i'm thinking about where i would like to live next, and i'm definitely not satisfied with south florida. it stinks. i decided to make a list of things my new location should be. -first off, it's going to be in the united states, i'm not considering international locations at this time. -it needs to be easy to travel by walking or biking, so that you can get to work, shopping and around the city without having a car. a good public transport system also helps, as i have no car or driver's license currently. -the city needs to be very safe for me to ride my bike after dark (6-10 pm), so that i'm not at the mercy of people that drive. also needs quick access to places that can take me out of town. -i would like to live in or near downtown or a area with a small town feeling (see pacific beach, miami beach, palm beach), in a condo. -the city needs to have a sense of community and uniqueness, as well as something going on almost every week of the year (no seasonal towns where a town could be dead in summer) -i would prefer a warmer climate city in the south or west coast, although it's okay if it's not. -i would like to be in or near a larger city, preferably 100k+. city center(s) must be accessible from my location without use of a car. for sports, i would like a major league team. extra point for nl team. -the cost of living is a factor, but i will not turn down a city if the cost of living is high if it's desired enough. -i would like to have a prominent university in the city, in case i need to visit the library or decide to go to graduate school. -no cheesy electric companies or frequent brownouts as i get here in floriduh. i'm not making a decision anytime soon, i would just like to have a list of cities to consider to move to in the near future and do further research on my own on each of them.