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Old 08-11-2019, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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California. It always has been and always will be, no matter where I am in the world on monthlong work trip overseas, when I look the destination on my next ticket and it says SFO or LAX, I breathe a sigh of relief and think to myself, "next stop, home"
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:53 AM
 
Location: New York City & Los Angeles
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LA native here. If I won the lottery, I want to live bicostal betwee LA(Summer and Winter) and NYC(Spring and Autumn) for the rest of my life.

Words can’t describe how much I love NYC. No place in the world is perfect, but for me, NYC is hands down the greatest city on the planet. As a person who has visited NYC many times over the years, every time I finished visiting NYC and was about to return home, there wasn’t even once I left NYC without kicking and screaming. So whenever I had time for vacation, I tried to go back to NYC as much as I could to feed my NY soul. Every time I’m about to get on a fly to JFK, the inside happiness and joy are simply indescribable.
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Old 08-12-2019, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Born + raised SF Bay; Tyler, TX now WNY
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California. It always has been and always will be, no matter where I am in the world on monthlong work trip overseas, when I look the destination on my next ticket and it says SFO or LAX, I breathe a sigh of relief and think to myself, "next stop, home"
I wish I could be there with ya. Born and raised in the Bay Area, CA always feels like home, but I can’t justify the COL.

I would definitely like to be in the desert Southwest though. Nevada or NM, but open to AZ. Not yet sure about Utah, although it might be the prettiest of any state in the US.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:47 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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It depends on the individual.

For many (like myself), there's something to be said about:

*Being able to regularly interact with people from all sorts of different races/religions.

*Having a plethora of employment opportunities to choose from to if you lose your current job or can no longer move up/within the company.

*Having access to high speed internet, Amazon Prime, Uber/Lyft, etc.

or being no more than 15-30 minutes from:

*An airport with direct flights to every destination you can think of

*Concerts

*Museums

*Professional sports games

*Restaurants that offer food from a myriad of ethnic backgrounds.

To my point, given your username and current location, I doubt you'd be happy living in some place like Kansas.
I can understand what you're saying. But there are many places in the U.S. (and the world) that have the things you listed. And even if your particular location doesn't have some of these things, all you need to do is hop on a plane and in a matter of a few hours you're there. Air travel is very simple.

When I travel to a place and stay in a house for a number of weeks, it feels very much like I'm living there. I get to know a place better than even some of the natives will.
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Old 08-12-2019, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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I have no intentions of living in any one place forever. Currently enjoying life in Wisconsin but I could happily move to Washington or out of the country (most likely upon retirement). And that would be to live on a boat so "home" will be wherever we drop anchor.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:21 AM
 
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New York … mostly for the job market in NYC but the state is so beautiful from the bordering towns of Canada to Montauk Point. Such beauty in the state. Also I am a liberal so the politics of NYS match my beliefs. As a women, my reproductive rights are intact here and will probably always be. People b*tch about our governor, but I think he is doing a great job.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:24 AM
 
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Somebody please explain - Why does it matter that much where you live if you have the means to travel just about anywhere you want?
because most people are not traveling a majority of the time. Most people are in their home vicinity a majority of the time and travel occasionally (few times a year etc etc)
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:25 AM
 
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LA native here. If I won the lottery, I want to live bicostal betwee LA(Summer and Winter) and NYC(Spring and Autumn) for the rest of my life.

Words can’t describe how much I love NYC. No place in the world is perfect, but for me, NYC is hands down the greatest city on the planet. As a person who has visited NYC many times over the years, every time I finished visiting NYC and was about to return home, there wasn’t even once I left NYC without kicking and screaming. So whenever I had time for vacation, I tried to go back to NYC as much as I could to feed my NY soul. Every time I’m about to get on a fly to JFK, the inside happiness and joy are simply indescribable.
I live in the NYC metro and every time I touchdown back in NYC … my heart gets so full. Love it here! <3
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Old 08-12-2019, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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I would probably be in Maine. I keep looking for my dream house but haven't found it. It's also difficult leaving the great life I have here in Illinois. There is a precious 7 year old in my life that is very attached to me and vice versa. Aww look at that face smiling at me on that coffee cup. How can I leave that?

I still fantasize about being close to a ski area where I can ice fish, snow shoe, snow mobile and ski. I see my tricked out ice fishing shack and my beautiful cabin on the lake and I think, what am I doing here? Then I think about what I'll be leaving. I'm torn.
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Old 08-12-2019, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Willowbrook, Houston
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I already live in Houston, TX. Born and raised here, plenty of jobs, among the best city for African Americans, food scene is unmatched, well connected via multiple freeways to get you to different sides of the city, Top 3 in Fortune 500 companies, the list goes on.
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