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ZepSinger
06-19-2012, 12:13 PM
So the plan is, in 25 months when Mrs. Z gets her Master's, we are planning to move to Biloxi MS. Biloxi is right on the Gulf- we've vacationed there many times over the last decade, and decided after our last visit that Biloxi is where we want to make our home. We are very excited and can hardly wait for it to happen.

Which got me thinking- where in the continental US would you most like to live? Be realistic- take into account real factors like cost of living, property values, job prospects, quality of schools, climate, geography, etc.

Include a pic of your desired location if you like:

http://llroberson.com/images/aboutms/ariel%20photos/beachview.jpg

Saul Good
06-19-2012, 12:16 PM
San Diego

Setsuna
06-19-2012, 12:16 PM
Mississippi? Yall must be white. Carry on. I would probably say Denver.

tredadda
06-19-2012, 12:19 PM
Right where I live, Ft Collins, Colorado

pr_capone
06-19-2012, 12:21 PM
Why the continental US only? Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii would be my my first 3 choices.

Saul Good
06-19-2012, 12:22 PM
Mississippi? Yall must be white. Carry on. I would probably say Denver.

Yeah, there's hardly any black people in Mississippi.

pr_capone
06-19-2012, 12:22 PM
Yeah, there's hardly any black people in Mississippi.

ROFL

ZepSinger
06-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Why the continental US only? Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii would be my my first 3 choices.

On second thought, yeah, anywhere in the USA is fair game... :-)

eazyb81
06-19-2012, 12:27 PM
Isn't Mississippi the poorest, most uneducated, and most obese state in the country?

No offense if that really is your choice, but I am shocked that you would prefer to live there over anywhere else in the country.

Superbowltrashcan
06-19-2012, 12:28 PM
Yeah, there's hardly any black people in Mississippi.

I would guess he is referencing the possible disparity in quality of life there between white and black people. Not unlike making the assumption that someone desiring to live in rural KS is not likely an agnostic MSNBC watcher with a degree in womens studies.....

QuikSsurfer
06-19-2012, 12:28 PM
As a Mississippian, I'd say you picked a good place. Biloxi is great place to live. My family has had a beach home down there since the mid 90s. I've actually been tossing around the idea of moving down that way once my lease is up here in Madison.

eazyb81
06-19-2012, 12:29 PM
A couple options that come to mind include St. Petersburg, Hilton Head, Charleston, San Francisco, Boston, Malibu, and Austin.

thecoffeeguy
06-19-2012, 12:30 PM
I was in Bloomington, Indiana a few years back. Really liked it there.
College town, with quite a bit of things to do.
Price was right as well.

Wherever I move next, I want a big piece of property, at least 1 acre.

spanky 52
06-19-2012, 12:30 PM
Boulder, Colorado or San Francisco.

QuikSsurfer
06-19-2012, 12:32 PM
Isn't Mississippi the poorest, most uneducated, and most obese state in the country?

No offense if that really is your choice, but I am shocked that you would prefer to live there over anywhere else in the country.

Not the most uneducated - but you're right about the other two (at least in the top 5). Cost of living here is also very low.

mr. tegu
06-19-2012, 12:40 PM
Ft. Myers, Florida seems like a good place. From what I have noticed it is one of the areas of FL protected from the abuse of hurricanes since it is on the west side and hurricanes that hit the gulf don't typically travel in that direction.

luv
06-19-2012, 12:41 PM
Tallahassee, FL

http://alexansouthwoodblog.com/files/2011/07/tallahasse-street.jpg

http://victoria-weather.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Tallahassee.jpg

http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/ehow/images/a07/bv/08/travel-ideas-tallahassee-florida-1.1-800x800.jpg

lcarus
06-19-2012, 12:41 PM
I've always wanted to live in New York City

http://www.deviantart.com/download/72709825/New_York_City_Night_by_parka.jpg

NewChief
06-19-2012, 12:43 PM
I'd probably have to live in two different places. I'd spend summers out West (either Santa Fe or somewhere in the Rockies or like Idaho). Winters would be spend in South Florida somewhere.

ZepSinger
06-19-2012, 12:44 PM
Isn't Mississippi the poorest, most uneducated, and most obese state in the country?

No offense if that really is your choice, but I am shocked that you would prefer to live there over anywhere else in the country.

95% of the state is dirt-poor, you are correct. Biloxi's primary industries, however, include tourism (casinos) and a large naval and air force base. My wife's Master's will be in Substance Abuse and Grief counseling, which is becoming much in demand, especially in the Armed forces (there are also several mental health facilities as well as a VA hospital there).

As for me, I'll be looking at multimedia development and/or music entertainment positions in the casinos (there are currently 14 and counting).

Granted, if neither of us find our desired positions when the time comes, all bets are off...

BigMeatballDave
06-19-2012, 12:44 PM
I'm poor, so I'd move back to KC. I've been away since early '97.

If money is not a factor, on a beach in S. Cal.

BigMeatballDave
06-19-2012, 12:47 PM
Isn't Mississippi the poorest, most uneducated, and most obese state in the country?

No offense if that really is your choice, but I am shocked that you would prefer to live there over anywhere else in the country.

What does obesity have to do with anything here?

There are fat people everywhere.

ZepSinger
06-19-2012, 12:48 PM
As a Mississippian, I'd say you picked a good place. Biloxi is great place to live. My family has had a beach home down there since the mid 90s. I've actually been tossing around the idea of moving down that way once my lease is up here in Madison.

For us, one of the last hurdles to jump was affordable property values for an area literally next to the ocean. First-tier properties are of course out of our price range, but homes not 3 blocks from the beach are very affordable (we found a couple of nice 3 BD homes that were in the $175k range).

Saulbadguy
06-19-2012, 12:51 PM
I've always thought of Tampa, FL as a nice, well rounded place.

Frazod
06-19-2012, 12:51 PM
It's getting up to 96 here today, with high humidity. My choice would be somewhere that this NEVER FUCKING HAPPENS. :mad:

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 12:52 PM
Mississippi? Yall must be white. Carry on. I would probably say Denver.

Heh.

I did a project once where I had to assign African American focus group moderators to different parts of the country to do research with African Americans. These were people from the east coast, and they were not happy when I told them that a small town in Mississippi was one of their assignments.

eazyb81
06-19-2012, 12:59 PM
What does obesity have to do with anything here?

There are fat people everywhere.

You sound really fat.

Setsuna
06-19-2012, 12:59 PM
Tallahassee, FL

http://alexansouthwoodblog.com/files/2011/07/tallahasse-street.jpg

http://victoria-weather.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Tallahassee.jpg

http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/ehow/images/a07/bv/08/travel-ideas-tallahassee-florida-1.1-800x800.jpg
Get out now. That is Tallanasty. Just get out. Don't ever make another post. That is the worst place possible. You'll feel dirty driving through that crap. Again. Get out. NOW.

eazyb81
06-19-2012, 01:01 PM
95% of the state is dirt-poor, you are correct. Biloxi's primary industries, however, include tourism (casinos) and a large naval and air force base. My wife's Master's will be in Substance Abuse and Grief counseling, which is becoming much in demand, especially in the Armed forces (there are also several mental health facilities as well as a VA hospital there).

As for me, I'll be looking at multimedia development and/or music entertainment positions in the casinos (there are currently 14 and counting).

Granted, if neither of us find our desired positions when the time comes, all bets are off...

Gotcha. Nothing necessarily wrong with Biloxi, I just thought it was strange that someone would want to live more than anywhere else in the country (same with KC). It sounds like a good fit you though.

Setsuna
06-19-2012, 01:01 PM
Yeah, there's hardly any black people in Mississippi.
LOL except for athletes attending the colleges.

ROFL
ROFL STFU jerk. :p

NewChief
06-19-2012, 01:01 PM
It's getting up to 96 here today, with high humidity. My choice would be somewhere that this NEVER ****ING HAPPENS. :mad:

No shit. I can't understand anyone wanting to live in Chicago (or Iowa). It's hotter than hell in the summer and cold as shit in the winter.

SNR
06-19-2012, 01:03 PM
If I could afford to live there: San Francisco.

Since I can't and probably won't for a long time: The upper midwest is cool. Living in Minneapolis would be kind of sweet. But really, i'd take anything.

luv
06-19-2012, 01:03 PM
Get out now. That is Tallanasty. Just get out. Don't ever make another post. That is the worst place possible. You'll feel dirty driving through that crap. Again. Get out. NOW.

Been there and loved it. Is this a UF/State thing?

whoman69
06-19-2012, 01:06 PM
Ft. Myers, Florida seems like a good place. From what I have noticed it is one of the areas of FL protected from the abuse of hurricanes since it is on the west side and hurricanes that hit the gulf don't typically travel in that direction.

My grandmother and uncle both lived there until their deaths. I had another uncle who moved there but moved to Alabama near Pensacola. In my circumstance, I would love to live there. We took a vacation there back in the 70s and the beach was great. But I have an autistic son that I would worry about swimming in the ocean.

kaplin42
06-19-2012, 01:10 PM
Denver area. Only problem is there are too many damn donkey fans. But if you can find a way to ignore them, or heard them up as cattle for the zombie apocalypse, Denver is an awesome place.

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 01:14 PM
I've come to the conclusion that there are a lot of places that I would enjoy. My top candidates would be (in no particular order other than alphabetical):

Cambria, CA - Just visited there earlier this year. It has trees, mountains, ocean, and what I suspect is a reasonable climate.

Denver, CO - Honestly, this place is great. The benefits of a big city with relatively easy access to the great outdoors.

Fort Collins, CO - If I wanted to get away from the big city in Colorado, I'd go to Fort Collins. Big enough to have amenities and small enough to not be a big city.

Laguna Beach, CA - Big fan of Laguna. Other than fears of earthquakes, tsunamis, and driving in LA, it's pretty much perfect.

Lahaina, HI - Screw you and your continental US rule. I'd definitely live in Lahaina. Great small-town feel with enough tourist influx to keep it interesting.

Manhattan, NY - Not for more than a couple of years, but those two years would be fun. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.

Salida, CO - Not a well-known name, but I like this town. It's kind of artsy and has good restaurants.

Vail, CO - Downsides are a lot of snow and a cost of living that probably eliminates it from consideration. Upsides are a gorgeous community and a fairy-tale existence.

Some others that intrigue me, but I'm not sure would make the top list would be Charleston (SC), Kodiak (AK), St. George (UT), Taos (NM), Santa Fe (NM), Port Angeles (WA), Savannah (GA), and some place southerly in Florida (Tampa?). Places that I have a positive perception of, but have seldom or never visited, include New Hampshire, the upper peninsula in Michigan, Boise, Tahoe, upstate New York, and Casper (WY). I'll admit that I thought Cleveland was pretty nice when I was there a couple of years ago, too.

Bump
06-19-2012, 01:18 PM
there are 3 cities in Colorado that I am considering and a place near Billings, MO is close to the top of my list.

I really want land and lots of it. Forest/Mountain terrain is what I like. I just want a small house that can be heated with a wood burning stove with a lot of acreage. That's my dream and I don't think it's too far out of bounds for me to achieve it.

Toadkiller
06-19-2012, 01:27 PM
Central Coast of Calif, San Luis Obispo or anywhere around there is just awesome. Went to school there, no jobs.

Pacific NW. Love all the trout fishing places, the streams the green, yeah it rais, mostly a mist but if you can stand the gray here for 9 months then it is also a great place to live.

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 01:29 PM
there are 3 cities in Colorado that I am considering and a place near Billings, MO is close to the top of my list.

I really want land and lots of it. Forest/Mountain terrain is what I like. I just want a small house that can be heated with a wood burning stove with a lot of acreage. That's my dream and I don't think it's too far out of bounds for me to achieve it.

What cities, if I may ask?

Dr. Facebook Fever
06-19-2012, 01:29 PM
Florida... someplace coastal preferrably. I assume I'd have a job that supported the higher cost of living than where I live now so that doesn't concern my "wish list." Yes I know it's hot and humid... so is the midwest. Yes I know they have hurricanes... we have tornados, shitty winters or hot and humid... so I'm ok with the trade off. No place is perfect.

OR

Kansas, specifically the KC/Lawrence/Topeka area. Yes I know there's a big difference between Florida and Kansas. Kansas and that area is home though and I like home so going back sounds wonderful.

OR

Montana. Look at pictures of Montana and that's the explaination.

One of these has a good chance to happen in the next 2-3 years.

ZepSinger
06-19-2012, 01:36 PM
No shit. I can't understand anyone wanting to live in Chicago (or Iowa). It's hotter than hell in the summer and cold as shit in the winter.

I lived in North Iowa for the first 30 years of my life, and I thought(and still think) that it's a desolate hell. I remember a couple of times when the wind chill was nearly 90 below!! Hence my desire to live out the rest of my life in a more tropical clime, by the ocean, with no winters. "A warm place, with no memory.." :-)

luv
06-19-2012, 01:40 PM
Actually, and probably more realistically, I'd say KC. It's not too far from home, I love it there, I already have some friends there, and there are TONS of paralegal jobs.

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 01:41 PM
I lived in North Iowa for the first 30 years of my life, and I thought(and still think) that it's a desolate hell. I remember a couple of times when the wind chill was nearly 90 below!! Hence my desire to live out the rest of my life in a more tropical clime, by the ocean, with no winters. "A warm place, with no memory.." :-)

And so you packed up your bags and moved to Kansas City!

Looks like you made it after all (doo doo doo dooooh - dooh!) (meow)

http://jyanet.com/mtm/maryhat.jpg

DaFace
06-19-2012, 01:42 PM
I actually love where I live and don't have any desire to leave. However, if I could find a way to move to NYC for a year just for the experience, I'd jump at it. But I wouldn't want to stay for long.

ZepSinger
06-19-2012, 01:43 PM
And so you packed up your bags and moved to Kansas City!

Looks like you made it after all (doo doo doo dooooh - dooh!) (meow)

http://jyanet.com/mtm/maryhat.jpg

At the time, compared to North Iowa, Kansas City seemed like a tropical paradise. It's all relative, I suppose... :-)

mlyonsd
06-19-2012, 01:50 PM
Black Hills. Or Ontario, Canada.

JD10367
06-19-2012, 01:51 PM
New Hampshire. Has wild rugged qualities, you can get to mountains or beaches, Boston's a 60-90 minute drive, not that populated, no state taxes.

Munson
06-19-2012, 02:45 PM
I just moved to here to my dream city of San Diego a couple months ago, after having lived in Olathe since the mid 80's. I should have done it 10 years ago.

If I were to ever leave, here are a few places I'd consider:

Moab, UT
Colorado Springs, CO
Flagstaff, AZ
various places in CA along the coast or in the mountains

tredadda
06-19-2012, 02:50 PM
I just moved to here to my dream city of San Diego a couple months ago, after having lived in Olathe since the mid 80's. I should have done it 10 years ago.

If I were to ever leave, here are a few places I'd consider:

Moab, UT
Colorado Springs, CO
Flagstaff, AZ
various places in CA along the coast or in the mountains

Why Colorado Springs?

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 02:50 PM
At the time, compared to North Iowa, Kansas City seemed like a tropical paradise. It's all relative, I suppose... :-)

Good point. And I bet the Missouri River has a beach somewhere in the area.

Johnny Vegas
06-19-2012, 02:58 PM
I love Montana too much to move. Missoula. Only other place I'd consider would be Palm Springs, CA. I love to golf and I can do it year round there.

Stanley Nickels
06-19-2012, 03:04 PM
Pike's Peak, CO: Beautiful scenery, good beer, etc. Possibly Ft Collins as well.
Key West, FL: Just enough freaks to make it feel like Florida while not feeling too much like Florida. SCUBA dive all damn day.
San Jose, CA: All the good of SF without all of the SF crazy.
Portland, OR: But I'd have a mandatory hipster-free zone, or else this one's out.
Santa Fe, NM.

Johnny Vegas
06-19-2012, 03:08 PM
hope y'all don't start any families in FL. Kids get kidnapped and murdered a lot down there.

Munson
06-19-2012, 03:08 PM
Why Colorado Springs?

I liked the area when I went up to Pike's Peak in early April. It seemed like a nice town.

DaKCMan AP
06-19-2012, 03:09 PM
I'm good where I'm at for now.

http://debragregory.agentxsites.com/xSites/Agents/DebraGregory/Content/UploadedFiles/DorianPhotographyAerialsClearwaterBeach%20001.jpg

DaKCMan AP
06-19-2012, 03:09 PM
Tallahassee, FL


Tallahassee is a dump.

kcpasco
06-19-2012, 03:15 PM
I've always loved Northern Idaho

redsurfer11
06-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Tallahassee, FL

http://alexansouthwoodblog.com/files/2011/07/tallahasse-street.jpg

http://victoria-weather.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Tallahassee.jpg

http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/ehow/images/a07/bv/08/travel-ideas-tallahassee-florida-1.1-800x800.jpg


I thought you once said you were interested in the Palm Coast near St. Augustine. What changed your mind?

tredadda
06-19-2012, 03:18 PM
I liked the area when I went up to Pike's Peak in early April. It seemed like a nice town.

Oh o.k. There are better places in Colorado though, not sure how much of the state you have seen.

Shag
06-19-2012, 03:19 PM
Probably San Diego. Fantastic weather, the ocean, and beer mecca. Gotta be tough to beat. Hawaii wouldn't suck, though...


Since I can't and probably won't for a long time: The upper midwest is cool. Living in Minneapolis would be kind of sweet. But really, i'd take anything.

Outside of the weather, Minneapolis is awesome...

Count Zarth
06-19-2012, 03:21 PM
Somewhere where it never gets above 80 degrees, and there are not a lot of people, but there are still Wal Marts and great restaurants.

I don't think such a place exists.

SuperChief
06-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Count me in for San Diego. The weather is absolutely perfect. Access to the water is important for me. The proximity to the mountains and the desert is a perk.

Other than that, I'd love to live in LA, San Fran, Portland, Oregon, or NYC.

Munson
06-19-2012, 03:26 PM
Oh o.k. There are better places in Colorado though, not sure how much of the state you have seen.

I didn't spend much time outside of Colorado Springs. I'm sure there are better places, but I'm just basing it off places that I've actually been. I definitely want to do some more exploring in Colorado in the future.

luv
06-19-2012, 03:41 PM
I thought you once said you were interested in the Palm Coast near St. Augustine. What changed your mind?

I like that it's not on the beach, but it's close enough to drive to one to spend the day. It's not too big and not too small. I also think it's probably a little less touristy, and more like a college town (I live in a college town).

ImAWalkingCorpse
06-19-2012, 03:49 PM
Clearwater Florida or San Jose California. I went to UNLV, so cross Vegas off the list.

whoman69
06-19-2012, 03:49 PM
I'm good where I'm at for now.

http://debragregory.agentxsites.com/xSites/Agents/DebraGregory/Content/UploadedFiles/DorianPhotographyAerialsClearwaterBeach%20001.jpg

Until the oceans start rising. Looks like it would take out the whole city.

whoman69
06-19-2012, 03:50 PM
Somewhere where it never gets above 80 degrees, and there are not a lot of people, but there are still Wal Marts and great restaurants.

I don't think such a place exists.

Hawaii and Alaska are the two states that have never had a temperature recorded in the 100s.

Mi_chief_fan
06-19-2012, 03:58 PM
Mackinac Island.

vailpass
06-19-2012, 03:59 PM
Wherever Bwana goes

patteeu
06-19-2012, 04:03 PM
Central TX (Austin), Central CO (Denver), or the pacific NW.

Bane
06-19-2012, 04:06 PM
Not real sure where but I want about 50-60 acres where I can bow hunt and have my own shooting range for my guns and maybe a large pond that I can fish.

ThaVirus
06-19-2012, 04:38 PM
Well I've lived in Orlando for my entire adult life so its really all I know. I like it here but wouldn't mind moving somewhere closer to the ocean. Not to mention Floridas job market and school systems are pretty much bottom of the barrel. I'd consider moving somewhere else.

I've always wanted to live in NYC. A nice flat in the middle of Manhattan would be my dream but the cost is so far out of my range its not even an option.

I spent a few years living with my dad in Virginia, both northern and central. The weather was moderate, I liked the people and the job market/ school systems seemed to be top-notch. I'd move back there if necessary.

Other than that I've always thought about southern California. I was born on the Fort Ord military base and moved when I was 1. Never got to experience it but my mom and dad said they loved it. The main problem for me would be the time change. I've been an East coaster for as long as I can remember. That's kind of a deal breaker. In addition to the fact that I might as well be on another continent, I'd never see my family.

All things said and done, realistically speaking my most desired place would probably be the Tampa metro area. Clearwater/ St Pete. Whatevskis. I just need to be near a big city. I can't stand the small town life.

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 04:40 PM
Central TX (Austin), Central CO (Denver), or the pacific NW.

If you come out to Denver, I may have a receptionist position opening up. But you'll have to act fast.

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 04:42 PM
Well I've lived in Orlando for my entire adult life so its really all I know. I like it here but wouldn't mind moving somewhere closer to the ocean. Not to mention Floridas job market and school systems are pretty much bottom of the barrel. I'd consider moving somewhere else.

I've always wanted to live in NYC. A nice flat in the middle of Manhattan would be my dream but the cost is so far out of my range its not even an option.

I spent a few years living with my dad in Virginia, both northern and central. The weather was moderate, I liked the people and the job market/ school systems seemed to be top-notch. I'd move back there if necessary.

Other than that I've always thought about southern California. I was born on the Fort Ord military base and moved when I was 1. Never got to experience it but my mom and dad said they loved it. The main problem for me would be the time change. I've been an East coaster for as long as I can remember. That's kind of a deal breaker. In addition to the fact that I might as well be on another continent, I'd never see my family.

All things said and done, realistically speaking my most desired place would probably be the Tampa metro area. Clearwater/ St Pete. Whatevskis. I just need to be near a big city. I can't stand the small town life.

The time change is a deal breaker? For what reason? It takes about three hours to get used to a time change, and you don't even have to buy a new watch as long as you kept the little instruction book.

tredadda
06-19-2012, 04:44 PM
Well I've lived in Orlando for my entire adult life so its really all I know. I like it here but wouldn't mind moving somewhere closer to the ocean. Not to mention Floridas job market and school systems are pretty much bottom of the barrel. I'd consider moving somewhere else.

I've always wanted to live in NYC. A nice flat in the middle of Manhattan would be my dream but the cost is so far out of my range its not even an option.

I spent a few years living with my dad in Virginia, both northern and central. The weather was moderate, I liked the people and the job market/ school systems seemed to be top-notch. I'd move back there if necessary.

Other than that I've always thought about southern California. I was born on the Fort Ord military base and moved when I was 1. Never got to experience it but my mom and dad said they loved it. The main problem for me would be the time change. I've been an East coaster for as long as I can remember. That's kind of a deal breaker. In addition to the fact that I might as well be on another continent, I'd never see my family.

All things said and done, realistically speaking my most desired place would probably be the Tampa metro area. Clearwater/ St Pete. Whatevskis. I just need to be near a big city. I can't stand the small town life.

Uggghhhh, I used to live on the East Coast and I hated that time zone. I could never live in that time zone again. I do love the Mountain Time Zone.

BigMeatballDave
06-19-2012, 04:45 PM
Hawaii and Alaska are the two states that have never had a temperature recorded in the 100s.

If I were rich I'd live in Hawaii.

ThaVirus
06-19-2012, 04:52 PM
The time change is a deal breaker? For what reason? It takes about three hours to get used to a time change, and you don't even have to buy a new watch as long as you kept the little instruction book.

I was overreacting I reckon. Of course my body would get used to it, but Sunday football starting at 10 am!?! I don't think I could ever get used to that.

tredadda
06-19-2012, 04:55 PM
I was overreacting I reckon. Of course my body would get used to it, but Sunday football starting at 10 am!?! I don't think I could ever get used to that.

But Monday night football ends at 10:30 or 11:00 pm.

blaise
06-19-2012, 04:56 PM
I'd like to go to either the Raleigh area or Cape Cod.

Dallas Chief
06-19-2012, 05:00 PM
Orange Co, CA is a very real possibility for me in the next 2-4 years. A little busy but I like the proximity to the beach, the mountains, and the women. LOL

Baconeater
06-19-2012, 05:06 PM
Northern California, no question about it.

Rain Man
06-19-2012, 05:16 PM
I was overreacting I reckon. Of course my body would get used to it, but Sunday football starting at 10 am!?! I don't think I could ever get used to that.

Early morning football is awesome. In the mountain time zone I can watch the early game at 11 and the late game at 2 and then I still have the whole evening from 5:00 on (unless I then watch the Sunday night game). Sweet.

And I travel to California semi-regularly, and the 10:00 games are even better. I can go to a sports bar and watch the first hour without guilt, and then order an early lunch. It works great. I think I would strongly prefer it over watching from 1:00 to 7:00 in the eastern zone.

I was in Hawaii last year and that might be the ultimate. Get up, go to a sports bar, eat breakfast while you watch the game, and then have a full day to do other stuff. It's like having the advantage of football and the offseason simultaneously.

Dylan
06-19-2012, 05:22 PM
http://manhattannycondosforsale.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Park_Ave3-2.jpg

I've always wanted to live in New York City

I've come to the conclusion that there are a lot of places that I would enjoy. My top candidates would be (in no particular order other than alphabetical):



Manhattan, NY - Not for more than a couple of years, but those two years would be fun. If I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere.


I actually love where I live and don't have any desire to leave. However, if I could find a way to move to NYC for a year just for the experience, I'd jump at it. But I wouldn't want to stay for long.


Count me in for San Diego. The weather is absolutely perfect. Access to the water is important for me. The proximity to the mountains and the desert is a perk.

Other than that, I'd love to live in LA, San Fran, Portland, Oregon, or NYC.



I've always wanted to live in NYC. A nice flat in the middle of Manhattan would be my dream but the cost is so far out of my range its not even an option.

Come visit us!

I would like to be bicoastal. L.A. & home - UES in Manhattan.

scho63
06-19-2012, 05:31 PM
Scottsdale AZ in the Winter

Mountain View CA in the Summer

Rausch
06-19-2012, 05:39 PM
Outer edges of Vegas...

stonedstooge
06-19-2012, 05:48 PM
I've always loved Northern Idaho

Coeur D'Alene has always been my favorite. Wish I would have moved there years ago when I was a young man

ImAWalkingCorpse
06-19-2012, 05:50 PM
Outer edges of Vegas...

Not a chance. It's too hot. However, UNLV football games are great to go to.

Rausch
06-19-2012, 05:54 PM
Not a chance. It's too hot. However, UNLV football games are great to go to.

I love the idea of no snow, no constant thunderstorms, and I can plant (climate appropriate) my yard ONCE and have it last for years instead of having to redo it every spring...

MIAdragon
06-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Ill get back to Oahu sooner than later.

ThaVirus
06-19-2012, 06:07 PM
Early morning football is awesome. In the mountain time zone I can watch the early game at 11 and the late game at 2 and then I still have the whole evening from 5:00 on (unless I then watch the Sunday night game). Sweet.

And I travel to California semi-regularly, and the 10:00 games are even better. I can go to a sports bar and watch the first hour without guilt, and then order an early lunch. It works great. I think I would strongly prefer it over watching from 1:00 to 7:00 in the eastern zone.

I was in Hawaii last year and that might be the ultimate. Get up, go to a sports bar, eat breakfast while you watch the game, and then have a full day to do other stuff. It's like having the advantage of football and the offseason simultaneously.

Sounds great! Only problem is I tend to do Jack and shit on Sundays so the extra time would be unnecessary.

Seriously though, it doesn't sound near as bad after how you put it, but it still may as well be another country. I have absolutely zero family west of Ohio.

Nickel D
06-19-2012, 06:10 PM
Santa Fe, NM

No:
tornadoes
hurricanes
sand storms
floods
earthquakes
blizzards

Nice elevation

Plenty of stuff to see & do

Aaaahhhhhhh...

Count Zarth
06-19-2012, 06:10 PM
I was in Hawaii last year and that might be the ultimate. Get up, go to a sports bar, eat breakfast while you watch the game, and then have a full day to do other stuff.

Like posting on Chiefsplanet, talking about the game.

prhom
06-19-2012, 06:22 PM
Right where I live, Ft Collins, Colorado

I like Fort Collins, except for the road layout. For a smallish town, it takes forever to get anywhere. Really though, anywhere in this state (west of Denver) is tough to beat.

Trivers
06-19-2012, 06:26 PM
Midway, UT (next to Park City; dry power better than CO)
Livingston, MT (30 east of Bozeman)
Two Rivers, WI (on Lake Michigan)
Tahoe, NV (Heaven)

sd4chiefs
06-19-2012, 06:28 PM
Count me in for San Diego. The weather is absolutely perfect. Access to the water is important for me. The proximity to the mountains and the desert is a perk.

Other than that, I'd love to live in LA, San Fran, Portland, Oregon, or NYC.

I moved from KC to San Diego in 96 and I love it here. The only other place I would think about moving to is Asheville NC. I was there last month really like it. It's up in the mountains so you don't get a lot of hot days and the winters are mild. The city is not to big and not to small about 75,000. A lot of people on the west and east coast are moving there so the price of housing is a little steep.

NewChief
06-19-2012, 06:33 PM
I moved from KC to San Diego in 96 and I love it here. The only other place I would think about moving to is Asheville NC. I was there last month really like it. It's up in the mountains so you don't get a lot of hot days and the winters are mild. The city is not to big and not to small about 75,000. A lot of people on the west and east coast are moving there so the price of housing is a little steep.

Fayetteville, AR is very similar to Asheville, though not quite as mountainous. Similar vibe, though.

bevischief
06-19-2012, 06:39 PM
So the plan is, in 25 months when Mrs. Z gets her Master's, we are planning to move to Biloxi MS. Biloxi is right on the Gulf- we've vacationed there many times over the last decade, and decided after our last visit that Biloxi is where we want to make our home. We are very excited and can hardly wait for it to happen.

Which got me thinking- where in the continental US would you most like to live? Be realistic- take into account real factors like cost of living, property values, job prospects, quality of schools, climate, geography, etc.

Include a pic of your desired location if you like:

http://llroberson.com/images/aboutms/ariel%20photos/beachview.jpg

Have been there since the Gulf oil spill? I lived there for about a year. Good luck with the local red necks.

bevischief
06-19-2012, 06:40 PM
I am living on the area I would like to live in.

SDChiefs
06-19-2012, 07:03 PM
San Diego

/thread

WilliamTheIrish
06-19-2012, 07:11 PM
San Diego, CA.

PB and Mission Beach. Ichiban restaurnt for sushi. It's America's Finest City.

Superbowltrashcan
06-19-2012, 07:21 PM
Fayetteville, AR is very similar to Asheville, though not quite as mountainous. Similar vibe, though.

What are housing prices like in Fayettevile? My daughter visited U of A last week and may end up going there. We drove around the town and ate at a place on the square and got a good feel from the place.

What else can you tell us about the town?

NewChief
06-19-2012, 07:26 PM
What are housing prices like in Fayettevile? My daughter visited U of A last week and may end up going there. We drove around the town and ate at a place on the square and got a good feel from the place.

What else can you tell us about the town?

Great, great place to go to school, make a career, or raise a family. Downtown housing can be high, but much cheaper in other areas. Purchasing a home is going to be in the area of 90-100 a sq.ft. (depending on location) and higher as you get into nicer houses and more desirable areas.

I could go on and on about Fayetteville, as my wife and I are very involved in the town (she's a small business owner here). Let me know any specifics you have (like reputation of neighborhoods and such), and I'll do my best to answer. The only area I'd caution you to stay away from is the west side of town (Wedington Drive) because it's cheap housing that's attracted a seriously bad element (by Fayetteville standards).

Did you eat at Hugo's? It's a classic.

Easy 6
06-19-2012, 07:29 PM
Somewhere on the gulf coast, no particular state, but the town can be no bigger than 100k & maybe have a nice little college in it for the culture they often bring to a town. I'd be a total beach bum at every opportunity.

It would be easy to say Montana, Wyoming or somewhere in the southwest, like say Winslow Az... i reeeally do love it out there but i've spent waaay more time out west than i ever have near the ocean.

I could SO be a beach bum.

patteeu
06-19-2012, 09:30 PM
If you come out to Denver, I may have a receptionist position opening up. But you'll have to act fast.

Would I have to wear a skirt and nylons?

tredadda
06-19-2012, 09:41 PM
San Diego, CA.

PB and Mission Beach. Ichiban restaurnt for sushi. It's America's Finest City.

Isn't that German for something?

boogblaster
06-19-2012, 10:47 PM
florida keys .. fishing me life away .....

Frankie
06-20-2012, 12:06 AM
SWhere would you most like to move? (continental U.S. only)Coronado Island,... But then you asked me to be realistic. :(

jd1020
06-20-2012, 12:33 AM
For starters... anywhere outside of Illinois.

patteeu
06-20-2012, 05:06 AM
florida keys .. swishing my life away .....

NTTAWWT

ZepSinger
06-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Have been there since the Gulf oil spill? I lived there for about a year. Good luck with the local red necks.

Yes, we were there about 6 weeks ago. No signs of the spill at all. A guy from Biloxi that I know pretty well said that there was a very minor amount of beach cleanup needed shortly after it happened (less than a one-day cleanup), and it's been just fine since.

Z

Superbowltrashcan
06-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Great, great place to go to school, make a career, or raise a family. Downtown housing can be high, but much cheaper in other areas. Purchasing a home is going to be in the area of 90-100 a sq.ft. (depending on location) and higher as you get into nicer houses and more desirable areas.

I could go on and on about Fayetteville, as my wife and I are very involved in the town (she's a small business owner here). Let me know any specifics you have (like reputation of neighborhoods and such), and I'll do my best to answer. The only area I'd caution you to stay away from is the west side of town (Wedington Drive) because it's cheap housing that's attracted a seriously bad element (by Fayetteville standards).

Did you eat at Hugo's? It's a classic.

We ate at Tiny Tims/Microbrewery on the square. $2 pints of their brown ale. Since we are vegan, we had a veggie pizza with no cheese. Hit the spot. We are going back in late July for another look around. What is your wife's storefront?

Frankie
06-20-2012, 08:05 AM
For starters... anywhere outside of Illinois.

Come live in Iowa then. And don't get confused; it's not heave; It's Iowa.

:D

jd1020
06-20-2012, 08:30 AM
Come live in Iowa then. And don't get confused; it's not heave; It's Iowa.

:D

Gladly.

Anything to get out of a state where politics are reason for being one of the deepest in dept states in the country and politics taking out their own idiocy on everyone but themselves.

Jobs getting cut by the masses. People taking substantial cuts in pay. Meanwhile... whats happening with the legislation? They just give themselves raises.

Steron
06-20-2012, 08:49 AM
Colorado Springs, Colorado. The wife and I have talked about it off and on for a while. Family keeps us in southern Virginia though.

bsp4444
06-20-2012, 09:05 AM
florida keys .. fishing me life away .....

This!

gblowfish
06-20-2012, 09:08 AM
To the East Side.
In a deelux apartment in the sky.

burt
06-20-2012, 09:15 AM
I would choose Alabama's Gulf Shores over Biloxi. Biloxi has man made beaches and almost brackish water. The Gulf Shores are great water, real beaches and awesome sea food.

Garcia Bronco
06-20-2012, 09:18 AM
Evergreen Colorado

Rain Man
06-20-2012, 09:23 AM
Come live in Iowa then. And don't get confused; it's not heave; It's Iowa.

:D


State motto: It's cold in the winter and hot in the summer, but it's a dry heave.

Rain Man
06-20-2012, 10:56 AM
Would I have to wear a skirt and nylons?

We would allow an exception to the dress code for you as long as you claim that there's a religious reason for it.

patteeu
06-20-2012, 11:04 AM
We would allow an exception to the dress code for you as long as you claim that there's a religious reason for it.

That's a pretty attractive proposition. And, of course, my religion doesn't forbid me from wearing short shorts.

Rain Man
06-20-2012, 11:12 AM
That's a pretty attractive proposition. And, of course, my religion doesn't forbid me from wearing short shorts.

Y'know, I think those are going to be more flattering on you anyway.

Mr. Plow
06-20-2012, 12:11 PM
Moderate climate, no cold winters, beach.

Mr. Plow
06-20-2012, 12:13 PM
Moderate climate, no cold winters, beach.


That was kind of dumb.


I'm tired of winter. Sick of it. Just want a warm place with no cold winter. California.

tooge
06-20-2012, 12:17 PM
Chippewa Falls, WI. or Au Claire, WI. You have to not be bothered by winter tho.

patteeu
06-20-2012, 12:26 PM
That was kind of dumb.


I'm tired of winter. Sick of it. Just want a warm place with no cold winter. California.

California sure has a great climate, but the various other forms of suck must be pretty overpowering the way people/businesses are fleeing.

patteeu
06-20-2012, 12:27 PM
Chippewa Falls, WI. or Au Claire, WI. You have to not be bothered by winter tho.

I love Wisconsin and Minnesota, but those are strictly summer only for me.

Mr. Plow
06-20-2012, 12:31 PM
California sure has a great climate, but the various other forms of suck must be pretty overpowering the way people/businesses are fleeing.

I agree. I'm not even saying I'd move to California, just some place with decent all year temps.

Frazod
06-20-2012, 12:31 PM
I'm thinking Tahoe. Somewhere on the Nevada side.

Mr. Plow
06-20-2012, 12:43 PM
Any of these places.


http://thechive.com/2012/06/20/a-few-beautiful-beaches-that-you-should-get-away-to-40-photos/?obref=obinsite

Stewie
06-20-2012, 12:45 PM
I'm thinking Tahoe. Somewhere on the Nevada side.

Excellent choice! My brother and his wife have a vacation home in Verdi, NV. None of the CA bullshit but all the benefit of Tahoe and Reno.

PunkinDrublic
06-20-2012, 12:54 PM
Newport Beach, Ca or La Jolla, Ca so I could do doughnuts on Mit Romneys front yard. So Cal is perfect if you can afford to live in the right area. If I won the lottery tomorrow I would buy my childhood home in Overland Park and stay there on weekends during the football season or whenever I felt like going to Royals games.

Inspector
06-20-2012, 02:14 PM
I want to live in one of those sky houses like George Jetson.

And drive a flying car.

But not with my boy Elroy. Little punk stole my wallet.

burt
06-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Would I still have to wear a skirt and nylons?

FYP!

Munson
06-20-2012, 02:28 PM
There's a lot of love for San Diego in this thread. :thumb:

DeepPurple
06-20-2012, 03:48 PM
So the plan is, in 25 months when Mrs. Z gets her Master's, we are planning to move to Biloxi MS. Biloxi is right on the Gulf- we've vacationed there many times over the last decade, and decided after our last visit that Biloxi is where we want to make our home. We are very excited and can hardly wait for it to happen...

You might consider going about 60 miles further east on I-10 to Pensacola, Florida. For starters Florida has no state income tax. Unlike most of Florida that depend on the tourist industry, Navy Pensacola is the main industry and employer. However, it's not like most military towns in a sense because a great deal of the personnel are Navy pilots who are college graduates and make a good income. You have the same weather as Biloxi and beautiful white sand beaches. I would check it out if I were in your situation.

I lived six years in Pensacola and would of probably retired there if I hadn't found out about The Villages. We're in a retirement community of 87,000 that will max out at 120,000 residents in five years that's 50 miles north of Orlando.

ZepSinger
06-20-2012, 09:30 PM
You might consider going about 60 miles further east on I-10 to Pensacola, Florida. For starters Florida has no state income tax. Unlike most of Florida that depend on the tourist industry, Navy Pensacola is the main industry and employer. However, it's not like most military towns in a sense because a great deal of the personnel are Navy pilots who are college graduates and make a good income. You have the same weather as Biloxi and beautiful white sand beaches. I would check it out if I were in your situation.

I lived six years in Pensacola and would of probably retired there if I hadn't found out about The Villages. We're in a retirement community of 87,000 that will max out at 120,000 residents in five years that's 50 miles north of Orlando.

You make a pretty serious case! I will indeed look into Pensacola. Thanks for the advice...

Z

Trivers
06-20-2012, 09:34 PM
You might consider going about 60 miles further east on I-10 to Pensacola, Florida. For starters Florida has no state income tax. Unlike most of Florida that depend on the tourist industry, Navy Pensacola is the main industry and employer. However, it's not like most military towns in a sense because a great deal of the personnel are Navy pilots who are college graduates and make a good income. You have the same weather as Biloxi and beautiful white sand beaches. I would check it out if I were in your situation.

I lived six years in Pensacola and would of probably retired there if I hadn't found out about The Villages. We're in a retirement community of 87,000 that will max out at 120,000 residents in five years that's 50 miles north of Orlando.

Hey, want do you think of Panama City and Fort Walton Beach? Those look just to the east. Thanks

RunKC
06-21-2012, 01:13 AM
I'm shocked nobody has mentioned Seattle.

No it doesn't rain as much as people say. It drizzles a bit, but you wouldn't notice. My parents lived there for 2 years and the place is gorgeous.

People are nice. You can go the ocean, go to the lake, go skiing/snowboarding on the mountains, or do any kind of outdoors activity.

People are nice and friendly, never get harsh winters, oh and the food there is awesome (veggies and fruit).

Guru
06-21-2012, 01:28 AM
Colorado

Pushead2
06-21-2012, 01:35 AM
Never want to move from my hometown....

I've visited many many cities but I can't help but love this view every night.

http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/manhattan-skyline-markus-stampfli.jpg

Lonewolf Ed
06-21-2012, 05:47 AM
Bozeman, Montana.

rockymtnchief
06-21-2012, 06:05 AM
Bozeman, Montana.

Go ahead and move there. You'll have someone to tailgate with at the Cats games!:D

Micjones
06-21-2012, 06:08 AM
If I were ever to leave Kansas City, it'd have to be to Orlando.
Florida's the only place in this country that I've ever felt compelled to leave my hometown for.

BoneKrusher
06-21-2012, 07:14 AM
i'd like to relocate near Yellowstone:
http://www.peakphotography.org/wp-content/gallery/summer-in-yellowstonetetons/img_0593.jpg

patteeu
06-21-2012, 07:16 AM
I'm shocked nobody has mentioned Seattle.

No it doesn't rain as much as people say. It drizzles a bit, but you wouldn't notice. My parents lived there for 2 years and the place is gorgeous.

People are nice. You can go the ocean, go to the lake, go skiing/snowboarding on the mountains, or do any kind of outdoors activity.

People are nice and friendly, never get harsh winters, oh and the food there is awesome (veggies and fruit).

I mentioned the pacific northwest because of those very things but I don't know enough about Seattle versus Portland versus other coastal (to insure relatively mild winters) metro areas to pinpoint a city. It's a beautiful area.

Bearcat
06-21-2012, 09:43 AM
I'm shocked nobody has mentioned Seattle.

No it doesn't rain as much as people say. It drizzles a bit, but you wouldn't notice. My parents lived there for 2 years and the place is gorgeous.

People are nice. You can go the ocean, go to the lake, go skiing/snowboarding on the mountains, or do any kind of outdoors activity.

People are nice and friendly, never get harsh winters, oh and the food there is awesome (veggies and fruit).

It's the only place I've been asked if I needed a place to smoke crack... very friendly people, indeed.

Seriously though, I could live there... spent a week there a couple of years ago. Went to Bumbershoot, hiked up a mountain, drove around Olympic National Park... it's a really nice area.

I've never spent time in SF/SJ bay area, but that could be a cool place to live. I'd also move to southern California and Denver the area. I love Chicago, but not sure I'd live there.

Rain Man
06-21-2012, 10:22 AM
I suspect that there's a part of Seattle that I would really like, but I've only been there once and didn't find that neighborhood. I ended up doing a lot more driving than I would prefer, so it got knocked off my list. In part, that's my own doing given where I was staying (near the airport) because I needed to go to both Seattle and Tacoma.

I did mention Port Angeles, though. That seemed like a very nice place.

Chocolate Hog
06-21-2012, 06:53 PM
San Diego

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ThaVirus
06-21-2012, 08:56 PM
If I were ever to leave Kansas City, it'd have to be to Orlando.
Florida's the only place in this country that I've ever felt compelled to leave my hometown for.

High-five, bro!

DeepPurple
06-24-2012, 12:44 PM
Hey, want do you think of Panama City and Fort Walton Beach? Those look just to the east. Thanks

Ft. Walton Beach is an Air Force town because of Eglin AFB and a smaller version of Pensacola. Where Pensacola has two malls, Ft. Walton has one. Pensacola has a huge civic center built in 1983 with has big name artist, Fort Walton you would drive to Pensacola to see the shows because they would never come to Ft. Walton. They do get a lot of rich tourist in Destin which is very near there.

My best friend lives in Navarre, which is halfway between Ft. Walton and Pensacola. For jobs and entertainmement they go to Pensacola. I remember when Jaws II was filmed at Navarre Beach around '79. I went to the Holiday Inn and the entire cast and crew was staying there and I saw several of the sharks but none of the actors. The opening scene where a high school band is playing was filmed at the Holiday Inn Navarre Beach inside the Holidome. That hotel was demolished in 1996 hurricane and the entire beach was closed for a long time, it has since all been rebuilt.

Panama City I use to go to in 1970 when I was stationed two hours north at Ft. Rucker, Alabama. At that time the beach was about a mile long and you could stay in cottage for $15 a night. Today, Panama City is 20 miles of hotels, condos and attractions and has a summer tourist season unlike the rest of Florida which is a winter resort. It has a big spring break season, probably getting bigger than Daytona by now. It has some tourist in the winter, usually Canadians trying to save money and to them 50-60 degrees is warm, whereas most American tourist head to Orlando or the beaches south where it's in the 70's and 80's.

The panhandle of Florida does have more of a seasonal weather change, and housing is mostly brick not the usual masonry type. We use to call Pensacola "LA" for Lower Alabama. Panama City is called "PC", and if I was still in my 20's and 30's and liked to party, that's probably where I would think of moving. It's definitely a younger crowd.

Chief Roundup
06-24-2012, 01:40 PM
I never liked Biloxi. The sand on the beaches seems dirty. The people are unattractive and the city itself always had trash in the streets.
For me it would be Destin, Florida or Greenville, SC

Lbedrock1
06-24-2012, 01:41 PM
Charlotte N.C. is my choice right now. I was born and raised in K.C. moved to serve my country. I lived in Ca, Ga, and and currently Tx. I like Charlotte because it reminds me of Atlanta and K.C. combined as a city. It is not to far from the mountains and the ocean is just a drive away. If not Charlotte then Atlanta right now.

Dylan
06-24-2012, 01:52 PM
Sonoma, right now!

Sitting in the stands with some wine & cheese and watching the race.

I'm tired of looking down at cement and the tops of a few trees. http://planetsmilies.net/not-tagged-smiley-14836.gif

3rd&48ers
06-24-2012, 01:59 PM
Charlotte N.C. is my choice right now. I was born and raised in K.C. moved to serve my country. I lived in Ca, Ga, and and currently Tx. I like Charlotte because it reminds me of Atlanta and K.C. combined as a city. It is not to far from the mountains and the ocean is just a drive away. If not Charlotte then Atlanta right now.


Ewwwwww.... I despise Charlotte and Raleigh... Traffic sucks


Myrtle Beach is awesome if you are young... Busy in the summer, a ghost town in the winter.
http://visitsouthcarolina.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/EVT_3923-exter-1.jpg

Rexx
06-24-2012, 02:13 PM
Fort Collins, CO
Flagstaff, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
San Luis Obispo, CA
Lake Tahoe, NV

All very nice!

Gary
06-24-2012, 02:29 PM
Ft. Myers, Florida seems like a good place. From what I have noticed it is one of the areas of FL protected from the abuse of hurricanes since it is on the west side and hurricanes that hit the gulf don't typically travel in that direction.

I've lived in Fort Myers for 17 years now. Unless you like old people who feel like the world owes them a favor, a melting pot of people from all over the place that in no way develops into a sense of community, high levels of corruption in local governments, banks on every other street corner, & golf courses on the rest of the street corners...I wouldn't recommend it. We also have seen a sudden increase in homicide in this community. Since a week ago last Friday, there have been three separate shootings deaths.

DeepPurple
06-24-2012, 02:43 PM
Ft. Myers, Florida...We also have seen a sudden increase in homicide in this community. Since a week ago last Friday, there have been three separate shootings deaths.

Someone posted they would like to live in Orlando. We are 50 miles north and well away from that area but we do get our local TV from Orlando. Besides the Casey Anthony and Travon Martin stories, everyday there is a murder in Orlando. It's like Miami has moved north, we go to Orlando for the attractions and to the malls and that's it. Don't get lost in Orlando, it's not like it use to be.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 02:46 PM
Oh... Rooney you f! Shoot that or cross it.

WilliamTheIrish
06-24-2012, 02:47 PM
Sorry lads.. wrong thread..

Dayze
06-24-2012, 03:02 PM
If being employeed wasn't an issue etc, I would live somewhere in Wyoming or Montana.

Rain Man
06-24-2012, 03:39 PM
Someone posted they would like to live in Orlando. We are 50 miles north and well away from that area but we do get our local TV from Orlando. Besides the Casey Anthony and Travon Martin stories, everyday there is a murder in Orlando. It's like Miami has moved north, we go to Orlando for the attractions and to the malls and that's it. Don't get lost in Orlando, it's not like it use to be.

Well, sure. The parts OUTSIDE Disney.

Frazod
06-24-2012, 03:42 PM
If being employeed wasn't an issue etc, I would live somewhere in Wyoming or Montana.

Yeah, unfortunately that whole needing to make a living thing always fucks that up.

BWillie
06-24-2012, 04:37 PM
If money was not a factor, Orange County, San Diego or San fran

2bikemike
06-24-2012, 05:30 PM
We think a lot about where to go, but me and the mrs. don't quite agree. I would like to get the hell out of California and end up in Idaho, Montana, Utah or some where similar. I would like a big piece of land that I could plop a nice house down in the middle.

But Mrs. 2bike doesn't want to be further than about a 10 minute drive to the mall. She if always telling me how much she loves Calif. She is not political and only sees the beauty of the weather, mountains and ocean. I too love the things California has to offer but I flat out can't stand the politics, regulations, taxes etc..

LiveSteam
06-24-2012, 05:35 PM
If I could pick any lake front to live on Lake Champlain would be it for sure.

Nestled between New York's Adirondack Mountains and the Green Mountains of Vermont, Lake Champlain spans 121 miles.

SCTrojan
06-24-2012, 06:51 PM
Pismo Beach / Central Coast of California.

tredadda
06-24-2012, 07:54 PM
Fort Collins, CO
Flagstaff, AZ
Albuquerque, NM
San Luis Obispo, CA
Lake Tahoe, NV

All very nice!

Not so much so right now.

DaFace
06-24-2012, 08:13 PM
Not so much so right now.

Eh, once the dust settles, it'll still be a great place to live. It's pretty sad thinking about how much that area's going to be different, though.

tredadda
06-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Eh, once the dust settles, it'll still be a great place to live. It's pretty sad thinking about how much that area's going to be different, though.

The town itself is fine. It is just everything around Horsetooth Reservoir and W/NW of there. It just sucks right now because of the well above average temps (actually that is Colorado wide), poor air quality due to all the smoke, and the wind. It looks like it might actually rain tonight (at least there are dark clouds in the sky and I swear I heard thunder), but knowing our luck this summer it will be a false alarm. Oh and this is an amazing town and the best kept secret in Colorado although more and more are catching on to it.

J Diddy
06-24-2012, 09:18 PM
Savannah, GA

Vacationed there a few years back. Loved it, loved it and love it.

BWillie
06-24-2012, 09:53 PM
Most of you ppl clearly do not care about shitty weather. Yes, even Florida and Texas has shitty weather IMO.

redsurfer11
06-25-2012, 04:26 AM
Someone posted they would like to live in Orlando. We are 50 miles north and well away from that area but we do get our local TV from Orlando. Besides the Casey Anthony and Travon Martin stories, everyday there is a murder in Orlando. It's like Miami has moved north, we go to Orlando for the attractions and to the malls and that's it. Don't get lost in Orlando, it's not like it use to be.


I'm on the Space Coast. No crowds on the beaches. Great waves and fishing. Jax, Miami,Tampa and Orlando all within 2.5 hours. Cool ocean breezes till June. Not a bad location if you take away the Storms.

Mosbonian
06-25-2012, 10:58 AM
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

1 hour to the mountains
3 hours to the beach (depending on which one you want to go to)
7 hours to WDW

Plus golf all year round.

Rain Man
06-25-2012, 11:11 AM
One thing that has become clear to me in this thread is that more of you need to come and visit Colorado.

3rd&48ers
06-25-2012, 12:08 PM
Greenville/Spartanburg, SC

1 hour to the mountains
3 hours to the beach (depending on which one you want to go to)
7 hours to WDW

Plus golf all year round.

Go down there after a 90 degree day and pass around Mile Marker 65 and open your window and get a nose full of the landfill and you will change your mind...

DaKCMan AP
06-25-2012, 12:13 PM
Most of you ppl clearly do not care about shitty weather. Yes, even Florida and Texas has shitty weather IMO.

Yet you listed San Fran which is often chilly (50s-60s), foggy/overcast, and misty.

DaKCMan AP
06-25-2012, 12:15 PM
One thing that has become clear to me in this thread is that more of you need to come and visit Colorado.

I spent a week in Denver in 2010 and will be in Colorado Springs next June.

eazyb81
06-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Most of you ppl clearly do not care about shitty weather. Yes, even Florida and Texas has shitty weather IMO.

Says the guy that listed San Francisco, a place where you need to wear a jacket in the middle of summer.

I love SF but there are many places with much better better weather.

Edit: dammit Dakcman beat me.

Rain Man
06-25-2012, 12:34 PM
I spent a week in Denver in 2010 and will be in Colorado Springs next June.

Okay, you're good. You're not the droids we're looking for.

scorpio
06-25-2012, 12:55 PM
I like Fort Collins, except for the road layout. For a smallish town, it takes forever to get anywhere. Really though, anywhere in this state (west of Denver) is tough to beat.

The population has totally overgrown the capacity of the streets. And then when you factor in all the old people and the college students, driving in FoCo can be an exercise in anger management. I'd rather drive in Denver then Fort Collins any day.

NewChief
06-25-2012, 01:37 PM
The population has totally overgrown the capacity of the streets. And then when you factor in all the old people and the college students, driving in FoCo can be an exercise in anger management. I'd rather drive in Denver then Fort Collins any day.

I agree that driving was atrocious even back in 2000 when I lived there. The ease of biking there helped make up for that, though. I'd definitely have to live somewhere around campus if I lived there, though. I'd want to be able to walk/bike most places like I did when we lived there as youngsters.

tredadda
06-25-2012, 02:06 PM
The population has totally overgrown the capacity of the streets. And then when you factor in all the old people and the college students, driving in FoCo can be an exercise in anger management. I'd rather drive in Denver then Fort Collins any day.

This and the layout is all backwards. If you drive on Harmony into town it goes from 3 lanes each way to two. THis is also if you are heading out of town where there are fewer things. That never made sense to me which is why I avoid it and College as much as possible. If you take alternate roads in town, the driving is not too bad.

Cave Johnson
06-25-2012, 03:15 PM
Anyplace where the heat index isn't 101 4 days into summer.

Mosbonian
06-25-2012, 04:50 PM
Go down there after a 90 degree day and pass around Mile Marker 65 and open your window and get a nose full of the landfill and you will change your mind...

Same could be said of almost every big city.....even Charlotte, Statesville and Harmony....near you.

I lived there in Greenville for about 2 years and really liked it.

3rd&48ers
06-25-2012, 05:24 PM
Same could be said of almost every big city.....even Charlotte, Statesville and Harmony....near you.

I lived there in Greenville for about 2 years and really liked it.

I go there all the time, I see nothing that interests me there, but if you like it then more power to ya.:thumb:

BIG_DADDY
06-25-2012, 05:41 PM
Bay Area and Southern Oregon Mountains are both really hip. I don't think I want to move anywhere.

BWillie
06-25-2012, 05:47 PM
Yet you listed San Fran which is often chilly (50s-60s), foggy/overcast, and misty.

It's never really cold, never really hot. I think 60's and 50's all year is great weather. I don't really like dry Texas hot and humid weather, or Florida extremely humid and rainy weather very much.

Record low in SF, ever is 27 degrees and average highs are always 70-59 degrees, lows 48-56 degrees. Sounds like great weather to me, but I would keep my house at 65 degrees if I wasn't so cheap :D