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Old 09-30-2017, 08:04 PM
 
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Let's say if you either sold all your prized possessions or lost all of them and need to start completely fresh, without familial ties for any reason whatsoever, what city would you choose and why?
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Old 09-30-2017, 10:20 PM
 
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I love Seattle too much to leave. But Vancouver would be my favorite if I left.
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Old 09-30-2017, 11:30 PM
 
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Well, not a city, and if I could make it affordable, the great state of Hawai'i.

If you pinned me to cities, then on Oahu, downtown Honolulu/Waikiki.
Or Lahina on Maui.
Or Lihue on Kauai.

But so much of the state's islands are beautiful, I'd be hard pressed to say one is better than another, except to say leeward side, or upper land area, though not too high up.

It was always my dream to retire to Hawai'i, but I've settled for frequent visits so I can explore. Next trip is 2020.

Our chosen retirement city is southern mainland, though. I'm not giving away my secret retirement city!

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Old 09-30-2017, 11:34 PM
 
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Fiji, there are enough islands to spend a different day of the year on a different one, cheap enough to live there

but main question, if someone had no ties, why would they then tie themselves down to a single city?

is your question about which city to start over in to grow a family? to live as a carefree bachelor?

I'd pick Miami except when it is flooding, then I'd go to Las Vegas. Or Juneau, that's a nice place when the bugs are all dead
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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Let's say if you either sold all your prized possessions or lost all of them and need to start completely fresh, without familial ties for any reason whatsoever, what city would you choose and why?
Miami most likely. I would go for the tropical weather, beaches, and nightlife.
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Old 10-01-2017, 08:21 AM
 
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San Francisco. Except even if I sold all my earthly possessions I could barely afford a tent in the park there.
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Old 10-01-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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San Francisco. Except even if I sold all my earthly possessions I could barely afford a tent in the park there.
Just put a tent in Berkeley, they love the homeless
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:09 PM
 
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Within North America, I would go with DFW, where I live. My favorite city is Seattle, but there is no way I will be able to afford that on my own, straight out of college. Every other city has the problem of being too expensive, too cold, too humid, or too small. Or making my allergies go crazy, like Atlanta, which might be my pick had it not been the case. Also, before all the people from the northern USA jump on me, yeah, it is only cold three to five months a year, but that is still much more than I am used to and it isn't like I will have the funds to travel south during the winters.
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Erie, PA
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A few come to mind:

Newport, VT
Oswego, NY
Brunswick, ME

Outside of the U.S:

St John's Labrador Newfoundland
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:38 PM
 
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Let's say if you either sold all your prized possessions or lost all of them and need to start completely fresh, without familial ties for any reason whatsoever, what city would you choose and why?
We can and have gone where we want when we want with all of our material possessions and family ties.
No need to not do something if one wants to and we have always lived where we want to live so we would still live where we currently do.
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