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Old 11-25-2014, 05:11 AM
 
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Well, that's how I ended up here. I mean, look at my user name!
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:18 AM
 
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I mean, it's just so hard to get an idea of what places would be great for me to live in. For example, one person will say that a particular place is a great place to live, but another person will chime in and say that they hated living there or whatever. One person will say that moving down south is the best decision they ever made, while another person will say that they tried it, hated it, and moved back north. Or maybe one person says that they love living in a large metropolitan area, while another person says that they prefer living in a smaller area.:
Everyone has different needs, wants, have-tos.

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I mean, how the heck are people supposed to make decisions like this, when they get mixed signals?! :
Is it necessary to curse? It is called take information provided and make your own decision.

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It seems hard to get uniformity and agreement on this website. And it seems like EVERY place has pros and cons.
That is a new concept.

Right now is a good time to visit Buffalo and Florida. Please share your first hand experience with CD. Make sure it is conform with other posters:>)
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:20 AM
 
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Everyone has different needs, wants, have-tos.


Is it necessary to curse? It is called take information provided and make your own decision.


That is a new concept.

Right now is a good time to visit Buffalo and Florida. Please share your first hand experience with CD. Make sure it is conform with other posters:>)
I'd say to go in June as well.

I will say nep321, you do wonder since this is an anonymous forum, if the people that post on it many times are legit or if the topics are created to just get traffic on the site. so, in some sense, I can see how it can be confusing, unless you see definitive information about that area or to compare areas.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:49 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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One of my friends in real life happens to live in Buffalo and told me to not listen to what people say on City-Data forums. He said it's actually a very well cultured, exciting city with plenty of young professionals and other types of people (hipsters, blue collar, whatever). I hope it works out!
I think Buffalo is okay. I mean, it's a low COL area, right next to Niagara Falls, Canada and close to Rochester and Toronto. I like the vibe there.

However, the Buffalo area itself is kind of small for my liking. It doesn't feel like there's all that much going on there. It could be a perfect fit for you though.
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:10 AM
 
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Perhaps this could help too: Artvoice: Buffalo's #1 Newsweekly
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Am I the only person that detects sarcasm in the OP?
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:40 AM
 
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I mean, it's just so hard to get an idea of what places would be great for me to live in. For example, one person will say that a particular place is a great place to live, but another person will chime in and say that they hated living there or whatever. One person will say that moving down south is the best decision they ever made, while another person will say that they tried it, hated it, and moved back north. Or maybe one person says that they love living in a large metropolitan area, while another person says that they prefer living in a smaller area.

I mean, how the heck are people supposed to make decisions like this, when they get mixed signals?!

It seems hard to get uniformity and agreement on this website. And it seems like EVERY place has pros and cons.
To be fair, most people don't go to an online forum asking complete strangers where it would be good for them to live.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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I think Buffalo is okay. I mean, it's a low COL area, right next to Niagara Falls, Canada and close to Rochester and Toronto. I like the vibe there.

However, the Buffalo area itself is kind of small for my liking. It doesn't feel like there's all that much going on there. It could be a perfect fit for you though.
What are you talking about? I've been there twice. Once in the summer, once in the winter and enjoyed it both times. The metro area is a perfect size for me. Not too big. Not too small.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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To be fair, most people don't go to an online forum asking complete strangers where it would be good for them to live.
Exactly, it's one of the stranger things about city data.
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Old 11-25-2014, 10:01 AM
 
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I mean, it's just so hard to get an idea of what places would be great for me to live in. For example, one person will say that a particular place is a great place to live, but another person will chime in and say that they hated living there or whatever. One person will say that moving down south is the best decision they ever made, while another person will say that they tried it, hated it, and moved back north. Or maybe one person says that they love living in a large metropolitan area, while another person says that they prefer living in a smaller area.

I mean, how the heck are people supposed to make decisions like this, when they get mixed signals?!

It seems hard to get uniformity and agreement on this website. And it seems like EVERY place has pros and cons.

There are no mixed signals at all, some people like living where they are and others don't.
It is YOUR opinion that matters and no one else's.
It is the same with school districts or particular schools when someone asks about them.
The problem is one child may do very well in a particular school and another child in the same grade and classroom with not do well at all.

People are supposed to make decisions based on their own personal likes and dislikes not what a bunch of random strangers on a public forum think.
If you cannot make a choice by yourself on where to live you need to stay where you are.
It is your responsibility to do the research, visit the locations you are thinking about more than once, stay a week, talk to the locals, see how it feels to you.
No one else can make this decision and no one else is responsible for you location, way of living, education choice, career choice, partner choice, shoe choice, or happiness, only you are responsible for these things.

Also, common sense should tell you that everything has pros and cons and those differ from person to person.
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