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

posted 11 years ago in Home
Post # 17
2143 posts
Buzzing bee

I wouldn’t mind NYC if my hubby and I just wanted to be "us" forever. But with our professions, and wanting kids, I just don’t see NYC working out for us in the long run. Rent is EXCRUCIATING. I grew up in Indiana and the houses you get out there in the NICE parts are as much as some of these small 2 bedroom condos and they’re huge! It’s just so depressing. I know that you get paid more in NYC, but idk. Totally not what I imagined my life would be like when I was growing up and thinking of my future… (other than marrying the love of my life :p)

Post # 18
984 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Nope, Toledo is nice and all, it works for now but I’d like to head south. Maybe North Carolina or South Carolina…I also am a fan of big cities, Toledo doesn’t have quite enough for me I guess. However, I really would love to be in the suburbs when it comes down to the kid factor. Close enough that I can get my fill of the city, but far enough away that that we can live affordably. We probably will end up out of state after our wedding next year!!! YAY!

Post # 19
960 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No, I hate where we live. We’re in Northeast Ohio and I’m ready to get OUT asap. The winters suck. Cold weather from Oct-May (and sometimes June) is not our style at all. We’re thinking of either somewhere in NC, or the DC-Metro area. His sister just moved to Baltimore so I’d love to be within an hours drive of her. Plus, job-wise there is nothing here for me. I want to do event planning, possibly get into tourism, but um…no one wants to visit Cleveland (and I understand why). We’re hoping to be out of here by Oct 2010, 4-5 months after our wedding.

Post # 20
3282 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

No; it’s not the worst place (Orlando) but ideally, I’d like to live in a place with better public transportation, safer neighborhoods and not as HOT! However, we did meet here, and I currently have a job I am in love with (most days!) and we’re doing fine financially…but yes, I don’t see LONG term here.  I miss my four seasons and I really loathe driving 30+ minutes on toll roads and highways to get ANYWHERE.

Post # 21
150 posts
Blushing bee

Birmingham is nice, enough city life but still have the southern hospitality. Spent most of my life here, but I did enjoy my time in Savannah. We would like to end up on the Southern East coast (South Carolina/GA). Fiance is from mid-west and also enjoys the warm weather down here much better than all the snow!

Post # 22
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I would gladly continue living in the city we’re in now, but my fiance wants OUT, mostly ’cause he wants to shake his parents. =( I’m one of those people who hasn’t travelled too much, and hates being away from family, so it might be interesting.

But I am looking forward to moving, because I do want to live in a smaller city than I’m in now. =) 

Post # 23
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009 - University of Michigan Union

No way!!!!! Although I love Detroit and Ann Arbor, and Michigan in general, I can’t find work here and it is making me crazy. So many of my friends have left the state…

I loved living in NY, but found it quite frustrating as well. Even though Mr. Taffy went to college in Brooklyn, he doesn’t want to go back there. 

Post # 24
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Nooo no no no no no no no.  We live in NYC right now (heck yes agreed with JoesWifey and darilinda!!).  While it was a blast the first year and a half, we’re both from more rural small towns.  I had to move here to change careers, and FH, bless his heart, came with me    We actually met while living in the DC suburbs, so we’re hoping to get back to Annapolis, MD or Columbia, MD within a  year or so. 

Post # 25
618 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I love where we live, but I sure wouldn’t mind spending a couple years abroad.  I studied abroad twice in college and had every intention of going back to live abroad for a few years post-law school.  But then I met a boy and everything changed.  He’s from here and not willing to leave.  It’s a great city with all our friends and close to my family.  But it would be nice to get away for a while before having kids and really settling down.  I guess we’re just going to have to take a lot of vacations!

Post # 26
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Nope – I’m on the anti-NYC bandwagon. Not that there aren’t a lot of fun things about living here, but the cost is just insane. We feel like we have to stay in certain types of jobs to stay afloat, instead of pursuing what we like. And this is the smallest apartment I’ve ever lived in, although it is pretty nice for NYC and thank goodness this year with the bad economy we were able to negotiate our rent down a bit.

I’d be happy to move to the burbs and get some space, especially since we are probably only a couple of years from kids. Fiance likes more of a city but really likes Boston and DC. I would love to move back to Chicago. I think we could be happy in any of those places, and probably won’t move to the burbs until we have kids who need a back yard.

Post # 27
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I don’t *dislike* where we live per se… but it’ll never be "home" to me either.  I moved to Seattle 5 years ago, and the summers are amazing.  The winters, though…. They are the worst!  I don’t mind rain or snow, it’s the perpetual gloom and darkness that really grate on me.

I’m a California girl at heart, but because fiance is such a country kid, we are seriously considering the Intermountain West for our next move.  Perfect blend of outdoors, snowy winters, warm summers!

As much as I love the East Coast (and NYC), I’ll probably never live there again 🙁

Post # 28
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would love to move back to my home town.  It’s technically only 20 minutes away from where I live now (with my FI), but it’s such a big difference.  My Fiance and I are looking for homes in that area, and hopefully I’ll be back there by the end of this year. 

Our dream location would probably be San Francisco.  We took a trip out there last year, and we fell in love with the city.  There’s always nyc, which is only 2 hours away.  It’s just so expensive to live there.

Post # 29
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ docotrgirl – You could always move back to the basin…  🙂

Post # 30
398 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I hated Florida so I moved…I currently reside in Albuquerque (outside the city limits) and love New Mexico.  I never imagined that one state could have so many beautiful locations.  If I imagined us anywhere else it would probably be Montana or Alaska…but this is a great compromise since we have wonderful jobs and great friends.

Kudos to you surviving the big cities, I could never do it!

Post # 31
512 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I had always wanted to live away from the general Miami area as I was growing up. I lived farther North previously and went to school in Tallahassee & Orlando. However, especially while dating my FH, I came to realize I was truly a city girl & far from a suburbia sort of girl. I had wanted to live in a city, just not Miami. But dating FH, I came to realize how much I loved about Miami (beach, restaurants, having my family close by, festivals, etc. – although I can do with some of the people). It’s my home & knowing that FH left Texas 15 years ago & loved Miami as an outsider – I realized this is where I was meant to be – and yes, we are in Coral Gables & planning on staying in that area – however moving into a house, rather than our condo & most importantly closer to downtown Coral Gables b/c we love walking to festivals & the Mile – and look forward to having a family & doing the same. Sorry, we cant be gated up in a cookie-cut community – we have named ourselves the "Anti-Suburbia" couple. LOL!

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