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If You Had to Move, Where Would You Go?

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My husband has increasingly become disenchanted with Southern Arizona. 

Recently he put to me that I make a list of five places that I would want to move to (within the US). 

So, you're retired with a defined income each month from your investments, not Social Security. 

You like temperate weather (I like to see the blue sky and sun most of the time). 

And lastly, of course you like food! 

What would your list of five cities be?

 

For me, in particular order:

 

New York, New York

Carlsbad, California

Portland, Oregon

San Francisco, California

Cannon Beach, Oregon

 

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post #2 of 139

My list is uncannily similar to yours:

 

Los Angeles, California

San Francisco, California

Portland, Oregon

New York, New York

Santa Barbara, California

 

I live in Portland, I've vacationed at Cannon Beach, and I'm afraid they're not the sunniest of choices. In the summertime, however, they're hard to beat.

 

post #3 of 139

St Helena California, great town, great food, in the middle of wine country, great farmers market, short distance from one of the greatest cities in the world, San Francisco.

 

Cannon Beach, Rain Spring, Summer, and Fall, A friend of mine was there last week, it rained all week long. It is hard to bate the Oregon coast in the summer, it's a beautiful place.

 

NYC, you couldn't pay me enough to live there, not an easy place to live on a fixed income. Great food

 

I wouldn't live anyplace on the East Coast from Maine to Florida, Hot and Humid in the summer

 

Portland and Seattle both have rain, both and great cities, good restaurants, close to the mountains.......All in all the Pacific Northwest is a good place to live.......

 

 

i live in Washington and Oregon, vacation in Hawaii, no reason to leave........

 


Edited by ChefBillyB - 7/24/11 at 4:25pm
post #4 of 139

Does it have to be the states?

My lovely wife thinks when we retire we will be moving to Europe. I snatched up some property years ago in Costa Rica. I've always told her we would remodel the place for a summer house. NOT!!!! I plan on living there!!!!LOL  It is so beautiful, although it has grown quite a bit, it's the only place I've ever been that I get emotional when we leave.

Oh, food? It's bad, you might have to trek up the beach and find a local little place where you can sit outside, no bugs, and dine on fish prepared with local ingredients. Old fish may be 6 hrs. old. Amazing edible thing coming out of the rain forest.

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post #5 of 139

As the UK is close to mainland Europe and this means it would take no longer to get to Paris than for Americans to drive to the next large city, can I add my tuppence worth?

 

London

Florence in Tuscany

Corfu or another Greek island

Provence

Somewhere in the Basque region of Spain

 

post #6 of 139

New York is my top choice as well, but you're not going to see blue sky and sun most of the time, nor is the weather temperate (@ChefBillyB: Yes! Fantastic food!). Same goes for Portland (which is where I live) and Cannon Beach.

So here's my list, for what it's worth:

 

 

Marin County

Santa Barbara (don't know too much about the food scene there)

Miami

 

and in Europe

 

Nice--Cote d'Azur

Munich

Barcelona

Florence

 

Fun to think about this, thanks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #7 of 139

B E R M U D A       for work and play.  (No tax on salary)

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post #8 of 139

San Francisco

the east coast of Florida

out of the US--Bangkok

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Springville, California:

  • 2 1/2 hours to the Pacific Ocean
  • 3 1/2 hours to Los Angeles
  • 4 1/2 hours to San Francisco
  • 1 hour to the Sequoias
  • 3 hours to the Mojave Desert
  • 1 1/2 to Yosemite
  • <2 hours to skiing
  • 2 hours to the Paso Robles/Edna Valley wine district
  • 5 hours to Napa/Sonoma/ Mendicino (French Laundry) wine country
  • 3 hours to the Monterey wine district
  • 30 minutes to the local wineries
  • and much more...

 

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post #10 of 139
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How interesting everyone

I do think about taxes chefedb, that's a main reason why we are in Arizona

Love, Love, Love, cali, but MAN, Gov. Aaaaaaarrrrnold has no control...

And you're right, Pacific Northwest is so beautiful

Italy, I have never been

Spain, I have never been

Basicly I have never been outside of the USA (except Mexico)

 

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... Gov. Aaaaaaarrrrnold has no control....

 

Ah, but we switched to Gov. Moonbeam, reincarnated from the 70s, basically, IMHO, we jumped out of the frying pan into ????
 

 

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post #12 of 139
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... but still the same ??????? in Cali ...

yea, the costs in Hawaii was what drove us out

 

 

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post #13 of 139

Widen your horizons....!    There is a huge, wide world outside the USA.  And, honestly, we don't bite!

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Agreed Ishbel, but hubby wants to stay in the United States, I would love to seel our place and just rome around Europe and see and taste different things...

maybe in another life...

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post #15 of 139

kgirl,

i got more info for you as per your trip, but will reply in the morning...pay close attention to new mexico as you travel through it...it's a very great and magical state, depending on where you are...santa fe, taos and that whole plateau is life changing with incredible desert landscapes and sunsets ...ancient lands, ancient cultures and people...as i said magical really....what's not to love about adobe, mesquite fired food, wild horses and southwest cuisine?..more later

joey

again, happy birthday...may i ask what you did?

 

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post #16 of 139

If money wasn't an issue..

 

Central Tennessee, In the mountains

Moreland, GA

Somewhere in the boonies of Central Indiana

Montana about 30 minutes from civilization

 

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post #17 of 139
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Joey Girl, hittin' the road will up date

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post #18 of 139
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deepfryerdan, I too love the solitude!  Rock On Dude!

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post #19 of 139

within in the USA my choices would be:

Sugarloaf Key, Florida

Vieques, Puerto Rico

St John, United States Virgin Islands

Pahoa, Hawaii

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I like water a lot but not enough to live by an ocean and deal with all those people. I'd prefer my own pond and/or near a large lake. I can see my hammock swinging now..

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post #21 of 139

In the US I think for me would be

  • Annapolis, Maryland and all its surrounding area. 
  • Portland, Maine
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Northern, Ca.
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post #22 of 139
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kgirl,

 

joey

again, happy birthday...may i ask what you did?

 


Sorry been kinda on the go...

we took Mom to the airport, she went to visit her childhood friends in her hometown, and stopped for breakfast on the way home (it was cr** by the way)

went home took a nap and then went to the pool...


 

 

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post #23 of 139

I've said it before and still believe it: if Kentucky had a coastline there'd be no need to go to heaven, cuz you'd already be there. So it's hard to come up with alternatives. If I had to move, however, it would be somewhere where a city was within shooting distance, but not in the city itself. So, among my choices:

 

1. Anywhere along the North Carolina coast, but preferably the Outer Banks.

2. Montana's Bitterroot Valley.

3. South Maryland, on the Bay.

4. Somewhere within spitting distance of Vancouver (yeah, yeah, I know.....).

5. Door Cty., Wisconsin.

 

There are certainly places in the Northeast that are appealing. But I refuse to subject myself to the ludicrousness of their tax burdens, or the sanctimony of their politicians.

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post #24 of 139
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my husband has pressing me...

I think that if we just sold our home and put all of our furniture in storage,

we could just rent homes in different cities and exprience what America has to offer

I think that the first town I would go to is Carlsbad California and then move on from there

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post #25 of 139

kgirl,

first off, welcome back! haven't had a chance to visit your thread, but will soon, i promise.....as far as your moving, have you considered buying a motorhome and just traveling around til you find somewhere that appeals to you? it takes alot of the pressure off coming up with a place to move to that you think or hope you will like...my husband and i bought a 32 ft. motorhome last year and packed it up with the dog(she has more stuff than i do), and left for 6 months(of course, i worked)...it was a blast and i miss it....hope to do it again this winter...anyway, it's a good way to go and explore and just check things out...and it's totally doable....just a thought...

joey

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post #26 of 139

Coastal Plains in Virginia

Beaufort, South Carolina

Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina

Keuka Lake, New York

Charlottesville, Virginia

 

Have to admit, we've lived in or around many of these areas currently or at one time or another and would consider moving there if the chance presented itself.

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Pahoa, Hawaii


Now that's solitude Man!!   My father's family is from the Big Island.  Now if Madame Pele would just calm down a bit...
 

 

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post #28 of 139

Nothing wrong with solitude except that it doesn't fit my chosen career very well. Would move to Pahoa in a heartbeat, but for now have to be satisfied with going there for vacation time.

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Southern Chile, ~ Patagonia, ~ Coyhaique.

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If it had to be the states, I'd choose extreme NW, or NE.  I can take the snow and rain, but hate hot humid summers.  Although after this scorcher of a summer, I'm coming to think of 88º as "cool".

 

Also I like Colorado Springs, Flagstaff AZ.  But would probably have to go to Coyhaique for summer.


Edited by IndyGal - 6/24/12 at 6:48pm
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Oh, I've been meaning to dive into a conversation about this topic, because, I too, am very disenchanted with my surroundings. There is no art or lively musicians, the restaurants here are frickin meat and potatoes (most of them fast food), and the most culture we get is a pow wow once a year. Here goes my really unrealistic list of places I'd move to in a heart beat...

Florence, Italy
Denman Island, BC, Canada
Seoul, Korea
Japan
Boulder, Colorado

Missisauga, ON

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