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Old 10-16-2011, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Majority of people who responded in this thread did not post about moving to another major city. Most responded with moving to a suburban or rural locale.

Maybe you're just tired of city life in general?
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Maybe you're just tired of city life in general?
For me, yes. Besides that, it is pretty much pointless to compare NYC to any other American city anyway. LA and Chicago are closest in size, but both are nowhere near as crowded. Chicago has some NYC aspects, but the size still makes it a bad comparison. Anything else is not even close. I lived in Colorado SPrings and Denver, both decent sized cities, but they both have a much more suburban feel than NYC will ever have, even more so than Staten Island.

So yes, while I mostly just want to get out of A city, period, there are also things unique to NYC that I am looking to get away from.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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For me, yes. Besides that, it is pretty much pointless to compare NYC to any other American city anyway. LA and Chicago are closest in size, but both are nowhere near as crowded. Chicago has some NYC aspects, but the size still makes it a bad comparison. Anything else is not even close. I lived in Colorado SPrings and Denver, both decent sized cities, but they both have a much more suburban feel than NYC will ever have, even more so than Staten Island.

So yes, while I mostly just want to get out of A city, period, there are also things unique to NYC that I am looking to get away from.
Double-True!!

1. New York, New York - 8,214,426 (HOLY ****) This does not include the illegal immigrants, the 40+million annual tourists, the workers of nj,ct, and NY state who come to NYC to work.

2. Los Angeles, California - 3,849,378
3. Chicago, Illinois - 2,833,321
4. Houston, Texas - 2,144,491
5. Phoenix, Arizona - 1,512,986
6. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - 1,448,394
7. San Antonio, Texas - 1,296,682
8. San Diego, California - 1,256,951
9. Dallas, Texas - 1,232,940
10. San Jose, California - 929,936
11. Detroit, Michigan - 871,121
12. Jacksonville, Florida - 794,555
13. Indianapolis, Indiana - 785,597
14. San Francisco, California - 744,041
15. Columbus, Ohio - 733,203
16. Austin, Texas - 709,893
17. Memphis, Tennessee - 670,902
18. Fort Worth, Texas - 653,320
19. Baltimore, Maryland - 631,366
20. Charlotte, North Carolina - 630,478
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Upstate NY because it's cheaper and I love the snow and cold. Also, I don't care if anyone lives around me.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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Just about ANYWHERE. I am to the point that I don't care that their job market sucks just as bad as ours. Here in NYC they are paying 1/2 what they should and working people 4 times harder.

At least in another state I'll have friendlier people and cleanliness. No rat races and overall nastiness.

Preferably, I would like to go back to California, but truthfully, I would go just about ANYWHERE to get the hell out of here. I have a bad feeling that my guy (who is from NYC) is going to want to stick around for his career, but that ain't happening so I better condition him to something new.

Nothing is worth your happiness and I am so unhappy living here that living in Bumblefunk, Louisiana working as a cashier at 7-11 sounds like the ultimate joy.
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Old 10-16-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Just about ANYWHERE. I am to the point that I don't care that their job market sucks just as bad as ours. Here in NYC they are paying 1/2 what they should and working people 4 times harder.

At least in another state I'll have friendlier people and cleanliness. No rat races and overall nastiness.

Preferably, I would like to go back to California, but truthfully, I would go just about ANYWHERE to get the hell out of here. I have a bad feeling that my guy (who is from NYC) is going to want to stick around for his career, but that ain't happening so I better condition him to something new.

Nothing is worth your happiness and I am so unhappy living here that living in Bumblefunk, Louisiana working as a cashier at 7-11 sounds like the ultimate joy.

Amen sweetie
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Amen sweetie
Haha, thanks Jen!! Can you tell it's been one of those weeks?
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Upstate NY because it's cheaper and I love the snow and cold. Also, I don't care if anyone lives around me.
Same here, also Northern Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Maine are like this. Not so sure if I want to live in isolation though, but I would love to live in one of those small Villages that have about 4000-5000 residents.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Anybody wanna trade spots with me? You come live in Toronto, and I get NYC in return?

Wish thats how it worked.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:23 PM
 
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Default NY does not have everything

[quote=Sith Klato;21161673]I hate the over-crowdedness of the city, the pollution (air & noise), the dog eat dog mentality and culture, the high cost of living but low quality of life. Unless you have a lot of disposable income, NYC is great to live-in since you have everything at your command.

I was born in NY and left for decades, came back due to personal (family) reasons and I really dispute the notion that in NY "you have everything at your command".

Unless you consider "everything" to be the art world, the Wall Street World, the dining out world, the Met Opera and top museums.

I don't consider "everything" to be at my command. It costs too much and the crowds are horrible, the noise and filth and dirty air and creepy people are super downers.

You don't have the best of everything in NY. Not by a long shot.
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