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Thread: Where you live

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    Do you love where you are living now?
    If you moved there, what was the attraction?

    What would be your favorite place to live if you had a choice?
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    I moved to MN from FL to retire and take care of my grandkids. I hate the weather, but the medical care here is so much better than the care in FL. I would rather that we all move to upstate/western NY nearer the rest of the family that we grew up with.

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    I'm content-I love my home in Chelsea. I live out in the country with fields on every side and occassional wildlife in the yard. We're close enough to Ann Arbor or Jackson if we need something that we can't get in our small town. I love my home in DeTour, on the St. Mary's River-a great place to spend my summers. An hour to Sault Sainte Marie if I need anything, but it's a great place for fishing or just relaxing. Both places are friendly and fairly laid-back. I don't have any interest in living any other way, really.

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    sorry-double post!

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    the school district is the draw for us. however, people here are friendly, sweet, helpful, neighborly, etc.... hate the drought.

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    We live 25 miles from any shopping. The first 10 years it was perfect, but now we sometimes wish we were on the outskirts of a small town that at least had a good grocery store. We selected an area within a half day's drive of the major medical centers of Dallas and Houston. Leaving the stressful conditions of big city life has prolonged my DH life. The medical profession thought he would be dead years ago; we thought we were moving out here for him to die. We love our home, our retired, slow life; the fact that he is ALIVE and still functioning.
    Unfortunately, we live almost as hermits to maintain the absolutely stress free lifestyle. That's lonely for me at times but is an easy trade-off. That's one reason I so enjoy this QB and the interaction on it.

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    I love my little small town. Have lived here most of my life. Have to drive 18 miles to everything but I prefer it to the big city life.

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    We live 2 blocks from downtown Chula Vista, which is just down the road from San Diego. (I call it my overgrown hick town.) In So. Cal, I don't think there really is a small town, but we chose this place because we can walk everywhere if so desired. (Except Joann's, that is 10 miles or so away.) But the LQS is literally 2 blocks from my home.

    My husband works for the City so that is what attracted us to the city.

    I would prefer to live out in the country but my husband was raised in a city and cannot imagine being to far away from having neighbors, even though he has no idea what their names are. Also my daughters live near us, so moving away is out of the question now.

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    Bless your heart. I live as far away from the City of Atlanta that I have ever lived and that is about 45 miles; about 1 hr drive time if the traffic isn't too bad. However I've retired out here and love the slower pace. I'm lucky enough to be within 2 miles of a Kroger, Walmart, Publix, Hobby Lobby and that seems to take care of everything. I do go into Atl about one a month to visit daughter and I always have a list of places to go, i..e. Ikea, Trader Joe's, Hancock's, stop by a Joann's......

    Got out of Atlanta last year when I had a heart attack and stroke and spent 8 days at St Joseph's hospital in the heart as what is known as "pill hill" in the Atlanta area....knew that I couldn't continue to live in the city for a lot of reasons, since I was forced to retire I couldn't afford to live there; couldn't live with the stress of the traffic just to run to the store and needed a calmer life...which I have.

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    I love my neighborhood! I would say it's about a third retired people, a third middle age people and a third younger people with kids. It's very quiet most of the time.

    I wanted to live in this town because I love small town Kansas. We're here because of the type of work my husband does.

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    I live on the outskirts of a small town and wouldnt move for anything. I love my small "Village" thats what we are called.

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    I'm okay with where we are at the moment. We've lived all over and came back to Ohio for the grandkids and my parents were not in great health. Since then dad has passed away and mom's memory is bad so we're here at least until she passes. Weather is more stable than some parts of the country. Plenty of rain this year.
    I would love to live in a temperate area where the temps are 75 to 80. Can't afford Hawaii!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    I moved to MN from FL to retire and take care of my grandkids. I hate the weather, but the medical care here is so much better than the care in FL. I would rather that we all move to upstate/western NY nearer the rest of the family that we grew up with.
    OOOhhh, another FL to MN here (via a few other places). Hubby's from SD...met him in FL, moved back to SD with him, then down to AR a bit, back to SD, and for the past 20 years here...Like you, I can't stand the weather, but I have a great job, good friends here, so as long as I stay indoors, life is good.

    I'd give my eye teeth to live in TN or KY, with a second home in HI...Hey, we all have to dream. :lol:

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    I'm still living in the same house my late DH had when we married in 1967. The neighborhood used to be very nice, but over the years has gone down hill so that we lock up tight at night and day, neighbors keep small kids locked in the back yards, etc.
    My sister and I have been discussing having a mobile home made for us with two master suites with an extra room for my sewing. Maybe some day.

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    In Michigan Center here, Love Michigan, would only go north if I had the chance. Lived up there before.

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    I live on a farm about two hours northwest of Toronto at the highest elevation in Southern Ontario. We have a beautiful rolling property and most shopping is available in a small town six miles away. Big box store shopping (Walmart etc.) is about 35 miles away but that is ok as I really don't need to go there. The farm has been the perfect place to raise our family but has not been a big money maker. It is the lifestyle we have embraced and has made us who we are.

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    do NOT like it here, nor this state at all! Would dearly like to move further north, prefer back to Alaska!

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    Luv it here! The people are wonderful!

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    We are on 10 acres in the country--5 minutes from a village, 20 minutes from a decent sized town and 55 minutes from a city. I would love to downsize the property to 1-3 acres, change the house from 2 1/2 storey to a bungalow, and be closer to real shopping. But the children are only an hour away (in two different directions) and we are far enough away from extended family, that they don't just 'drop in'--a bonus in my opinion.

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    We moved here because of our priorities:

    1. Had to be in CA.
    2. Had to be sparsely populated.
    3. Reasonably priced properties.
    4. Reasonably clean air

    Our house isn't much, especially compared to what our old home was like, but we look at this home as a "temporary" situation, and when our granddaughter is out of college, then we'll either build a bigger home or put a modular home on our property.

    Old home: 1700 sq. ft., 500 sq. ft., sewing room, complete with shower, etc., 32'x22' garage, 4.5 acres, seasonal creek through the back side of the property, 35 miles from town.

    New home: 1963 single wide mobile home with an add on, for a total sq. footage of 800, a "garage and barn" with dirt floor and by no ways "air tight", actually is more of a large shed with doors, sewing room is 135 sq. ft, no creek but we do have 80 acres now, 7 miles out of town.

    Alturas has virtually everything we need and the best thing is, with the exception of Rite Aid, all the businesses are locally owned and operated.

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    Love it here in Western New York. I've live in many places, including Florida, but like it here the best. There is always something to do -- the only reason to be bored here is because you want to be. World-class museums, entertainment, universities. Close to the Canadian border, hills for skiing, lakes for fishing. Delightful ethnic mix. Very affordable housing, reasonable living expenses, short commutes to work. The weather is really nice here despite what the national media leads people to believe. I could go on. And, no, I don't work for the Chamber of Commerce!!

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    Love where I live, family nearby, I can smell the salty air of the ocean, mu church is near. I can do all my shopping and be back home and have driven less than 5 miles. Children and g-children love the fact that we live on old family land right in the city.

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    THE NAVY BROUGHT US HERE IN 1969 AND BEEN HERE EVER SINCE I GREW UP IN FLA COULDNT GO BACK THERE TOO HOT AND TO MANY BUGS I LOVE THE CHANGING OF THE SEASONS HERE AND WE ARE RETIRED MILITARY ANAD HAVE 3 BASES WE CAN GO TOO

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    We live in a small city. We are happy here. We love the house we moved into last summer. We have a great yard with good neighbors. There are places to shop. Walmart, Kmart, kohls, Penney's and grocery stores less the 10 minutes from our house. My grandgirls are 7 blocks away. I love how we have all 4 seasons.

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    I love where we live. It is a small town but has all the necessities. Not far to drive to the rest of the stores I need. We built our house about 12 years ago on 6 acres on a small lake. My only regret is that I have to go to work every day and can't stay home and enjoy it!!

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