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

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Post # 62
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

IT huh? Another win in the Boston column there. They have a prolific computer job scene (Google and Microsoft both have big offices there, among lots of others!).

Post # 63
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@futuremrsk18:  Boston is bigger than Charleston….so hopefully you won’t get tired of that! I lived in Boston for 7 years and never felt it was “small”. Walkable, yes, but with a zillion things to do. Best of both worlds!

Post # 64
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

@crayfish:  I LOVE Boston!  I’ve never lived there, but whenever I’ve visited, I thought it was GREAT.  I just know a few people who felt like after some time living there, they had done everything that there was to do and that was it.  Sometimes people need more.  I thought Boston was great!  Much better than NYC anyway. 

Post # 65
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Okay, so I’ve lived in Indiana and the states surrounding it are similar in cost/temperature.  I currently live in California (SF Bay area).

What I would suggest is that you reconsider moving unless you’re having difficulty finding employment.  And I’ll tell you why: the midwest is super cheap.  I would pretty much do anything to go back to Indiana right now b/c it’s so expensive in the Bay Area.  I’m super liberal so that’s telling you something.  I’m having difficulty finding employment and my Fiance is working as a Software Engineer making half of what most Software Engineers make here which is kind of disheartening.  We will likely never see home ownership if we remain here.  So my advice is try to stay in the midwest or the northern southern states (KY, TN, NC, SC) b/c the cost of living is so much more affordable.  The Carolinas are beautiful and are affordable.  Please research everything (housing costs, average pay, average grocery and utility costs), visit the location you’re moving to prior to moving, and more importantly be realistic.  I think eventually we’ll move away b/c there’s no way we can sustain our a favorable living situation even if my Fiance’s salary doubles.  We’d never be able to own a home! Since all of our family is in the midwest, I’m forced to fly and I hate flying. I’d like to be able to be within a day’s drive of most of our family.

Post # 66
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Bumble bee

@kw617:  I was born in Minneapolis and moved to California when I was in elementary school because my parents couldn’t take the cold anymore.  I moved back to MN as an adult to be a flight attendant and finish college.  Loved the city’s culture and being back with family and the wonderful summers but HATED HATED the bone-rattling cold that lasts for months.  My ex-husband and I finally couldn’t take it anymore (I guess my parents weren’t crazy after all) and moved to Las Vegas.  Out of us 15 cousins, only 4 still live in MN.  Miss it sometimes but I would never move back.

Post # 67
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Sugar bee

I live in California about 30-40 mins from San Francisco. I will be moving to San Diego in a couple years to be with Fiance. I love it down there, the beaches are amazing and the weather is perfect 🙂 Can’t wait to move there 🙂 

Post # 68
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Blushing bee

Hands down, Austin, TX!! Small city feel, tons of things to do, great food, super friendly people, awesome social scenes, etc, etc.

Post # 69
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We’re in Orlando, Florida. I’ve lived here my whole life and Darling Husband has lived all around the world. We are both huge fans of Orlando. We have considered moving beach side to Melbourne but not for 5+ years.

Post # 70
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@StL.Ashley:  Hey I live in Cape Girardeau, Mo. I lived in St. Louis for about 6 years. I miss it up there so much to do and for families it is a great place. We go up there often to Six Flags, and the Zoo but I know STL has more to offer like the great Cardinals!!!

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m loving this little town in California. We’re an hour or so from L.A., 40 minutes to Santa Barbara right on the beach with tons to do and great civilian job opportunities for Darling Husband. Mine aren’t bad either! We got stationed here with the military but fully intend on moving back here once his Navy career is up.

Post # 73
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I live smack in the middle of Dallas and fort worth, Bedford tx. If Icould pick anywhere, it would probably be Colorado or maybe Portland Oregon? I HATE Texas humidity and heat, and live cold and snow! Although, I will miss everything shutting down fOr a snowflake lol.

Post # 72
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I live smack in the middle of Dallas and fort worth, Bedford tx. If Icould pick anywhere, it would probably be Colorado or maybe Portland Oregon? I HATE Texas humidity and heat, and live cold and snow! Although, I will miss everything shutting down fOr a snowflake lol.

Post # 74
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Bumble bee

I currently live in a po-dunk small town in the middle or no where, next summer I’m moving to 7 hours to Milwaukee, and I’m very excited to get into a large city.  After 2-4 years (when he finishes his phd program) we hope to move to another city, perhaps Chicago, Minneapolis/St Paul, NYC, Portland or somewhere random.  We are both open to most of the US (Canada?), except for the south, I get heat stroke easily, and Im a ginger.  I would hate to have to wear sunscreen every day!

Post # 75
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

We currently live in southern WI, and between growing up and college, we’ve been mostly in the same range of the midwest. I have always loved the south/southeast an after driving through TN a couple months ago, I think I could live there quite happily!

But I also think the idea of living somewhat reclusely in Montana/Wyoming in that beautiful terrain would be amazing. But I’d likely get lonely and scared of bears. Colorado might be a better choice to have a few more social outlets. 

I think it’s likely that we’ll end up living in this general area permanently, so we’ll have to settle for travelling to all these beautiful locales!

Post # 76
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

 I live in Scottsdale, AZ and LOVE IT!!  Originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and I DO NOT miss the humidity, the rain, the traffic and lack of outdoorsy stuff to do.  I love hiking and I can hike all year long here.  I can drive 5-10 minutes from my house and have my choice of two different mountains to hike.  I love the proximity to other awesome places.  When the summers are really hot I can drive less than 2 hours north  and be in Sedona(one of the most beautiful places ever) or Flagstaff in the mountains to beat the heat.  I’m a 4 hour drive from the Grand Canyon, 4-5 hours from Vegas, 5-6 hours from San Diego.

 

Spring time is awesome here with Spring Training(if you are a MLB fan).  While everyone else is complaining in January and February of snow and freezing temps I’m sitting on a patio outside sipping on a margarita or out hiking in 70 degree weather.  Over 320 days of sunshine that I never tire of.  I could go on and on, but Scottsdale is just the perfect fit for me.  Never thought I would fall in love with the desert but this place just gets to you and makes you want to call it home.

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