(Closed) Where do you live/ where would you choose to live? (USA)

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Post # 47
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

I live in Ohio but my husband is considering a job that will put us in Boise.  To be honest I’m THRILLED about it because that place looks so gorgeous and there is a zillion things to do.  I need mountains in my life.  I hope it works out.


Colorado is our ultimate destination.  We’ll get there eventually.

Post # 48
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

TEXAS!!!! And I wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else! I have lived all over the states and moved to Texas 8 years ago and fell in love! I have lived in Austin, Dallas and Houston and every city was great! Yes it is hot here but the plus side is no winter! I am currently in Houston and the economy is great with lots of jobs. There is so much to do in any of these cities and lots of good food, music, arts, sports, and entertainment!

Post # 49
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I live in Riverside County. Would like to move up north, maybe Fresno.

Post # 50
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have to second Minneapolis.  I have never met anyone who has moved here from another city tell me they don’t like it.  I *always* have people tell me they love it.  Big enough city, with stuff to do, sports teams, tons of companies and jobs, great culinary scene, and a decent cost of living.  I’ve been told from people who lived in NYC and CA that they couldn’t touch the quality of life they have in MN where they came from. 

Post # 51
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I live in Augusta, GA….I don’t recommend it. BUT I lived in Savannah for school and loved it! Only thing I complain about is the nasty summer weather and the gnats. But you could always escape to the beach!

Post # 52
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m born and raised in Portland, Oregon.  I really like this city and all of its quirks, but it’s not for everyone.  Everything is pretty casual here.  Portland itself only has about 600,000 people (but about 2.2mil including all the way out suburbs).  The downtown area is pretty small compared to some cities.

Intel has a huge presence here and while this is like to food cart mecca of the west, I’m not sure what the restaurant scene is really like since we don’t go out that much.

The winters here are mild, we usually get a couple days of snow but it does get cold and it rains about 8 months out the year.  The summers are great and there is so much to do, Mt. Hood is like 2 hours away and the beach is about the same.  Only a couple hundred miles from Seattle and Vancouver, BC is days drive.  If you are active this is one of the best places to live!

Post # 53
3667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I live in San Francisco, and I love it! It’s expensive and foggy, but there are so many great things about it – public transportation, restaurants and night life, nature/outdoorsy activities, culture, diversity 🙂

I’m from LA… the weather is perfect, but the traffic is a nightmare and everyone thinks they’re the most important person on the planet. People in SF seem to be a lot nicer.

I’ve also lived in St. Louis… the city is okay but people are a little scary once you get out into the county. Also, summer and winter are just miserable, weather-wise.

Post # 54
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

@Mrs.KMM:  I used to live in Duluth! Right on the Norcross border, too. How funny.

I live in Las Vegas, NV currently and work as an IT Manager. Unfortunately the economy hasn’t picked up here and unless you work in hospitality there isn’t much here. You being a chef you may be able to find work but most of the IT jobs are at casinos and they usually want you have experience in the industry to work there. I’m not a fan of the heat here but most honestly don’t mind it.

I’m originally from NY, born and raised about an hour North of NYC in Westchester. I would love to move back at some point. I’ve done both coasts and the South but there is no place like NY. I really miss it.

Post # 55
4581 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just wanted to say, Darling Husband and I are in the same boat. We eventually plan to move away from MA, but we’re not sure where we want to go. We’ve recently been thinking about NC so it’s good to hear that there are tech/IT jobs available!

Post # 56
954 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

I live near Gatlinburg/Knoxville, TN and while I love it I am definitely moving to Atlanta next year for my career.  There’s so much to do without being overwhelming.  I love the vibe of the city. 

Post # 57
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsCarnival:  I seccond Mrs Carnival, Mr. Xray is from Detroit and I am born and Raised MSP St. Paul and since hes made the move here we both LOVE the twin cities and suburbs. Its a FOODIE PARADISE!! you’d never expect it but we have some amazing food right here and amazing chefs! I highly reccomend MN 

Post # 58
1575 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are in South-central Pennsylvania, USA, Earth. Rather be in Southwest Virginia or British Columbia.

Post # 59
4411 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

I love history, I love the ocean, and I love Southern hospitality…so I would choose Savannah, GA, or Charleston, SC.  The only thing is, we have a very fluffy Pomeranian, so I’m not sure she could handle the heat well in the summer. 

Post # 60
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Treejewel19 – The weather is actually milder in Florida than it is in Kansas!

We’ve been over 100*F here for over 2 months! Then in the winter, I gets bitterly cold, the windchill temperature can be -20*F. I love the 65*F to 85*F range that Florida usually stays around. And the beach, the general atmosphere, etc!

Post # 61
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I live in NYC and hate it.  We’re moving to SC.  Would pick Charleston, but looks like Lexington is going to win out.  SC is truly amazingly beautiful. 

If you like cold weather, lots of snow to shovel, individualistic people, everything being overpriced, crowded, and dirty, then NYC is perfect for you!  But, if you don’t enjoy that sort of thing, then I wouldn’t suggest NYC. If you have tons of money, NYC can be a great place.  But, if not.. it pretty much sucks.  I’ve lived in NYC all my life (28yrs) and I am DYING to leave asap.  I couldn’t possibly recommend this place to someone who didn’t have the money to truly enjoy it.  Not sure if you do!

If you do like the four seasons, Boston is a great city.  However, it’s small and I’ve heard lots of people say they get tired of it easily.  My friend loved it while she lived there for 3 years for school and would move back in a heartbeat, though. I’ve heard some great things about New Hampshire and Connecticut, as well. 

I think it really depends on what weather you’d like and what things you like to do.  I would recommend possibly doing a road trip and hitting up a few states that you might be interested in and just driving around the different neighborhoods and doing different things and seeing what you’d like!

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