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Old 07-02-2008, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by thePR View Post
You are the first person I've seen post that would rather live where it gets to be cold over some Sunbelt state. There should be more people who share your views.

I also want to add San Francisco to my list because it is the only city in California that I could live in for a long time.
You can add me to the list. I prefer cold climate areas like New England, Minnesota, and central and western NY to hot and humid areas like my current home of Kansas City. And you can't beat the mountains, forests and lakes in most of those cold climate states either.
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:35 AM
Location: Orange, California
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Originally Posted by LovinDecatur View Post
Santa Barbara, CA...I would love to live there, for reasons that should be obvious to anyone that's been to that city.
Santa Barbara is indeed a beautiful place. But every time I am there, I always wonder...where do all the middle class folks live???
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Old 07-02-2008, 06:49 AM
Location: Tennessee
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If you mean which place appeals to me most just from the looks of it in books, movies and photos, I would have to say someplace in Montana or Idaho. Not sure if I'd want to live there, though.

You know, the one time in your life where you truly do a lot of research to pick your future living destination is when you retire because you are not tied to a region, state or city because of your job or an immediate family member's job). Until I retired, my job, my ex-husband's job or my father's job has always dictated at least the area where I lived. But, I have never lived in a bad location, at the time I lived there, and I've moved at least 23 times in my life within 3 states and the District of Columbia.

I'm living in the most appropriate town for me right now, at this stage of my life, because I primarily chose it based on the things I like to do now, unencumbered by anything or anyone else. But it would have not been the locale I would have liked to live in at 12, 25 or 40 if I had the freedom to choose at those ages.

You'll all probably change your minds, too, as you age.
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