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Old 06-26-2017, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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If money were no object: Hawaii! Any of the islands would suit me fine. I would love an ocean view and I wouldn't mind being a bit upcountry. Hawaii has the most amazing weather of any place I have ever been. I love the ocean and I love the diversity of the trees.

Other contenders: Kiawah Island, Hilton Head Island, Charleston, SC; Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, CA.
Kiawah Island is frecking amazing I just got back from KI. The homes are awesome on that island, it is a bit isolated but still close to Charleston SC, it would make a great retirement town if you could afford it.
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Old 06-26-2017, 01:02 PM
 
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Kiawah Island is frecking amazing I just got back from KI. The homes are awesome on that island, it is a bit isolated but still close to Charleston SC, it would make a great retirement town if you could afford it.
It is gorgeous! We lived for one year on John's Island just connected to Kiawah.

Oh, I forgot to mention to my list of places, someplace in the Blue Ridge Mountains like Blowing Rock or Brevard or Highlands.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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Some days go by in Colorado where trading down to Texas seems a lot more appealing than here.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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I really like the Sedona, Arizona area for the stunning surroundings and climate, but the town itself is nothing special.

If money was no object, I would probably try to find a place in a warmer microclimate in the San Francisco Bay area. I also really love Monterrey, California, but I think the cool, foggy climate would get old pretty quickly.
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Old 06-26-2017, 07:24 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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If I could have a city place in Nob Hill, San Francisco and a country place in Healdsburg for the weekends (as one of my great friends luckily has) that would pretty well be perfect and make me move from almost perfect San Diego to the Bay Area.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:05 PM
 
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Right where I am in Eugene, Oregon. I love the culture, and how close we are to so many beautiful places.
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:13 PM
 
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Telluride Colorado
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Old 06-26-2017, 08:24 PM
 
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Santa Barbara CA or Carmel CA
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Crowderado
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Wisconsin or Michigan. Up North, where there's some reliable snow for XC skiing. Glacial terrain, rolling hills (again, good for XC skiing). A chance to see the Northern Lights. Backyard saunas and pond hockey. Water, water, and more water. Really friendly people.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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I'd go back to where I came from. D@mn me for moving! Haha. But I'm not going to reveal my piece of special soil. Chances are, if you mention a great place, people will invade, overwhelm it, and make it a "former great place". Mum's the word.
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