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Old 05-15-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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As a Californian, I have lots of envy towards you non-Californians in certain regards.

Cost of living is the big one, except for you New Yorkers.

I briefly lived on the East Coast, and I loved the constant changing in states/locales when you take a road trip. Encounter so many historical areas and cities. You kind of get that driving through California, but not as much in my opinion.

I loved the proximity to so many big cities by car as well. For example, if you lived in Nashville, you are just 1 (sometimes long) day's drive away from New York, DC, Orlando, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, etc. Opens up a ton of interesting road trip options, and my opinion is nothing beats seeing this great country in a car.

I envy your rest areas. I encountered some terrific rest areas/ welcome areas entering a lot of different states. In California I'd rather stop and pee in a bush.
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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I live in Charlotte, NC, but envy the Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego area. You guys have the beach at your back door,mountains in view, plethora of little trendy sidewalk cafes that line the streets, the board walk where you can bike, walk, skate, along with the 300+days of sunshine without humidity. Also its an area that has a plethora of singles, (not a married city that caters to families), tons of stuff to do at your fingerstips, instead of having to go and seek stuff to do.....(that justs kills me).
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Old 05-15-2013, 01:52 PM
 
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I live in Charlotte, NC, but envy the Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego area. You guys have the beach at your back door,mountains in view, plethora of little trendy sidewalk cafes that line the streets, the board walk where you can bike, walk, skate, along with the 300+days of sunshine without humidity. Also its an area that has a plethora of singles, (not a married city that caters to families), tons of stuff to do at your fingerstips, instead of having to go and seek stuff to do.....(that justs kills me).
That's funny you mention that. I thought the North Carolina region (esp Asheville / Great Smoky Mountains) was the most beautiful place I've ever visited. Grass is always greener I guess....
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Old 05-15-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Im from the LA area and live in the Dallas area. I love living here, but man I miss the mountains and my friends. I was never much of a beach person so I dont miss it too much. Im jealous of the wide variety of outdoor activities that are available in Southern California.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Literacy.
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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Living in NYC, I envy the relaxed atmosphere and open spaces of the MidWest where people and cars are not bunched up like sardines.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Living in Austin, TX, I envy cities in the west with mountains and the outdoor recreation possible in them. Loved going into the mountains and getting away from everyone back when I lived in Salt Lake City and Denver.

I envy the four seasons of other areas.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Weather, why live 7 months of your life in doors?
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Who doesn't envy those people who can afford to own a luxury condo in the Upper East Side of Manhattan?

That's what you call living on top of the world. Sheesh.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Who doesn't envy those people who can afford to own a luxury condo in the Upper East Side of Manhattan?

That's what you call living on top of the world. Sheesh.
I'd love to be able to afford one. I wouldn't want to live in NYC though.
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