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Old 12-06-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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I really enjoy reading threads about other cities as I am in relocation mode. Not that I don't like Chicago, I just want to do and see something different.

One thing that I keep seeing on just about every forum is it seems there are many people that just don't like where they live.

The threads that are the worst are when someone moves from NYC and tries to compare it to Beechwood,Ohio. How can you comapre two cities? It cannot be done. That's what makes each place so different and unique. No, Beechwood does not have NY style pizza and street vendors.


If I relocated to a small town in S.C. I sure as hell will not be comparing it to Chicago. That does not make any sense. So what if it does not have a great steak house or 24/7 public transportation with non stop activities. That's the trade off for a more affordable,safer place.


Make the best of where you are. IF it's to expensive, move somewhere where it's not but don't comapre it to the place you left.

There is no utopia!
Be Safe


Ron

Last edited by Ron.; 12-06-2008 at 04:31 PM..
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:28 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker to new jerseyite ;)
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Nice post. I will probably be moving out of Texas in two to three years, not because I dislike Houston or Texas, but because it will be time for a change, so I can commiserate, especially about comparing places. Some of that is inevitable and human nature, but people can be pretty unrealistic. That's why it pays to do your research, which is what I'm doing and why I won't be moving for two to three years!
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: In my view finder.....
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Yes, I can understand. I've been looking for places for sometime now. Where ever I go, I'll enjoy it, no doubt. I can always hop on a plan and visit Chicago, no biggie.

Good luck in your search.

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Nice post. I will probably be moving out of Texas in two to three years, not because I dislike Houston or Texas, but because it will be time for a change, so I can commiserate, especially about comparing places. Some of that is inevitable and human nature, but people can be pretty unrealistic. That's why it pays to do your research, which is what I'm doing and why I won't be moving for two to three years!
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Old 12-06-2008, 06:15 PM
 
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i am.

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Old 12-06-2008, 07:15 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I am SO happy with my location. 4 real seasons with things to do in each of them, and a real sugar sand beach for those nice Summer days.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:10 PM
 
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I hate everywhere and everyone in it. Maybe one day I'll find my perfect utopia, but probably not. Until then, I'll keep on traveling.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:46 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I'm unhappy with where I live. I've never lived outside of Texas and would love to move to the Northeast and eventually settle down in the Northwest.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:30 AM
 
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I hate everywhere and everyone in it. Maybe one day I'll find my perfect utopia, but probably not. Until then, I'll keep on traveling.
Me too...I hate people, places, and things - basically I hate nouns.

Keep on travelling and hating! There is so much in the world to see, experience, and hate.
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:31 AM
 
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i am.

Me too...if I wasn't happy, I would do everything in my power to move elsewhere.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:28 AM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I live in a small town of maybe 2500 people. I love small town life. I have lived in small towns all my life (so far!). We're a little over an hour from Nashville, Tn. if we want to go somewhere. For shopping, or just a day out, there is also Paducah, Ky., about an hour the other direction on I-24 from here. We're 10 miles from the Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000 acre national recreation area, between Kentucky Lake, the largest man made lake east of the Mississippi River and Lake Barkley. In the LBL there is hunting, fishing, biking, hiking, 4 wheeling, mudding, bald eagles, and elk and bison range, and quite a bit more.
Cadiz may not have a Walmart, but there is a Fred's and a Dollar Store, and 3 groceries! lol Small town living might not be for everybody, but it's done fine for me for 52 years now. Why change?
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