If you had to pick up and move where would you go?

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Where would you move?

  1. Northeast

    3 vote(s)
    1.2%
  2. Mid-Atlantic

    9 vote(s)
    3.7%
  3. Southeast

    17 vote(s)
    6.9%
  4. Midwest

    36 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Rocky Mountains

    91 vote(s)
    37.1%
  6. Texas

    8 vote(s)
    3.3%
  7. Southwest

    17 vote(s)
    6.9%
  8. Pacific Northwest

    43 vote(s)
    17.6%
  9. Nor-Cal

    8 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. So-Cal

    13 vote(s)
    5.3%
  1. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I can’t see myself leaving the Driftless Area, but I could switch towns. La Crosse is a pretty awesome mix of big enough to have stuff without much urban sprawl.

    If I had to leave this area, I could dig NW Arkansas, the Texas Hill Country, central Colorado (not the Front Range save Ft Collins), the Morgantown area. Places that are rugged, not excessively hip (but still have decent cultural offerings) and overrun, and within a days drive of Iowa.
     
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  2. BikeSkiClone

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    Chicago or Bend, Oregon.
     
  3. CycloneNorth

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    I’d split my time between Asheville, NC (probably my pick if I can only have 1) and San Diego.
     
  4. clonedude

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    Santa Fe/Taos area of New Mexico

    But I also like the other mentions of Boise, Idaho and Bend, Oregon.
     
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  5. deadeyededric

    deadeyededric Well-Known Member

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    Washington state, Northern California(Chico or Redding), or Arizona.
     
  6. dahliaclone

    dahliaclone Well-Known Member

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    I love winter. I'm in the minority I realize. But I love snow and I love mountains. But I also love the water. Doesn't have to be an ocean, but a big lake and four seasons is my wish.

    Lake Tahoe is a place I want to have a second home or would look to move if the need arises and I could afford it.
     
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  7. Bipolarcy

    Bipolarcy Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why, but it felt like home. Like this was where I was meant to live and this was something that was missing in my life. Maybe I lived there in a past life. We lived in upstate New York on the shores of Lake Champlain in the valley between the White and Green mountains when I was just a kid (we left when I was in the fifth grade), but we never had the resources to visit New York City, so it was the first time I'd been there ... in this life. ;)
     
  8. ImJustKCClone

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    PNW. Specifically, somewhere around Sedro-Wooley, Washington. Close to mountains, the San Juan Islands, Canada & Seattle. Not too cold, not too hot. Beautifully green.
     
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  9. ISUinOR

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    You all can stay away from Oregon and erase it from your list.

    Weather sucks. People suck. Traffic sucks. Live music scene sucks. Restaurants and food carts suck. World class craft beer and hundreds of breweries suck. Willamette Valley wines and wineries suck. Legal weed sucks (if you're into that). Beautiful coast line sucks. Gorgeous mountain ranges suck. Fishing, camping and outdoor life sucks.

    I could go on. Just look somewhere else.
     
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  10. Cyinthenorth

    Cyinthenorth Well-Known Member
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    #50 Cyinthenorth, Jul 3, 2020
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    Gjoa Haven, King William Island, Nunavut. Start a whaling business with my kitikmeot friends
     
  11. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    Really depends on the situation.

    Is money no object?
    How old are you? Still work?
    Family not a concern?

    The people of Iowa. The weather of San Diego. The airport access and public transit of a large city. The taxes of Montana. The housing prices of WV. The crime rate of Maine.
     
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  12. Angie

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    Oregon is my jam - PDX area, specifically. I enjoy Seattle, but it's far more overpriced (last time I checked CoL calculators, anyway, and as a visitor). It's so beautiful!

    I think you have to definitely not be a person who has seasonal affective disorder or anything! We've visited Seattle in May, and Portland multiple times (only in winter) - I love that it's not 100 degrees below, but gets rain and a bit of snow. I don't mind the weather at all, but it likely would be hard to plan events that are entirely outdoors!

    For sure Oregon here. I've never been to Montana, but it looks like I would love it. I like the PacNW's moderate temperatures that still have lots of green. I do love city life, have always wanted to live in NYC for a few years - the NW has some good-sized cities that give you big-city amenities with easy access to a gorgeous coast, mountains, waterfalls, etc. I mean, if it was good enough for the Goonies...

    We've looked quite a bit at housing in PDX over the past couple of years - it's not terrible at all, price-wise. There are definitely some schools that are preferable to others, but the CoL isn't much different from here. And so many tech opportunities.

    Same. PDX is my happy place. Great music, sports, food and bar/brewery scene, lots of variety. I know it's considered hipster, but I think more they just embrace their weirdness and offbeat interests.

    I'm so jealous! There really is everything there. We've discussed moving out to PDX several times, as we just love it (and have only been in winter, not even when it's nice out or anything). The whole thing just is my sweet spot!
     
  13. ClonesFTW

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    Scottsdale area for sure
     
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  14. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    That's my jam for a beach. Huge rocks, clear cold water and hardly any crowds with miles of sand to walk.
     
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  15. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    I've yet to go to Seattle but it sounds way busier than Portland with a much bigger sprawl around it. Portland's pretty easy to get around and imo very easy to get out of.
     
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  16. MeanDean

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    Not in US: South Island of New Zealand.

    In US: Split time between a remote acreage, preferably on a lake - or at least has a decent sized pond - in South Dakota May-Sept. And the rest a beachfront home in Hawaii. So some very remote solitude - and some "other people" time where it's warm
     
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  17. TruClone

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    Ames of course.
     
  18. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Wyoming
     
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  19. madguy30

    madguy30 Well-Known Member

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    Underrated and easy to get to.
     
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  20. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Definitely. I loved it out there. No traffic, no people, 85 mph speed limits on interstates, beautiful land, peace and quiet.
     
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