All of the activities you listed are easily accessible, close to town, and pretty stellar in their own rights. Don't forget about climbing though, we've got a strong climbing community here, with a good mix of types.
Bars and night life: tons! of microbrews, with constant live music.
Living price is decent, but is still a little above average depending on what side of town you live on. But well worth it.
Job market, I think it depends on what you're trying to get into. I've been able to find some sort of summer job here every year. But as far as careers I think you'll have to do your own research.
I've lived here since birth and love it. If I were to get really nit-picky though, I'd say our pow can get kind of heavy sometimes, and the town's getting a little to big for my liking. But the pro's far outweigh the con's here.
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