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Old 03-17-2018, 12:39 AM
 
Location: South Padre Island, TX
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+8 and counting. Guess I’m not the only one who thinks Texas is an absolute joke.

But, a cheap joke!
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Cost is kinda cheating - most people would gladly live in the Bay Area or NYC or whatever if they could afford it. These places are obviously conventionally desirable on other metrics.

Here's my answer: I'd move to Cleveland if it weren't in the Midwest - even if it were just a hundred or so miles to the east across the arbitrary political boundary of Pennsylvania. The city's oddly fascinating to me, and it has surprisingly decent public transit considering its size, but I feel a need to escape my home region while I'm still young.

I'd move to Phoenix if it had a comprehensive light rail system. Seems interesting to live in a city that's so diametrically opposite what I'm used to - but I don't want a car anytime soon.
We have light rail, and are adding another 42 miles based on a voter initiative that passed in 2014
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: North of Birmingham, AL
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Family keeps me in the Southeastern US, but if I didn't consider need to be close to them, I would move to:

The Bay Area, if it was affordable and a little warmer

Seattle if it was warmer and less rainy

Salt Lake City if it was warmer and I didn't fear being culturally isolated

St. George, UT if I didn't fear being culturally isolated

Prescott, AZ if it had warmer winters

Sedona, AZ if it wasn't so crowded, had more to do aside from the spectacular hiking, and had fewer crystal worshipers and people who climb the rocks, do yoga, and howl like coyotes

Florida if it had mountains

The Washington, DC area if it was more affordable and winters were warmer
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I would move to either Chicago or New York City if they had Mediterranean climates

I'd consider Dallas if they didn't have such unstable weather and if they were drier humidity wise

I'd move to Kingman, AZ if it had a job market, best climate in Arizona
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:40 AM
 
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I'd move to Hawaii, San Francisco, or NYC if they'd drop their income taxes {3 different reasons for each move, but same reason I don't live in any - income tax}.
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:44 AM
 
Location: AZ
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We have light rail, and are adding another 42 miles based on a voter initiative that passed in 2014
Living in the Phoenix area, it's simply not enough, and not fast enough. This metro is so huge, and the light rail only covers a small area - there should be a lot more focus into the suburbs, I'd say.
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Living in the Phoenix area, it's simply not enough, and not fast enough. This metro is so huge, and the light rail only covers a small area - there should be a lot more focus into the suburbs, I'd say.
It's enough for me, but then again, I live Downtown, and not in Gilbert or Surprise (or even northern Phoenix proper for that matter) where mass transit won't be effective

And the suburbs had their chance to expand light rail, but we saw what Glendale did, they took the tax money that voters agreed to pay for light rail, and renegged, and instead of refunding that $100 million back to the residents of Glendale who paid it, they are just going to annex more land a build more roads and housing developments instead! That's outright theft.

And the 2014 voter initiative for that 42 miles of extra light rail was only for the city of Phoenix, not all of Maricopa County; so we reap the benefits only. And unlike Glendale, they have already broken ground on the new lines here....
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Old 03-17-2018, 11:48 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I'd move to California if not for the earthquakes, the high cost of living, and the people and state government treating everybody with a worldview to the right of Bernie Sanders like they're an existential threat to civilization.
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