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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:31 PM
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Poll question: Where Should I Live When I'm Older?
I've been having trouble trying to figure out where I will live when I get to be an adult. I have moved all my life and I have never really don't have a "home state". I have narrowed down my choices to those below, but suggestions are welcome.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:33 PM
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1. hmm I dunno
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 02:33 PM by JohnKleeb
You like cold weather so I suggest colorado or minnesota. Its very beautiful as well, my aunt lives in Boulder. Never been out there myself and I dont like mountains really.
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:47 PM
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2. life probably has other plans for ya.
hopefully you'll end up someplace you really like, i like did in st pete, fl
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Digit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:55 PM
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3. Asheville, NC...
With global warming, it might be oceanfront property eventually....
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Stew225 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:08 PM
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4. other. Youngstown, Ohio. eom
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mitchtv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:16 PM
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5. Between SF and BC (British, not Baja)
Ecotopia
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ImThatOneGuy Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:18 PM
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6. SoCal Baby!
Nothing beats Southern California, whether Orange County or San Diego! Great weather, great people, great living! (although the OC is solid Republican country)
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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:36 PM
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9. I live in SoCal...I don't like the weather
and the people I'm around are generally awful, considering it is the seat for the rich and obnoxious Republicans.

Welcome to DU, btw :hi:
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:21 PM
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10. Northern California


> live in SoCal...I don't like the weather and the people I'm around are
> generally awful, considering it is the seat for the rich and obnoxious
> Republicans.

Move up the coast a bit, and the repubs are such a tiny minority that
they lay low, instead or being obnoxious.

I didn't even see a Bush sticker until we were driving through the
Central Valley on the way to the Sierras last weekend.
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UdoKier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:43 PM
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13. San Diego or Orange County?
72 degrees and sunny gets you down? You need your head checked! I live in SF and I looove the weather here. I also liked it in San Diego when I lived there. Anywhwere you live like So Cal, the Bay Area, Broward County in FL, Dallas, Austin - any of these metro areas with a a lot of new residents who came for jobs, quality of life, whatever, you will find a lot of anomie, a lack of community which encourages people to act a lot more like a-holes than they normally would.

You might like a more settled population like in Chicago or Minneapolis, but you better visit for a while in the winter first - you may be biting off more than you can chew.

Asheville NC has been mentioned, and while it is progressive and a very beautiful part of the country, it has some of the WORST smog. Just something to be aware of.
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AlFrankenFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:13 PM
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15. Orange County
Ya I know it's odd but I really prefer cold weather. I've been trying to get my family to take a vacation in the midwest during the winter, but alas we aren't really the traveling type :(
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Droopy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:22 PM
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7. If you like pretty country, go to Colorado
If you like liberal country go to Minnesota. I don't like harsh winters so I don't think I'd enjoy either sate. I live in Ohio and I hate the winters here and they are not as cold as in CO or MN.
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:28 PM
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8. Come to Boston
it's beautiful, historical and liberal.
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ilovenicepeople Donating Member (883 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:51 PM
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11. CANADA
:hi:
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Nay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:21 PM
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12. I live in Virginia, and I really hate it.
Been here 10 years and just don't like the people much. The job situation is good, but northern Virginia traffic is near-gridlock 80% of the time. Richmond is a Civil War museum, and the people are snobbish and/or uneducated. Western Virginia is very pretty geographically.
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AVID Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:52 PM
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14. Missoula MT
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