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Old 03-26-2012, 08:49 AM
Location: From TX to VA
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Fort Davis, Texas up in the Davis Mountains

* Beautiful rugged scenery
* Dark skies - perfect for visiting the McDonald observatory
* Clean air
* Quiet
* Friendly residents
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:49 AM
Location: Oxford, England
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Originally Posted by ja1myn View Post
Being born and raised in Connecticut, I do have to say that the New England states do have a pretty peaceful feeling about them.
I am French and have lived in the UK for 23 years ( and lived in the US for over 3 years) but New England always feels like home to me. I just love it. So much so I got married and honeymooned there !
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:27 PM
Location: Buffalo
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I'm going to go with Cassadaga, NY.
Great fishing so close (Chautauqua Lake, Lake Erie, Upper & Lower Cassadaga Lakes, Bear Lake)
Beautiful mild summers
trees everywhere
skiing nearby and snowmobile trails right there
Low cost of living.
Quiet country living in the beautiful Southern Tier of Western New York.
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Old 03-26-2012, 02:24 PM
Location: Outer Space
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The Puget Sound, excluding Tacoma and Bremerton. A close second is the Rochester, NY MSA.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:07 PM
Location: SW Missouri
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Originally Posted by RomaniGypsy View Post
By this, I mean "a place you have been to, which you know decently well, where you'd love to live". I'm not talking about romanticized locations... it has to be something you know, where you either live right now, or would really like to live. If you could live anywhere in the US which you have already experienced, where would it be and why? (Figure, for answering this question, that you ARE NOT independently wealthy through some fluke happenstance like a huge inheritance or hitting the lottery. You have to live there as you are right now.)
I would say south Texas. I love Key West, but it would probably be too expensive to live there. Coastal south Texas has everything I could possibly ever want, I'd probably pick a little town called Seadrift, or maybe Port O'Connor or Sargent

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Old 03-26-2012, 05:01 PM
Location: MN
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I don't like this use of the term "heaven" because a) I don't consider anywhere perfect [yet] and b) I haven't explored everywhere that interests me, so I can't say whether other places might not be better.

That said, the phrase "a place you have been to, which you know decently well, where you'd love to live" describes Anchorage, AK for me. Lived there for ten years, and I miss a lot of things about it.

I haven't actually lived anywhere else that would fit, but I have been to parts of suburban Seattle and rural northern Minnesota that would qualify.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:48 PM
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Asheville, North Carolina: Looks like heaven, smells like heaven...the aroma of those pine trees is just amazing.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:08 AM
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New York Cityyyyy
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:47 AM
Location: Manhattan
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Olympic National Park. That is absolutely my favorite place in the US.

As far as places I'd live, New York is my personal heaven right now. I think further down the road, maybe 10 years from now when I'm raising children, I think someplace a bit smaller, less fast-paced, yet still exciting (I'm thinking Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, or Seattle) would be heaven for me.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:20 AM
Location: San Francisco
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Heaven is kind of a heavy term, but places that I find very special are close to home - The Sierra Nevada national parks (Yosemite especially) and the Gold Country of the Sierra. I think when I retire I'll sell my house in San Francisco and move to Nevada City.
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