(Closed) What is the thing you love most and the thing you hate most about where you live

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Post # 76
1056 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I live in a town about 20 min from Vancouver BC canada. I love the scenary. It never gets old. I hate the gang violence and shootings that go on here

Post # 77
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Greenspot Farms

I live in Long Beach, CA. I love the diversity and all the amazing food. There is always tons of stuff to do (live music, wine bars, art shows, etc). I’m super close to the beach and not a far drive from mountains should I want them.

What I hate far outweighs my love for the city. I hate the weather currently, its been WAY to hot and most apartment buildings are really old so they don’t have AC. Me and my fur babies are dying and wishing fall weather would come faster. The parking here SUCKS. It is so hard to find street parking in almost any neighborhood, it’s ridiculous. Also, I hate the traffic.

My SO and I are looking for where we want to move so I’m going to follow this thread to hear the pros and cons of where all you awesome people live 🙂

Post # 78
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

MrsNino:  One of my best friends recently moved to Houston and everytime I visit the traffic makes me want to die! Absolutely terrible! I’d rather drive in DFW during rush hour any day of the week! I cant imagine driving in it every day.


I live in Lubbock, Texas currently. aka West Texas I moved a ton when I was younger due to my dad being in the Army. Mostly we stayed on the east coast though.

Lubbock is great because it’s big enough to have everything you need (250k popu.) but small enough to not have to deal with crazy traffic, I can be anywhere in town in 15mins or less. It’s great.

Downfalls would be it is a college town, even though that brings in a lot of fun/cool new places. Its also terrible to be anywhere near the University while classes are in. Unfourtunatly i work pretty near there so summers are my favorite when all the students go home! haha

The beach is way too far away, but I NEVER have to deal with humidity here

Post # 79
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I live in london. I love the culture and how there is such a buzz here – also for my line of work it is the place with most opportunities. However I HATE commuting on the overcroweded public transport! Every morning there is a scrum to board the train, my face is often shoved in someone’s armpit, condensation drips down the windows and to top it all off there are almost daily delays/cancellations!! (It is also beyond expensive – my monthly season ticket costs over £200!)

Im not originally from London so I don’t think me and Darling Husband will live here forever – it’s definitely an amazing place to live in whilst you’re young but I don’t think id have the patience for it once we’re thinking about starting a family! 

Post # 80
638 posts
Busy bee

bitsybee:  I’m sure there are some good techies! But we only ever hear about the bad ones!

So agree on the literally shitty transit… although it used to be worse when I was younger.


Post # 81
7199 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

I live on the north end of Los Angeles County. I love the ethnic diversity (read: outstanding restaurants and ability to find anything in local grocery stores); proximity to the city, the beach, and the mountains; and the wide range of cultural activities (many of which are free). Because we are close to the studios, we end up seeing a lot of movies for free (long before they come out) and there’s always great plays with all those trying-to-make-it-big actors and some who already have. 


What I hate: traffic, heat, and traffic. 

Post # 82
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Another Chicago bee here!!! I LOVE living in this city because of all the stuff there is to do. I love public transportation and being able to walk everywhere. I hate driving, so this works out great for me. It’s a major change compared to my small town midwest life that I lived in for 24 years. I love the hustle and bustle, but we live in a neighborhood that is pretty quiet. I love that we are 4 hours from our families (I hated living close to them). We are right across from Montrose Beach which I enjoy being able to go over there during the summer.

What I hate: the freaking cold. It’s this freaking wind! I hate it. I hate the cold. I hate winter – but I have always hated winter even before we moved to Chicago. We are staying here for another 18 months (so I have to endure 2 more winters) but then we are moving to the west coast!!!! But I have a feeling we will be back eventually. 


Post # 83
5364 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

mrsmfsh:  we have friends that moved to Denver back in March. We just visited them last week but actually got to explore some of the state this time. We didn’t really like Denver but loved the Colorado Springs area and are seriously considering it for a future move. But coming from Georgia, the housing market/values make me cringe compared to what we can get here! Oh, and we HATE the airport! Like it’s probably my least favorite in the US cause we can only go like 5 places and every single flight is completely full. 

Post # 84
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin

ksn1219:  We love the Colorado Springs area – good choice! The market is a bit crazy now though and I can imagine it’s quite a shock coming from Georgia! That’s too funny about the airport, we are the exact opposite! I mostly used to fly out of O’Hare & the little airport in Cedar Rapids, IA so I love DIA compared to those two!

Post # 85
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2020 - Black Mountain Lodge at Arapahoe Basin

Ap2010:  Small world! I actually grew up in the Chicagoland suburbs – I definitely don’t miss those winters!

Post # 86
3040 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

onthewaybee:  I love the greenery here and high high the trees are. I love that we get snow…but not enough for my tastes.

I really just wish we had a higher Vietnamese/asian population lol…so there were more resources or accessability to certain products. Visiting OKC, there was an asia district and it was really awesome to visit. I wish we had a temple here and language classes but sadly there’s no resources for vietnamese classes here.

Post # 87
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


– another Silicon Valley / Bay Area resident here –

Love:  perfect weather, laid back lifestyle, ethnically diverse, myriad employment opportunities

Hate:  traffic, commute, cost of living, overconcentration of manchildren + manic pixie dream girls

Post # 88
543 posts
Busy bee

I live in a tiny rural town. About 30 miles out from several big towns. I love the quiet and the privacy, I love letting my dogs out to run free and not worrying about them. 

I hate we have no tech access! At. All. We can only get satellite tv. And the only cell service that works within miles is Verizon. No internet at all! The only internet we get is on our ridiculously expensive Verizon phones. 

You have to commute to work, at least 30 minutes. That doesn’t bother me. But you have to really plan out your timing for errands, grocery shopping, etc.

Overall I wouldn’t trade where I live for anything. 


Post # 89
557 posts
Busy bee

LOVE: The heat, the ocean close by, life is quite cheap, great cities close by

HATE: You need a car to get anywhere, not a big cultural offer (not many events etc.), not many hiking spots

Post # 90
176 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

mkebride2016:  I live in Milwaukee too!

What I love: Summers here, great access to the lakefront, so much to do, even when it’s freezing out. Great place for cycling and running.

What I dislike: Winter (it’s too much, we are planning on leaving when Darling Husband is done with grad school), driving and some of the very weird people here. Most of the time they’re harmless but I’ve had a few scary encounters. Maybe it’s just city living though, I grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati.

I lived in Cleveland for a year and LOVED it. It has a lot of the same features as Milwaukee but I connected with it more — it just felt like home. I really hope to end up back there someday. I could live there the rest of my life, even with the winters.

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