In about 18 months I am going to be hopefully leaving crappy Indiana for a post-doc. I'll be at the new place for about 2 years. Can some people tell me what rental properties are like price-wise (a 3/2 place that allows animals), living conditions (totally boring vs. tons to do), people (rude vs. nice), and most importantly weather (hot vs. cold; humid vs. dry, etc.)....in the following cities: Columbus, Ohio (Ohio State) Madison, Wisconsin (U of W) - I know the weather sucks Ann Arbor, Michigan (U of M) - I know the weather sucks Nashville, Tennessee (Vanderbilt) Miami, Florida (Can't remember which school it is) L.A. (UCLA) - I know what the weather is like Sacramento-area (UC Davis) - I know what the weather is like Seattle (U of Washington) UC San Diego - I know what the weather is like New Haven, CT (Yale) Boston (Boston University) Thanks so much!!!!! I'm going to be narrowing it down to a short-list within the next couple of months.....and I don't want to waste my time contacting a prospective school if I a) can't afford to live there or b) wouldn't like the city!