Post # 1
How did you choose where you live now – Did you move because of your job or did you move then look for a job? Did you and your SO pick a place together? Any suggestions on where to live?
Right now I live in the South (US) and absolutely hate it. I’m not interested in the North East either. I’m looking for somewhere scenic with mountains and that has distinct seasons – and the most important things (weather wise), it needs to snow in winter. So far I have Utah and Alaska (ideally anywhere in the UK would be my first choice, but I don’t think that’s possible) on my list of places to look into. Also somewhere rural, but not redneck country and somewhere with either a great schooling system, or a high homeschool rate. I’ve never really been outside mt state (NC) so I’m not sure how other states are like to live in.
Post # 2
Colorado is gorgeous, lots of scenery and is more progressive. Very distinct seasons, especially in the mountains.
I let my career in entertinment chose where I should live. I have been to every little corner of this country and have loved it (for the most part). I settled here for a fun job, tried to leave a few times but keeps getting drawn back in
Post # 3
what’s “redneck country” exactly?
Post # 4
I live in Colorado and it’s amazing.
Post # 5
Thanks! I forgot about Colorado! I’ve heard nice things about it.
I mostly base this off my Mother-In-Law. Basically loud/opinionated people, getting wasted before noon, and anyone who hates anyone who disagrees with their ways and lets them know it. She’s very right winged and will act 13 years old if someone doesn’t share her views. My neighbors are like this as well. I just don’t want to live somewhere where the majority of the people are way right or way left. They are very tiring to be around and I feel like I have to walk on eggshells around them. I know everyone from the south isn’t like that, but a lot are where I’m from. Long story short I’d like somewhere laid back where people aren’t so nit picky about everything. Somewhere I can breathe without worry of being verbally attacked by simple statements.
I don’t have any problems though with somewhere with a lot of farms or hunting though. That’s different.
Post # 6
what do you do for work? Ive moved around quite a bit, and one of the most important things to consider when moving, is what the job market is like for your industry in any particular area you are considering.
Post # 7
This is my biggest problem 🙁 I work where I can. I have a degree in Anthropology (art, not a science background) that isn’t worth anything. I’ve never had a “real” career type job. Right now I work at a factory. Before that I was an office assistant. It’s going to mostly depend on my husband. He is in the military now, but isn’t going to re-enlist. He works with computers and servers and is working on getting all his software program certifications and eventually a BS in Computer Science.
Post # 8
I chose because of work. In my industry (Forestry) the best place to make better money is further north. It kind of just worked out that my fiance owns a house up there and his whole family is up there. Most of mine is in eastern Canada, while I am out west. My only other family here is my father so I don’t have too many ties and I’m sure not moving to Ontario! Couldn’t have made a better career choice for where I want to be. I’m moving up there for good in the spring, but for now I’m finishing up school down in the south of the province.
In the States – Montana, Colorado, Idaho (I live just across the border from where Idaho touches Canada ATM and it’s beautiful), Utah, Oregon and Washington would probably all be worth exploring for you! Alaska is lovely, but it will be incredibly far from the lower 48. Coming from someone who has driven very far north a lot, the drive is baffling how long it is (if you intend to drive).
Post # 9
Why does the uk appeal so much? You could move here i expect if you wanted to. I’m not sure why you’d want our dull weather though?!
Post # 10
We just moved to East Tennessee from CA for the lower COL & to escape CA’s oppressive taxes & regulations. No state income tax in TN!
We love it here! So much so that we’re under contract for our Forever Home. We’re getting a lot more house for the money i our new area than we would have in SoCal.
Our city has a population of about 100,000 & is home to a university. We’ve got a symphony & an opera as well as a fabulous downtown. None of which we had in SoCal.
We’ve got mountains & 4 distinct seasons. This will be our first winter here, but I’m told we get snow. Just not enough to be a problem.
A lot of large businesses are relocating here & the area is in growth mode, plenty of work available.
Post # 11
Thanks I’ll check out those other states as well as Canada 🙂 Never thought about driving from Alaska. I imagine airfare is expensive too. I’ll look into it.
I went when I was in high school and LOVED it. I’ve only been to England though. York was my favorite spot I visited. It’s so pretty (and has so much more history than the US has) and much more calm there than where I live. And the people there seemed laid back and friendly. Plus I like how close it is to other countries in Europe. I don’t think I’d mind the weather. I love layering clothes and don’t mind rain or cooler weather. Where I live now it’s so hot all the time and really humid. I’m worried though if we’d be able to move there. I have a degree but not a job. My husband does. I’m not sure if we’d need to have a Visa or become citizens. I have no idea how all that works lol.
That is one good thing about TN, it’s cheaper than most places. But my Mother-In-Law lives there so I’d never choose TN lol. Thanks though! I live in NC and have seen the mountains, they are very pretty. 🙂
Post # 12
I’ve never been to the UK so I wouldn’t know but I had a conversation with a man from England. He told me when he was younger, what really convinced him to marry his wife was the fact that she is from California. He told me he couldn’t stand the weather even though he lived there all his life and wanted to get out of the UK. Well, they’re still married 20 years later so he must have his reasons beyond the weather. And of course, he moved to California ASAP.
Post # 13
Awh, I hate you don’t like NC! I love it here! Also, I messaged you back about homeschooling last week. Did you receive it? 🙂
Post # 14
We didn’t really choose, we’re both from Buffalo/Western New York area and went to college in Buffalo (where we met) and never left. We have considered moving but most of our family is nearby, Fiance got a great full time job before he even graduated college, and I have job prospects here too when I finish grad school. We also fell in love with the city and the area in general- I actually like having a winter (I’m one of it seems very few that has been disappointed with the lack of snow so far this season), there’s so much to do in the summer and all year round now, and even though there’s no ocean having Lake Erie and Ontario nearby means we still get beaches and we even get sunsets over the water.
Post # 15
I live in the Napa Valley, where I was born! Third generation. Love it! But it doesn’t snow.