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Old 03-31-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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My wife and I love where we live (Metro Charlotte) and plan on spending the rest of our lives here. We're both in our early 50's. I'm retired and my wife's got a few years to go. We own our home outright. The only way I could see us leaving is to possibly follow one or more of our young adult children (20-25) if they settle elsewhere. BUT if I was going to choose somewhere else to go, it would be either Charleston SC or Orlando FL. We want to stay in the South. We like the climate and people. Just feels like home to us. Over the years, we've spent so much time in those areas, we know we could live in either one of them and be very happy.

Charleston: Incredibly nice people. Very beautiful, well-maintained area. Lots of history. Great restaurants. Beautiful beaches. Affordable.

Orlando: We love the theme parks in the area (our children spent a lot of their childhoods there, lol). The areas of town north of the FL Tnpk. are away from the tourist areas. Nice neighborhoods. Lots of lakes and parks. The area has a good bit to do not associated with tourism. Affordable. Beaches are about 45-60 minutes away.

I would really like to hear from those of you who love where they live now and have no intentions of moving. I think it would give an interesting perspective. There are no right or wrong answers. Thanks!
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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Probably western NC, or maybe northern GA.
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Old 03-31-2016, 01:55 PM
 
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We live in San Francisco. I'd be happy to stay here forever, or maybe go up Napa/Sonoma or down to Laguna Beach/Dana Point in SoCal. For us, that would lower COL, as crazy as that sounds.
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Old 03-31-2016, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I told my wife if she has to get a new job I am only willing to live in Philadelphia, San Francisco and NYC in the USA. Otherwise we're leaving the country.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:50 PM
 
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I would love out move out of the sprawl suburbia of Orlando into a more progressive area with walkability, a better food scene (i.e. farm to table culture), more educated/progressive residents and more of a respect for the land/wilderness versus throwing up strip centers/gas stations wherever there's a plot of undeveloped land. With all of that said probably a college town with someplace like Charlottesville VA, Chapel Hill NC or Ann Arbor MI sounding appealing.
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Old 03-31-2016, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Only considering places I haven't lived yet:

- Minneapolis
- Philadelphia

Not necessarily in that order.

Hard to pick one or two. But I guess I could most easily see myself in those two cities.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Cbus
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I live in Columbus, Ohio and very happy with my choice.


Places I'd be interested in living:
1) Nashville, TN
2) Washington D.C
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Old 03-31-2016, 05:25 PM
 
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New York - to be in America's largest city, to compete with the best of the best, for its public transportation, and its population of beautiful women and artistic types

Texas - I would say Austin, but I've heard it has grown too fast for its infrastructure. Maybe Dallas....someplace with a southern vibe and packed with millennials
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Old 03-31-2016, 09:01 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Portland OR or Vancouver WA.
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:29 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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1. Western NY
2. Ohio

If I had more than two options my other considerations would be Atlanta, New Orleans, and Savannah.
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