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Old 08-24-2010, 11:46 PM
 
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I like to travel and, even though I like this area a lot, I'd like to be centrally located in a hub airport city. I've narrowed it down to 3 cities (in rank order):

1. Dallas
2. Houston
3. Denver

Dallas and Houston were kinda neck and neck a while ago, then Houston got hit with a hurricane (!). I've only been in Denver on business trips and the people seem nice, but I'm sure that the winters there can be a challenge. San Antonio and Austin are good, but they have smaller non-hub airports.

People I've known that live in those cities just seem to hop on a plane an get there in 2-3 hours (east or west).
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:29 AM
 
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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I like to travel and, even though I like this area a lot, I'd like to be centrally located in a hub airport city. I've narrowed it down to 3 cities (in rank order):

1. Dallas
2. Houston
3. Denver

Dallas and Houston were kinda neck and neck a while ago, then Houston got hit with a hurricane (!). I've only been in Denver on business trips and the people seem nice, but I'm sure that the winters there can be a challenge. San Antonio and Austin are good, but they have smaller non-hub airports.

People I've known that live in those cities just seem to hop on a plane an get there in 2-3 hours (east or west).
My husband goes to Denver on business trips a couple times a year. Every time he comes back, he goes on and on about how nice the city is.

Um, yeah, NEVER going to happen - as if last winter wasn't bad enough here. I'm just not a mountain kinda gal. Texas is a big enough stretch for me, honestly, and only happening for family reasons.

His boss apparently wants us to move to Tampa -no way!
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Old 08-25-2010, 11:05 AM
 
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If we could warm up the winters, make the beach closer, lose some of the traffic, and make more cute walkable downtowns, Northern Virginia would be perfect!
Except for the warmer winters - you just described NJ.

I miss NJ but think I would love to move to the South Carolina coast
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NC
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Although I did really love it out west I dont see myself setting down there.
We would probably have two places.
Warmer months
1 upstate NY (preferably near Catskills or Adirondaks)
2 west Michigan (lake house on Lake Michigan) Holland or Grand Haven
Colder months
1-Southwest Florida perhaps Naples
2-San Diego
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Old 08-25-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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Except for the warmer winters - you just described NJ.

I miss NJ but think I would love to move to the South Carolina coast
Yeah, I like New Jersey a lot. It gets a bad rap, but it has a lot of nice, small downtowns, and pretty much every town is close to the shore.
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Old 08-25-2010, 05:04 PM
 
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definitely the bay are in Northern California, that's my dream location
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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Down East Maine (not Bar Harbor, but somewhere in the Acadia area) for the summer, and Charlottesville area for the winter
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Down East Maine (not Bar Harbor, but somewhere in the Acadia area) for the summer, and Charlottesville area for the winter
Great pick!

We did a trip to Down East Maine once in the early fall in our late 20s. One day we hiked around Mount Desert Island all day in jeans and ended up in Castine towards the end of the day. We were looking for a place to eat and ended up at an inn that served dinner. It turned out that everyone else there was dressed to the nines and looked like they'd just stepped out of an Edith Wharton novel, but everyone - the innkeepers and the other guests - was very nice.

To respond to the OP's question, and if we can have multiple picks, I'd probably go with Park Slope, Brooklyn in New York and Sedona, Arizona. When I've had time to travel, I've tended to go abroad, so places like the Pacific Northwest are still mysteries to me.
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