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Old 08-30-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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I read the book too, several years ago. Did he ever find it? (I don't remember).

I came away enjoying the adventure more than the payoff.
No, sadly, he never did.
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Old 08-30-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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No, sadly, he never did.
This one was a similar adventure, looking for something a little different.

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Old 09-01-2016, 02:33 PM
 
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The small, liberal, safe one next to the lake, with the vibrant main street, the mature tree-lined streets, and the assortment of affordable housing options showcasing mostly pristine Craftsmans and upscale, restored Federalist row houses. It has that world class library, that one really friendly cafe, a nice grocery store a walkable distance away, and a handful of pubs you can settle into and call home. It's got a couple lush parks and green spaces,
Just throwing it out there but would Traverse City, Michigan do?

Someplace that came to mind reading your post is Havre de Grace MD. Quite a bit smaller and the library is nice but it's hardly world class! A great little downtown and yes it's on the water. I can't speak to the politics but MD is very liberal.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Fish Creek, WI. The charming blend of art, dining, beachfront, serenity, biking and hiking, sailing, and dense woods is something I almost yearn for. Problem is, it absolutely shuts down in the winter, which is a huge downer for me. Perhaps I could keep my place here in Scottsdale for the winter and summer in Fish Creek? What a dream that would be. What keeps me away from Fish Creek is the aformentioned fact that its a ghost town in winter. I cant live in a place that shuts down for months at a time.
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Old 09-01-2016, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Is it cost-of-living question? Distance from family? Job market? Haven't built up the courage? Where, and why not?

For me, it's Chicago. We've lived there before, and we love it. My wife has A career and a level of attainment in that career that's only available in select cities (for sake of discussion, let's say she's an NFL offensive coordinator), and there are no more than one or two positions in any given city. Someone in Chicago would have to retire, die, or get fired
Large City...Portland, Oregon...I haven't been able to find a job out there.

Small City...Alamosa, Colorado...There are no jobs there.

The funny thing is that these cities are complete opposites in every way. I'm attracted to each because the landscape is beautiful.
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Several places I'd love to live but can't/won't

Sedona, AZ - one of the most beautiful places in the US, great climate, shooting distance to LV, PHX, Grand Canyon. But I'd need to find a job where I could work out of the house (and like it - done that before).

Marin County, CA - so amazing, beautiful, everything. Costs a mint - never could justify that even if I could afford it.

Pick a quaint NE town in upstate NY or PA or VT - but likely a bit remote for me, and the winters would be very rough.
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Is it cost-of-living question? Distance from family? Job market? Haven't built up the courage? Where, and why not?

For me, it's Chicago. We've lived there before, and we love it. My wife has A career and a level of attainment in that career that's only available in select cities (for sake of discussion, let's say she's an NFL offensive coordinator), and there are no more than one or two positions in any given city. Someone in Chicago would have to retire, die, or get fired
For years and years(my 20s) all I wanted was to live in Portland, OR. I finally got a job and moved there in 2010. I spent five years being priced out of my apartments and struggling the dark overcast 8 months of rain. Finally after my rent being raised at the end of my lease once again I was done. It was fall and the rain was coming down and I transferred to another progressive city with different problems. I actually had a lot of good times in Portland but it wasn't the perfection I thought it would be.

Now all I want is to be somewhere warm and cheap, go figure.
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