Which US city would you move to?

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Which US city would you move to?

Post by TLL24 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:53 am

Hypothetical scenario:

You can move to any U.S. city and your income will stay exactly the same.

All the incremental costs to move (i.e. sell a current house, pack and ship belongings, temporary housing, storage, etc) are paid for and no additional cost to you. Assume that you get to keep all current equity in your house after sale.

You have to pick a city with cost of living that you can afford.

What is your approximate income level, which city would you pick to move to, and why?

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Post by Cycle » Mon May 06, 2019 7:56 am

300k for 2 people. Madison, wi. Family there.

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Post by dwickenh » Mon May 06, 2019 8:02 am

2 peeps, 29K(for ACA purposes) Crossville Tennessee for the weather, golf, and LCOL
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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by TLL24 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 am

Cycle, I’m curious, where do you live now?

I’m in WI now and family is here. We moved to a southern state 5 years go and then back to WI 2 years ago. We knew what we were getting into with the winter, but this last one was so bad we’re rethinking staying here long term. We’re definitely torn though, since family and most friends are here.

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Post by bearcub » Mon May 06, 2019 8:07 am

Hell, Michigan. The woman + men are hot their. It"s 15 miles northwest of Ann Arbor. :twisted:

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Post by donaldfair71 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:13 am

Family of 5, age 38, 36, 6, 3, 3 weeks. Income ~140K/year.

I would move to Winchester, Va.

I lived there for 2 years with my current wife when we were in our mid-late 20s. Loved it then, still love it, but work moved us an hour closer to DC.

It's funny how life works out. Grew up in northwestern PA, and a random trip to Virginia Beach at age 22 brought me into parts of MD/VA I had never seen. Driving through the Winchester area I just thought it was so pretty, so laid back, and I just remember thinking to myself it was a nice place. Knew nothing other than it looked different than what I was used to.

Fast forward 4 years, I had met my wife, and we were looking for a place we could both get hired as teachers. Wouldn't you know it, of all the towns, Winchester (Frederick County Schools) was the division. We had applied at probably 50 districts across 4 states. Felt like fate. Moved there and absolutely adored the area. It's one of the best-kept secrets our country offers IMO. Only moved because the teacher raises so far outweighed the COL as you got closer to the city, and the housing crisis allowed us to buy a few miles from where we both eventually worked (in NoVa).

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Post by runner3081 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am

Ellensburg, WA.

Smaller town, lower cost of living, college is the focus of the town, great recreation near by and sunny most of the year (though cold in winter).

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Post by cheese_breath » Mon May 06, 2019 8:56 pm

Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good-looking, and all the children are above average.
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Post by TxAg » Mon May 06, 2019 8:58 pm

Flagstaff or thereabouts sounds nice. I like Montana, too.

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Post by bloom2708 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:08 pm

After 48 long, cold, long winters....cold falls, cold springs, wind...

On the north fringe of Phoenix. Anthem/New River. Bring on the heat. Fire up the hot tub and take the cover off the pool. :wink:

It was 29F on my bike ride to work this morning. Barely got past 50 today. :annoyed
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Post by dustinst22 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:11 pm

Encinitas, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, or right where I am. High income.
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Post by Tdubs » Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Ellensburg, WA.

Smaller town, lower cost of living, college is the focus of the town, great recreation near by and sunny most of the year (though cold in winter).
Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.

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Post by runner3081 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm

Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Ellensburg, WA.

Smaller town, lower cost of living, college is the focus of the town, great recreation near by and sunny most of the year (though cold in winter).
Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.
I actually loved the wind when I was there!

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Post by Tdubs » Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Ellensburg, WA.

Smaller town, lower cost of living, college is the focus of the town, great recreation near by and sunny most of the year (though cold in winter).
Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.
I actually loved the wind when I was there!
You must have been there a week.😁

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Post by Mike Scott » Mon May 06, 2019 9:35 pm

Where we are is where we have chosen to be. No plans to move.

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Post by lightnoise » Mon May 06, 2019 9:36 pm

New York, NY on a 225k income family of 3. Savings rate would take a huge hit however.

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Post by Ferdinand2014 » Mon May 06, 2019 9:41 pm

A small town in Maine. I’ll call it Crabapple Cove for all you M.A.S.H fans out there. Where I live now. No plans to ever move. Favorite place in the world. Although we did break a record this year for continuous snow cover of 164 days. :sharebeer

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Post by IowaFarmWife » Mon May 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Currie, MN. Best camping spot ever.

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Post by robertmcd » Mon May 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Midland, TX.

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Post by tooluser » Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 pm

I am approaching retirement in the next few to several years, and this is the question I've been flummoxed about for quite some time, even though the move will be at my expense. I can afford to live anywhere at whatever lifestyle my income supports, so cost is not much of a consideration, except to pay no more than necessary to meet my criteria. I would live poor in Manhattan but richer in Biloxie. No place really draws me in, except maybe near one of the major national parks, that I could visit frequently for a few years, though that could get old too.

I think it will be a small city/large town for shopping and medical choices, within a day's drive of close relatives, with interesting things to see and do within 1-24 hours of driving. I want to avoid the traffic of major metropolitan areas, and I don't care much about the weather except it should be more cool rather than more hot. Low taxes would also be good, though I am in Los Angeles now (hence the aversion to traffic), so that is not too hard to find, relatively speaking.

This seems to put me in high-elevation western states, or northern eastern states, or at high elevation within southern states. So let's say Wyoming, New Mexico, Michigan, or the Appalachian region of Georgia.

I will be trying to do a personal analysis of overall state tax burden to help with this, which may help me decide. Maybe I should get an RV for the first few years, but then you still need some sort of home address.

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by jabberwockOG » Mon May 06, 2019 10:34 pm

Sadly most of the desirable cities and small towns are growing like crazy. So I'm not saying.

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by runner3081 » Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 pm

Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Ellensburg, WA.

Smaller town, lower cost of living, college is the focus of the town, great recreation near by and sunny most of the year (though cold in winter).
Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.
I actually loved the wind when I was there!
You must have been there a week.😁
2.5 years.

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Post by tooluser » Mon May 06, 2019 10:58 pm

runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am
Ellensburg, WA.

Smaller town, lower cost of living, college is the focus of the town, great recreation near by and sunny most of the year (though cold in winter).
Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.
I actually loved the wind when I was there!
You must have been there a week.😁
2.5 years.
I've read of the winds of Wyoming as well. Would anyone care to elucidate the uninitiated as to the perils and annoyances of high wind areas? In Los Angeles, at least where I am, there are often nights in the winterish months where winds are high (20-50 mph), gusty (up to 60 mph), and the temperatures are "cold" (45-60 degF). The net effect is "cozy". But if snow were added into this, on top of a need to get to work, I can see how that would be miserable. But how often and how much?

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Post by Godot » Mon May 06, 2019 11:01 pm

Not Trenton, New Jersey.
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Post by Cycle » Mon May 06, 2019 11:07 pm

TLL24 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 am
Cycle, I’m curious, where do you live now?

I’m in WI now and family is here. We moved to a southern state 5 years go and then back to WI 2 years ago. We knew what we were getting into with the winter, but this last one was so bad we’re rethinking staying here long term. We’re definitely torn though, since family and most friends are here.
Minneapolis, but we have clothes here so the weather isn't a problem.

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Post by mega317 » Tue May 07, 2019 2:38 am

OP, care to make this personal or actionable? What's your income, where do you live now, where are you considering moving to?

I loved North Carolina when I live there, would probably go back if not for wife's family.

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Post by Valuethinker » Tue May 07, 2019 2:56 am

tooluser wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:58 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm


Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.
I actually loved the wind when I was there!
You must have been there a week.😁
2.5 years.
I've read of the winds of Wyoming as well. Would anyone care to elucidate the uninitiated as to the perils and annoyances of high wind areas? In Los Angeles, at least where I am, there are often nights in the winterish months where winds are high (20-50 mph), gusty (up to 60 mph), and the temperatures are "cold" (45-60 degF). The net effect is "cozy". But if snow were added into this, on top of a need to get to work, I can see how that would be miserable. But how often and how much?
Raymond Chandler had a famous line about that wind driving men mad
“There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Anas that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.”
I have been told that this is writer's license. But I do know the same sort of wind in Innsbruck Austria gives people headaches that last for weeks.

Suffice it to say a high wind is wearing. Perhaps not so much the noise (which I find rather soothing at least until you get to storm levels) but the constant burden it imposes on you when moving outside.

And when it is sub say 40 Fahrenheit it is really tedious. There's a reason Toronto, Calgary, Montreal have underground cities - interlinked between all the buildings. It's not so much the cold (except in Calgary and Edmonton) but it's the snow, ice & the wind around the downtown towers.

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Post by dsmclone » Tue May 07, 2019 6:52 am

Supply/Demand tells me that it's next to impossible to find the perfect city in the U.S.

The weather itself disqualifies a large percentage. The ones that have good weather have become so popular that they are unaffordable.

It's really all about what you are willing to give up, what stage of your life, and what things are important to you. For about 4 months out of the year, Iowa weather is wonderful. Another 3 months out of the year it's tolerable. The other 5 months out of the year it pretty much sucks. I can justify living 1/2 the year in crappy weather because I live in an area with low crime, very little traffic issues, low cost of living, etc. When I vacation in places like San Diego, I always have a strong urge to pick up and move there. The weather, the beaches, the food, the craft beer, etc. are all so amazing. But then I think about the taxes, the traffic, the homeless living on the sidewalks, renting instead of buying, the HCOL, etc.

At this point of my life, just under 50, I'm thinking more about where I want to retire than if I want to move while I'm still working.

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Post by JoeRetire » Tue May 07, 2019 7:12 am

I wouldn't move to a city. Ever.

I'm happy in the beach town where we live now.

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Post by RickBoglehead » Tue May 07, 2019 7:15 am

Answers will be meaningless. There are hundreds of criteria, if not thousands. What is of interest to me is not of interest to you.

There are many posts on the forum discussing "ideal" locations, but in reality there are many sites that focus on picking the ideal location.
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Post by Michael Patrick » Tue May 07, 2019 7:29 am

Maybe I'm not much of a dreamer, but I don't have any urge to move from where we are now. We have a nice house, with a big backyard and a decent vegetable garden. We can bike to the University or the Capitol, and we're half a block from a bus stop that can take us there if it's not biking weather. There are lots of parks and green space here.

And perhaps even more importantly, we have access to services for our younger daughter, who has autism and epilepsy, that might not be available if we moved somewhere else.

I'm a Chicago native, and still have most of my family in/around the city. Madison is close enough that we can visit regularly. But those visits also have a way of reminding me why I like Madison, what with the traffic and the high cost of living in Chicago. It still feels like "home", but I don't want to move back.

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Post by TLL24 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:40 am

Cycle wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 11:07 pm
TLL24 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 8:03 am
Cycle, I’m curious, where do you live now?

I’m in WI now and family is here. We moved to a southern state 5 years go and then back to WI 2 years ago. We knew what we were getting into with the winter, but this last one was so bad we’re rethinking staying here long term. We’re definitely torn though, since family and most friends are here.
Minneapolis, but we have clothes here so the weather isn't a problem.

I guess I’ll have to look into that. :wink:

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Post by mega317 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:43 am

dsmclone wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 6:52 am
The weather itself disqualifies a large percentage. The ones that have good weather have become so popular that they are unaffordable.
Weather might not be important at all to the OP, and depending on what you mean by good weather there are plenty of cheap places. I lived for a time in a city where it snows maybe once a year, barely gets below freezing, and the median home price now is 135k according to Zillow. It is pretty hot and humid in the summer but that doesn't bother lots of people.
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We can bike to the University or the Capitol
Sorry this made me laugh. Why would you ever want to bike to the capitol? Do you work there?

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Post by Tdubs » Tue May 07, 2019 7:46 am

tooluser wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:58 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:31 pm
runner3081 wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:22 pm
Tdubs wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 9:13 pm


Winters are fine, but the wind. Just. Could. Not. Take. It. Made spring, my favorite season, just miserable.
I actually loved the wind when I was there!
You must have been there a week.😁
2.5 years.
I've read of the winds of Wyoming as well. Would anyone care to elucidate the uninitiated as to the perils and annoyances of high wind areas? In Los Angeles, at least where I am, there are often nights in the winterish months where winds are high (20-50 mph), gusty (up to 60 mph), and the temperatures are "cold" (45-60 degF). The net effect is "cozy". But if snow were added into this, on top of a need to get to work, I can see how that would be miserable. But how often and how much?
I can tell you about Ellensburg. In the spring, the land mass East of the Cascades begins to warm up creating a convective flow of air that draws in air masses on the Seattle side of the mountains. It comes rushing through Snoqualmie Pass and into Ellensburg. Sustained winds of 30 mph night and day are normal with higher gusts of 40 to 50. To stave off the chill wind, parents attending little league games routinely bring sleeping bags and wrap themselves up in them while cheering the kids on. Houses are built to "wind shear" standards, but nevertheless vibrate so loud it can be impossible to sleep. People who stop off I-90 in town to get gas unaware of the wind have opened their door only to have it ripped from their hands or smashed back in their face.

When the wind doesn't blow, there's no better place, no humidity, cool summer evenings make easy sleeping. But it blows a lot. I dreaded March.

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Post by TheTimeLord » Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 am

I am stunned I haven't seen Asheville or Salt Lake City yet.
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Post by Michael Patrick » Tue May 07, 2019 7:51 am

mega317 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:43 am
Michael Patrick wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:29 am
We can bike to the University or the Capitol
Sorry this made me laugh. Why would you ever want to bike to the capitol? Do you work there?
Have you ever been to Madison? There's actually lots of reasons why someone would want to bike to the Capitol.

First off, my wife's office is directly across the street from the Capitol, and she bikes there regularly. There's also the farmer's market that surrounds the Capitol on Saturdays. There's the State Street mall, lots of restaurants, Monona Terrace, the view of the city from the outdoor observation deck of the Capitol.

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Post by Norsky19 » Tue May 07, 2019 7:55 am

Boise is nice. A lot going on and a university town....

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by Cycle » Tue May 07, 2019 8:01 am

Michael Patrick wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:51 am
mega317 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:43 am
Michael Patrick wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:29 am
We can bike to the University or the Capitol
Sorry this made me laugh. Why would you ever want to bike to the capitol? Do you work there?
Have you ever been to Madison? There's actually lots of reasons why someone would want to bike to the Capitol.

First off, my wife's office is directly across the street from the Capitol, and she bikes there regularly. There's also the farmer's market that surrounds the Capitol on Saturdays. There's the State Street mall, lots of restaurants, Monona Terrace, the view of the city from the outdoor observation deck of the Capitol.
The Wisconsin capital observation deck is really popular with little kids, been up it many times. During the winter there's a massive Christmas tree inside too.

If it weren't for family, I would leave the US in a heartbeat. I appreciate walkable cities, and the US does not have a single non-car centric city. Unless you want to live on a university campus.

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Post by rxv » Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am

Maybe slightly off topic but has anyone considered a move triggered by a kid going to college? Our only son will graduate and is considering colleges in CO next year (might be subliminal suggestions from DW, she fell in love with CO). I have lived in Minneapolis all my adult life and love it here but the winters are finally getting to me as I approach 50. With no family and super close friends holding us back my wife and I would rather follow our son to whichever college he picks. I am not FI yet (need 7 - 8 years). I am an IT PM, DW is in biotech and I am reading a lot about age discrimination on this board. 50 is not old but not young either. My instinct says to move now and find a job in CO rather than wait for retirement. Let's see...

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tooluser wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:58 pm
Would anyone care to elucidate the uninitiated as to the perils and annoyances of high wind areas?
Time for a older Corb Lund song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyZw_5GEnw8

Lyrics:
I was born with the Chinook wind howlin in my ears
That Rocky Mountain gusty ****, it dried me out for years
Way back I think my grandpa had a rope horse by that name
All I know is, God, here comes that old west wind again

There's lotsa kinds of problems and there's lotsa kinds of pain
Some will sweat the blazing sun and some rot in the rain
Here we got the Chinook wind a blowin' every day
It's gonna send the good dirt east and leave a terrible migraine

Let her blow, let her blow
Whisper me things that I don't know
Let her blow, let her blow
Let her blow away illusions like she melts the driftin' snow

There comes a time I stood my ground and said I've had my fill
Of that moisture sucking west wind roarin' in off them hills
Before it flew me crazy I let it carry me away
They told me, "Son you ain't the first, that breeze will
drive a man insane"

Let her blow, let her blow
Whisper me things that I don't know
Let her blow, let her blow
Let her blow away illusions like she melts the winter snow

If you need me you can find me here waitin' on a change
Staring at the distance and askin' what it takes
To make that old Chinook turn back and blow the other way
And maybe if I'm lucky have it blow me home again

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Post by ohboy! » Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 am

Living the dream in San Diego. If I thought there was a better option I’d move there. Sometimes I think about Hawaii, especially with flights cheaper these days.

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Post by DanMahowny » Tue May 07, 2019 8:55 am

I'm moving to Rotonda, Florida in a year or two.
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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by finfire » Tue May 07, 2019 9:06 am

Corvallis, Or. University town, nice people, great beer.

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by cheese_breath » Tue May 07, 2019 9:10 am

rxv wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am
.... I would rather follow our son to whichever college he picks....
I'm sure he'd love that. :oops:
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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by MDfan » Tue May 07, 2019 9:24 am

Hilton Head, SC.

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by 22twain » Tue May 07, 2019 9:30 am

cheese_breath wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:10 am
rxv wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 am
.... I would rather follow our son to whichever college he picks....
I'm sure he'd love that. :oops:
DW's parents actually did that. They liked her college town so much that they started looking for a house there while she was still in school. She was terrified that they would actually succeed. Fortunately (for her) the house that they were really interested in had a too-high asking price. After a couple of years the owners finally relented and lowered the price. Her parents moved in just before her graduation. 8-)
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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by Old Guy » Tue May 07, 2019 9:37 am

We lived in Madison WI for ten years, downtown, a few blocks from the Capital. My wife and I loved it BUT it’s too darn cold and icy for us old people. The last year we were there my wife separated her shoulder from a fall. We also had a place in downtown Chicago, which we hated to sell when we moved.

We moved to Hilton Head a place we were familiar with from our years in the DC area. Winters are fine.Summers not so much.

Our son lives in LA. We’re pretty sure we don’t want to lived there but are open to recommendations for other places in CA. Also thinking of Santa Fe.

Retirement income around 250k.

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by Old Guy » Tue May 07, 2019 9:40 am

Re what 22 said. I always told people that they should have their child pick a college in a place they wanted to visit. Our son went to USC. A great place to visit during the cold weather in Wisconsin.

By the way, he got in on his own.

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Re: Which US city would you move to?

Post by SrGrumpy » Tue May 07, 2019 11:26 am

TheTimeLord wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 am
I am stunned I haven't seen Asheville or Salt Lake City yet.
Ha! I am stunned the thread has lasted this long. But at least I learned about the exciting Capitol in Madison.

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