Post # 17
Salt Lake City baby! 300 days of sun each year. The snow is so dry that it doesn’t melt, it just evaporates away… best skiing in the world. People are really nice here. The cost of living is low. The economy is strong. What else could anyone possibly want?
Post # 18
I am from and grew up in Rhode Island. I think it’s the greatest place I’ve lived (I also have liven in Washington DC, Western NY, and now Eastern NY). There’s a lot of culture and things to do. In the summer the beaches are amazing and there’s so much going on around there. Providence is blooming and have great shopping and restaurants. And it’s a plus that Boston is around an hour or two drive away, and NY is also close. My parents always complain about the taxes, though. I hope to move back to Rhode Island or Southern Massachusetts.
Post # 19
I’ve lived in Kansas City for 4 years (born in raised in northwestern Kansas).
I like the city itself, but I’m not a fan of the weather in the Midwest; we get cold winters (can be white-out blizzard and -20F windchill), and hot summers (110 degrees F and 90% humidity). And the weather can change on a dime, there’s been times in the middle of December we’ve gotten a foot of snow and 3 days later the snow has melted we’re wearing shorts because it’s 65 degrees F!
Also, if you like outdoors hobbies, there’s not a lot of choices. Fishing and hunting we have. But no ocean and no mountains.
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Post # 20
I live in Washington, DC. Things are fast-paced here, and most people work for the government or for non-profits. People are generally passionate about whatever causes they are into, and the overall level of education is really high. There are tons of universities at varying price points, many of them prestigious. Cost of housing is high if you want to be near the action, so be wary of commute times, because they are often long. However, there is never any shortage of free activities. We have all the Smithsonian museums, monuments, the capitol, and tons of other free cultural attractions and festivals. Traffic is a nightmare but public transportation is quite good. The weather in summer is blazingly hot and winters are cold, but spring and fall are gorgeous seasons. We are within easy reach of lots of other east coast cities if you want to visit. I like DC but I would say it will fit you best if you are trying to get involved in non-profit or government work.
Post # 21
I’m in Pennsylvania as well; centrally located between Harrisburg, Philly, and Baltimore/DC. It’s extremely rural here. Good ole boys, mom ‘n pop establishments, lots of farmland, low living costs. We have beautiful countryside…and the Amish, haha. Nice people. There are tons of good schools on the east coast, so really, I’d say you can’t go wrong with the northeast! Stay closer to cities, though, if you’re looking for lots of work opportunities. Where I live is more a place to raise families, and then commute 40 mins/an hour to work.
Oh, and about those four seasons…
Yup. We’ve got ’em.
Post # 22
If I could pick where I’d live all over again, I’d LOVE to live near my parents (no particular city though). When I was younger it was cool living in a big city, but now it’s depressing not to be around my parents daily. I only get to see my parents about 3-4 times a year and it’s scary how they look older every time I see them. I can’t believe they’re not going to be here for wedding planning.
Post # 23
I want to move to PA now!
Post # 24
I live in Seattle, WA and could not imagine living anywhere else. I absolutely LOVE it here! I was raised in the suburbs and moved to the city after I graduated college, and both areas are just beautiful. The city itself is very clean, and the fact that it’s situated on the ocean is a huge plus. I love living by the water!
We have all 4 seasons, all very mild though. We do get lots of rain, but the summers here are beautiful, and the rain really doesn’t bother me all that much. We don’t get a ton of down pours, just lots of drizzle.
My DH grew up in LA, then moved to Pittsburgh, then to D.C./Baltimore area, and now here. His favorite place he’s lived is Seattle and it is his home now (his words, not mine!).
Seattle is a great place to live for furthing your career in healthcare, and as far as the current economy is concerned, Seattle is also the city that is predicted to bounce back the best.
I honestly love it here so much and would be happy to answer any other questions you have. Feel free to PM me!
ETA: We’re also just over an hour away from the mountains, so if you love winter sports than this is also a great place to live. Being so close to the waters and mountains is wonderful 🙂
Post # 25
Awww…, I love feeling the love bees have for their respective places. Like you, I studied psychology. Went to UT Austin. Couldn’t wait to move to NYC. When you are 22, it’s a very dazzling beautiful place to live. When, like me, you are in your 30’s and paying over 1k for a semi-ok apartment while your sister in Houston who graduated 2 years ago is buying her condo AND a new car, you start thinking that maybe NYC ain’t all that. But it is the best place to live though, I love Brooklyn!
Post # 26
@minutiae – GREAT photos of our beautiful state! I do love Pennsylvania.
Post # 27
I live in Lancaster, PA… Amish country!! 🙂
I really like where we live though. It’s rural in places, but also has elements of city life. It’s also 1 hour to Philly, 2 hours from Baltimore and DC, and 3ish hours from NYC/Boston area, so really big cities are close enough to get to easily.
I LOVE the culture here! There are so many great tiny towns (like the one Fiance and I will live in), and so much history, art, entertainment, and shopping!! People here are (usually) really nice and laid back, and it’s very home-town atmosphere like. I highly recommend at least vacationing here at some point! 🙂
Post # 28
LOVE the pictures!! We must be basically neighbors haha! 🙂
Post # 29
I loved Seattle too, but the weather got tough for me after a while. I could have lived with it, but my partner could not… so here we are!
Post # 30
@piglet – I was pretty much raised in Lancaster after we moved from PHiladelphia. Where abouts are you?
Post # 31
Geez, now I’M thinking of moving to PA! I really enjoyed both Pittsburgh and Philly when I visited there.
I live in the Sacramento area in California, and I like it. We primarily have two seasons, summer and winter with about a week of fall and two or so weeks of spring stuck in respectively. I do like it for the most part. And I really enjoy that we have just about every climate around here. You can go site seeing in San Francisco and then drive two hours East and go skiing.
But again, PA is starting to look pretty good….:-)