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Too Expensive 23 16.79%
Too Much Snow 5 3.65%
Too Cold 12 8.76%
Too Hot 5 3.65%
Too Humid 3 2.19%
Too Urban 1 0.73%
Too Rural 4 2.92%
Too Liberal 10 7.30%
Too Conservative 23 16.79%
Too Religious 3 2.19%
Not Religious Enough 1 0.73%
No Sense of Community 1 0.73%
Not compatible with the local prevalent culture 5 3.65%
Not enough fun things to do 4 2.92%
Don't like the scenery 4 2.92%
Don't like the food 0 0%
Hard to live without a car / not walkable enough 9 6.57%
Too hard to live with a car 1 0.73%
Don't have the right jobs 7 5.11%
Pay is too low 0 0%
Weird laws (i.e. blue laws, cannabis, etc.) 0 0%
Not on the coast 2 1.46%
On the coast 0 0%
High natural disaster risk 2 1.46%
Too much traffic 1 0.73%
Hard to get in and out of (due to isolation, lack of airports/highways, etc.) 0 0%
People are too stuck up 4 2.92%
People are too judgemental 1 0.73%
Not a good place for a single person (of your gender) to find a mate 1 0.73%
Other 5 3.65%
Voters: 137. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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I chose other.

For me, the "demographics" of the region is important. I don't like college towns and I don't like retirement towns. I also don't like a lot of crime which is tied to a certain demographic, whether or not people want to admit it.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I only have a few:

Too expensive.
Too conservative.
I like bohemian/countercultural cities. That is probably the most limiting factor, because it is something in decline throughout America. Especially in the places it once thrived.
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Old 03-19-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Too conservative, too religious, too rural, too small, too cold. Absolutely nowhere (at the county level) where Trump won more than 40% of the vote.
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Old 03-19-2018, 07:57 PM
 
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I could never live in an area full of snobs, even if I was rich.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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Too conservative, too religious, too rural, too small, too cold. Absolutely nowhere (at the county level) where Trump won more than 40% of the vote.
Didnít Trump win most all Georgia counties?
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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I voted for "Don't like the scenery".

I've come to accept that this is a big one for me. Where I'm at now (metro Denver) is a big drag in that department (for me). It *can* be pretty, but it's pretty dried out and drab most of the year. I love natural trees/forests, big lakes and rivers, and varied topography. Denver is a wall of mountains on one side, sits in flat barren plains with few native trees, and has no discernable scenery in any other direction.

For me, even much of the Midwest is even more inspiring (there are trees/green and at least occasional water). Although, I'm pretty good with much of the west coast states as well.

Too expensive is important for me too, even though we can afford pretty much anywhere. Value is very important to me, and if I'm going to be paying more, I better get something tangible out of it.

Too much snow, and too much cold are never bad things for me. It would be hard for me to live with absolutely no snow, however. Too hot I can handle, and I've never had to deal with too humid, so I don't know about that one.

I'm generally not of fan of areas that are too urban, and for me to enjoy a rural area, it can't be too terribly isolated (more than 3 hours from a mid-sized city would be too much). Politics aren't usually an issue for me, I wouldn't necessarily like a place too far in either direction. I'm not religious, but I do respect religious people, and I don't even mind preachiness to a reasonable extent.

Cities/towns without much of an identity drive me absolutely nuts. I can live with or without a car. I don't need a job, and am not concerned about low-paying jobs, but I do like places that have a hard-working population that cares about their jobs (I don't like aloofness at work, or in customer service situations). Law-wise, I won't live in/near a place without live poker. I'm not afraid of living away from the ocean, I'm not scared of natural disasters, I absolutely ABHOR traffic (but love riding trains/subways), but cannot stand the yuppie culture, anything "hip", hipsters, and all the stuff those populations tend to like (the constant barrage of "breweries", hip bars, $25 burgers, "shops", alternative health food/restaurants, etc. etc.; just keep me away from younger people with more money than sense).

If this place exists, let me know.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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Didnít Trump win most all Georgia counties?
He lost mine by 40 points, thankfully.
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Old 03-20-2018, 05:43 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Other - too much crime.

Also, education not emphasized and encouraged would be a huge turnoff (incl. unmotivated populace).
I've lived around a populace like that. You can't hold an intelligent conversation unless it involves talking about alcohol while sucking it down.
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Old 03-20-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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Too conservative, too religious, too rural, too small, too cold. Absolutely nowhere (at the county level) where Trump won more than 40% of the vote.
Oh that's just ridiculous For me this was a debate between Too Cold, too stuck up and too political (liberal or conservative)

Edit: I guess too expensive would be up there to.
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Too hot. I have lived in many places, cities, suburbs, small towns, the country etc. I can find their charms and understand their unique grievances... but I need a place with 4 seasons or I lose my sanity.
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