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View Poll Results: Is it worth the money to live in a place you love?
Yes 27 75.00%
No 9 25.00%
Voters: 36. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-20-2007, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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All this talk about moving to someplace affordable has got me to thinking...

Is it worth the $$$ to live in a place you love? Simple question, simple answer.
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Old 03-20-2007, 02:28 PM
 
Location: N.W. Austin.
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That depends...Do you love it because you live there, or you live there because you love it..


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Old 03-20-2007, 04:24 PM
 
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Oh yeah! Definately worth it. IMO, you get what you pay for :>)

Lived in places because I loved them.
Family = only reason I finally came back to present area (much more economical, but quite depressing).
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:06 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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All this talk about moving to someplace affordable has got me to thinking...

Is it worth the $$$ to live in a place you love? Simple question, simple answer.


Absolutely! Life is short, be good to yourself



And just because you love someplace doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be more $$$$ than anyplace else.
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:36 PM
 
Location: WPB, FL. Dreaming of Oil city, PA
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Definately not. If Oil City became expensive, I would cash out, sell the house and find another place I love that is affordable. My hard earned money will not go to waste!
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Old 03-20-2007, 06:57 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Definately not. If Oil City became expensive, I would cash out, sell the house and find another place I love that is affordable. My hard earned money will not go to waste!


Well, if it doesn't go to waste it'll only go to your survivors
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Old 03-20-2007, 09:38 PM
 
Location: In exile, plotting my coup
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Definitely. Life is too short to live in a place that you hate.

I don't think many people will argue otherwise, but the difference lies in how they define "place". For some people, that place is a house, and if you give them a nice home, they can come back from the end of their work day whether it is in Kansas or San Francisco and be perfectly happy day in and day out because they love their house. For others, that "place" means a larger community, such as a neighborhood, a city, a state, or perhaps even a country. For me, I fall in the latter. I'd rather live in a cramped studio apartment in a place I love like San Francisco rather than a mansion in someplace like.....Baghdad, any day of the week.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:28 PM
 
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Yes, most definitely it's worth it. If it wasn't, I'd have joined the Great Migration that so many other LI'ers seem to be part of.

I define "place" as whatever (be it house, neighborhood, community, city, township, county, state, etc) makes it where you most want to be. Often it's a combination of some or all of those things.

As many here already know, I love Long Island and my only gripe with it is the property tax system as it currently exists. It's a major gripe, to be sure, but I'm not willing to pay the emotional price of leaving LI in order to change that scenario. I too would rather live in a cottage on LI than a McMansion somewhere else, and who knows? someday that might well be the case, LOL! But that's just me, and my personal preference. I understand why others can and do feel differently.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:43 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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If it is overpriced,I say no,the stress of living paycheck to paycheck is not worth it. I prefer not to live house poor.
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Old 03-21-2007, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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To flip the question around-- is it worth the opportunity costs of living in a place you love but has no good jobs (even if the "price" is cheap)?

I'd say if you have to work for a living, the answer is no, unfortunately.
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