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View Poll Results: If you could move anywhere you wanted, what is your choice?
While working, I'd want to live in a walkable city area. 17 41.46%
While working, I'd want to live in a rural area, with acreage. 11 26.83%
While working, I'd want to live in suburbia. 5 12.20%
While working, I'd want to live in another country besides the USA. 3 7.32%
When retired, I'd want to live in a walkable city area. 14 34.15%
When retired, I'd want to live in a rural area, with acreage. 11 26.83%
When retired, I'd want to live in suburbia. 4 9.76%
When retired, I'd want to live in another country besides the USA. 2 4.88%
Regardless, I'd like to stay right where I'm at now. 1 2.44%
Bah Humbug, not another silly poll. 2 4.88%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-12-2007, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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I am struggling with this very topic right now. I grew up in a rural area and I hated it. It was difficult to see friends, the nearest mall was 45 minutes away, just getting pizza or going grocery shopping was a project. I live in the 'burbs now and I like it...I think it would be awesome to live in a walkable town. But at the same time, I'd really like to own property, and not have neighbors so close by. I like to hear birds chirping in the morning, not cars rushing by. So I'm really torn...I think my ideal would be to live in a walkable town, but all the way at the end of a street, where the sidewalk ends...have a big lot and be bordered by land that is undeveloped and will stay that way.
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Old 03-12-2007, 05:59 PM
 
Location: NOVA - retiring to OKlahoma
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Acreage, acreage, acreage. This way there is some distance between me and all you crazy people out there. I'm currently working on my tin foil helmet so you can't get inside my head!

Seriously though, I want the best of both worlds. My Aunt lives in the house I want to retire to in SE OKC. It's has 4BR, 2.5 BA, a 60X60 detached garage/shop for my bike(s) on 2.5 wooded acres. The good thing about the location is that it is 20 minutes from dowtown OKC. 10 mintues to the grocery store, movies, restaurants, etc. All for about 135K!

I just have to figure out how to convince her that she wants to move in 38 months, 18 days, 20 hours, 2 minutes, 15 seconds!
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