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Old 10-16-2017, 07:52 AM
 
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You better have your sister have a chat with ExpatCA who is fleeing Tennessee for the greener pastures of Florida.
Now Rosie, I am "fleeing" because of the air quality, which while it isn't as bad as CA, is not good for me any more. If it weren't for that we might not move at all, but I need ocean air.

Our second choice was very near the coast in SoCal and would most likely have been in SDC as my wife loves to go to Rubys on the Oceanside pier.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:08 AM
 
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Now Rosie, I am "fleeing" because of the air quality, which while it isn't as bad as CA, is not good for me any more. If it weren't for that we might not move at all, but I need ocean air.

Our second choice was very near the coast in SoCal and would most likely have been in SDC as my wife loves to go to Rubys on the Oceanside pier.
Definitely our loss then.

In all seriousness though, is there a problem with the air quality in Tennessee? I have relatives there, and haven't heard that. Or is it just that you need a bit more humidity (thus, by the sea)?

It's interesting how different people are affected by humidity levels. I have some lung issues (asthma) and arthritis and I find that I do much better in drier, warmer places than I do closer to the ocean or in places with more humidity. That's partially why we live inland in SD and not by the coast and have ruled out places like coastal Oregon and Washington, even though we like them.

And, that's why lists like the one posted at the beginning of this thread are also useless. Because every individual and every family have their OWN individual needs and desires.

In the end the only "Best Places To Live" list that matters is the one that YOU create yourself.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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Definitely our loss then.

In all seriousness though, is there a problem with the air quality in Tennessee? I have relatives there, and haven't heard that. Or is it just that you need a bit more humidity (thus, by the sea)?

It's interesting how different people are affected by humidity levels. I have some lung issues (asthma) and arthritis and I find that I do much better in drier, warmer places than I do closer to the ocean or in places with more humidity. That's partially why we live inland in SD and not by the coast and have ruled out places like coastal Oregon and Washington, even though we like them.

And, that's why lists like the one posted at the beginning of this thread are also useless. Because every individual and every family have their OWN individual needs and desires.

In the end the only "Best Places To Live" list that matters is the one that YOU create yourself.
Hi,

The air quality at the foot of the Smoky mountains is bad, not as bad as the LA basin but similar as everything backs up against them. I check it each day now as I can tell when it is out of the good range. The area where I will move has better air quality than just about anywhere else and the sea air is good for me.

The humidity will be about the same as where I live just for longer in FL, but it is actually good for the lungs in my case and dry air is not and cold aggravates it. It varies from person to person and some handle dry and some humid and I do better with humidity. I am glad it is working out for you where you and your hubby are.

Beware however, as we will be visiting SD in the future.
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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Well, shoot, you can rent an apartment or buy a house for even less than that in Barstow...but would you really want to live there???
But have you ever spent any time in Barstow?
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Old 10-16-2017, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Is that a second cousin to Daffodil Hill?
I am kinda partial to Mule Shoe.
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:47 PM
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Location: Laguna Niguel, Orange County CA
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Hi,

The air quality at the foot of the Smoky mountains is bad, not as bad as the LA basin but similar as everything backs up against them. I check it each day now as I can tell when it is out of the good range. The area where I will move has better air quality than just about anywhere else and the sea air is good for me.

The humidity will be about the same as where I live just for longer in FL, but it is actually good for the lungs in my case and dry air is not and cold aggravates it. It varies from person to person and some handle dry and some humid and I do better with humidity. I am glad it is working out for you where you and your hubby are.

Beware however, as we will be visiting SD in the future.
Just SD and not OC?
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Old 10-16-2017, 09:12 PM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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Hi,

The air quality at the foot of the Smoky mountains is bad, not as bad as the LA basin but similar as everything backs up against them. I check it each day now as I can tell when it is out of the good range. The area where I will move has better air quality than just about anywhere else and the sea air is good for me.

The humidity will be about the same as where I live just for longer in FL, but it is actually good for the lungs in my case and dry air is not and cold aggravates it. It varies from person to person and some handle dry and some humid and I do better with humidity. I am glad it is working out for you where you and your hubby are.

Beware however, as we will be visiting SD in the future.
The air here lately has been particularly sucky. Don't know if it's the fires or what but this morning I saw a actual smog line in the distance. I'm going to Arizona this wknd and can't wait to get some fresh air and clear blue skies
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Old 10-17-2017, 03:42 AM
 
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Pretty much agree. I just pulled up another 2017 list of the supposed best 100 cities to live in and one CA city was listed in the top 10 (Palo Alto) and I counted 7 total in the first 50 out of
I think I am going to make a new list and Palo Alto will be my number one worst place to live in California.

Here is proof, a 1.5 million dollar Palo Alto "dream" home. (a very bad dream)

https://www.trulia.com/property/5031...-Alto-CA-94303
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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each list is based on something different and there is no such thing as "best' place to live. Heck our little community here in NWA often is way up on those lists, whether it is for jobs, seniors, col, place to start a business, whatever. All it does is give the city or community bragging rights for a few weeks or months. The lists are fun to read but that is as far as it goes in my opinion. Any list that would have Sprindale Ar toward the top has a strange idea as to what is "BEST" NWA is a wonderful place to live. We are so happy we found it, but Springdale is probably the worth place in NWA. Fayetterville, Bentonville, BV all great; Springdale is one of the few cities that has a high crime rate and probably the only city with a high population of illegals. So, now take those lists and burn them or recycle them
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Orange County... Arizona bound
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I think I am going to make a new list and Palo Alto will be my number one worst place to live in California.

Here is proof, a 1.5 million dollar Palo Alto "dream" home. (a very bad dream)

https://www.trulia.com/property/5031...-Alto-CA-94303
Hahaha there's even a eletrcal tower in the backyard. Those things will F your body up.
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