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Old 07-07-2007, 11:00 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I like being in the middle of country plus living in the middle of the country in a major city. Would not give up this location for any other one. I can go anywhere I want from here although I can have fun without going anywhere as well...so take that everybody else!
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I live in a northeastern suburb of Cincinnati. I have to say it's a great place to live, get an education, make a living, raise a family, and buy a home. I have two parks and a nature preserve within walking distance of my home. I can walk alone, even at night, and feel safe. The cost of living isn't outrageous. Medical care is plentiful. People are nice and pretty polite here. There are a lot of things to do for fun and a lot of entertainment venues. We have a fantastic library system. Our water tastes good and there's never a shortage. The only things
I don't like are the weather (too many cold gray days for me) and the city of Cincinnati itself (too much crime and the city leaders don't get much done).
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Old 07-07-2007, 11:13 PM
 
Location: IN
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I like being in the middle of country plus living in the middle of the country in a major city. Would not give up this location for any other one. I can go anywhere I want from here although I can have fun without going anywhere as well...so take that everybody else!
I thought that their was a town in St. Louis County called Town and Country? The total number of different suburb names in the St. Louis metro is unbelievable compared with the KC metro.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:29 AM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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I live in Northern Virginia, an area where I grew up and absolutely hate. I left the area for college and then moved around a bunch for awhile afterwards seeing the country and the world, but a family situation of sorts called me back to the area unfortunately, and after the situation was resolved of sorts, I found myself stuck for financial reasons and have been here way longer than intended (around 1.5 years) and am looking forward to my move to New York in four weeks.

The DC area is a great area for a lot of different things and a lot of different people, but I've been there, done that, and it's just not for me.
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Old 07-08-2007, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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I love it where I am, will never move ever again. Ive seen the whole country many times over, but the Chicagoland area is where the heart is, there are too many wonderful things about the area to ever warrant a move elsewhere.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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All Chicago suburbs sound the same ... Park Forest, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Oak Park ... Oakey Oke ...

Many/most super small suburban incorporations are wealthy enclave areas. Cleveland and St Louis seem to have a lot of these 400-people dots on the map.

Midstate Illinois pleases me more than northeast Ohio, or southeast Michigan outside of Ann Arbor. I wonder if it's possible to stay in grad school and do some corn farming on the side. Selling ethanol would help to cover my gas bills from long driving trips. It's a matter of hundreds of miles to go to any major (more than 200,000 people) metro areas. I got back from Chicago last night about midnight.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:24 AM
 
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Minneapolis, I like it.
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Old 07-08-2007, 09:40 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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New Hampshire is the best state by far I've ever lived: and I've lived in alot of them. Proximity to beaches, mountains, all the camping, hiking, skiing you could want, Boston trips on occasion. Even as the state more and more resembles "Maineachusetts", the politics are still far from left field compared to the rest of the nutty northeast. Political perspectives are much more sensible and residents actually hold their government pretty accountable for its actions in this state. Property taxes have skyrocketed, but I've learned there is at best, a double edge sword to any place you choose to reside.
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Bay View, Milwaukee
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I sure don't. Milwaukee, WI is the pits. I can't wait to get the hell out of here. Nothing to do in this boring city, especially for young professionals.
I live in Milwaukee, and I really like it. I can be pretty picky as far as places to live are concerned, but Milwaukee goes beyond providing for my needs and most of my wants. For the things that Milwaukee doesn't cover, that's what summer travel is for.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:24 PM
 
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One thing I've noticed as I've lived over a good bit of the world is: "Attitude is everything". I've been assigned to USAF bases that are considered "Very Desirable" and there were still people who couldn't wait to leave. And I was actually assigned to two bases that got lots of bad reviews. I LOVED both assignments...go figure. We ended up in the Dayton, OH suburbs by happenstance and I'm glad we did. We love the cost of living, our jobs and the area. Yes, we miss the mountains out West. And we love the hustle & bustle (and abundant entertainment options) of the East Coast. And we enjoyed Texas. And every other place we've been. We can always visit. We don't think we'll ever leave OH (we'll just buy a Tuscan villa as a second home if we win the lottery...)
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