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Old 07-15-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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I just got a job that pays $500,000 a year, tax free, but have me working 4 weeks on and off in Shanghai, of which I already have housing set up. I would love to live during my 4 weeks off in a beach city, since I am tired of chicago suburbs, I would love to be further south if possible so I could have warmer water, but other than that, i dont really care so long as its close to the beach :P. It could be big, small, it doesnt really matter, so long as it has 20 somethings for a dating scene, with that kind of money, could I possibly do newport beach? It would be a dream of mine. One downside of my job is that I have, to put it bluntly, not the best job security (as in my wage may stagnate or fall, I'l always have a job, but it may pay significantly less, or china's economy simply could collapse and my job relies on tourism . I'm not to worried about that, as I should be able to get a paying job of around 200k.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:54 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Why go all the way to California? Take a look at Hawaii. Not necessarily Honolulu and Waikiki, but perhaps someplace with a gentler less frenetic vibe, like Kailua or Lanaki (never been but supposed to be beautiful) or someplace on the Big Island.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:11 PM
 
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Huntington Beach, CA is hands down the best beach in the world. This coming from a Pakistani Muslim American who’s travelled all over.

There is nothing like Huntington Beach on Planet Earth.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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From Shanghai I would go to any of the SEA countries for relaxation. But if we are set on the US then Hawaii seems pretty cool.
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:08 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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From Shanghai I would go to any of the SEA countries for relaxation. But if we are set on the US then Hawaii seems pretty cool.
I would go with Hawaii as well. It's a much less grueling commute. The COL is often cited as a negative on the forum, but there are more reasonable housing options to be found away from the population centers. I would look to lower profile islands like Hawaii or Molokai.
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:05 AM
 
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Is “tourism” a code word for arms dealing or something?
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Old 07-16-2019, 08:08 AM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Kauai - the quiet island.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:40 AM
 
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Congrats on your new $500,000 a year tax free job

If budget isn’t an issue then anywhere on the west coast can work
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon (in Transition)
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Huntington Beach, CA is hands down the best beach in the world. This coming from a Pakistani Muslim American who’s travelled all over.

There is nothing like Huntington Beach on Planet Earth.
It is a nice city and has a great beach, but to call it the best in the world is a tall order. It lacks that dramatic topography of Laguna Beach or Greek beaches or the warmth of tropical beaches. I would say it is the best beach city comparing every life metric (except cost of living and traffic which are self evident).
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Myrtle Beach in SC really is the perfect beach city.

Hilton Head SC is another great option, has more of a resort feel to it, but probably not as many young people as Myrtle.
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