(Closed) if you could live anywhere..

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Post # 47
646 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I live in NYC (grew up here too!) and I really can’t imagine living anywhere else.  I lived in GA for a year, and in a town in Westchester, New York for college, and I hated them both.  If I were to move, it would have to be to another large city with great public transportation.

Post # 48
2472 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

If you asked me this question five years ago, I would have said New York City.  However, I don’t think I want to live in a big city anymore.  Frankly, the cost of living is frustrating to me.  My family lives there, so the visits up to NYC are enough for me at this point in my life.

I wouldn’t mind moving back to the midwest, maybe Indianapolis or surrounding areas.  I also like the New England area.  In reality, I dislike Philadelphia so much that I would pretty much move anywhere else if I was able to move!

Post # 49
1209 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I live in the Louisville Kentucky area and I love it. We actually live about 30 minutes from downtown and have 2 acres and a lot of privacy. We have the best of both worlds for sure. There are tons of things to do and it is so beautiful. Honestly I cannot imagine moving from the area, but if I did I love the New England coast.

Post # 50
2025 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ Melissa – If we moved there, we would definitely sell everything and just go. I don’t think I’d be all about the logistics of owning a house there and a house here. If we moved there, it would because we were ready to simplify and slow down big time!

Two of the families who live in the Bahamas for 4 months are pretty wealthy (one father is a cardiologist and the other father is a chiropractor), and the other 2 families, both parents are in education, so they leave for the summer. It’s really cheap to fly to the Bahamas from here (and only about a 45 min trip), so I think one of them comes back once a month to take care of household business while they are away. All 4 families’ own condos. 

The two couples in St. Thomas are there for work, so they full-time live there, with nothing in the States. 

And honestly, most of our friends are slowly moving away from Central FL (again, because it sucks), so it’s getting harder and harder to visit them, anyways. At least if we moved there, they’d be more willing to come visit us! 


Post # 52
2194 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I live in the ‘burbs of Philly at the moment for college.  I like Philly and have always suspected that I am primarily a city person after growing up in the most depressing “I don’t know if I’m a city in decline or a suburb with children growing up and leaving their hometown, so I’ll just tear out all the trees and put in more generic suburban staples” town ever.  Since I was thirteen, however, I have really loved NYC.  Most of the people from where I’m from agree that they love NYC.  But they wouldn’t want to live there, it’s only great for a day or two.  However I always thought I’d like to live there, I could all too easily imagine my day-to-day life.  Well, then I met Fiance, a native New Yorker, and I started spending a lot of time in the city.  I stopped being starry-eyed when I was there and just let it feel like my other home, and I still just love it so much.  I feel so alive and happy there.  I desperately want to live in New York for the rest of my life (and Fiance agrees), or at least a laaaarge chunk of it, but we’ll see how grad school/job placement works out for us.

And this might be showing how crazy I am, but I think pigeons are cute (and there are pigeons where I’m from, I’ve always thought this!).  Same with subway rats.  Now, I don’t try to pet them or anything, mind, but I do think they’re cute.

Post # 54
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m from suburban Chicago… if I could chose to live anywhere it would be NYC if it was only for a year right after Fiance and I were married. I don’t think I could handle living there permanantely, but it would be fun.  If I had to chose to live somewhere permanantely it would be somewhere south (warm!!! I hate Chicago winters!), I always say Florida, it’s my dream, and I tell Fiance, all he has to say is “yes” and we’re gone…. no such luck!

Post # 55
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Speaking of pigeons

“Ahh, sky rats!”~Cheetos commercial

hahahaha i love that one.

Post # 56
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Phoenix, AZ! Nothing beats 360 days a year of sunshine! Laughing

Post # 57
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We live in VA. If I had my chance, I would move back to The Woodlands, TX in a heartbeat! 

Post # 58
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I live in a small town in central California. I like it because my family is here and we’re only a 2hr drive in any direction to any beach, lake, or mountain.

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to live somewhere warm year-round because I absolutely hate being cold. I think Hawaii is the perfect place for me and I’m so lucky b/c we’re moving there for 3 years ๐Ÿ™‚ However, once we’re out of the military I don’t think we’d want to make it a permanent home because it’s so expensive.

Post # 59
652 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009


Post # 60
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

we live in nyc now. my parents are in philadelphia, so i want us to move there (fingers crossed!) when we have a family. we also are really obsessed with dan francisco and have talked about relocating there.

Post # 61
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I dream about moving somewhere else all the time! I live in Milwaukee, WI right now, but, if I had unlimited money, I’d want to move to the Kitslano or East Van neighborhoods of Vancouver, BC. I lived in Vancouver for a while and loved it! I would also consider living in

downtown Philadelphia (the Washington Park neighborhood was fab to visit when an ex-bf lived on the square!),

San Francisco was nice but I don’t know enough about the neighborhoods to know where I’d like to live in the city,

Santa Monica for sure, although there are a few others parts of the LA area I like almost as much,

almost anywhere Seattle, but right downtown would be best,

Chicago if I could live just outside the main downtown core, and finally,

anywhere within the main area of either London or Paris. Loved visiting both cities (although I prefer London over Paris slightly).

Frankly, I love cities near large bodies of water, preferably with mountains nearby. I may be Midwest born and raised but my heart belongs to the coasts.

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