Where Should I Live for Mental Health: Rank and Discuss New York vs. California (or other). Age: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s

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    Jan 15, 2012 6:23 AM GMT
    California - San Diego - Hillcrest
    California - Los Angeles - West Hollywood
    California - San Francisco - Castro
    California - San Bruno
    California - Berkeley
    New York - NYC - Soho/Village/Chelsea
    New York - NYC - Upper East Side
    New York - NYC - Flushing
    Texas - Dallas - Uptown


    Criteria:
    a beautiful library
    pedestrian (not car dependent)
    good, stimulating park
    museum
    ballet, theatre, gay marriage or domestic partnership civic offering
    big LGBT center and/or LGBT senior citizen center
    interesting places to work age 40-67
    interesting places to volunteer age 67-77

  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 15, 2012 10:34 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidCalifornia - San Diego - Hillcrest
    California - Los Angeles - West Hollywood
    California - San Francisco - Castro
    California - San Bruno
    California - Berkeley
    New York - NYC - Soho/Village/Chelsea
    New York - NYC - Upper East Side
    New York - NYC - Flushing
    Texas - Dallas - Uptown


    Criteria:
    a beautiful library
    pedestrian (not car dependent)
    good, stimulating park
    museum
    ballet, theatre, gay marriage or domestic partnership civic offering
    big LGBT center and/or LGBT senior citizen center
    interesting places to work age 40-67
    interesting places to volunteer age 67-77


    I your other thread weren't you compairing a Lexus to an Infinity? Now you don't drive?? hmmmm
    Live in NYC you don't need a car, but winter weather can be brutal.
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    Jan 15, 2012 10:46 AM GMT
    San Francisco is great!
    Has all those things...however the Central Valley and LA are horrible. If you are not born and raised here, you will have a hard time adjusting to our air, its really bad.
  • HorrorHound

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    Jan 15, 2012 10:47 AM GMT
    Um, Personally - I don't think EITHER city mentioned would be good for mental health.
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    Jan 15, 2012 11:42 AM GMT
    AKA_B1GK saidUm, Personally - I don't think EITHER city mentioned would be good for mental health.



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    Jan 15, 2012 7:38 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike said
    StephenOABC saidCalifornia - San Diego - Hillcrest
    California - Los Angeles - West Hollywood
    California - San Francisco - Castro
    California - San Bruno
    California - Berkeley
    New York - NYC - Soho/Village/Chelsea
    New York - NYC - Upper East Side
    New York - NYC - Flushing
    Texas - Dallas - Uptown


    Criteria:
    a beautiful library
    pedestrian (not car dependent)
    good, stimulating park
    museum
    ballet, theatre, gay marriage or domestic partnership civic offering
    big LGBT center and/or LGBT senior citizen center
    interesting places to work age 40-67
    interesting places to volunteer age 67-77


    I your other thread weren't you compairing a Lexus to an Infinity? Now you don't drive?? hmmmm
    Live in NYC you don't need a car, but winter weather can be brutal.


    I don't want to be car dependent as I age.
    What I liked about NYC (Flushing, Manhattan, Astoria) was being able to get out of my apartment as a pedestrian.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 15, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
    You should check out both Boston and Philadelphia. They are both pedestrian and mass transit oriented major cities similar to New York City. Also give Chicago a serious try, it is a beautiful city with a great public transit system.
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    Jan 16, 2012 1:04 AM GMT
    StephenOABC saidCalifornia - San Diego - Hillcrest
    California - Los Angeles - West Hollywood
    California - San Francisco - Castro
    California - San Bruno
    California - Berkeley
    New York - NYC - Soho/Village/Chelsea
    New York - NYC - Upper East Side
    New York - NYC - Flushing
    Texas - Dallas - Uptown


    Criteria:
    a beautiful library
    pedestrian (not car dependent)
    good, stimulating park
    museum
    ballet, theatre, gay marriage or domestic partnership civic offering
    big LGBT center and/or LGBT senior citizen center
    interesting places to work age 40-67
    interesting places to volunteer age 67-77



    That's only if those things are important to you. There is a good, stimulating park in Lower Manhattan - Zucotti. Or it used to be anyhow. Now it's covered in hippie feces.
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    Jan 18, 2012 2:47 AM GMT
    I grew up in New Orleans. One could walk a bit on Canal Street. One could also walk from the end of Canal Street to Cafe DuMonde.

    Before Katrina, there was Canal Place (maybe after Katrina too). One could catch a movie at Canal Place.

    Getting off the St. Charles Street Car at Loyola University and walking around the little golf course in Audubon Park was nice. I used to jog it.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 21, 2012 5:21 PM GMT
    Big cities can be very expensive and nerve wracking, why not check out some smaller cities like Burlington VT, Ithaca NY, Bloomington IN, and Madison WI.
  • DrewT

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    Feb 03, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    If you're looking to retire, try Santa Fe, NM. They have a GLBT senior citizen community that is the haps—from what I hear.