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Old 07-13-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Where would your top ten location choices be?

For me...

1. Charleston, South Carolina
2. Fayetteville, Arkansas
3. Hilton Head, South Carolina
4. Bainbridge Island, Washington
5. Mountain Brook, Alabama
6. Athens, Georgia
7. Charlottesville, Virginia
8. Cedarburg, Wisconsin
9. Nashville, Tennessee
10. Charlotte, North Carolina
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:25 PM
 
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1. Seattle, Washington
2. Portland, Oregon
3. Austin, Texas
4. Salt Lake City, Utah
5. Denver, Colorado
6. San Diego, California
7. San Francisco, California
8. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
9. Nashville, Tennessee
10. Charlotte, North Carolina
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Old 07-13-2014, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Haines, Ak. I'm 80 miles South of there right now, we'll get there.
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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I find that my answers to this question change slightly each time I answer it.

1. San Francisco, CA - I'm here now. Couldn't be happier. I would be nearly as content to live in most places in the greater Bay Area.
2. New York City, NY - A close second to SF. I love city life, but also love to leave it behind whenever I like. That's harder in NYC.
3. Healdsburg, CA - a peaceful place I visit 6-7 times per year. Nice place to retire. Still near the City, yet far away.
4. San Diego, CA - I greatly prefer NorCal, but SD is pretty good. Plus, Giants games are practically home games at Petco Park.
5. Santa Monica, CA - I love California, but not the LA traffic mess and sprawl.
6. Denver, CO - I love the nearby mountains and the laid back lifestyle. It lacks the sophistication of SF, though.
7. Seattle, WA - Similar appeal as Denver, though I find Seattle more sophisticated, but with less agreeable weather.
8. Boston, MA - One of the country's great urban environments in one of its worst climactic ones, unfortunately.
9. Chicago, IL - See Boston, which trumps Chicago because of its surrounding area.
10. Honolulu, HI - Paradise, but the isolation would grow old.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I am starting to become extremely interested in living outside of NYC. I NEVER thought I would say that but the amenities, weather, and location can't be beat. NYC is growing on me. I have been searching for a year and the region has everything to offer.
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:42 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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1/ San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Already here and love it.
2/ Honolulu, HI, one day when I retire possibly.
3/ Portland, OR, another possible choice for retirement
4/ Seattle, WA
5/ San Diego, CA, just love the weather and beach lifestyle
6/ San Luis Obispo, CA
7/ Washington DC
8/ New York City
9/ Arlington, VA
10/ Highlands Ranch, CO
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Old 07-13-2014, 04:38 PM
 
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San Francisco is the best place to be. No wonder it has the highest quality of life index in the US
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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I'd want to live places that have history and amazing architecture but aren't in the spotlight. Crime isn't too much of a factor if blight is going down. So...

1) St. Louis, MO-Old North St. Louis
2) Detroit, MI-Palmer Park Apartment District
3) Columbus, OH-German Village
4) Louisville, KY-Old Louisville
5) St. Louis, MO-Downtown
6) St. Louis, MO-Midtown/Grand Center
7) Detroit, MI-Downtown
8) Richmond, VA-West End
9) Cincinnati, OH-Over The Rhine
10) Kansas City, MO-Columbus Park/River Market (north of Downtown)

I won't be moving out for a long time, so these are bound to change. But as of right now these are where I would be.
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Old 07-13-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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1.) New York City
2.) Washington, DC
3.) San Diego
4.) Boston
5.) San Francisco
6.) Chicago
7.) Los Angeles
8.) Portland
9.) Seattle
10.) Santa Cruz, CA

Edit: These are if not counting Philadelphia. If counting Philadelphia, Philly would be #2 behind NYC.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Baghdad by the Bay (San Francisco, California)
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1.) New York City
2.) Washington, DC
3.) San Diego
4.) Boston
5.) San Francisco
6.) Chicago
7.) Los Angeles
8.) Portland
9.) Seattle
10.) Santa Cruz, CA

Edit: These are if not counting Philadelphia. If counting Philadelphia, Philly would be #2 behind NYC.
Good list.

I actually think Philly has distinct advantages over NYC in its immediate natural surroundings. One can be outside Philadelphia an into the charming countryside of Pennsylvania in a matter of minutes, where small towns with a lot of charm and character dot the landscape. Large and medium-sized cities of interest are also a bit more accessible from Philly than from NYC. I think life in NYC is overall much more interesting to me, though--enough to compensate for the weather, which is a sentiment I don't have for Philadelphia.
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