Where to next........

  • morgansby

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    Feb 19, 2010 8:09 PM GMT
    Hey guys, looking for some advice. I have lived in New England my whole life and am getting ready for my next move and am trying to decide where to go. So I was wondering if any one had any suggestions as to where a good next step would be. I enjoy major cities but more on the out skirts. I also enjoy a broad spectrum of activities. Any advice is good advice, and Thanks in advance!
    ~Justin
  • DrewbieDoo

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    Feb 19, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    Why are you looking to move in general? Are there any other requirements, for your work? school? personal wants?

    I can only tell you the pros and cons of living in NJ (even this nice places close to NYC), so I may not be the best to respond icon_razz.gif
  • FriscoJansen

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    Feb 19, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    PHOENIX! great weather year round.icon_cool.gif
    There are a lot of outdoor activities, hiking, golf, a day out @ the pool. The night life is pretty good if your into that but nothing like, say, NY. Dining is great too. Really depends on what your into of course. Look it up! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2010 10:52 PM GMT
    Sounds like you might enjoy Chicago, San Fran, or any other big one.
  • jrs1

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    Feb 19, 2010 11:04 PM GMT
    kaicho saidSounds like you might enjoy Chicago...

    chicago ... win.
  • ja89

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    Feb 19, 2010 11:10 PM GMT
    Frisco82 saidPHOENIX! great weather year round.icon_cool.gif
    There are a lot of outdoor activities, hiking, golf, a day out @ the pool. The night life is pretty good if your into that but nothing like, say, NY. Dining is great too. Really depends on what your into of course. Look it up! icon_biggrin.gif


    im not a fan of phoenix, but thats just me. maybe when im 21 it'll be better for me. from what ive heard, and i havent been to this place, Chicago is a great city to live in. I am thinking of moving there myself.
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    Feb 19, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    ja89 said
    Frisco82 saidPHOENIX! great weather year round.icon_cool.gif
    There are a lot of outdoor activities, hiking, golf, a day out @ the pool. The night life is pretty good if your into that but nothing like, say, NY. Dining is great too. Really depends on what your into of course. Look it up! icon_biggrin.gif


    im not a fan of phoenix, but thats just me. maybe when im 21 it'll be better for me. from what ive heard, and i havent been to this place, Chicago is a great city to live in. I am thinking of moving there myself.


    It's amazing. Trust me.
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    Feb 19, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    morgansby saidHey guys, looking for some advice. I have lived in New England my whole life and am getting ready for my next move and am trying to decide where to go. So I was wondering if any one had any suggestions as to where a good next step would be. I enjoy major cities but more on the out skirts. I also enjoy a broad spectrum of activities. Any advice is good advice, and Thanks in advance!
    ~Justin




    Awwww New England will miss you!

    My thoughts-
    Rome, Istanbul, or Beijing.
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    Feb 19, 2010 11:59 PM GMT
    Michigan is a terrible idea!!!

    not saying you were considering it...just throwing it out there lol!
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    Feb 20, 2010 12:05 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidMichigan is a terrible idea!!!

    not saying you were considering it...just throwing it out there lol!



    What? I heard Saginaw is the bomb.... ... /end_sarcasm
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    Feb 20, 2010 12:07 AM GMT
    kaicho said
    collegekid2004 saidMichigan is a terrible idea!!!

    not saying you were considering it...just throwing it out there lol!



    What? I heard Saginaw is the bomb.... ... /end_sarcasm


    HAH! Yeah, it's greeatttttttttttttttttttttt icon_rolleyes.gif
  • thatonedude21

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    Feb 20, 2010 12:08 AM GMT
    collegekid2004 said
    kaicho said
    collegekid2004 saidMichigan is a terrible idea!!!

    not saying you were considering it...just throwing it out there lol!



    What? I heard Saginaw is the bomb.... ... /end_sarcasm


    HAH! Yeah, it's greeatttttttttttttttttttttt icon_rolleyes.gif

    I second this...
    MICHIGAN SUCKS
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    Feb 20, 2010 6:35 AM GMT
    Do you really have to ask this question man. Southern California particularly Los Angeles hands down, we have everything. Second largest city in the country, plently of outskirts if thats where you really wanna be. We also have the best weather in the country (ok ok maybe hawaii beats us). But seriously LA is the best place on earth, how could you not want to live here.
  • FriscoJansen

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    Feb 20, 2010 7:05 AM GMT
    SoCalNerd saidDo you really have to ask this question man. Southern California particularly Los Angeles hands down, we have everything. Second largest city in the country, plently of outskirts if thats where you really wanna be. We also have the best weather in the country (ok ok maybe hawaii beats us). But seriously LA is the best place on earth, how could you not want to live here.


    I totally agree with that, SoCal is great, with tons of things to do of course, though humidity levels are outrageous! It's just like Dallas. You sweat like crazy within 5 minutes of being outside, near unbearable. I love the summers but c'mon! haha. It's like hell I swear. I choose LA & Vegas to be the perfect getaway! and just that. Phoenix, we have a dry heat, you don't sweat as much and that quick either which makes outdoor activities more fun ya know. You don't have to worry much at all with mosquitos, chiggers, etc. either. lol.
    You do have the ocean though! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 20, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    You can move to the NY tri-state region. Places like Staten Island, or parts of New Jersey and Conn. are close enough to the action in Manhattan so that you can commute back and forth easily.

    Internationally.......Rio de Janiero is great becasue its a happening city....not to crazy and the beach is right there. Or Barcelona........oh god...that city is great! Rome is fun too.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 20, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    I've never lived anywhere that I enjoyed more than Phoenix. (Scottsdale specifically) The weather is amazing. They don't call it "The Valley of the Sun" for nothing. It's also just a quick 1 hour flight to any beach in southern california, or a few hours drive to snow in the mountains.
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    Feb 20, 2010 3:16 PM GMT
    SoCalNerd saidDo you really have to ask this question man. Southern California particularly Los Angeles hands down, we have everything. Second largest city in the country, plently of outskirts if thats where you really wanna be. We also have the best weather in the country (ok ok maybe hawaii beats us). But seriously LA is the best place on earth, how could you not want to live here.



    Been there, done that for 20 years. People are leaving California in droves for a reason -- over-crowded (the traffic is a nightmare), and the economy is crumbling there and the state going broker by the day. Unless you can live at the beach in SoCal, and you have a job that can afford you the ridiculous cost of living, I really see no reason to live there. Better to live somewhere close like Phoenix where the cost of living is so much better, and you can get your SoCali fix when you want it, but escape the madness after a few days back to some sanity.
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    Feb 20, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    morgansby saidHey guys, looking for some advice. I have lived in New England my whole life and am getting ready for my next move and am trying to decide where to go. So I was wondering if any one had any suggestions as to where a good next step would be. I enjoy major cities but more on the out skirts. I also enjoy a broad spectrum of activities. Any advice is good advice, and Thanks in advance!
    ~Justin

    I was raised in Northern New Jersey, our summer home in Vermont. There are several places I've lived or vacationed extensively that I enjoyed the most, even if not exact replicas of that New England landscape.

    The Pacific Northwest: I lived 5 years north of Seattle, where I initially retired from the US Army. Spent entire summers camping & traveling through the Olympics and the Cascades. Naturally more mountainous than back East, but I loved the deep forests.

    The Ozarks: I lived 3 years in Arkansas, and all my free time in the summer was spent camping in the Ozarks, and motorcycling along wonderful winding country roads. Route 7 there consistently appears in lists of the 10 best motorcycling roads in the US.

    I would NOT recommend any of the northern tier states, east of Washington and the Rockies. The winters are brutal, the snowfall in most of them very heavy. North Dakota is an exception for the snow, but only because being so flat, barren & windy, it all blows down into South Dakota! LOL!
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 20, 2010 3:37 PM GMT
    Interesting question and put forth here in a way many of us might find kind of refreshing.

    Certainly employment related needs must be at the forefront. You never commented on what you do, or want to do and I would presume that would dictate much. You also didn't say much about your social life, hobbies and
    activities.... that will say much.

    I would allow yourself time to visit various parts of the country. Always deal with facts.. and perceptions. If you want to move, visit the place first.
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    Feb 20, 2010 10:54 PM GMT
    Oh, I so didn't see you post of a topic.


    Well, since I'm biased, move to Dallas. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 20, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    SoCalNerd saidDo you really have to ask this question man. Southern California particularly Los Angeles hands down, we have everything. Second largest city in the country, plently of outskirts if thats where you really wanna be. We also have the best weather in the country (ok ok maybe hawaii beats us). But seriously LA is the best place on earth, how could you not want to live here.


    You can move to LA only if you deport five illegal immigrantsicon_eek.gif

    LA is too expensive and way over-rated...that's just me
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    Feb 20, 2010 11:35 PM GMT
    One of if not the most livable city in the world. Melbourne Australia.
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    Feb 20, 2010 11:57 PM GMT
    collegekid2004 saidMichigan is a terrible idea!!!

    not saying you were considering it...just throwing it out there lol!


    Stop this! I am trying to sell a house here. I need everyone to think it is a great place to live. Feel free to resume bad mouthing the state when the house is sold and I am long gone.
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    Feb 21, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    How about Old England? I'd give you a very, very warm welcome!