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Old 08-10-2019, 07:44 PM
 
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What state would you choose to live in for the rest of your life?Mine is Texas.Also,what are your reasons for choosing that state?Thanks in advance.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:24 PM
 
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California: weather, jobs, family, geographic diversity, cultural diversity. The weather makes it easy to be active, swimming laps outdoors in February, going to the beach. There are plenty of Plan B jobs if you want to move.
I wouldn't move from out of California if you gave me $5M cash.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Edmonds, WA
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California: weather, jobs, family, geographic diversity, cultural diversity. The weather makes it easy to be active, swimming laps outdoors in February, going to the beach. There are plenty of Plan B jobs if you want to move.
I wouldn't move from out of California if you gave me $5M cash.
See I’m the opposite. Spent five long years in that state and was chomping at the bit to leave. I’ve gotten job offers to move back but... hell no.

I love living in Washington state, right now, but I don’t know what this place is going to look like in 25, 35, etc years. If it really becomes another California, I’m out.

I think my forever home may not even be in the US. I have a few places in mind that seem to fit the bill for me.
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Old 08-10-2019, 08:56 PM
 
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I already live in my forever state: North Carolina. To me, it has the best balance of economy, beautiful beaches/piedmont/mountains, best collection of metros/small towns/retirement areas with high qualities of life, great recreational assets, cost of living/buying power, nice people, climate. Just love it here
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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I was debating Oregon and Wisconsin...Wisconsin would edge it out: Four seasons, good food, a lot of outdoor activity (Western WI is rolling hills and bluffs, northern WI is dense forest and coastline, eastern WI is coastline and beach, and in the center is Devil's Lake), and close to family.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I live in Maryland near Washington DC and I don't really see myself moving from here. At least not until I retire. Maryland is a excellent state and location.

I am fortunate to be making enough money that I can travel anywhere I want. So, there is no point in moving for that reason as well.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:48 PM
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I was debating Oregon and Wisconsin...Wisconsin would edge it out: Four seasons, good food, a lot of outdoor activity (Western WI is rolling hills and bluffs, northern WI is dense forest and coastline, eastern WI is coastline and beach, and in the center is Devil's Lake), and close to family.
While the thought of spending the rest of my life in one place doesn’t really resonate with me, I could probably do Wisconsin for many of the same reasons. It’s very friendly and neighborly as well.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:58 PM
 
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As much as I bash Richmond, I still love Virginia. I wish I could afford NOVA without roommates. 4 seasons jobs are easy to find and living prices are decent. We have DC to the north, Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Beach.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Mission District, San Francisco
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I wouldn't. I only get one life, I want to get more out of it than what one state of one country can provide.

But if I had to pick one, California. LA and the Bay Area may be expensive, but I'm managing to swing it (uncomfortably) on my salary here in Seattle - and if I have to settle for a smaller town, I'll at least be able to get to those big cities for what they have to offer. Also a huge amount of variation in climate, vegetation, and topography, even taking into account the state's large area.
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Old 08-10-2019, 10:23 PM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I don't plan on leaving my current state of North Dakota. Good people and a good job.
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