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Old 08-12-2006, 09:26 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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It seems like we have a lot of transplants here and after reading some opinions of places around the boards, I got to wondering...If you could simply uproot you and yours right now, what place would you plunk down and be content with for the rest of your life?

I would pick the Tarpon Springs/Dunedin area of Florida. The small town/village feel of that area is very therapeutic. I was born and raised by the ocean and if I don't visit often, get sick.
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:24 PM
 
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I know where I would love to go if all my family relocated with me: an ocean front property in Panama or Costa Rica. Which ever one is safest.
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:35 AM
 
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Costa Rica would almost assuredly be the safer of the two.It is also one of the few,if not the only,countries without a military.

For me it would be the Inside Passage area of Alaska.

Excellent thread,although it might get more attention on the main board.
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
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RIght where we're at now, southeast Idaho
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:09 PM
 
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I'd love to live outside a 'decent sized city' but far enough away so I could be in the woods and have a few acres of my own. I'd like some 'culture' to be in a few miles distance, and good schools.

I don't want to pay a ridiculous amount of money for that.
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Old 08-13-2006, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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Default Try Southwest Missouri GypsySoul22

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I'd love to live outside a 'decent sized city' but far enough away so I could be in the woods and have a few acres of my own. I'd like some 'culture' to be in a few miles distance, and good schools.

I don't want to pay a ridiculous amount of money for that.
I live on 4.3 acres, half of which is forested, half of which is like a park with scattered oak and hickory trees dotting rolling green lawns, a long paved driveway leading from the farm road I live off of, a 2300 sq. ft. house brick custom built house with a deck that runs the length of the house in back with built-in seating and lighting, a bbq grill which looks southward toward the forest, 3 car garage (huge cavernous garage with storage room galore), huge rooms, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, all tiled, 12 ft. ceilings with architectural barrel, cathedral, and step-set details depending on the room, 12 ft. paned windows in the dining room and one front bedroom with arched windows above them, and fenced perimeter with a closed off chicken yard with a henhouse. I also live about 10 miles from Missouri's third largest city of Springfield which has 153,000 residents, all the major stores, good shopping, live theater, a revitalized downtown centered around a 19th Century town square with coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, etc., and I'm about 8 miles from the major highway in Southern Missouri which ties Tulsa and Oklahoma City to St. Louis. This house on this property is set in an area of similar homes on acreage with patches of forest separated by open countryside with horses and cows and dotted farms. And, I'm bordered by some of the nicest and friendliest people to walk the earth. If I shouted "Death to America", I'd be lynched. Patriotism is strong here and the American flag is respected...which is exactly what I wanted. To buy this in California would easily be $1million plus. To find this on Long Island...I'd hate to think of the prices. Here, in January, I paid $227,000... THAT'S IT!! Taxes are low here too Look up Springfield, Missouri and the southwest Missouri area. It's not hick like people think....though...I certainly found that element about 35 miles south in Branson!!
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Jersey
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If I had the money, I'd buy my own frggn island and move only the people I like. In reality however, anywhere that isn't NJ is probably better, but I'm thinking more along the lines of New England somewhere.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Anne Arundel County MD
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At the age I am now, I'm very happy where I am at in Annapolis, Maryland. If I had to choose some other place, I'd either hike across the bay to the MD Eastern shore or go the complete opposite direction, to a San Diego beach burb like La Jolla.

If it were for the rest of my life (retirement), I'd either stay in Annapolis or go to Naples, FL in the USA, and if I had my choice of anywhere in the world, it would probably be a small town in Scotland (great golf, serene, beautiful country, wouldn't have to learn a new language, enough major cities in the UK to visit on day trips, etc!)
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Old 08-14-2006, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I live there.

I would just own instead of rent.
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Old 08-14-2006, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I'm noticing while I'm checking out different cities that there seems to be a major consensus among people - they all hate Californians!!! I just want to let you all know that not all Californians are bad people. Not all of us are trying to come to your town and change your way of life. Gosh, from reading these forums I'm almost ashamed to be a Californian - yet I cannot help that I was born and raised here!
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