Post # 1
Hey there hive, long story short hubby and I are going to be moving out of Ohio. However, the kicker is we aren’t sure where we want to move to. Sooo we are first going to find a state of our choice and then pick the city. So hive, where do you live and why is it awesome?? :p or where would you live if you could choose?
However nothing on the west coast, it’s too far for DH.
Thanks hive!!! I hope to see some great answers!! Along with other research I’m doing I figured,who better than to ask the hive!! Lol
Post # 3
What kind of things are you looking for? Warm climate, 4 distinct seasons, big city, water?
Post # 4
We live in GA, there is nothing to do here! i have lived here almost my whole life, DH is from NY. He misses it and wishes he could move back, but I dont like cold weather. We talked about moving, but leaving both our jobs behind plus family will be hard. I just wish we could live some place where we arent bored every weekend.
Post # 5
DH and I live in Atlanta, GA and we LOVE it!
It is a big city with absolutely everything you could ever want without the craziness of say NYC, Chicago, or LA. The people are much more friendly than any other area of I’ve lived in and I love the weather (especailly the more mild winters).
It is also a really affordable place to live (especially for a big city).
Post # 6
I live in NY, upstate and love it! We get all of the 4 seasons, lots to do, close to lots of cities.
What profession are you and your husband in?
Post # 7
I love love love New York City. There’s just everything you could ever want here. I love the energy, the people, the diversity, the choices, and the fact that I don’t have to drive. I love small space living, and my fun little neighborhood. It’s a great place for both me and my husband’s careers…we have so many options.
Rents are very high though, and spaces are small, so it’s not for everyone. But you don’t have the expenses associated with a vehicle either. Also, I sort of hate the winters here, but I manage to deal each year.
If we were to leave here, we’d move to Miami/South Beach.
Post # 8
I live in Columbus, OH. I like it here but I’m always up for change. If I could move anywhere I would either go to upstate NY or somewhere outside of Boston.
Post # 9
FI is from OH, I’m from NJ, and now we both live in SC, right by Charleston. I love it here and don’t plan on moving anywhere else anytime soon. There is plenty to do, right by the beach, and most likely will rarely see snow.
Post # 10
I never would have left Boston, MA it was so awesome…except I grew up in the south and couldn’t stand the winter! But, you’re from Ohio, so that shouldn’t be a big deal to you. It’s got amazing job opportunities, amazing healthcare, the best school systems in the country, low crime, a zillion things to do, close to nature, and a great gateway airport that goes all over the world. Oh, and it’s a very tolerant and open city, not to mention well educated!
We live in Berkeley CA now – love the weather, liberalness, etc but I miss the smaller scale of Boston and the politics there. Everything in CA seems so divided and extreme right now. Not to mention how much more expensive everything is here!
Post # 11
@Mrs.KMM: what is there to do in ATL? I live about an 45 mins above atlanta & im bored to death.
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I work in Chicago which is a very fun city, lots to do, lots of different areas to explore. I live in Northwest Indiana, which is a 1.5 hr commute by train (45 minutes by car), but stuff is cheaper out here, it’s quiet and more on the rural side, and where I live you get all the benefits of having Lake Michigan and forest preserves without the (relative) crowdedness and dirtyness of Chicago beaches. I love living where I do now (so cheap! and so pretty!), I wish my commute were a little shorter but it’s not toooo far if I want to go to the city (obviously I go every day, but I mean on the weekend).
I can’t say I would live anywhere else, but New York would be tempting if it weren’t so expensive!!
-wanted to add that if you are more interested in city life, Chicago is the way to go! if you enjoy the suburbs, the surrounding Chicago suburbs are great! And if you want to go a little more rural, Northwest Indiana is nice (not Michigan City.. more like Valparaiso or Chesterton)!
Post # 13
I live in the Baltimore/DC area. I like it because we are really close to two major cities and there is a lot to do. There is easy access to a lot of hiking trails and some beautiful countryside. There are 4 distinct seasons. The beach and the mountains are both within a 3 hour drive.
I would like the beach to be closer though, and sometimes get a bit put off by the hustle and bustle that comes with living in a metro area. Sometimes I wish we lived somewhere rural, but it wouldn’t work for us job-wise.
I have a lot of friends who live in NYC. They absolutely love it. I think if I moved there right after college I would be ok with it but I don’t think I could do it now. I feel very hemmed in and claustrophobic there… I guess that’s where they get the “concrete jungle” thing lol. I need to be able to get out into real nature, or get in a car and just drive, without it being a big hassle.
Post # 14
@s.renea9: Our home in on the Duluth/Norcross border. DH and I are out doing stuff every weekend!
Post # 15
@elysion: *high five* Chicago! I’d love NYC .. but I think eventually I will live overseas 😉
Post # 16
I’m from St. Louis, MO. We only moved because we got stationed overseas. We own a home there and plan to move back and settle down there when DH’s military contract is up.
4 distinct seasons, awesome local music/art/culture, smaller city but still lots to do, centrally located for travel, easy to get around and nothing is more than 30-40 minutes away, it’s a city but still small enough to have a “small” feel. I can’t wait to move home. I miss it.
If I had to move, Chicago.