I want to set my urban fantasy story in a real city as opposed to making it in a fictional city in a real state. One of my big main characters is a 3/4 black, 1/4 japanese werewolf girl. So I want the city to be diverse. I also need the city to be comparatively large, but be located near a forested area because the main characters are all werewolves. I'd also like it to be up north because it gets colder there and I can't see werewolves living somewhere hot like Georgia, Florida, Texas, or Southern California. So does anyone have any suggestions for northern cities that meet my criteria: racially diverse population, large city, located near a forest or national park, and not hot and humid. I was toying with Seattle for a while, but Seattle is known to be one of the "biggest white cities" and has a considerable lack of racial diversity. I know my criteria list is long, but if you think that I should just make a fictional city instead, where should I locate it?