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Old 07-18-2011, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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I am stuck in Naples, Florida because of life circumstances. "Aren't crazy about" is putting it mildly. I hate it and don't want to be anywhere in this entire state.
Same here in Sarasota and with our "illustrious" new governor...Florida is getting worse.

Insurance rates are spiraling out of control.....house prices still falling...crappy weather......

Sarasota voted meanest city almost every year...it's becoming an elitist "gated community mentality".........I think people are now fed up with Florida.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:09 PM
 
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Austin. And it's all the worst because it seems that most people here think Austin is the center of the United States and THE job creator for the
entire Western Hemisphere. There are many great things here but, as a liberal, it's just the wrong place at the wrong time for me.
Also, no matter how liberal Austin is, the state will remain conservative, likely, for the rest of my life, and I want to feel a sense of
belonging to a greater community. Whatever.

To each their own. There are probably some parts (South Congress?) that are better, more artistic etc.
Anyways, the land 'Texas' cannot help what flavor of humans camp upon it. I actually love the THC ...
but it's all private lands and conservative values for about 3 days drive in any direction.

Very isolated.
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Upper Midwest
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Moving does make a difference sometimes. I spent my first 36 years in Maryland, near D.C. I knew the last 15 years I was there that I wanted out. I've NEVER had any desire to move back to that area (Metro D.C.). You couldn't pay me enough. I don't even like to visit the area.


Live in Montana for two years - it was beautiful, but SO secluded and depressing for some reason. The towns are just too spread out - you have to drive and drive to get from one place of "civilization" to another.



Now in North Carolina. I've always spent time here, this is where my mother grew up and we have a large family here. But it's losing it's charm, or I'm changing, not sure which. The cost of living is definitely low in the more rural areas, and it's very scenic. Just not enough intelligent conversation going on, I don't know how else to put it. I often find that I can converse better with the "dreaded transplants" from New Jersey and places like New Hampshire than I can with the native southern people here. It just seems that people live in an isolated little Wal-mart world here; not much thinking outside the box. That, and it's too freakin' hot.


I agree with you. That is absolutely true about Montana, but no matter how beautiful parts of the state are, the glaring isolation and long drives from A to B are what will be the most glaring aspect if you ever actually move there and live there. Just remember that. I became bored and stir-crazy there. And lonely and angry. (Aside from all that, I don't personally think people are the most polite compared to other states I've been in either, but that's completely subjective.)

The truth is, unless you live in the middle of the mountains or the woods (which most people don't), day-to-day life isn't the scenery.

This is where I was stuck for too many years.

This is video of where I lived, Great Falls, Montana. LOL It is soooo misleading. Just so, so misleading.
I wish they would've shown Parkdale, 9th street at nighttime, or the air force base (or the entire eastside of town, really). Lovely! haha (not)
Show us the main stretch in town, 10th Avenue South. The upper streets. Small casinos as far as the eye can see, and that strip joint up by the engine repair place, with the x-rated store right behind it. Niiiice.
‪Great Falls Montana. Visit the Great Falls in Great Falls, MT‬‏ - YouTube
Isn't it ugly? That long view of the city at about 25 seconds? You must understand - that's it for civilization for several miles and hours. More or less depending on what direction you're going. If you're going north or south, you'll hit the next town in about an hour and half or so? The mountain ranges begin south. That's a cool drive. North is nothin. Proper ugly. Going east or southeast? Heh... pack a lunch. Bring some good music.
That little bit of water? That's a small stretch of the Missouri River that goes through town. It's nothing. You'd think - Missouri River? Huge. Nope.
That 5th Street Diner... it's a cool little eatery, but show us the rest of downtown. Not just that little part w/the skyway and the statue. Show us all the boring little shops. And shops that have also closed down.

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Old 07-19-2011, 01:27 AM
 
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Worse...not 'worst'. Whoops.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:00 AM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Well, geeze, jaynetarzana. Santa Cruz is just about as high as the bar (IMO) can be set! I've lived well over 10 years each on both coasts (a few in the Bay area) and over 10 years in Chicagoland. I completely agree with your comments ~ and hope you can back to Santa Cruz very soon. If we could make Santa Cruz work in terms of careers and economics, we'd be there in a flash. Although I must admit that I wish that when we moved to Chicago we'd chosen the North Shore instead of Hinsdale. I hear good things about the burbs on the north side. We're in Maine now. About as far from Santa Cruz as I ever thought I'd be. <Sigh>
Agree- Santa Cruz is just about heaven- Perfect sized beach town, Redwood mountains in the backdrop- what's not to love? It's gotta be hard to have experienced living in some of the best places and having to move when you don't really want to. But as noted by many, you sometimes (most of the time) gotta go to where the jobs are and in the big picture that may get you back to or at least find an even better place if you are lucky.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Yes. It's called Kansas City. I now live in a rural town away from the city and that has been no picnic either though it is a bit better in some respects than being right in the KC metro area.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Carmel, Indiana
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Indianapolis!

I'm not crazy about it. Schools are good here but in 5 months I'm out!
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:05 PM
 
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Dallas, TX. It could be worse I guess, its cheaper so you can live financially better. Other than that its a lifesuck and I hate the feeling I have when leaving someplace else to come home. It's the worst feeling of dread.
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Old 07-21-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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I live near NYC in NJ and I generally don't like the bad attitude people seem to have around here. I'd move If I had the funds. Many of the people I went to school with have also moved from this area. While NYC keeps things fresh. I don't like the overcrowding. It is also a mystery to me that that are some cities and towns around the country where the end of one town does not signify the beginning of another. Unlike Norhtern NJ, there ares some towns that have actual borders where there is nothing developed. I'm also not a fan of winter.

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I'm stuck in Austin, TX for another year. Austin is OK. I really hate the weather. I didn't like it when I moved here a few years ago and now really hate it. It is so hot for so long, there is no winter, after a brief spring everything is dead, and although the hill country is nearby, it is pretty flat. I know many others are crazy about it here. One of them can have my place.

I finish college next spring and I'm outta here after that if at all possible. I grew up in a four seasons climate and want very much to have that again. And somewhere without freaking fire ants.
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