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Old 04-19-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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I love Atlanta, but it doesn't provide the urban experience that NYC does and if I'm not going to live the full urban experience, why not live in another sprawly city that has more to do and is more exciting like Los Angeles?

Atlanta just wasn't made for urbanites like myself.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Imagine that you hit jack pot and now you are worth $10 million dollars in networth and you no longer have to work as you are now financially free. Where would you move to? What would you do with your time? Would you stay in Atlanta or move to Florida, California or Hawaii etc. In what city would you buy your dream home?

PLease be specific.
Godalming, Surrey, UK. But I'd keep the currrent house in Mableton and live there for half of the year.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Johns Creek, GA
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I know i am dreaming but.....

Live in my home in Newport Beach during Winter and Summer months and live in my home in Atlanta during the Fall and Spring seasons.



http://www.redfin.com/CA/Newport-Bea...7/home/4746903
7500 square feet home in Newport Coast, CA. Price $5,000,000.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:31 PM
 
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Godalming, Surrey, UK. But I'd keep the currrent house in Mableton and live there for half of the year.
Small world. My dad used to work in Guildford, just around the corner. If I had to live in the home counties it would be Stoke Poges, Bucks. But i'll still have a studio in Bayswater and a nice house in the Cotswolds.

Property for sale - Newbridge, Near Witney, Oxfordshire | Knight Frank
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:37 PM
 
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I am another who would move to the UK or France. If I stayed in the US it would be NYC, N Cali or maybe Seattle. No way would I stay in Atlanta. Not enough to do and not enough culture. If you are rich in Atlanta there is nothing to do but buy a bigger house, cars and eat at more expensive resturants.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: 30328
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10 mil net worth would not compel me to move unless I can leverage that for a biz opportunity elsewhere and I start to see signs of success. So my answer is, i'm only wiling to move w/ the money I make from the 10 mil investment, not actually dip into it.

Sorry for being a buzzkill, but i don't think I can live the jetsetting lifestyle even at 10 mil net worth. I just won't feel comfortable doing it.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:57 PM
 
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10 mil net worth would not compel me to move unless I can leverage that for a biz opportunity elsewhere and I start to see signs of success. So my answer is, i'm only wiling to move w/ the money I make from the 10 mil investment, not actually dip into it.

Sorry for being a buzzkill, but i don't think I can live the jetsetting lifestyle even at 10 mil net worth. I just won't feel comfortable doing it.
I think we are talking about a comfortable lifestyle. Not a jetsetting lifestyle?

In my (Asian-Indian) language, there is a saying that "for the capable person, even a blade of grass is a weapon". Hopefully many of us will pursue our passion without waiting for the 10 mil to happen!
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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chalvey (or jpatlanta -- not sure), I think you are of Asian Indian origin. Can you tell me how the Asian Indian experience in UK is? You know how the US is a true melting pot. How is it in UK? Does the Asian Indian population participate in the greater UK economy, or relegated mostly to lower level jobs.

You can send by Direct Message if you wish. (I am of Asian Indian origin. In Johns Creek. Have visited UK a few times.)
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Small world. My dad used to work in Guildford, just around the corner. If I had to live in the home counties it would be Stoke Poges, Bucks. But i'll still have a studio in Bayswater and a nice house in the Cotswolds.

Property for sale - Newbridge, Near Witney, Oxfordshire | Knight Frank
I have a nest of coworkers in Godalming, and even though I've only been there one time, I think it's an absolutely beautiful area with a lot of history. I'd still be too far away from my family to drive to visit much, but being independently wealthy my wife and I could hop a plane and come visit as often as we wanted.

I figure we could keep a motor home in the states and one in the UK, and do a lot of sightseeing just driving around everywhere. Will a big motorhome fit through the Chunnel?

You liked to a very nice home, BTW. I could live there, methinks...
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:46 PM
 
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I have a nest of coworkers in Godalming, and even though I've only been there one time, I think it's an absolutely beautiful area with a lot of history. I'd still be too far away from my family to drive to visit much, but being independently wealthy my wife and I could hop a plane and come visit as often as we wanted.

I figure we could keep a motor home in the states and one in the UK, and do a lot of sightseeing just driving around everywhere. Will a big motorhome fit through the Chunnel?

You liked to a very nice home, BTW. I could live there, methinks...
I worked nearby for 3 years in Surrey and then another 2 years just north of London. In hindsight we made a big mistake moving back to the US.

Also when you take the true cost of living into account the UK is probably still cheaper than even Atlanta over a lifetime. Definitely more to do in the UK and France than here.
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