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View Poll Results: Which of these amenities are most important to you in deciding where to live?
Proximity of Family/Loved Ones 40 38.10%
Comfortable weather (55-80 year round, or whatever you deem comfortable) 31 29.52%
Interesting Nature/Hiking Opportunities (Mountains/Canyons/Forests) 44 41.90%
Water access (ocean/lakes) 26 24.76%
Historical Charm/Excellent Cultural Institutions 33 31.43%
General Urbanity (population density/sports/nightlife/airport/etc.) 52 49.52%
Other (none of the above) 5 4.76%
A good COL/wages ratio 33 31.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-11-2016, 03:01 PM
 
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Obviously, in most cases, you can have some, but not all of these, but I was wondering which ones (or one) would weigh most heavily in your decision to move there. This is far from scientific, but I was curious about reasoning and rationale. Where I live now is okay, but realistically the only reason I haven't moved so far is because of family, as there are other areas that match my tastes better. Whether it's best to remain close to family or move to a place that would be a better fit for you personally is a very subjective answer, and why people move to specific places is interesting to hear about too. I would be curious to hear your thoughts.

(You can pick up to three, preferably no more, but then even if you have a ranking, that might be good.)

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Old 07-11-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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For me it's weather .

There are a few cities I would think would be awesome to live in but don't want to deal with 90+ and high humidity every day .

Another small and somewhat immature reason to not move , company seniority At other locations would be lower than what I am now , meaning not only would I most likely be settling for somewhere with less than desireable summer weather to have everything else I want , I will be losing weekends / partial weekends off and working a shift time I don't want .
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:10 PM
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Location: Miami
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Proximity of Family/Loved Ones
Interesting Nature/Hiking Opportunities
General Urbanity

(*Large Urban Culture)
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:33 PM
 
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Nature and water access. I can't stand the midwest - it might as well not exist, as far as I'm concerned. I lived in Illinois once as a teenager and detested my time there. Never, ever again. It's either one of the two major coasts for me, and virtually nothing in between (the Rocky Mountains states are fine, but I have no desire to live there).
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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1.Weather
2.COL
3.Urbanity
4.Nature
5.Family
6.history
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Old 07-11-2016, 11:51 PM
 
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All of them.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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1. Urbanity (I don't need a large city. Just something that is big enough to have everything I need plus minor league/college sports, events, etc.).
2. Nature
3. Weather
4. Water
5. Historical
6. Wages
7. Family
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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Nature and water access. I can't stand the midwest - it might as well not exist, as far as I'm concerned. I lived in Illinois once as a teenager and detested my time there. Never, ever again. It's either one of the two major coasts for me, and virtually nothing in between (the Rocky Mountains states are fine, but I have no desire to live there).
Even though the UP isn't for me, it's pretty silly to say nature and water access are your two biggest factors and then pretend they don't exist in the Midwest. Upper Michigan, Northern Wisconsin and Northern Minnesota are nothing but nature and water.
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:42 AM
 
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I tend to agree that the Midwest has plenty of nature and water access, and can honestly say I prefer the Great Lakes to any other bodies of water. Though, everyone's tastes are different, so perhaps the poster just didn't enjoy the nature/water present there. It varies a lot, though.
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Old 07-12-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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General urbanity, educated population and good job market.
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