(Closed) Choosing where to live?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
9524 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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halfling:  what’s “redneck country” exactly? 

Post # 4
965 posts
Busy bee

I live in Colorado and it’s amazing. 

Post # 6
2680 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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halfling:  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 # 8
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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
6264 posts
Bee Keeper

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
11338 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

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 # 12
4688 posts
Honey bee

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UK-bee:  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
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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halfling:  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? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
236 posts
Helper bee

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
1167 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I live in the Napa Valley, where I was born!  Third generation.  Love it!  But it doesn’t snow.

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