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Old 11-24-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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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.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:09 PM
 
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It is important to be your own person and weight the pros and cons. You are going to get such feedback with any area and you have to just think about what is the most important thing to you.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:09 PM
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Location: Ohio
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Message boards are places to get opinions. Apparently, what you're seeking is objective analysis.

There's another site that we're not allowed to link to here that has analysis.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:11 PM
 
Location: San Josť, CA
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The forum is simply a microcosm of life, in general. If you walked into a restaurant and asked each guest for their own input regarding a specific question, I'm sure they'd have varied opinions. Obviously you should take their opinions down, go experience it for yourself, and go from there. Different strokes for different folks. What's hard about that?
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:14 PM
 
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Different people have different opinions and different views on things. Some people move to the south and love it. Especially if they're older and looking for a slower pace lifestyle. Some people move to the south and hate it and miss being further north. Some people move up North and hate it.

I mean, in life in general we all have different opinions. In some aspects that's what makes reading this forum interesting.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:14 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Let's see u want personal opinion but want them all to be the same?
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:15 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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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.
OMG what a weird concept huh.....

I would hope you have an idea of what you like and don't like, you can use other people's opinions to see if that's something you might say yourself. Example, if you love 4 seasons weather clearly someone who loves mild to warm sunny year round weather probably wouldn't be the best person to take their opinion on climate.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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Seriously? If there was a place with all pros, no cons, it'd be called heaven and we'd all be dead.

OP, life is unfortunately not black and white like a spreadsheet. There's mystery and unknown variables and a little bit of magic in there. Enjoy.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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This is not a decision that you should entrust to strangers on an internet forum. They know virtually nothing about you, so how could they advise you in any way? The best they could do is offer suggestions based on the limited information that they have. However, ultimately you have to know yourself well enough to know what you are and are not looking for in a future home, not what random strangers on an internet forum are and are not looking for.

I can see asking for detailed information about a specific location here, but asking strangers to help you decide your life moves? I don't get that.
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Well, I mean, it seems like ANY place that I create threads about and ask for advice on end up being ridiculed by half of the people in the thread, and the other half end up encouraging me to pursue the place. For example, if I make a thread about moving to West New York, people react like, "oh my god, do not move there, because of all the snow and depressed economy." But then, if I make a thread about if Florida is good for me, people will be quick to say things like "oh my god, do not move there....it's too hot and humid and touristy." Or, if I ask about moving to say, Phoenix, people will say, "oh my god, don't move there....it's too generic, hot and dry."

So it's like...what am I supposed to do?! It seems like every place in this country sucks.
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