(Closed) Do you live where you want to live?

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

i really want to move to san francisco but my fiance is a born chicagoian and doesn’t ever want to leave.  looks like i’m stuck in the windy city…unless one of us get an outrageous job offer. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

no!!!!! I so do not love NYC (and really struggle trying to imagine raising a family here) but hubby loooves it so I don’t know if I’ll ever get to escape… I don’t really care where we are, as long as it’s clean and safe and has room for kids… Even if we are just outside the city that would be fine for me, but I’m almost certain we will never be able to buy our own place here because it’s so expensive, and that makes me sad 🙁

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Yep!  I love love love love Minnesota, and I love Minneapolis.  The -30 temps in the winter are worth it.  It’s an incredibly beautiful state, super outdoors oriented, liberal, and the miserable winters keep out the crazies, as my dad always says.  We both definitely want to stay in the Minnesota/Wisconsin area when we have kids and everything, but are interested in moving elsewhere for a couple years.  The only places we’d really consider though are Colorado and Washington/Oregon. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Absolutely! We both love love love Boston! We definitely want to stay and raise a family and grow old here 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

This is a hard question for me because we just moved (ok, it was almost a year ago  :).  The place we moved from really felt like home to me; we lived there for 4 years, owned a home there, were really involved in the community, etc…  I really like where we live now because it’s amazingly beautiful, there’s tons to do, we’re close to big cities, the climate is great, our jobs are awesome, etc…  But it doesn’t really feel like home yet, and this town definitely has it’s own unique challenges.  I think that’ll change a little when we buy our own house up here, but we’ve pushed that back for at least 2 years now that my husband got into a grad program.

I really don’t know where else I would like to be.  I mainly like small towns and more rural areas, but that makes it harder to have a professional career.  My husband reminds me that if I found my dream job, it wouldn’t matter where it was, we’d move, but I really don’t see another reason why we’d move away.  He’s super content here. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Definitely not.  I am not in love with Pittsburgh, and I desperately miss my home state of NC.  With my husband as an academic, it’s sort of a crapshoot where we’ll end up, but I have my fingers crossed for somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon line.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m like JoesWifey…I HATE NYC!!!!!!!!! I can’t even put enough exclamation points. It’s not all that it’s cracked up to be because it’s so dang expensive. Not to mention the fact that the apartments are tiny as all get out. I would much rather be in Atlanta, GA with my family ):

We’re spending the 1st two years of our marriage saving up to move to atlanta and make that happen. It’s a sad day when your rent is 3-4 times the price of someone’s mortgage (My parents literally pay 700$/month for their 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom townhouse…who wouldn’t love that as a starter house?!?!?!)

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Nope. I hate Albuquerque. Hate. But FI’s business is here, so at the moment we have no choice…I would love to live anywhere that’s not here! My ideal though would be a big city (NYC haters, I’ll switch you!) and San Francisco in particular would be great. Ah well.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I LOVE Baltimore.   It’s the first place where I’ve felt "at home" since I moved to the US.  We don’t live in the city but we’re close enough to be downtown in 10 minutes.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I love where I live. The only other place I would want to live is in my hometown of Venice, FL – a sleepy little beach time. I love it there!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not a newlywed (not married yet), but for right now, yes, I’m living where I want to live. I LOVE Boston so much (although I wish we made more money so we could afford to live in one of the neighborhoods I love most).  My Fiance has lived here all his life and is ready to leave it anytime I am, although I’m sure that won’t be for a while.

I would love to live in San Francisco at some point (both of my brothers live there now), but I think even I we moved out there, we would eventually end up moving back to the East Coast.  My whole extended family is in the Philly area, and FI’s whole family is here, and if we have children, I really want them to be able to grow up having strong relationships with their WHOLE family and seeing them all often, like I did growing up.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Fiance loves Minnesota and grew up here so we will probably never leave.  It is a great place though – I agree with minneapolitan – and the beautiful summers make up for the cold winters.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I really love where we live. We live in a rural area of NE Ohio. We also happen to live on a small lake/state park. There’s lots to do and yet it can be very relaxing. We both love the outdoors and the change of seasons. I love snow! And of course our families are close by.

That said, if one of us were to ever get a fabulous job offer, we would move. Especially if we could find some place similar to where we live now.

Post # 16
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Newbee

Unlike JoesWifey and Darilinda, I love living in NYC. Me and my hubby headed this way shortly after getting married last year and we are loving it so far! I can totally see the cons that they mention though we love it anyway.

 We moved from LA like you, Lorienne. We also liked it there… but not as much as New York. 

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