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Old 02-21-2008, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Near L.A.
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I'd own several places in:

A. Washington State, along Puget Sound, 30 miles north of Seattle toward Bellingham or around the "curve" of the sound from Olympia and closer to the Olympic National Forest;
B. California, along the coast near San Luis Obispo, Monterrey, or Santa Cruz;
C. Texas, a nice, historic home in one of these Houston communities: Houston Heights, West U., Uptown, or Rice Village; and,
D. Mississippi, in a nice country home out in the pine forest.

E. Manhattan would be a possibility, too, but I'm not much of a cold weather person.
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:27 AM
 
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Philadelphia - Greater Burbs, that is. Close enough to family/friends, good music scene, more educated people, more white-collar jobs/companies, far away enough from the city so that you don't get bothered by bums, but close enough to visit to see a band
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:38 AM
 
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Santa Cruz, CA, with vacation homes in Seattle, Portland, Lake Tahoe, Cambria, San Diego, Boca Raton, Colorado (near the 49'ers), Kennebunkport or Cape Cod, Alaska, Hawaii, and New York State (not NYC but in the countryside).
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Old 02-24-2008, 01:44 AM
 
Location: southern california
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right here, no winter. however soothsayers say the coasts will be under water
2012 oct, giant sunamis, im takin swimming lessons and buyin fins.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:10 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Beautiful, gentle Pennsylvania. Rural but not redneck, good jobs, lovely cities, wonderful people. We'd return in a heartbeat.
Thanks for this post. I'm always trying to get a handle on PA. My wife is from Pittsburgh and she is a special person. I traveled throughout many of the rural areas of PA and you're right, I wouldn't call the people redneck, but rural. There is a distinction. It may be the place.

Certainly food for thought.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:21 AM
 
Location: southern california
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right here. nowhere else. im standing real still and watchin the
world go round, thank you CD my little window to the world.
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Old 02-24-2008, 02:43 AM
 
Location: NWArkansas/Seattle
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Orange County,California
i.e....Irvine and etc.
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Old 02-24-2008, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Michissippi
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Gosh, if money and finding a job weren't an issue, I'd consider Boulder, Colorado or a coastal city in Oregon or Northern California.
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Old 02-24-2008, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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Well there are a lot of good choices for me!
My mansion in Beverly hills of course.
A house on Alki in West Seattle for the summer! (like that cool one with the totem polls and all the foliage, all you Seattleites would recognize it!)
An oceanfront home in San Diego.
A beach house in Honolulu.
A house on Mt. Sequoyah in Fayetteville, Arkansas when i go to visit my family (I absolutly LOVE the Viewpoint on mt sequoyah, quite possibly my favorite spot in the world! And the houses along the road are just sooo awesome and comfortable...love it!)
A mansion in memphis.
Nice beach house close to Bal Harbour.
Nice mansion right outside of Anchorage.
A nice home in North Oklahoma City, where most of my family used to live.
I could go on forever...but I think i'll stop now lol. Lots of nice homes in lots of nice places....yay!
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Northridge/Porter Ranch, Calif.
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I would choose "Monteria Estates" in Chatsworth, California. A gated community in which each house is built on a minimum of 2 acres. Actually, the majority of the houses there are mansions. Their value is roughly between $2 and $4 million dollars. Some celebrities do (or did) live there.

I've never been in there since it is gated but here are two photos:
1. A view of the main (Southern) entrance. There are only two way to enter, from the North and South.
2. One of the private roads inside the community. I had to take this shot looking over a wall.


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