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2011-09-25 8:35 PM
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I guess I should be happy that I'm moving to Denver !  Would Louisville to Aurora be too long a commute?  Where we buy will ultimately depend on where my son decides to finish up high school.


2011-09-25 9:47 PM
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I've live in Ann  Arbor, Atlanta, Dayton, and San Antonio.  If money and job weren't really a factor, I would love to live in Colorado (CO Springs or Boulder), Chicago or SoCAL.  I just like trying new places.
2011-09-26 4:49 AM
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I live in London after being in Chicago for four years and originating in Omaha. I lived in Texas for a short time and New York City for a few months and had a place in Colorado.

My two favortie places are the mountains of Colorado and the city of Chicago. It's pretty much a tossup between those two. I guess a good compromise would be Denver since you have the amenities of the city but the Rockies in your back yard.
2011-09-26 6:50 AM
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2011-09-26 6:59 AM
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Having been born and raised in Vancouver, I am absolutely biased to it being the best place ever! 

London definitely is NOT the best place ever. 

2011-09-26 7:14 AM
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momandmd - 2011-09-25 7:35 PM I guess I should be happy that I'm moving to Denver !  Would Louisville to Aurora be too long a commute?  Where we buy will ultimately depend on where my son decides to finish up high school.

They're building some new neighborhoods on the north side (west of the airport) from Aurora.  I'm not sure what "city" they are considering that part of, Henderson??  They're are lots of trails cutting through the new neighborhoods.  And if you purchase a toll pass for E470 the commute to Aurora isn't bad at all.  As well, west of E470 is still building up in Aurora.  My mother would consider her neighborhood bad (off Mississippi and Buckley  east of 470)   but I REALLY think it's all relative to what you're used to.  You might also want to consider Smokey Hills (just south of Aurora) or Parker (LOVE Parker, GREAT Parks and Rec department there).
Louisville to Aurora could get a bit daunting

Where would I live??  I've been looking, but think I'm going to stay here in SLC.  Maybe move across town?    Anywhere I've found an "ideal" job to apply for, I could not also find a job for my husband.  Nor could I find a place that would allow me to live within one hour of snowskiing, rock climbing, hiking, tri'ing, etc and still afford to support those habits.  



2011-09-26 7:23 AM
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TriAya - 2011-09-25 11:45 AM

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.

That 4th choice of yours is simply perfect.  Thats the area where i wouldnt hesitate to drop everything and move if the opportunity would come up.

2011-09-26 7:35 AM
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I would absolutely NOT recommend Atlanta or even Georgia for that matter.  The traffic is horrendous.  Good safe cycling is few and far between unless you drive for a while.  The lakes are kind of gross.  Summer weather sucks!  The southern food is nasty gross and living a healthy lifestyle isn't really something that is generally done here.  I don't even like southern accents.  I've been here since 1987 and am leaving the minute my daughter graduates from HS.  Already sold the real estate.

For me, it has to have an ocean, preferably the pacific, with the only exception to this rule being Colorado!  I really like Marin County, Ca (Sausalito) and the Oceanside area.

Andi



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2011-09-26 8:59 AM
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Places I've lived for at least three months:

suburbs of Philadelphia, PA - access to almost everything: camping, hiking, snowboarding, beaches, cities... not the BEST of those things, but good enough

Terre Haute, IN - for college. the midwest is not my cup of tea

Indianapolis, IN - same as above, but with more redeeming qualities than Terre Haute

Aberdeen, MD - a little boring

Washington, DC - (and Arlington, Alexandria, Silver Spring...) VERY overcrowded. Lots to do and see, but escaping the city was always an adventure. Getting to Shenendoah would often involve many hours stuck in traffic. Very active city, but very expensive.

San Diego, CA - LOVED it. Crowded and expensive, but I feel like I got more for my money than in DC. Beaches, desert, snowboarding, city life, rock climbing... it was all there.

Key West, FL - party city. If you like drinking, SCUBA diving, and water sports, it's your place. I lived there for four months - I think if it had been a few more months, I would have gotten bored.

Fort Lauderdale, FL - good sized city. Love the beach, diving, warm weather year round, the city itself... enjoying it while I'm here, but not super-attached.

Change seems to be on it's way yet again. If I had to guess, I'll be headed somewhere out west...

2011-09-26 9:55 AM
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geauxtri - 2011-09-26 6:14 AM

momandmd - 2011-09-25 7:35 PM I guess I should be happy that I'm moving to Denver !  Would Louisville to Aurora be too long a commute?  Where we buy will ultimately depend on where my son decides to finish up high school.


They're building some new neighborhoods on the north side (west of the airport) from Aurora.  I'm not sure what "city" they are considering that part of, Henderson??  They're are lots of trails cutting through the new neighborhoods.  And if you purchase a toll pass for E470 the commute to Aurora isn't bad at all.  As well, west of E470 is still building up in Aurora.  My mother would consider her neighborhood bad (off Mississippi and Buckley  east of 470)   but I REALLY think it's all relative to what you're used to.  You might also want to consider Smokey Hills (just south of Aurora) or Parker (LOVE Parker, GREAT Parks and Rec department there).
Louisville to Aurora could get a bit daunting  

Personally I would say yes, Louisville to Aurora would be too far.  On a good day depending on where in Aurora (I'm guessing you're working at the Fitzsimmons medical campus?) you're looking at 1+ hour commute.  I could see on a bad day it taking 2ish.  And if you're more in the southern part of Aurora add to that.  That being said, I know people who do it.  I couldn't. 

If you are in fact working at Fitzsimmons I would look at the Stapleton and Lowry neighborhoods which are both redeveloped airfields.  One commercial and one military.  If you are working more towards southern Aurora add in Parker and Southlands areas. 

If by chance you do want to check out Louisville just to see let me know, I'd be happy to give you a tour and/or welcome you to my running group. 

2011-09-26 10:41 AM
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blueyedbikergirl - 2011-09-26 6:59 AM

Having been born and raised in Vancouver, I am absolutely biased to it being the best place ever! 

London definitely is NOT the best place ever. 



The only reason Vancouver isn't at the top of my list for where I'd live is that my wife has something against being Canadian. If it were up to me, I wouldn't even hesitate to move to Vancouver, BC. I spent a month there for work several years ago and loved it. I guess if it were really up to me, I'd live in Whistler, even if it meant living in my car.


2011-09-26 11:06 AM
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graceful_dave - 2011-09-26 11:41 AM
blueyedbikergirl - 2011-09-26 6:59 AM

Having been born and raised in Vancouver, I am absolutely biased to it being the best place ever! 

London definitely is NOT the best place ever. 

The only reason Vancouver isn't at the top of my list for where I'd live is that my wife has something against being Canadian. If it were up to me, I wouldn't even hesitate to move to Vancouver, BC. I spent a month there for work several years ago and loved it. I guess if it were really up to me, I'd live in Whistler, even if it meant living in my car.

Vancouver is amazing!  But like your wife, I wouldn't ever live in Canada, or another country for that matter, if I had the choice.  I'm a USA girl through and through.

Andi

2011-09-26 11:13 AM
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^^  Funny - I really wouldn't want to live anywhere in the US as I don't have any desire whatsoever to be American. 

I'm Canadian through and through. 

(though I'd love to spend some time in Colorado to see what everyone's talking about!)

2011-09-26 11:23 AM
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blueyedbikergirl - 2011-09-26 10:13 AM

^^  Funny - I really wouldn't want to live anywhere in the US as I don't have any desire whatsoever to be American. 

I'm Canadian through and through. 

(though I'd love to spend some time in Colorado to see what everyone's talking about!)

And I'd be happy to be your tour guide as well if you ever make it here.

2011-09-26 11:28 AM
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blueyedbikergirl - 2011-09-26 12:13 PM

^^  Funny - I really wouldn't want to live anywhere in the US as I don't have any desire whatsoever to be American. 

I'm Canadian through and through. 

(though I'd love to spend some time in Colorado to see what everyone's talking about!)

Exactly! I would hope it would be that way.  I have visited many countries but they aren't "home".

2011-09-26 11:28 AM
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I'm American through and through and live in London.

Living elsewhere can only make you appreciate the US more. And at the same time expands your horizons and gives you access to other cultures and sites and such. I really don't see how being American has anything to do with where you live. In fact, I take offense to the inference that living abroad makes me less of an American.

But to each their own.


2011-09-26 11:29 AM
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Funny to see all the options, I moved a lot myself, I started in Sao Paulo (Brazil) that is a huge city like NYC, from there moved to a costal city called Santos, still large and developed city (Brazil in the 80's standarts) and from there we moved to countryside of Sao Paulo state, a city called Sorocaba, it was a smaller town but stil large (1 million maybe).

When I left my parents house I moved to a very small college town and loved but I was in college, from there to another large city called Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil, this is the only place in Brazil that I would go back, from Porto Alegre, moved to the Northeast of Brazil a very beautiful place called Maceio, stayed 6 months and left nice place but didn't connect with me, back to Sao Paulo, lived for more 3 years and then to US.

4 years between Miami, Ft lauderdale area, 1 year in Knoxville (Loved but wife hated) 2,5 in Orlando was Ok and now 2 years in Charlotte NC, it is Ok, but nothing makes me feel like I would like to live here for much longer.

The wife was born and raised in Sao Paulo and the only time she left was to move to US with me, last month we went to NYC for a week and she LOVED, she really miss the city life,

Keep the options comming, we are looking into some suggestions and I look at my employer website for job on those areas, maybe I can ask the boss for a transfer

I have a friend that also loves Vancouver I don't know how difficult is to get the visas required to move to Canada

2011-09-26 11:30 AM
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COSkiGirl - 2011-09-26 11:23 AM
blueyedbikergirl - 2011-09-26 10:13 AM

^^  Funny - I really wouldn't want to live anywhere in the US as I don't have any desire whatsoever to be American. 

I'm Canadian through and through. 

(though I'd love to spend some time in Colorado to see what everyone's talking about!)

And I'd be happy to be your tour guide as well if you ever make it here.

Works for me!  Now if I could just find a way to get Tony transferred to Colorado Laughing

(devious plan forming in my mind...)

2011-09-26 11:32 AM
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mr2tony - 2011-09-26 12:28 PM I'm American through and through and live in London. Living elsewhere can only make you appreciate the US more. And at the same time expands your horizons and gives you access to other cultures and sites and such. I really don't see how being American has anything to do with where you live. In fact, I take offense to the inference that living abroad makes me less of an American. But to each their own.

Take it as you will choose.  I take offense at those who are easily offended. LOL!

Andi

2011-09-26 11:36 AM
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Anditrigirl - 2011-09-26 11:32 AM

mr2tony - 2011-09-26 12:28 PM I'm American through and through and live in London. Living elsewhere can only make you appreciate the US more. And at the same time expands your horizons and gives you access to other cultures and sites and such. I really don't see how being American has anything to do with where you live. In fact, I take offense to the inference that living abroad makes me less of an American. But to each their own.

Take it as you will choose.  I take offense at those who are easily offended. LOL!

Andi



That's what's funny -- I'm not easily offended.

ANYway ... yes, the front range in or near Denver would be ideal. Out by Red Rocks ... love that area!
2011-09-26 11:37 AM
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I think if you don't live in SoCal then you dont love America.


2011-09-26 11:43 AM
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I like what I got.  East Tennessee on the lake in the summer (Norris Lake north of Knoxville), Midtown Atlanta in the fall (@Andi, I love Atlanta. I ride my bike in the city and walk to the Fox and to great restaurants),  Daytona Beach for an early start on spring (that is early February).  It's a good life.  Too bad I have to work too in Oak Ridge, TN most of the time.

@Ric.  My daughter and  now lives in Sao Paulo.  I just visited for the first time in September.  Loved it.

TW



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2011-09-26 11:44 AM
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2011-09-26 11:44 AM
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mr2tony - 2011-09-26 10:36 AM
Anditrigirl - 2011-09-26 11:32 AM

mr2tony - 2011-09-26 12:28 PM I'm American through and through and live in London. Living elsewhere can only make you appreciate the US more. And at the same time expands your horizons and gives you access to other cultures and sites and such. I really don't see how being American has anything to do with where you live. In fact, I take offense to the inference that living abroad makes me less of an American. But to each their own.

Take it as you will choose.  I take offense at those who are easily offended. LOL!

Andi

That's what's funny -- I'm not easily offended. ANYway ... yes, the front range in or near Denver would be ideal. Out by Red Rocks ... love that area!

Well, I hope you love the rattle snakes! 

2011-09-26 11:45 AM
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So many places would be cool... on my list:

San Diego
Seattle
Denver
Portland 
Austin

Obviously I have no interest in the east coast, just not my speed. 

On a less 'exotic' scale, I could see myself moving to Kansas City someday. Still close to my family, still very much like where I live now (and love), but a big enough city to have major league sports teams and mainstream concerts and such.

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