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Old 06-27-2017, 10:14 PM
 
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Im kind of torn, I like Southern California. Its where I have lived my entire life with the exception of two years I lived in other state for college. My family resides there and I don't want to move away from my family but I want something differnet lifestyle wise i.e. being heavily taxed and being stuck in traffic for countless hours etc.

If had no responsibilities and my college was completely finished I would move near Lake Michigan to the town of either Long Beach Indiana or New Buffalo Michigan.

My other pick would be around the North Shore of Minnesota somewhere...
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Old 06-27-2017, 10:57 PM
 
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If money were no object, San Francisco.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:59 PM
 
Location: The State Of California
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If you could live anywhere in the United States, which region/city/rural area/location would you choose to live? It can be a city, state, region of a state, even a region of the U.S. Please specify what your reasons are (cost of living, climate, jobs, culture, geography, demographics, family, nostalgia, etc) for choosing the location. Thanks!
1. Tulsa Oklahoma Reason family
2. Long Beach/Seal Beach California
3. S.F. Bay Area Rio Vista CA
4. Malibu CA
5. Honolulu Hawaii rank lower because of isolation
6. Tucson Arizona
7. Albuquerque New Mexico
8. Redland California
9. Norman Oklahoma reason why family in OKC
10. Seattle Washington
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:56 AM
 
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At this point in my life it would be either be Washington, D.C. or San Francisco.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Cbus
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At this point in my life I would (and did) choose to continue living here in Columbus.

LGBT friendly, rapidly developing urban neighborhoods, large contingency of young professionals, solid economy, plenty of amenities with Midwest ease etc. Maybe my answer will change in five years bur right now this definitely feels like home.

I was also really intrigued by Seattle. Probably could never afford to live there comfortably lol but that's one city that was a great match for me.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I would drift around the Pacific Time Zone and/or the Midwest.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Pure Michigan!
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I would stay right here in Michigan. I'm not a native, but I'm sold on the natural beauty, the low COL compared to the relatively high wages, friendly people, four seasons, quaint small towns, miles and miles of lakeshore and beaches, and so much to do any time of the year. I also find it very appealing that a vast portion of the state is barely touched by human development and therefore mostly unspoiled. It's a wilderness lover's paradise!

When we moved here twenty years ago it almost instantly felt like this was where we were meant to be and it still does.
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Old 06-30-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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My favorite area of the country is western SC , the Greenville CSA.

Warm weather, reasonable cost of living, reasonable traffic, tons of retail/restaurants/golf courses, proximity to lakes and Blue Ridge mountains, great fall color, and it smells good.

Downtown Greenville is my favorite downtown in the country and most aesthetically pleasing in my view with a ton of trees and a great place to hang out with a ton of sidewalk, patio seating, and 30 foot drop waterfall right off Main Street.

Nearby Clemson is my favorite college town. It is located on a lake and has its own lake beaches and has a 17,500 acre experimental forest surrounding campus with numerous hiking and biking trails, and 3 waterfalls. It has a highly ranked college golf course and SC's state botanical garden. Not to mention a great college football game atmosphere and tailgaiting experience.
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Old 06-30-2017, 01:09 PM
 
Location: SE Pennsylvania
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Welll Im definetly leaving NY after college within the next 2 years (Im in my mid 20s now), I hate living in NY lol especially commuting to Manhattan for school n work absolutely dreadful, saving up money from my current job now, my money long and the career Im going for offers lots of financial stability and I have some family connections in that field.

Im torn, Im thinking either:
The Philadelphia area (not exactly in the city, can be anywhere up to 2 hours away like Harrisburg, Dover, or Vineland)

Or Somewhere in Virginia (preferably Richmond/Tri Cities or Hampton Roads)

I love Philadelphia's culture and proximity to most of my family n friends in NY, but also Central Virginia's location and spaciousness among other things. Only drawback to VA, is there isnt much of a Puerto Rican community (atleast compared to Pa & NY) and most Va Hispanics are immigrants especially from Mexico compared to more americanized Caribbean hispanics up north, so down there Im seen as "yellowbone" or mixed black n white, which isnt bad just different not being around my ppl. Only drawback in Philly, is the narrow a55 streets/sidewalks on some blocks, and sometimes it can remind me of the outer boroughs of NYC, just a more relaxed, genuine, favorable (in my opinion the citys vibe n culture is better), and less crowded version.

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Old 06-30-2017, 11:44 PM
 
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Laguna Beach/Newport Beach hands down.
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