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Old 11-28-2015, 11:44 AM
 
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You will not find paradise in any of the areas touted as "best place...." as the huge influx of disenchanted people coming in the area will eventually destroy whatever was initially good about it! I suggest going to an area NOT on these list.
I moved to Sarasota in 1983 before it made any list. By 1986 it was showing signs of distress and I moved to Ocala,Fl. By 1999 it too was beginning to be overtaxed.
I moved to Jacksonville for a job and this place is terribly congested now.
Out of curiosity I traveled to Greenville, SC to see if the hype met reality.
I found the traffic to be very chaotic for a city that size. Small roads, untimed lights, bad drivers, clogged interstates, some only 2 lanes each way.
It will take years to fix these problems.
I see this epidemic of wanderlust a sign of the further breakdown of a society where the family unit is not cohesive , where jobs are not evenly distributed, where peoples psyches are so disturbed that they believe a climatic change will be the answer to their ennui.
When you live in an area natural attractions loose their impact due to the brains function of blocking out common sense data from consciousness.
When I was in Washington State this happened after 7 days. Here in Florida I barely pay attention to the Ocean. The humans natural habitat is one of change and moving to areas of greener pastures.
This natural tendency is arising in full force due to societal stressors.
So be forwarned: Unless you live in a horribly unlivable climate your chances of satiating this wanderlust is low, as the urge will reappear again and again.
Now-to all the haters and deniers out there: your denials don't change anything about the nature of the human. Have at it!!
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Old 11-28-2015, 11:50 AM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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So because you can't find your "place," based on personal criteria, you're extrapolating that this unhappiness will affect everyone else?
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Old 11-28-2015, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Similar to how popular attractions around the world (especially in this era of the Internet) are "loved to death"
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:39 PM
 
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I'm not looking.I moved to places for school or jobs.
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Old 11-28-2015, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I moved to Portland, OR in the late 70's and what happened there is just what the OP described. I move there from Chicago because I was looking for a fresh start and found it.

After thirty six years of living there, Portland no longer suited me so I moved again. But that's okay, times change, places change. When I moved to Portland it wasn't on anyone's radar so I did not move there because it was hyped as it is today. I would never make that mistake.

A year and a half ago, I relocated from Portland to a nice inner ring suburb of Cleveland to which people are not flocking. If, in another thirty six years, my new city becomes as Portland has, I will not be around to experience it since I will soon be 70 years old and it's doubtful I would be around in three more decades to see it. So I'm good for now.
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I wanted to leave home because I wanted something different.

More than a decade later, I finally realize that all I really wanted was home with different weather.

You can't have it all, they say.
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Old 11-28-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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I moved to Portland, OR in the late 70's and what happened there is just what the OP described. I move there from Chicago because I was looking for a fresh start and found it.

After thirty six years of living there, Portland no longer suited me so I moved again. But that's okay, times change, places change. When I moved to Portland it wasn't on anyone's radar so I did not move there because it was hyped as it is today. I would never make that mistake.

A year and a half ago, I relocated from Portland to a nice inner ring suburb of Cleveland to which people are not flocking. If, in another thirty six years, my new city becomes as Portland has, I will not be around to experience it since I will soon be 70 years old and it's doubtful I would be around in three more decades to see it. So I'm good for now.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:08 PM
 
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Problem is we can't fly!
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Old 11-29-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There is nothing new about wanderlust. Without it, we'd all be living in Kenya.
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