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Old 10-27-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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The beach of course but not CA. You all know what I'm going to say!
Cape cod. Well, Power Ball, then Nantucket Island. But if I were forced to choice it would be Cali. Even though
I was in the Northridge Quake. It would still be worth it.

 
Old 10-27-2007, 10:19 AM
 
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I've always said the same thing...that Phoenix is a compromise. Although some people would choose to live here if money was no object, I believe the majority would not. Phoenix isn't really the ideal place, but it's not as bad as other areas so therefore it makes a good compromise between cost of living, weather, amenities, etc.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: 5 miles from the center of the universe-The Superstition Mountains
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I agree. Most people really like living around their families. Especially when they get older (40's-50's). I know I sure miss mine.....
Hey, I resent that! I'm 52 and I am not older...

I'm OLD, period .

I love the valley. I love hot weather. But if money were no object, we'd be in the Big Sur/Carmel area, not Newport Beach. To me, that 20+ mile stretch along the coast is the most beautiful place on the planet. I'd still come back to the valley in the late spring/summer for 2 or 3 months every year though. (Second choice would be Wrightsville Beach, NC).

Here's a "live" webcam shot from the patio of Nepenthe's restaurant in Big Sur, overlooking the Pacific. You can refresh it every two minutes or so. It's a fixture on my desktop.
http://www.nepenthebigsur.com/images/b.jpg
 
Old 10-27-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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Hey, I resent that! I'm 52 and I am not older...

I'm OLD, period .

I love the valley. I love hot weather. But if money were no object, we'd be in the Big Sur/Carmel area, not Newport Beach. To me, that 20+ mile stretch along the coast is the most beautiful place on the planet. I'd still come back to the valley in the late spring/summer for 2 or 3 months every year though. (Second choice would be Wrightsville Beach, NC).

Here's a "live" webcam shot from the patio of Nepenthe's restaurant in Big Sur, overlooking the Pacific. You can refresh it every two minutes or so. It's a fixture on my desktop.
http://www.nepenthebigsur.com/images/b.jpg


Oh I forgot about Carmel......Beautiful!!!!
 
Old 10-27-2007, 04:40 PM
 
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Hmmm, we are originally from California (wife born and raised for most of her life, still have family there) and pretty much hate it no matter where in Cali we were. So thats out of the question.

That leaves Arizona. But we don't want to be around the Phoenix area at all for many reasons. If we won the lottery we would rather be farther out away from people, build a fortress in the middle of 500 acres and fence it all in. Probably somewhere between Lake Havesu and Kingman, since it seemed there was alot of wide open space last time I was through there.
 
Old 10-27-2007, 10:07 PM
 
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Newport Beach, CA without a second thought! THE BEACH! NPB blows Scottsdale away. Anyone can sit in a pool, but the ocean is a luxury!
 
Old 10-27-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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If you won the Lottery, all that money would last you for the rest of your life and your children's life in Arizona, but only 2 or 3 weeks in California!
 
Old 10-28-2007, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Um, that isnt 'entirely' true.
In many parts of Az, since the housing boom thing, it was getting hard to afford to live there (on Az wages). Even rentals had gone up. If a person already owns property, sure, thats one thing because they are all set. And some rentals here in this area, are 'close to' what one would have had to pay out there, in many cases.
But if a person wants to compare, that much money could last forever in places like Oklahoma, Iowa, S Dakota, Alabama, Georgia.....

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Old 10-28-2007, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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Um, that isnt 'entirely' true.
In many parts of Az, since the housing boom thing, it was getting hard to afford to live there. Even rentals had gone up. If a person already owns property, sure, thats one thing because they are all set. And some rentals here in this area, are 'close to' what one would have had to pay out there, only on Az wages.
But if a person wants to compare, that much money could last forever in places like Oklahoma, Iowa, S Dakota, Alabama, Georgia, too.
Housing costs are crashing here almost by the day-----and, that is not counting core inflation.
 
Old 10-28-2007, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Northeastern WI
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Housing costs are crashing here almost by the day-----and, that is not counting core inflation.



Thats the good news, for many who still want to buy. Its crashing everywhere. Wish rentals would go back down, though.
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