations  Obamarulz11   Sep-17-08 09:26 AM   #110 
  - I'm so with you. I live in GA and don't even want to go to public  chelaque liberal   Sep-17-08 10:16 AM   #124 
  - You should live in a red state.  DumptyHumpty   Sep-17-08 09:40 AM   #112 
  - West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles in general  devilgrrl   Sep-17-08 09:44 AM   #114 
  - Then why are their so many homeless there?  DumptyHumpty   Sep-17-08 09:46 AM   #115 
     - Uh... What's homelessness got to do with the question in the OP?  devilgrrl   Sep-17-08 11:13 AM   #132 
     - Homelessness has a large impact on the quality of life for people who want to walk a city.  Tesha   Sep-17-08 01:19 PM   #146 
        - Again, what does that have to do with the OP?  devilgrrl   Sep-17-08 01:30 PM   #151 
           - WHat part of "best places to live" did you not understand?  Tesha   Sep-17-08 05:23 PM   #160 
              - "best places to live for Democrats"  devilgrrl   Sep-17-08 05:32 PM   #163 
                 - Even Democrats have to just-plain-live.  Tesha   Sep-18-08 05:44 AM   #185 
     - The homeless are treated well in Santa Monica and in  michele77   Sep-17-08 01:24 PM   #149 
  - Iowa!!! Especially the eastern part of the state  peacetrain   Sep-17-08 09:50 AM   #116 
  - Duplicate post  peacetrain   Sep-17-08 09:50 AM   #117 
  - Out of the country...  Kalyke   Sep-17-08 09:51 AM   #118 
  - Best places to live for a Democrat?  Bluenorthwest   Sep-17-08 10:01 AM   #121 
  - Best answer yet!  chelaque liberal   Sep-17-08 10:17 AM   #125 
  - Oak Park, IL  danagsk8   Sep-17-08 10:23 AM   #126 
  - The great Pacific Northwest!  WA98296   Sep-17-08 10:34 AM   #129 
  - Swing states!! Where your vote can be put to use...  Kazak   Sep-17-08 11:11 AM   #131 
  - Missouri -- Kansas City or Columbia  protect our future   Sep-17-08 01:16 PM   #145 
  - Boulder, Colorado  RadFemFL   Sep-17-08 11:39 AM   #133 
  - Here ya go. Don't miss this.  chaska   Sep-17-08 12:41 PM   #136 
  - Baltimore MD, deep blue city in a blue state  rndmprsn   Sep-17-08 12:42 PM   #137 
  - I love Baltimore  Tallison   Sep-17-08 05:06 PM   #158 
  - Takoma Park, MD, just across the border from DC  jpljr77   Sep-17-08 12:45 PM   #138 
  - The international space station  Neo   Sep-17-08 01:06 PM   #141 
  - Vermont would be high on my list of preferences.  aikoaiko   Sep-17-08 01:08 PM   #142 
  - Mine too.  Sentinel Chicken   Sep-17-08 01:26 PM   #150 
  - I would like to find a good place for a dem to live  peanut2010   Sep-17-08 01:38 PM   #152 
  - If you really want change?...live in the middle of a sea of red!  countryjake   Sep-17-08 01:54 PM   #153 
  - There may be something to that  sheeptramp   Sep-17-08 05:46 PM   #166 
  - Iowa City, Iowa  lynettebro440   Sep-17-08 05:34 PM   #164 
  - Seattle and other areas near the Puget Sound, Portland is great, too.  progressivebydesign   Sep-17-08 06:18 PM   #169 
  - Philadelphia. Very Democratic city. I am alway shocked when I  BlueStateGirl   Sep-17-08 06:33 PM   #173 
  - Ann Arbor, Michigan  Lefty48197   Sep-17-08 06:46 PM   #175 
  - Coastal areas of California and Sacramento n/t  goodgd_yall   Sep-17-08 06:52 PM   #177 
  - Western MA  debbierlus   Sep-17-08 06:57 PM   #178 
  - Italy seems nice. nt  old mark   Sep-18-08 07:49 AM   #188 
  - Bloomington, Indiana  Juche   Sep-18-08 08:02 AM   #189 
 

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