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Old 11-22-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: MICHIGAN
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Everyone wants to live in NYC over the park! We could all be BFF's!!!
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Old 11-22-2009, 10:10 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the universe
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Yeah, I love NYC. I like Sugarland too. Have a friend that lives there.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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Honey, you don't want to be in Oakland-you want the entire top 2 floors of the Trump Towers in NYC!!!! Now there's a budget buster! And I thought I was extravagant LOL!!!!!!!
LOL...About 2 years ago there was a humongous penthouse loft that came on the market in Oakland's waterfront district. It had everything I wanted including a lap pool. The views were so awesome. It was $2.2M-which is a steal by Manhattan standards but probably one of the most expensive condo unit ever listed in Oakland.

Anyway, I didnt like the minimalist industrial feel and didnt like the exposed bricks and couldnt get passed the kitchen being right off the front door. I also didnt like the living room+dining room+kitchen all in one. Plus I could only get 2 parking spaces. And there as no doorman.

Anyway, I'm still considering buying a bunch of units in one building and hoping they let me make it into one. But I don't have patience for prolonged home construction projects.

OTOH, I know of several buildings in SF that already have what I want(save the lap pool). Last year I came oh-so-close to snapping up a huge condo at the Four Seasons Residences but in my heart of hearts I would rather live in Oakland than The City.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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A mansion along a canal in Fort Lauderdale.

A mansion on Star Island in Miami.

A mansion in a warm, hilly, Palm tree infested town in between Los Angeles & San Diego.

A mansion in the Atlanta area.

A mansion along a beach in Georgia or South Carolina.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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New York
San Fran
Florence, Italy
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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Anywhere in the US...

I'd split spring-summer-fall between the top of a glassy condo tower in Seattle and a ranch as far off the beaten path as possible in the Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.

In winter I'd head down to a beach house in Avila Beach, California or a nearby town like Los Osos or Pismo Beach.
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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Bar Harbor, Maine in the summer
Large ranch near Jackson Hole Wyoming with lots of horses
Stowe, Vermont
Isle of Skye, or anywhere in the Scottish Highlands
Switzerland, any small town in the mountains
for beach vacations, a nice house on the Atlantic cost of Florida, not too far south maybe near St. Augustine

I dislike large cities anywhere
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:41 AM
 
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Either a mountain town that is sparsely populated or an island off the coast that is uninhabited and only reachable by boat. I'd like to be close enough to town to boat in to pick up what I need yet far enough away to avoid all the hubbub.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Orlando
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After living in Florida for the past 25 years....my 1st pick is someplace that sand doesn't get tracked into your house.

So..a log cabin in......

Crested Butte, Co
ok...any small town in the Rockies

The Smokies....

I could do a small town in NE
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Houston
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San Francisco or Vancouver.
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