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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 03-17-2018, 12:45 PM
 
Location: DFW
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Nearly all of them can affect you, but only vote on the one that has the most significant impact.

Oops, should have made this a multiple choice poll

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Old 03-17-2018, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Did the poll glitch away?
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:54 PM
 
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If I had to pick just ONE, at this point in my life the major dealbreaker would be not having the right jobs. But these are also dealbreakers:

Too Much Snow
Too Cold/Too Hot
Too Humid
Too Urban/Too Rural
Don't like the scenery
Don't like the food
Pay is too low

Other: Lack of access to outdoor activities would be a dealbreaker as well.

The rest make little difference to me. I either already live with them (high COL, traffic, natural disaster risk), or they are not relevant to me (weird laws and enough singles), or they fall under the "it takes all types and I don't need to be around people just like me" category.
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Old 03-17-2018, 02:57 PM
 
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If I had to pick just ONE, at this point in my life the major dealbreaker would be not having the right jobs. But these are also dealbreakers:

Too Much Snow
Too Cold/Too Hot
Too Humid
Too Urban/Too Rural
Don't like the scenery
Don't like the food
Pay is too low

Other: Lack of access to outdoor activities would be a dealbreaker as well.
A touch of Goldilocks Syndrome?
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:17 PM
 
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A touch of Goldilocks Syndrome?
Yeah, natives of Southern California seem to be prone to it.
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Old 03-17-2018, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Being too hard to live without a car is my biggest one. I don't want to spend that kind of money on insurance and maintenance just to be more overweight and pollute the atmosphere more, and I just love the feeling of commuting via bike and not having to worry about parking, break-ins, tickets, etc. That might change if I have kids one day, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

I'm pretty adaptable when it comes to weather, politics, ethnic makeup, and most of the rest of these. I would prefer not to live somewhere with too low of a median age, but that describes a lot of the cities my industry is centered in, so I may have to get used to it. I just find 90% of Millennial hipsters to be really insufferable, just way too intense and sarcastic and obsessed with meaningless trends, and I enjoy the feeling of permanence and completeness that comes from areas with more age diversity.
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Oh there it is!

I picked scenery. It was hard though as a lot of these apply.

I'm glued to hills and/or mountains. I am really not happy in flat land areas. Specifically, I love the Appalachians. Though the Cascades would be a close second.
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Old 03-17-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Yeah, natives of Southern California seem to be prone to it.
I pretty much agree with your list, though.
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Old 03-17-2018, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Lebanon, OH
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Too expensive
Too urban
Too liberal
No sense of community
Not enough fun things to do
Not on the coast
Too much traffic
People are stuck up

I found a place to retire to that has none of these problems.
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Old 03-17-2018, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Southern Illinois
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The obvious choice is "Too Expensive."

If one can't afford to live in an area, then why are they living there? Who would live beyond their means even if a place was perfect? Sometimes I just don't understand people.

A lot of the other stuff is annoying, but it can be tolerated.
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