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View Poll Results: Most important
Good economy 9 16.67%
Preferred Climate, Location, scenery 35 64.81%
Culture and Demographics/ethnic groups 10 18.52%
Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-26-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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What is the most important thing you look for when moving?

1. Economy- if that particular area has a good economy and especially if it has abundance of jobs in your preferred field

2. Climate, Location, Scenery- The climate, location, scenery of the area. If it's a tight dense city or more spaced out sprawling area.

3. Culture and Demographics/Ethnic groups- The overall cultural atmosphere of the area, the nightlife, the people. If the area has a large presence of a particular ethnic group.
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Old 09-26-2019, 07:57 PM
 
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Culture because church falls under culture and thats important to me.
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Old 09-26-2019, 08:45 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I considered 2 and 3. The economy was not a factor (retired) and it could not be worse than where I was moving from.
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Old 09-26-2019, 09:56 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Great question, I picked culture & demographics.
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Old 09-26-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Of the ones you listed, #3 is/was the most important for us. However they are all fairly important.

But culture, especially if you include entertainment and sports, was one of our major factors, while diversity (and Asian influence in particular) is actually our #1 factor.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I would take your list and invert it.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
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Climate/location/scenery for me. I could never live in Houston or Dallas due to both the blah "scenery" but also the summer weather would destroy my soul, even if I do like their general location in the country. I like Phoenix location and scenery, but again that summer would do worse than just destroy me. I love the city of Boston's everything - location, scenery, weather, culture and demographics, economy, etc...but my fiance would die in that winter (she has asthma and very cold weather makes it worse). Culture and such is important, but I can make my own fun even in a place like Des Moines or Little Rock, y'know? I would very rarely participate in any Houstonian or Phoenix culture due to not wanting to die when I go outside
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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In order starting with most important:

#2 - needs to be located within reasonable driving distance of mountains and skiing, plus having a general variety of seasons. It's why I'd never consider places like Florida or Texas (maybe El Paso, due to being close to NM skiing).

#3 - mainly the culture part - needs to have decent entertainment options and friendly people. We don't focus so much on the mixture of ethnic groups.

#1 - We have the flexibility of relocating to many places (and actually welcome it) if I need a new job (fiance works from home, plus my career has a wide range of demand across the country). That's why this one gets the lowest priority.

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Old 09-27-2019, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Willamette Valley, Oregon
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For us it was location, location, location!

I retired in 2011 so we didn't need employment opportunities. We wanted to live in a small town with full services, but a rural feel to it, and have some land. As a bonus, we live in a nice neighborhood, have a lovely trout steam about 100 yards away, and had enough money to renovate our house to our standards.
We've been here since 2011 and love it.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:51 AM
 
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For me it's both good economy and good weather. That's why Raleigh always fit me so well. Even though it's further from the coast. The prosperous economy makes up for it. It's nice to live in a city where the majority of people aren't struggling to get by.
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