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View Poll Results: Do you like where you live?
absolutely - it's the closest thing to heaven on Earth. 33 37.08%
can't stand it - don't see why anyone would choose to move here. 19 21.35%
I'm ambivalent - it's okay, but I could be convinced to move. 37 41.57%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:37 PM
Location: Belgium
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After 20 years I've seen it all I guess, time to head out for something totally different in a couple of years!
US, Canada, Australia: I narrowed it down to those three in that order.
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:46 PM
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I love living in the Philadelphia metro area.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:10 AM
Location: Temecula
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Originally Posted by kittymama View Post
it seems that a lot of us love to complain about where we live and wish we lived somewhere else - hence the reason we come here. So here's the poll: Do you like where you currently live?
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:59 AM
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Yes except for the cold weather. Christchurch suits my stage of life at the moment but cant see me retiring here.
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:09 AM
Location: Los Angeles, Ca
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Los Angeles, California.

-Love the weather and entertainment. Looking at the girls on the beach in the winter...not bad!

But I know it's not considered "normal" here....the rest of the country is normal. No normal family life or "americanism", for lack of a better word.

I miss the culture and realness, you'd see in vermont or pennsylvania. There are worst places than la or california, but I wouldnt consider it ultimately satisfying.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:01 AM
Location: Iowa
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I don't actually hate where I live - in fact if money was not an issue, I could easily be a snowbird! The weather here in the summer is ok, but the winter.... I tend to mumble "I hate the cold, I hate the cold, I hate the cold..". It kind of sounds like a mantra but doesn't actually calm me!
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:02 AM
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I can take or leave Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. I'm relocating shortly to another state that I hope will prove more fruitful to my career, and the dearth of a young LGBT scene in Northeastern Pennsylvania has certainly made me very lonesome. Granted Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is one of the most convenient metropolitan areas in the nation (2 hours to NYC, 2 hours to Philly, 3 hours to the beach, 3 hours to Baltimore, 3 hours to Hartford, 4 hours to DC, 4 hours to Providence, 4.5 hours to Pittsburgh, 5 hours to Boston, etc.), but I now realize that loving a mediocre area simply because it is near to other areas with better opportunities may not have been the best advice to have kept on telling myself.

At 22 I have the luxury of exploring a wide array of different states and cities, and fortunately my career path is still in high demand in many metropolitan areas. I'm going to move around quite frequently I do believe!
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:27 AM
Location: Up in the air
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I absolutely LOVE where I live. For right now, it's exactly where I want to be, but eventually I'd love to move back to Germany, because that's truly home for me.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:03 PM
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The DC/MD region: efffin hate it!
-Epitomizes the cutthroat atmosphere that stresses ass-kissing and inside connections just to get an internship
-intentionally rude individuals (I'm not referencing about the too busy to say "hi" kind - those are Northern Virginians)
-Too much class division, and neither side can't be sympathized (privileged yuppies who define snobbishness and elitism, and a bitter underclass who spew jealousy if someone from "their own" does something to improve their life)
-Liberal, but in all of the negative ways (nanny/welfare, Government-encroaching, high-tax, anti-Christian, etc) but none of the positive ways (concern over the well-being and physical/mental/emotional health of others, the stand on truly improving race relations and promoting genuine integration, air pollution due to outdated mass transit patterns)
-To many damn Northeastern transplants who reflect the "Northeastern Stereotype." Why couldn't it at least be like Austin or Phoenix where the transplants are from more laid-back states

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:38 PM
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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I think I'm starting to love the NYC metro area. But I need to live somewhere else to really decide if this place is worth coming back to.

So next year I'm going to college in Albany, NY. Lets see what happens
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