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View Poll Results: Why did you choose to live where you live?
Employment 23 24.73%
Family / friends 23 24.73%
Cost of Living 12 12.90%
Landscape / Natural features 3 3.23%
Urban amenities / infastructure 8 8.60%
Climate 9 9.68%
Culture / lifestyle 8 8.60%
Other 7 7.53%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Because it doesn't snow and none of us would ever need to find ourselves in a Del Taco or Taco Bueno- we've got the real thing
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:51 PM
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Employment, Cost of Living, Family and Friends in that order

Land Scape, Urban Life Style, Weather are nice to have things but with a job and a family you don't have a lot of time to enjoy them really and without gainful employment combined with a lower cost of living to leave some money in your pocket the nice to haves really don't matter.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:53 PM
Location: Silicon Valley
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I chose climate. Although my number one reason to move from the SF Bay Area was because I couldn't afford to stay there, I first moved somewhere cheap - but too hot. So now I live somewhere just as cheap, or even cheaper, but cool year-round.

Landscape is important to me, too. That's my main entertainment - going outside. So, it needs to be cheap, cool enough to go outside (but not snowing LOL), somewhere that it's pretty outside.

And it turns out I love it here. It don't snow, don't get too hot, and we have a Taco Bell. And lots of fresh fish.

Oh, and the last time I went to the DMV in town, there were 3 people waiting. I don't think I could go back to the crowds and traffic anymore, either.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:42 AM
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I moved to the Youngstown MSA because I was offered a job. But, I chose my current neighborhood within the city of Youngstown because of the architecture, access to public transit, and local amenities.
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Old 10-09-2015, 10:46 AM
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Urban amenities
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Old 10-09-2015, 12:13 PM
Location: US
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Gladly pick Chicago/NY coz of the hustle and bustle and colder weather!
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Old 10-11-2015, 12:50 PM
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Moved to Long Beach, CA. I moved to be with my wife who is in school at USC (USC is #11 best for social work). That is literally the only reason we are here and plan on moving immediately afterwards.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:39 PM
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Old 07-01-2019, 02:00 AM
Location: Reno, NV
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I didn't. I work for a software development company that moves us across the country to new client sites whenever projects end. I started in DC and then they sent me to Reno, which I knew nothing about except that it was by Lake Tahoe and had an Automobile Museum. My first reaction when I found out where I was going was "wow, that's... random".

If I could choose where to go next, I'd want a bigger, urban city that's closer to other big cities. LA, Philly, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, or Baltimore could be contenders.

I'm glad I didn't have a choice in coming here, though. There are aspects of the lifestyle and landscape I appreciate that I wouldn't have known about if I hadn't moved.
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Old 07-01-2019, 07:27 AM
Location: Wonderland
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Tyler, Texas here.

I moved here to be closer to family. That was 25 years ago and I'm still here. Much of my family is scattered now, and both parents are now deceased, but I'm still here and still loving it.

My second option would have been lifestyle/culture. And while I didn't move here specifically FOR the weather/climate, it was and still is a fit to me for the most part because I am not bothered by humidity, and I'd rather deal with a long hot summer than a long, cold winter. YMMV!

The US has a lot of great states and cities and towns and rural areas - in other words, options - and I could happily live just about anywhere anyway because it's just the way this former military dependent is wired together. But I prefer the southeastern portion of our country. Texas is actually my second favorite state - my first favorite is Virginia. But I'm happy living here, and my husband loves it so we will probably stay here indefinitely.
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