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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%
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Old 03-24-2018, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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Even there, the US born people all speak English and follow American culture
From what I've heard, is that McAllen and Harlingen are better for English speakers, while Spanish is the primary language in Brownsville
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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I could never live in a place that has right wing religious people as more than like 15% of the population.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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How long does the cold weather last
How expensive is rent
How much diversity
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Old 04-05-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
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I would say "not compatible with the local prevalent culture." I am thinking of this in terms of where I currently live (OKC) and why I absolutely despise it. The "local culture" can encompass many of the other things listed like how religious or conservative the area is.
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Hard to live without a car or walkable. I like to live in cities but also like to live farther from main center of cities. For example I live in Southern Brooklyn now!

The only choice that sounds funny to me expense. Donít get the concept of people moving to places they canít afford which might make sense to break the deal for anyone
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Old 04-05-2018, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I would say not walkable, too rural, and probably too conservative would be the biggest factors to not consider a place to relocate for me.

This poll was not set up this way, but since I already know the places I would consider moving - too expensive is the biggest factor for considered cities. Do I want to move to San Francisco? Yes, it's my number one spot but I don't think I could afford it unless I lived in a studio with another one or two people and that's the deal breaker.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:42 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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I picked too expensive first. Friends have tried to get me to move to San Francisco for months but I refuse. It’s way too expensive and I’m too old for roommates (31). I have a beautiful 2br flat in Seattle all to myself for half of what it would cost for a 1br SF.

Second would be conservatives. The last election is actually what pushed me back to the West Coast. I just can’t deal with Republicans. Sorry, the South (and Missouri), but you’d be a much nicer place to live if you were more liberal. I understand there are liberal CITIES but I’m talking on a state level.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:46 PM
 
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From what I've heard, is that McAllen and Harlingen are better for English speakers, while Spanish is the primary language in Brownsville
I mean, even in Brownsville there are tons of Chicanos, I could be wrong but I doubt any of them older than the age of 5 don't speak English.
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Old 04-06-2018, 05:33 AM
 
Location: Downtown Phoenix, AZ
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I mean, even in Brownsville there are tons of Chicanos, I could be wrong but I doubt any of them older than the age of 5 don't speak English.
I have heard that 90% of Brownsville is Latino, and that most don't speak English, at least as their primary language. And Brownsville doesn't get "winter Texans" like Harlingen and McAllen and even Mission do; so less outside influence
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Old 04-06-2018, 06:28 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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The only places in the US I'd want to/consider living in is Boston (although my last choice in the NEC), New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, or LA.

I need a big, dense, urban, liberal, diverse place to live to enjoy life. I did the whole rural, small town thing for the first 18 years of my life and you couldn't entice me back to that for any amount of money or benefit.
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