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Old 03-20-2010, 10:44 PM
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Personally, the only cities I would ever choose to live in would be New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago.

However, I could compromise with Washington DC, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas.

The rest of the country is off limits, I would refuse to live there.

Last edited by TheCity; 03-20-2010 at 10:53 PM..

Old 03-20-2010, 10:55 PM
Location: Near L.A.
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Where I would live?
  • New York City
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Nashville
  • Cincinnati (I'm here now, but mulling a departure within the next 12-24 months; still, it's a comfortable medium-sized city situated conveniently less than two hours from family and with a lot of stuff going on.)
  • Houston
  • Fort Worth
  • Dallas (maybe)
  • Austin
  • San Antonio (maybe)
  • Lubbock (maybe)
  • Oklahoma City (maybe)
  • Tulsa (maybe)
  • Los Angeles County
  • Ventura County, CA
  • Orange County, CA
  • San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Seattle (maybe)
The cities in bold are locales I definitely would live in.

The rest of America I'll respectfully pass on. I know for sure I certainly don't want to live any high-crime urban neighborhood, drug- or white trash-ridden rural slum or in practically any city (except NYC) in the east coast megalopolis.

Also, much of Kentucky, while it is my native state, is great to visit (and beautiful for about eight months of the year) but miserable in terms of social and overall qualities of life. Nooooo thanks!
Old 03-20-2010, 11:25 PM
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I won't say I'll never live somewhere. But really, any place west of the Mississippi River just feels too "out there" for me. lol. The western part of the U.S. is great for visiting, but my comfort zone as far as living goes is the east, where most of the nation's population resides. I also prefer the northeast U.S.'s proximity to the most populous region in Canada.

Last edited by BigCityDreamer; 03-21-2010 at 12:00 AM..
Old 03-20-2010, 11:42 PM
Location: Columbia MO
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I'd never live in the deep South, unless in some interesting pocket like New Orleans or Oxford MS. I couldn't stand the omnipresent in-my-face angry, unthinking conservatism (mostly Limbaugh talking points), the thinly-veiled racism, the lack of curiosity about the rest of the world, and the continuing embrace of the Confederate past. I also encountered some of the angriest drivers on the highways I've ever seen. The catfish was good (well, at Taylor Grocery anyway), but I got tired of seeing it everywhere. I've lived in some pretty bleak places (Kuwait, Pleasanton TX come to mind), but there were compensations in those places. Maybe I'd discover them living in the deep South, but it was the first place I've visited where there was no part of me that was interested or intrigued enough to picture myself living there.

But more generally, the internet and amazon and other such things make living almost anywhere far more palatable than it used to be.
Old 03-21-2010, 06:42 PM
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I would never live off the mainland. Within the mainland I would never live in the desert states i.e., Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada etc. Nor would I live in the mid-northern states like Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and a lot of middle American states; Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakotas. No offense to anyone, some places just dont fit for certain personalities and lifestyles
Old 03-21-2010, 07:36 PM
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I would never, never, never live in Arizona again. Never.
Old 03-21-2010, 07:39 PM
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I also would like to add that I would never live in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri.....I think thats it......maybe back for more......
Old 03-21-2010, 10:05 PM
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I can't stand Portland, Or and can't wait to see it in my rear view mirror as I get the hell out of it.
Old 03-21-2010, 11:41 PM
Location: Phoenix
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Originally Posted by canudigit View Post
I would never, never, never live in Arizona again. Never.
Right on...please don't ever, ever, ever come back. Ever.
Old 03-21-2010, 11:49 PM
Location: DC/Brooklyn, NY/Miami, FL
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I would never live out of the BosNyWash Corridor
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