Post # 47
I live in Canada, SK. A village called Flaxcombe.
The absolute best thing about living in a rural area are the stars. The stars at night can take my breath away. It is amazing how small you can feel when looking up at the night sky. Also, northern lights are gorgeous.
The sunrises and sunsets are also amazing since where I live it is flat flat flat. No mountains, no hills. Just flat. I can see for miiiiiles.
It is affordable! And quiet, private, safe but soooo boring.
Winter in the prairies in Canada is FREAKING COLD! -30 outside!!!!! NO LIE! It is BEYOND cold. No one should have to live where it is this cold!! There are days where it can be -45!!!! ugh. vacation is what I need.
Post # 48
we live in alameda, ca which is a smallish town across the bay from san francisco. i was raised here and i love it. you get a small town feel (it’s an island) but you’re within a 20-30 minute drive (depending on traffic) to SF. i commute in to SF on the bus and it only takes me about 30 minutes. the town is very walkable and we have beaches and tons of parks. also, we’re close to lake tahoe, yosemite, napa wine country. it’s awesome. we tried living in san francisco but i hated it. i am not a big city person. i like to visit but not live there.
Post # 49
Wow, I wish I had checked back to this thread sooner, so much good information. Some of the cities mentioned have been ones that we have talked about and reasons we have talked about too. Schools do matter a lot to us, I’m not sure who mentioned the place in New Jersey but that sounds like something that would be the best of all worlds to us! I do also kind of think that we need to find a place we like, and then prioritize being able to travel because some of this is just my restless nature I think. I want to see and do everything!
If you don’t mind, could you pm the name of your town? If it’s too small where you don’t feel comfortable giving out that information I totally understand! The Chicago area is definitely at the top of our list and I might be able to deal with a few hours away for the right reasons. We’d get the city, the beach, and a good place for kids which is great!
Post # 50
I love where I live which is New England and specifically Mass. There are so many places you can drive to around here it just make it the most awesome place to live (I know other places are great too). I live within 30 min of Boston, 1 mile to the ocean, 45 min drive to New Husband, 90 min drive to Newport RI (one of our favorite places), 1 hr to the coast of maine (another favorite), 2.5 hrs to the mountains of New Husband, about 3hrs to Vermont, 3 jrs to western mass homo of Tanglewood, and 4.5 hours to NYC. Some of the great places to live with a great vibe around Boston are Somerville, West Roxbury and there are many more.
Post # 51
my Fiance and I are very seriously considering moving to The Woodlands! I have a potential job opportunity and from everything we’ve read, it seems like a great community.
Post # 52
I live in beautiful San Diego, CA. The weather here is always perfect, the people are nice, and the beach is amazingly clean. There are breathtaking views all over the city. We have the gaslamp district downtown that has some of the best clubs and restaurants in the world. Sea World is 20 minutes away as well as the San Diego Zoo which is also world known. Disneyland and Legoland are under an hour away. Ive lived here only 5 months and I am absolutely amazed.
Post # 53
It’s amazing, has everything you could ever need! You’ll love it! We just signed a lease in Conroe, about 2 minutes north of The Woodlands, it’s definately a great place to call home.
Post # 54
I’m in a medium sized town in Utah. We are close to the mountains so there is plenty of fun to be had – skiing, mountain biking, hiking, kayaking! The general population here (the Mormons) doesn’t really recreate that much, so it’s mostly us non-LDS people that have access to these mountains! Cost of Living is cheap. I don’t think I’ll stay in Utah forever, but it does have a lot to offer for the outdoor enthusiast.
Plus it’s less than a half day drive to the red rock desert, the national parks, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley Idaho, the Wind River Mountains.
Post # 55
I live in and LOVE Michigan. Having lived in a few different states, and visited a large majority of states in the U.S., I am SO HAPPY to call Michigan home.
Pros for me: all four seasons and always something to do no matter wht the season. Relaxin on the water, hiking, great sports teams(pro and college), skiing, great food, bars, etc. No matter where in Michigan: the UP, metro Detroit, west side of the state, etc. you will alwaya find tons to do and great people. I LOVE IT HERE! And I’m so proud to be from here 🙂
Cons: People complaining about the weather at work everyday (snow in winter, hot and humid in the summer), the roads are bad for driving and our economy is down right now.
Post # 56
I live in Winnipeg, Mb Canada…. I love where I live simply because I live in Canada.
Post # 57
- Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin
Pros: Steelers, it is beautiful in western PA, our seasons are all different- hot in summer, cold in winter, perfect in fall, rain in spring, culture, history and heritage, you would be surprised how much stuff was invented in Pittsburgh and the famous people from here, suburbs, IKEA, tons on high end shopping, boutique and regular shopping, Same with food choices. Vast array of clubs, bars, just google the south side. lots of bridges. Pittsburgh zoo and Aquarium, museums, very good colleges, Heinz ketchup(ha).. Lots of stuff..
Cons: traffic, housing and rental prices are drastic in ranges. You can buy a house for 20k or 5 million. And they can literally be a mile apart. Roads are not always cleaned well and there are as lot of hills, almost all hills actually. Did I mention traffic, bridges, tunnels? The traffic grid is ridiculous!
Post # 58
- Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge
I live in Iowa. It’s not awesome, yesterday it was 50 degrees and like spring; today its below freezing, blowing snow, foggy and SOOO cold.
Ok my post is a little pessimistic. I just hate being out in cold weather lol. I like Iowa because I do love that we get 4 seasons. I love that our summers are hot enough to be able to cool off in the pool or lake. I love that our winters are cold enough that we can get pretty snow to LOOK at through our picture window in our living room lol. I love the colors in the fall and the smells of spring. I like that we are a days or less drive away from main attractions like Wisconsin Dells, Chicago, Omaha Zoo, St Louis etc. So its not all bad.
Post # 59
I’m originally from the Bay Area (Richmond to be exact..yikes!) But I met my Fiance and moved 2 hours away to a tiny town called Colfax. Seriously, it’s dang small at only 2,011 people living here. While i do miss living near San Francisco and all that, I’m not much of a city girl. I love Colfax because it’s only an hour drive to Tahoe, a 2 hour drive to Reno, a 2 hour drive back to the bay, 45 minutes to Roseville (city life, fun things to do, the mall, etc), and an hour to Sacramento. I feel like i’m surrounded by so many cool places and I love that everyone knows everyone and it’s a decently safe small town minus the kids who think they are thugs and hang out around the only liqour store. We call them the corner creatures lol.