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Old 08-12-2019, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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NYC. I can't live the suburban or rural lifestyle, but having been upstate, it is gorgeous! I grew up in IL where rural was flat and corn or some depressed metro area nobody knew the name of (and it's only gotten worse!). In NY. there's a lot of topography, it's forested, bed and breakfast + distilleries and breweries, etc. Finger Lakes region is probably my favorite geographic region, though I have yet to visit Plattsburgh. Fingers crossed the politics don't get too bad...

However, my heart is in Dogenzaka, Shibuya, Tokyo. First time I went, it was 9 raves in 7 days. I'll be going for the 6th time next month for my birthday. I already have 2 more flights afterwards booked. I'm addicted!
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:13 PM
 
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North Carolina, specifically around Asheville. I love the mountains and greenery, the close enough proximity to big cities like DC or Atlanta, the moderate four season climate with lower humidity that isn't severe like much of the Southeast and the lifestyle overall which while laidback has an appreciation for the arts, local food and preserving the environment.
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Old 08-13-2019, 01:48 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I'm already here; Minnesota. Just about perfect.
When I was looking at getting out of Wyoming Minnesota was also on the top of my list. I focused on that and North Dakota and ended up in North Dakota. The people in this part of the country are the best. Good sense of community, willing to lend a helping hand, great sense of humor, understand sarcasm, and keep their politics to themselves. Combine that with a decent cost of living and decent salaries and that's all I need.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Pennsylvania. I dunno, I guess I see something in the state nobody else does.

I like quiet, mountainous, and "boring". Although what is boring to other people is not boring to me.

In a perfect world I would pick West Virginia, but I just can't see it working out until that state finally gets out from under the coal industry's dead, rotting thumb. :/

I love my home state of NY, but it does NOT love me back. I am a political moderate, I came from the rural life and I still enjoy elements of it, I am also poor. NY despises my kind and has been trying to price us out, while simultaneously taking all of our money so we can't afford to leave, for years. When I was a teen I could have gone full survivalist, off the grid. But after moving to Baton Rouge I got too used to having the internet.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Madison, NJ
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I love living in NJ but likely won't forever because our plan is to eventually retire in Spain. I will likely maintain a second home in NJ if that is financially possible, however. Barring other reasons I don't want to leave the east coast (family, work, etc), I would absolutely love to live in California because that weather can't be beat.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:36 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Pennsylvania. I dunno, I guess I see something in the state nobody else does.
Well, you and 12.8 million other people.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:40 AM
 
Location: North Caroline
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Call me a homer, but North Carolina. We're lucky to have it all here.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pennsylvania for me. Much like North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Texas, California, and a few other states, PA is blessed to have a very large diversity of living options within its borders. We have great mountains, beautiful lakes and rivers, pristine freshwater beaches on a Great Lake (Erie), and fertile valleys. We have large cosmopolitan cities (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh), small college towns (State College, Lewisburg, Edinboro, East Stroudsburg, Selinsgrove, Grove City, etc.), rural hamlets, etc. We also have Cherry Springs State Park, which has some of the best nighttime sky-viewing on the Eastern Seaboard due to its remote location. It's also within a day's drive of the majority of the U.S. population.
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Old 08-13-2019, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Well, you and 12.8 million other people.
Yeah. haha It just seems like people are down on PA so much.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:24 PM
 
Location: The High Desert
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I moved to New Mexico six years ago and plan on staying. The fifth largest state with only 2 million people means there is plenty of room. The climate is nearly perfect and place is gorgeous.
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