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Old 03-14-2007, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska (moving to Ohio)
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I was wondering if you are happy where you are or are you moving?

I am moving this summer to Ohio more then likely I lived there in 2002-2003 and liked it so I am going back I think. Columbus is just the perfect size as far as I am concerned

I live in a small city (Lincoln, Nebraska) of about 250,000 people that has basic retail and a few interesting places but all and all I prefer a place with about 2 million people in the metro area where its not to crowded or overwhelming but usually always something to do.
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Concord, NC
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I love where I live (Metro Charlotte). Don't plan on ever leaving!
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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I'm alright in NoVirginia. but want to move to nc (likely charlotte) or tx (likely houston).
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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Yeah Id like to move I like new places.
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Old 03-14-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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I was wondering if you are happy where you are or are you moving?

I am moving this summer to Ohio more then likely I lived there in 2002-2003 and liked it so I am going back I think. Columbus is just the perfect size as far as I am concerned

I live in a small city (Lincoln, Nebraska) of about 250,000 people that has basic retail and a few interesting places but all and all I prefer a place with about 2 million people in the metro area where its not to crowded or overwhelming but usually always something to do.
The city I am in has 60,000 people and NOTHING to do. I need to get near a large city again. Not quite sure which one.

sunny.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:06 PM
 
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Yes, I am happy where I am, and yes I plan on moving.

I am one of those people who is happy. Wherever I am.
What I love about where I live now:

4 seasons.
GREAT house, low cost of living.
Small, but wonderful, group of friends.
Close proximity (6 hours) to my daughter.
Easy access to recreational activities (cycling, hiking, camping).

Why I want to move (3-10 years in the future):

I LOVE change. Thrive on it in fact.
Miss "wow" scenery (mountains, coastline).
Would like even "better" cycling, hiking, camping
Would like a broader group of friends.
Lack of education/career opportunites for me (not in the state, but in the small town in which I reside).
Growth and happiness and challenge for my SO in his chosen career.
Desire a more walkable/bikeable and progressive community.
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Old 03-14-2007, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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Default NEPA---My Home

I'm content where I live now---could be happier in place like Minneapolis but could be more miserable in a place like Camden.

PROS:

Close proximity to NYC, Philly, NJ Shoreline
Minor-league sports (Hockey, Baseball, Football)
Concert venues
Performing arts
Beautiful mountain scenery
Low cost-of-living
Four distinct seasons of variable weather
Gorgeous urban architecture
Revitalizing downtown cores
Universities abound
Minimal Traffic Congestion
Low crime
Ethnic restaurants
Great public schools
Plentiful annual festivals

CONS:

Horrible white-collar employment opportunities
Low wages/salaries
Lack of cultural diversity
Racial prejudice, intolerance, homophobia still exist
Conservative population (obviously a "subjective" con)
Low educational attainment levels
"Brain Drain" effect
Political corruption, nepotism, cronyism
Taxes
Potholes
Urban sprawl
Water pollution
Culm banks
Cultural clashes between PA natives and NY/NJ newcomers
High Personal Debt Levels ($30,000 luxury sedans and SUVs everywhere
with low-paying jobs)
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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I was happy in Key Largo, my home till the Monroe County tax assessor started working to cheat me out of my own home for 15 years. If this can be reversed, I stay - otherwise I am moving on. Florida isn't perfect but I was able to deal with the problems. Income is flat, government is cheating me, and the people I know are leaving. Next move has to be a good one, otherwise I will be alone and poor. It's worth it to give up and move on if it means my business can grow and/or I can live in peace without government stealing my money by force. I have all but lost my faith.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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There are many things to love about L.A. - diversity, fun things to do, outdoor activities (beaches, mountains, and desert all within driving distance), job opportunities, weather, etc. I have lived in L.A. County my entire life, though, and I'd like to live somewhere else before I die! I won't go into L.A.'s negatives; they've been well discussed elsewhere.

I'd be happier here if I could afford a better place to live; this problem is what will probably push me out in a few years.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Im happy here, no reason at all to move. But if some strange reason Im ever forced to move, Ill cry like a baby (kinda like I did when I moved to TN).
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