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2011-09-24 12:44 PM

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Subject: Where would you live

Considering job, housing and all aspects of the life, where would you live if you could choose?

I'm 35, married, 2 kids and 2 dogs, I lived in Miami FL, KNoxville TN, Orlando FL, and Charlotte NC.

Always working for the same company, I'm looking for a change, would like to stay with the company and apply to a transfer, so if you could choose and has a job (same you have right now) where would you go?

Wife has RA and would preffer drier weather.



2011-09-24 1:18 PM
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I absolutely love where I live.  There's a reason why Louisville Colorado has twice been named Money Magazine's #1 small town in America to live in.  Of course some people disagree but I really can't imagine moving anywhere else.  
2011-09-24 2:10 PM
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I like WI, but, if I had to, I would consider moving the family to Colorado.

2011-09-24 3:30 PM
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Mesa Az. Beautiful area and drier. Could train year round outside and the snow and mountains is just a couple hours away. Cost of living isn't bad at all.
2011-09-24 5:23 PM
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I've lived in Philadelphia PA, Wilmington DE, Washington DC, Ann Arbor MI, Berlin Germany, San Francisco area CA, and am back in Philly after 18 years.

The bay area is great for weather and outdoor activities, but it was not my favorite place to live. Ann Arbor was probably my favorite place but the weather isn't so great. Just really great people, and because of the university you get a lot of the big-town amenities but small-town friendliness.

If I could live anywhere it would probably be San Diego, because the weather seems ideal and there is a lot of biotechnology there, which is what I do.



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2011-09-24 5:32 PM
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Portland Maine or Portland Oregon. A coastal town in Costa Rica. A fishing village in Chile.


2011-09-24 6:18 PM
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I'd take Axl's advice.  The answer is Paradise City of course, "Where the grass is green and the girls are pretty."

For me, it's anywhere Guns N Roses is performing that night!

 

2011-09-24 7:11 PM
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COSkiGirl - 2011-09-24 11:18 AM I absolutely love where I live.  There's a reason why Louisville Colorado has twice been named Money Magazine's #1 small town in America to live in.  Of course some people disagree but I really can't imagine moving anywhere else.  

 

x2.  I lived in Louisville for about 3 years and in the Denver/Boulder area for 10.  Best place I ever lived.  If my job had any chance of taking me back there I would jump at it.  In addition to Colorado I've lived in Boston, MA,  Johnson City, TN, Myrtle Beach, SC and my current locale just outside of San Francisco.  Colorado, and Louisville specifically, tops my list.

2011-09-24 8:30 PM
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I was having this conversation just the other day. I wouldn't mind lioving for short periods of time just about anywhere...but I would always come back here. I never thought I'd end up in Minesota, but here I am, and I love it.
2011-09-24 8:35 PM
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Texas hill country. I travel for living with my work, been everywhere, still love Texas.
2011-09-24 8:36 PM
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mmrocker13 - 2011-09-24 8:30 PMI was having this conversation just the other day. I wouldn't mind lioving for short periods of time just about anywhere...but I would always come back here. I never thought I'd end up in Minesota, but here I am, and I love it.
i spend June and July in Maple Grove, love it for the summer!


2011-09-24 8:51 PM
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Isle of Capri.
2011-09-24 11:54 PM
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I've only lived here all of my life, but....If you overlook the overpriced housing market, the large amount of rude people, and the politics, Sacramento CA is pretty decent!

Oh yeah, the American River Bike Trail runs through Sac--great riding, or running---and you can swim in the river too.....Soooo, Sacramento has a decent place to train!

(I'll take what I can get...)



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2011-09-25 2:02 AM
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I have lived in many states around the US, Trinidad off the coast of South America, and other places, (as a navy baby), and the place that I would choose over all others is......

San Diego California.  It is the closest you can get to heaven.

2011-09-25 7:01 AM
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Have lived in over twenty places including twice overseas.  I've always heard San Diego is awesome and liked it when I visited.  However, the cost of living there is crazy.  The best place I've found -- and where I'd go back to in a minute -- is Denver.  Anyplace along the front range is incredible -- 300 days of sun AND minimal snow (or at least snow that doesn't stay long!).  BUT, 30 miles west and you have the mountains/snow.....
2011-09-25 7:22 AM
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COSkiGirl - 2011-09-24 2:18 PMI absolutely love where I live.  There's a reason why Louisville Colorado has twice been named Money Magazine's #1 small town in America to live in.  Of course some people disagree but I really can't imagine moving anywhere else.  
Good friends of mine live where you live and they absolutely love it there, too. I must admit, I've been there a few times and it really is awesome. I would def recommend it. Especially because he's also looking for something drier.


2011-09-25 8:00 AM
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1stTimeTri - 2011-09-24 2:10 PM

I like WI, but, if I had to, I would consider moving the family to Colorado.



Wow. I never thought I'd admit to liking Wisconsin, but it's really grown on us and we are very happy here. It's a fantastic place to raise a family. We still talk about our long term plans, and I don't think I want to stay here forever. We're pretty set on not moving back to Philly. As much as I miss it, when I go back to visit my family, it's no longer home and I don't want to live there again.

If we were to leave WI it would be for either CO, or New England. I really, really miss the easy access to the coast that Philly provides.
2011-09-25 8:07 AM
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People always say San Diego is the greatest. I lived there 3 years and loved every minute of it, but now that i am away from there, I can see the negatives and dont think i could move back. It is way, way too overcrowded. Since i can't stand traffic and long lines, I had to plan everything around that- don't try to drive between 8-7, for example. Buying a house is impossible unless you want to live 1 hour from the ocean, or are a millionaire, or want to pay 400k for a 2 bedroom, 900 square foot condo. Yard and trees? Forget about it. $20 for parking wherever you go, with hardly any public transportation options. Wanna ride your bike all year? Cool, but you have to stop for lights/stop signs every tenth a mile, unless you drive 45min outside the city. There are only 2, maybe 3 routes that are accessible without a car that doesn't have you stopping constantly, but there are just soooo many stupid people there, that I almost always had a near death experience every time i rode. I ride on my trainer here in michigan as much as I did there.

The weather is amazing, but on the other hand, it does get 'gloomy' a lot- Denver area has a lot more sunny days. It also never gets really warm, which for most people is a plus, but I am constantly freezing, so 70 was still kinda cold However, it almost never rains! It really is an awesome place to live for a bit, but you have to know what you want, especially for space/crowding, if it's going to be a long term move.



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2011-09-25 10:45 AM
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There are four places in the world I would absolutely love to live, and I have lived in two of them.

- Los Angeles (BEACH CITIES or West L.A.)

- Bali, Indonesia

- Hawaii

- Monterosso al Mare, Italy

Clearly, I need the ocean.

2011-09-25 10:57 AM
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I'll let you know when I actually settle down in a place. I love living in an area for about 3 years and then moving somewhere else. Chicago will always be my favorite city though. 
2011-09-25 11:08 AM
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When starting a new job recently I had to answer this question. My answers were:

U.S. -  Seattle, Denver, or Hood River

Non-U.S. - Vancouver, London, Berlin



2011-09-25 11:39 AM
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Israel Hands down. You have everything you need within driving area. Climate  is really nice. Its not always at hot as people think it is.
2011-09-25 6:28 PM
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Northwest Montana, JMHO.

2011-09-25 6:52 PM
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I have my heart set on moving to Yulee, FL where my mom and oldest child are. It has the laid back island feel of Guam, but close to great places to visit and experience. I don't think I'd be happy too far inland away from the ocean.

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2011-09-25 8:16 PM
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I see no one mentioned Las Vegas, including me and I have lived here for the last 6 years.  It is a great place to visit on vacation, and has many great qualities, (pretty bike friendly and very Tri oriented), but as far as living here, it is the pits.

Drivers are drunk and totally distracted.  Traffic is a nightmare due to tourism and just plain stupidity, there are no jobs right now, and it is HOT with very little rain ever.

If you don't gamble, drink or smoke don't come here.

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