U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: You just won the lottery...where in the USA would you live?
Chicago 11 8.27%
Phoenix 5 3.76%
Washington DC 3 2.26%
Seattle 7 5.26%
San Jose 2 1.50%
Dallas 2 1.50%
Stamford 1 0.75%
San Francisco 15 11.28%
Ventura 2 1.50%
Los Angeles 12 9.02%
Kansas City 5 3.76%
Boston 3 2.26%
Other 65 48.87%
Voters: 133. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-22-2014, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee
3,451 posts, read 3,401,664 times
Reputation: 2896

Advertisements

The above question is one reason why I started checking out this forum. I will be retiring (early 40s) soon. It's nowhere near a quarter billion, but it's significant and enough to retire and still have a lot of good options.

We're planning on buying a WI home on a Lake Michigan beach next summer, or buying property there and building if we can't find what we're looking for on the market. A few acres of woods leading to sand = there's nowhere else I'd want to be 7 months of the year. At least a month or two during the dead of winter we'll be somewhere warm. And a cabin in either (or both) the WI northwoods and/or WI driftless are also being mulled.

WI is my home and I love it. Just wish I could change February to an additional October. Or Jan/Feb to Oct/Nov. But then I'd have nothing left to complain about
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-22-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
2,032 posts, read 4,038,392 times
Reputation: 2693
Quote:
Originally Posted by miguel86 View Post
you couldn't pay me to live in Arizona
We'd never pay you to live here.

To answer the OP, I'd stay right here in Phoenix.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
5,847 posts, read 11,028,213 times
Reputation: 3829
I would do a lot of travelling.

But to start i would find a ice Condo with dock space with Live Aboard Sailboat in the Caribbean
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 12:26 PM
 
1,585 posts, read 584,993 times
Reputation: 3392
Evanston, Il --- close to Chicago, a couple of stays each summer at The Alpine in Door County as well as the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. And a log cabin for my daughter in Greer, Arizona.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
21,339 posts, read 21,912,385 times
Reputation: 33542
I would roam o'er the land from town to town and do whatever I could to share my wealth with the needy and less fortunate people I encountered during my travels.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale AZ
556 posts, read 632,806 times
Reputation: 655
A big gothic style mansion in Sedona or in New Orleans!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
1,426 posts, read 1,885,280 times
Reputation: 1493
I chose L.A., but TBH, just about anywhere in California works for me (especially near SF, LA and SD). My dream life involves owning a post-modern home, and California (the west Coast in general) is where this architecture really fits in perfectly with the lifestyle and geography. Plus family is mostly in the LA area, and no matter how rich I am, I still want to be close by.

I would also own a second home in Baja. lol

Of course, this won't happen as my career of choice won't make me rich...probably barely keep me in the middle class the way things are going.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
1,426 posts, read 1,885,280 times
Reputation: 1493
The dream:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KKy0D1Yv4k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Vnz08DBRk
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
3,451 posts, read 3,401,664 times
Reputation: 2896
^ If we can't find one, we're building contemporary. They're very common in CA, but you can find them anywhere in the US. Wisconsin, home of Frank Lloyd Wright and birthplace of his ideas and home of his school, has a lot of original prairie/mid-century modern/usonion homes, as does Chicago and areas of AZ. You can pick up an OG for a few hundred thousand, or go even cheaper for a similar design from of his understudies at Taliesin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-22-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: California → Tennessee → Ohio
1,400 posts, read 2,287,236 times
Reputation: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mandalorian View Post
HI

That's what this mega-rich guy did.....

Mark Zuckerberg Buys 700 Acres In Hawaii For More Than $100 Million - Business Insider
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top