(Closed) For FUN: Bees Who LOVE Where They Live Tell Me About Your City!

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Newbee

Columbus, OH! Fiance and I met at OSU, so obviously this holds a special place in my heart. The outskirts/suburban areas are beautiful and elegant-my style! The city has anything you’d ever need!! Only thing I hate is not being near the coast (I’m from DE). 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

You might like Minneapolis. I lived there for about 4 years and still love it. The skyline isn’t as overwhelmingly amazing as the NYC one, but I lived in NYC, and I found Minneapolis to have a nice city feel, but at the same time, it’s clean, people are nice, there’s a lot of arts and culture, and the food is pretty good (though not as many options as NYC). Rents and real estate is probably tons cheaper than NYC and I’ve never had the “pleasure” of seeing a roach anywhere, thank god. Transit is pretty great within the city, and it’s directly connected to St Paul (hence the nickname Twin Cities. St Paul is really nice too, but I just haven’t lived there.) The Mall of America is also just a short train ride away if you are mall people, but there’s also a lot of nature within a short drive and several lakes in the city. I moved there for college having no idea what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. The biggest downside to Minneapolis is the weather, but at least the city is very well-equipped to handle it!

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Blushing bee

Pittsburgh! I love my city so much. We have so much to offer. The thing I love the most is you dont have to move to the suburbs to buy a home and raise a family-you can do both easily in the city! Let me know if you have any questions. We are seriously so different then peoole think.

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Bumble bee

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swonderful:  We moved to Pittsburgh last August so the verdict is still out.  We moved from FL and this was my first winter…ever.  So it’s been a pretty big adjustment but I do love a lot about where we live.  Super affordable, for one.  It’s the city of neighborhoods so you have your own little community within the city.  If you like sports it’s a big sports town.  Also a lot of Pittsburgh pride.  A lot more greenspace than some cities.  With several colleges there’s always something going on.  If you’re into fitness there’s a lot of neat things with regards to places to bike/run.  Also a lot of fitness centered events, for instance they had a giant yoga class at the Steeler’s stadium last fall.  

I’m suprised you mentioned Charlottesville if you’re more of a city type.  DH went to UVA for undergrad and we both love the area.  If it could work out job wise we would love to move there.  We moved from Gainesville, FL (another college town) and it reminds me a lot of Charlottesville and, again, if we could find jobs there we would move back in a heartbeat.  Gainesville has a lot of great nature but summers are hot and HUMID (it’s literally a swamp) but “winter” is beautiful and you can do things outdoors all year long.  Lots of fun restaruants and bars.  

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Buzzing Beekeeper

I love everything about the Bay Area except for how goddamn expensive it is.

If I had to pick anywhere to live, it’d be Seattle. It’s gorgeous and has the same liberal, laid-back, techy vibe as the Bay Area, but isn’t as gut-wrenchingly expensive. And I don’t mind the rain!

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Bumble bee

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swonderful:  I’m a city girl….I thought I could never live in the suburbs, now I live in a small beach town, far from the city and I love it! I visited the city 3 weeks ago and i wondered how I ever liked it there 

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Bumble bee

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TheGridMonster:  seattle here! 🙂 Well, actually I live in a ‘burb of Seattle… on the eastern side of Lake Wa. Of course you have to get used to the rain if you come from a place where it doesn’t rain as much…. but it almost never snows. No snow at all last year in the city… but there was some in the passes, so everyone still skis in the winter. Amazon,  Micosoft and Boeing are the three big employers here and almost everyone on our block works in some sort of tech-y type role in one of the three (well, except for me since I work in the schools). The summers are beautiful so we don’t travel in the summer months; we stay here and take a winter vacay instead. Lots of people around us head to Hawaii or CA or someplace warm over Xmas or mid-winter break (if you have kiddos). There are really great schools here, as well. Highly educated neighbors 🙂

I find the people very laid back and liberal by nature, it’s also quite diverse, culturally. I love Seattle!! Plus, we have the Seahawks!!! LOL!

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Bumble bee

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fitbridetobe:  I visited Columbus Ohio twice, I thought it was the most boring place in the world. Sorry 

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Newbee

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BookTea:  I never said it was fun…? It’s safe and clean. Which is rare for many cities. it’s a great place to raise a family. And it really does have anything you could ever need- store wise, restaurants, etc. 

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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SmartCookie1:  So this means that next time I swing up there, we’ll grab coffee at “the” Starbucks, right? 😉

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Sugar Beekeeper
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TheGridMonster:  I third Seattle. I’ve only been for work, but it’s such a great city. Loved the fish market area  and the islands just a ferry ride away. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

We live in a very rural town in MN with a population of under 2k. We have a drive-in restaurant, bar and grill, dinner threatre restaurant, gourmet coffee shop, boutique, gift shops, nice hospital, outdoor pool, family owned bakery, beautiful floral shop and so much more. It’s surprising how much we really have here TBH, and it’s all just a few short blocks from our house (which is actually on the outer part of town). Plus we live about 15 minutes away from the state park which is great for us because we love hiking, camping, and fishing. There’s also a drive-in movie theatre not too far from us that we love going to as a fun date night. Not to mention housing in our area is incredibly affordable. We bought a nice 5 bedroom 2 bath home for under 60k.

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Honey2Bee suggested with checking out Minneapolis. It really is a great place if you’re a city person. My Fiance and I try to get up there once or twice a year and it’s always a fun trip. My sister lives in the West End area and loves it there.

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Busy bee

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fitbridetobe:  I’m from Ohio- graduated from Bowling Green. Go BUCKS!!!! 

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Busy bee

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Honey2Bee:  Do tell me all about the twin cities- DH is from Bloomington- we are seriously considering a move to Minneapolis- my daughter will be starting school next year and we love that they have a great school district. Where do you live in Minneapolis? We have been looking at Bloomington, Edina, Woodbury, and Champlain- we have friends that live in most of the areas so that’s kinda drivng our search- and obviously Edina due to the school. 

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